Sky Q gets more child-friendly with Kids Safe Mode

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TV subscription service Sky Q has launched a brand-new Kids Safe Mode feature to make it more child-friendly than ever before.

The new feature is designed to give parents peace of mind by locking their Sky Q box in the Kids section, which means little ones can only access television shows and movies Sky Q has deemed suitable for its youngest viewers.

According to Sky, parents will simply need to select the setting and enter their TV PIN to activate Kids Safe Mode.

Keeping kids safe

Once the feature is activated, Sky says, "all non-kids’ content including live TV channels, recordings, on-demand shows and apps will be blocked, meaning that the little ones will only be able to see and explore content (up to the age 12) that is just for them."

The new feature will soon be joined by a brand new parents guide developed by Sky and Common Sense Media , which Sky says will "help parents make more informed choices about what their children watch."

Since Sky Q first launched back in 2016, the platform has adopted new technologies like 4K video and Dolby Atmos audio, support for voice control, integration with Netflix and Spotify, and viewing options across smartphones and tablets. 

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.