Find family-friendly content in Google Play

You can find family-friendly content from trusted brands in Google Play. Read the sections below to learn different ways to find family content.

Browse the Family section

  1. Open the Play Store app on your device Google Play.
  2. Touch Apps, Games,  Movies & TV, or Books.
  3. Touch the button with the star icon . This may say Family or Children's Books.
  4. From here, you can also browse content by age, family categories, or popular characters.

Search for content

  • Start a search inside the Family section: Your results are filtered so you only see family-friendly content. To see unfiltered results, touch See all results.
  • Start a search outside the Family section: Your results won't be filtered. This means you'll see include content from across the Play store, not just family-friendly content.  

Tip: To prevent anyone who uses your device from downloading or purchasing mature content, set up parental controls.

Look for the family star

When you're on Google Play, look for the family star to help you identify family-friendly content .

You can find the star badge that shows the suggested age range on the content's details page.

What the star badge means

The way content gets a star badge varies between different types of content. Read the sections below to learn more.

Apps & Games

The star badge tells you what age group the developer designed for their app or game for.

  • Family-friendly: Mixed audience of kids and adults
  • Ages: Specific age ranges between 0 and 12 years old

We recommend parental guidance on any apps not designed solely for children.

Note: Developers might make changes to their app or game, so check for the star badge and review the information above before installing an app update.

Movies & TV

Google Play assigns a star badge based on things like the movie or TV show's rating, the genre, and maturity of the content.

On the badge, you may see:

  • Ages: Specific age ranges between 0 and 12 years old
  • All ages: Appropriate for all kids under 13 years old

Google Play assigns a star badge based on publisher-provided information like age data, reading level, and genre.

On the badge, you'll see the age range the book is appropriate for.


The family discovery experience isn't available in all countries for every type of content. If you don't see the family star, the features described above aren't available in your area yet.

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