Parent Guide to Google Play
Explore the topics below to learn about features for families in Google Play.
Find family-friendly content
- On your device, open the Play Store app .
- Choose Games, Books, Movies & TV or Music.
- Games: Select Family.
- Books: Select Books Children's Books.
- Movies & TV: Select Movies & TV Family.
- Music: Select Music Genres Children's Music.
- From here, you can also browse content by categories, such as age groups, popular characters or top charts.
Tip: You can also spot family-friendly content across Google Play by looking for the family star . The star tells you what age the content was designed for.
Ads in Family apps
When apps and games show ads inside the app, you'll see an 'Ad-supported family app' label.
Ads are expected to be consistent with the maturity rating of the app or game.
If you see ads that aren't appropriate for the age group for which the app was designed, you can report the ad to Google.
Use parental controls to restrict mature content
If you share your Android phone or tablet with others, you can turn on parental controls to block downloads or purchases of content by maturity level. You can choose different parental control settings for each type of content, and for each device.
Prevent accidental purchases with password protection
To help prevent accidental or unwanted purchases on your device, you can require authentication for Google Play purchases.
Note: For apps and games that are labeled for ages 0–12 on the star badge, a password is required for in-app purchases, even if you don't usually require one.
Use Google Play Family Library
You can share purchased apps, games, movies, TV shows and books from Google Play with up to five other family members.