Parent Guide to Google Play

Explore the topics below to learn about features for parents in Google Play.

Find content for kids

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Tap Games, or Apps.
  3. For Movies & TV, tap Family.
  4. For Books, tap Children’s Books.
Learn more about finding family-friendly content.

Learn about Google Play features and controls

Find family-friendly content
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play .
  2. Tap Games, or Apps.
  3. For Movies & TV, tap Family.
  4. For Books, tap Children's Books.
Learn more about finding family-friendly content.
Supervise your child’s account
You can use parent controls to:
  • Automatically lock your child’s screen for bedtime.
  • Block apps you don’t want your child to use.
  • Set screen limits.
  • Approve purchases of new apps or in-app purchases made through Google Play’s billing system.

Important: Purchase approval settings only apply to purchases made through Google Play’s billing system.

Get Family Link

  • Download Family Link.
  • Add supervision to your child’s Google Account or create a Google Account for your child.
  • Select your settings.
Learn more about creating or managing a Google Account for your child.
Ads in Kids apps

Ads are expected to be consistent with the maturity rating of the app or game. Ad serving can change over time so you should check what types of ads are being shown from time to time.

If you see ads that aren't appropriate for the age group the app was designed for, report the ad to Google.

Use parental controls to restrict mature content

If you share your Android phone or tablet with others, including kids, you can turn on parental controls to block downloads or purchases of content based on the content maturity level. You can choose different parental control settings for each type of content, and for each device. Purchase approval settings only apply to purchases made through Google Play’s billing system.

Learn more about setting up parental controls.

Prevent accidental purchases with password protection 

To help prevent accidental or unwanted purchases on your device, authentication is required before any purchase is made from any app available in the Kids section, even if you don’t usually require one. Purchase approval settings only apply to purchases made through Google Play’s billing system.

Learn more about passwords and authentication.
Use Google Play Family Library

You can share purchased apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books from Google Play with up to 5 other family members once you set-up Google Play Family Library.

Learn more about family library.
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