Since we’ve all been home a little more as of late, it is completely possible that we’re all watching a little more streaming content than usual.
And when I saw “we” I do not just mean you and me. I mean our kids. And our partners. And with all these people using our streaming sites to watch whatever they’re in the mood for, our perfectly curated algorithms of suggestions based on previously watched content is going down the tube. Down. The. Tube.
No, Netflix. I do not want to watch “Retired Army Guy Saves President as White House Explodes: Part 2, This Time it’s Personal.” For real, Hulu? “Little Green Critters Build and Learn about Social Dynamics” is not going to keep me just distracted enough while I fold the mountain of laundry that has magically materialized in my living room.
For real, y’all. There must be like, an extra seven people in my house that I don’t know about. Wearing lots of clothes and watching lots of streaming content.
The easiest solution to this is to create profiles for all the watchers in your home. This way each of you continues to get suggestions based on what you like, not what someone else watches. And because Disney likes to exceed expectations, the profile option for Disney+ is just a cut above the rest.
See, with Disney+, you get to choose an icon. No more “I’m sorry, I thought I was the the blue square!” “No, you’re the orange square! I’m the blue square!” Now you can each pick a Disney Icon to be your Disney+ Icon. You can create up to seven profiles on Disney+!
It’s super easy. First, log onto Disney+.
In the right hand corner, you’ll see a little round Mickey with the word Profile. Click on that.
You can then choose “Edit Profile.” This will be the main profile on the account. An important note, your main profile cannot be have Kid Friendly settings. We made the main account my husband’s.
If you’d like to add an additional account before you fuss with the main account, click on “Add Profile.”
Now choose your Icon! You can pick from categories like Disney (duh), Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, Kids, Mickey Mouse & Friends, Disney Classics, Disney Princesses, Villains, Disney Channel, and X-Men.
Once you’ve chosen your icon, you can add your Profile Name and choose whether this is a Kid Friendly Channel. If you want to do a kid friendly channel, just click the little tab and you’ll see a check mark to know the Kids Profile feature has been activated.
So about Disney+ Kids’ Profiles. This is a child-friendly interface with age-appropriate content. It includes titles rated TV-7FV and G in the United States. Disney+ states: “local ratings and cultural sensitivities can mean that there may be some variations in which specific titles are available when using Disney+ with a Kids Profile.”
I’m not sure what this means, exactly. On my Girls’ kid friendly profile, I looked for two movies that tend to have warnings on them: 101 Dalmatians (smoking) and Dumbo (outdated cultural depictions.) Both were available to watch. 101 Dalmatians was even on the homepage. All that to say, even if you choose a Kids Profile, you might need to do some of your own filtering depending on your own comfort level.
You can set up a Kids Profile for any profile attached to your Disney+ account, except for the main account holder.
And voila! Everyone has access to their own personalized content, can build the watchlist of their dreams, and can fulfill their life long ambition of being a princess. Or a robot. Or a space penguin.
What’s your Disney Icon? Where my fellow Porgs at?
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey five years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!