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August 16, 2011

Netflix Adds Kiddie Programs to Content

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Netflix, a company that is known for offering unlimited movies and TV episodes for only $7.99 a month, revealed that it has added a "Just For Kids" tab to subscribers' accounts. Netflix gives consumers the ability to instantly watch an extended library that is bursting at the seams with all different types of programs, or stream over the Internet directly to your TV via an Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii.

What exactly is this newly added featured about? Simply click on the tab and multiple kid-friendly recommendations will be made available, comprised of around 1,000 movies and TV shows that live in Netflix's Internet video streaming library, a Yahoo article described. How do you know that this list of programming is actually suitable for children’s viewing? Parents rest assured, as Netflix based its list of ratings from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group that was formed to approve content specifically for children.

This newly added featured comes right on the heels of the company announcing a price increase that will shortly be applied to current customers on September 1, while newly signed customers already have to pay the raised price. The big question here is will parents continue their subscription just for a quick way to entertain their rugrats?

Netflix is currently offering a one-month free trial to all new customers that can be retrieved here. Stay tuned to TMCnet for all of the latest news regarding Netflix.

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Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin