Can we whitelist some NR films on our otherwise PG-13 Netflix account?
February 18, 2011 9:21 AM   Subscribe

My wife and I set our Netflix account to show only PG-13 and below, but now we can't watch shows like The Rockford Files or Sherlock Holmes or even Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries (!), because they're not rated (NR). Is there a whitelist feature we can use, or something like it?

We were sort of tired of our Roku showing R and UR movie covers to our young kids and others who visit, and this has worked out well for us so far. It's just that there are a lot of good NR shows and we want to be able to watch them.

All we can find on the Netflix site so far is a very rough MPAA ratings-based system that doesn't seem to account for this.

I'd also appreciate a good way to contact them and ask about this, as I haven't found one yet.
posted by circular to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This might not entirely accomplish your goal, but if you set up up two separate profiles--one with a PG-13 restriction and one "Unrated Family"--you might be able to get to most of the content you're wanting (I honestly have no idea what you get with an "Unrated Family" level of restrictions, but it's an option). You could even set up a third, unrestricted profile for your wife and yourself, in case you ever want to watch something that doesn't fall into the either two categories.
posted by drlith at 10:02 AM on February 18, 2011

I'm pretty sure they have no whitelisting capabilities yet.
You can always setup multiple viewing profiles. In Netflix, go to your account settings. At the bottom, click "Account profiles". From here, you can create subprofiles with different maturity levels.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:05 AM on February 18, 2011

bah. should have previewed :)
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 10:06 AM on February 18, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks for the tips -- how do you switch between profiles on the Roku player? Is it pretty easy?
posted by circular at 10:09 AM on February 18, 2011

I don't think you can have multiple profiles that stream.
posted by mkb at 10:16 AM on February 18, 2011

mkb is right, only the "primary account" on Netflix can stream.
posted by Lucinda at 10:38 AM on February 18, 2011

Response by poster: Bummer.
posted by circular at 11:00 AM on February 18, 2011

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