Xbox Gives Parents a Remote Pause Button via App
Dec 10, 2020, 7:18 PM by Rich Brome
Microsoft has updated its Xbox Family Settings app to give parents the ability to remotely pause their kid's Xbox at any time, not just when predefined screen time expires. The update also brings the ability to review purchases that kids have requested, right in the app. Parents can also approve specific friend requests. The app already lets parents set screen time limits by day of week, enable age-based content filters, control and monitor online multi-player activity, monitor friend lists, and review activity reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android.
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