Is there a CE version for Samsung Smart TVs and XBox?

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Kathryn Smith

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John, Official Rep

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Longterm we would love to be able to provide solutions for every device in your home. Fortunately most (if not all) Smart TV's have built in parental controls that can help you out a lot with controlling the content that gets played. The same thing goes for the Xbox. I would investigate implementing those for now, and if/when Covenant Eyes can cover those types of device in the future, we will let you know.
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I'm actually quite frustrated with Microsoft regarding this. I just started transitioning to Windows 10, and with 10 comes some added parental controls flexibility, which I am using. They have some internet filtering for age appropriateness, but they also have screen time limits, where you can limit the times at which your child can access the computer and for how long each day.

This is all predicated on setting things up the right way, though. Parents need Microsoft accounts, and then you can create Child Accounts underneath the parents. Careful!! You must make Parent Accounts first (at least one,) then create the Child account from the parent account. Otherwise, the child's Account is considered by Microsoft to be an Adult account, and there is no changing it back once created.

Now, this is done the SAME way on the Xbox. Create or login into the Parent Account first, then create/login to the child's account second. HOWEVER, even though it is clear to me as an IT/engineer professional that the Xbox is clearly running Windows 10, the Xbox does not yet support those nice Screen Time limits. It DOES respect the content filter rating you impose on the child's account, but it all encompassing. If you select TEEN for the game content level, then all other content, movies, videos, music, etc, are all set at a TEEN level. This is not fine-grained enough for me.

The Xbox also gives the children access to a web browser that I would like to see Covenant Eyes provide an Xbox application that could be added, to control the content of that browser.