PS4/Xbox One CE App?

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Any chance there is an app in the works for PS4/Xbox One? Unfortunately with these machines being for more than just games now it does provide an unwanted outlet that is unmonitored and unfiltered.

There are parental controls on the machines I have wifi filtering with opendns but that is easily circumvented. I am trying to find away to blocks this access for good before I have to take drastic measures and get rid of the PS4.
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We have a PS4 and the built in parental controls are adequate. All browsing is disabled, even if a game prompts you to visit their website. You can also disable game/app downloads to prevent further circumvention. I also believe you can disable DVD playback. I honestly do not know, other than playing appropriate games, how one would find explicit/mature content. They seem to have it locked down pretty tight considering their target demographic.
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Thanks for your reply, however the built in parental controls do not work in my case since all that is required to reset the password is a system restore, which only takes a few minutes.

The mature/explicit content is found in the consoles internet browser. Plus you can download YouTube and Netflix with access to everything on there and not have it monitored by CE like on a laptop.
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I give my wife the parental control password which is required for a system restore. You can also disable app purchases which applies to free apps like YouTube and Netflix. But it's all or nothing. I'd also like an app to monitor YouTube/Netflix but this works for us. Hope you're able to find a solution!
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That's odd. My system restore doesn't require a password...maybe I missed an option to select. If it works for you that is great.
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Have you updated your PS4 OS to the latest version? It may have come with a newer patch.
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Conroy Mendel

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Yes it is updated.
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Edit: I posted this question on a new conversation because of how old this forum is

Hi my name is Casey Albritton and I have been considering buying a PlayStation 4 because from what I could tell, the parental controls are much easier to use than the xbox one. But I am wary of buying a system that I might regret because I am unfamiliar with it. I am also a single college student and due to this, parental controls are difficult to use. I am considering collaborating with my CE guardian to set up parental controls. This did not work well with an xbox one and I have given up on that as they were difficult to handle and not designed well in my opinion. Is there a way to set up the parental controls that block the internet app on the PlayStation in way that is feasible for a single college student? Has someone done something like this? Most of the stuff on parental controls are directed toward families and do not break them down on how an adult accountability partner and an adult guardian  can use them (if it is even feasible). 
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Hi Everyone,
    Thank you for posting on this forum! Having your Covenant Eyes Filter Guardian enable parental controls on your gaming devices is a great way to set some safe boundaries. Sony has a thorough support article that explains how they associate levels of "appropriateness" with ages; Sony has levels designed for users 3-18+. You also have the ability to restrict the downloading of apps, as well as lock the internet browser. 

Here is the link to Sony's Parental Controls article for PlayStation 4:
https://www.playstation.com/en-au/get-help/help-library/my-account/parental-controls/parental-contro...

I hope this helps!

Syd