Launched a company Microsoft has implemented its new settings for the named Xbox family platform Xbox Family Settings In a trial run last May, with the aim of providing a new way for parents and guardians to manage children’s play time on the platform.
And last September, the US software giant launched the final version of the app, to which the company yesterday added new controls for screen time and game purchase so that parents can better manage their children’s playtime on the go.
Besides the current ability to set and manage the amount of time kids can play on their Xbox, parents can now also use the Pause Screen Time feature to temporarily block an account as an incentive to finish homework, or go out with family members . The blocking can be removed at any time via the app or turned off automatically at the end of the day. And if the blocked account tries to run anything while the blocking is on, it will show them a notification informing them that their screen time is up.
Microsoft also added some controls to purchases that were previously available directly on Xbox consoles and computers. With the Ask to Buy setting turned on in the Xbox Family Settings app, and when a child buys something from the Xbox Marketplace, a notification will be sent to the parents in the app where they can read more about the game and agree to the purchase. And when you turn on setup for an account, only purchases made with a gift card, or account balance remaining without approval, will be made.