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Hulu’s iOS app gets a ‘Kids Lock’ mode to protect younglings from boobs, cursing, & other unsavory stuff

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Tablets and smartphone are often heralded as more efficient forms of technology,unless your kids are using them to watch R-rated movies or anything containing naked bodies unbeknownst to you.

Well, Hulu has come up with a solution of sorts in the latest update to their Hulu Plus iOS app, which features a new “Kids Lock” mode. Much like it sounds, the new mode will prevent children from searching through the seedier side of Hulu Plus. They can still watch hours of annoying episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants or the new awesomely revamped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [Note: this is also useful if you have ultra-serious, hipster roommates who hate cartoons, but constantly steal your tablet to watch The New Girl while fawning over Zoe Deschanel.]

To enable the Kids Mode, all you have to do is click a lock button along the top navigation bar of the screen. To get out of the child-friendly mode, all you have to do is click the button again and enter your account password.

The new Kids Lock feature should go live the next time you update the iOS app on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Although, to watch anything on the app, you still need to have an $8 per month Hulu Plus subscription.

Via Engadget