Families who want to watch Disney Plus movies without the coarse language and adult content can now do so thanks to a new service from ClearPlay.
The Utah-based company announced in recent days it was expanding its service to include Disney Plus titles alongside what was already offered: titles from Netflix and Amazon Prime. Filters are available for Disney Plus’ entire Marvel library as well as recent additions, such as Hamilton and Mulan.
The service allows families to filter out coarse language, sexuality and violent content. The filters can be customized.
ClearPlay’s announcement about Disney Plus titles came just a few weeks after it said it was adding titles from Netflix. Its website says “families can enjoy the show together” without the “scenes and language you don’t want” your family to see.
ClearPlay CEO Matt Jarman told Christian Headlines the service is popular for titles that are PG or PG-13 and need only minor changes to become kid-friendly.
“ClearPlay works best for popular movies that are already ‘pretty close’ to being family-friendly,” Jarman told Christian Headlines. “We are the solution for when your neighbor can ‘almost’ recommend a movie, but then adds the caveat, ‘Well, there is this one scene, though.’ There is also a lot of demand for movies that families may watch without filtering, but really really like having the option of enjoying the movie with certain scenes or language gone.”
Jarman said his family enjoys “gathering the family together and watching shows like Seabiscuit or Back to the Futurewithout having to cringe through specific harsh language.”
Disney Plus, he said, “is really the gold standard of curating great family content.”
“We still see a lot of demand, though, for less-graphic presentations of Marvel movies, or demand for options to take out the profanity from hits like Broadway’s Hamilton.”
ClearPlay requires Google Chrome and works through a Google Chrome extension.
“For convenience, we recommend picking up a very basic Chromebook that you can use next to your TV,” Jarman said.
Movies can be mirrored to the television through various services, although Jarman said “for watching the movie with the best quality picture and audio, it is still hard to beat a simple $9 HDMI cable.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.