How to set up a child account on PS Plus?

Sony’s PlayStation Plus is officially the Netflix for video games. This cloud based online game streaming service has become extremely popular among video game lovers. These cloud streaming services are more sought after by users as there is no need for you to install or download any games! You can start streaming your favorite games from a remote PS server and instantly start playing.

You can now set up family accounts on your PS Plus! PS Plus allows you to set up parental controls as well as set up separate accounts for your children. But to do that, first, you need to set up an adult account to start accessing PlayStation Plus. Become a Family Manager The adult account that sets up the cold account will become the family manager.

Set up a child account on PS Plus

As a family manager account, you will be privy to the following benefits and advantages.

  • Manage your children’s play time.
  • Manage family purchases from the family Manager wallet.
  • Manage access to games, videos, and other applications.
  • You can even disable text, video, and voice chat messages if required.
  • You can also appoint other adults in the family as guardians to manage the child’s account. This allows them to control the settings for all other child accounts.

  Follow the below steps to set up a child account in PlayStation Now.

  • Open your web browser
  • Sign in to your PlayStation account 
  • Go to Account Management > Family Management > Add Family Member.
  • Then, click on Add a Child.
  • You will be required to enter details like the child’s name and date of birth.
  • Click on Next.
  • The user agreement will be displayed.
  • Accept the user agreement.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions on the screen to set up the child’s account.

To create a child account in PS4, follow the below steps.

  • Sign in to your PS account as the family manager.
  • Go to Settings > Parental Controls/Family Management > Family Management.
  • Click on Add family member.
  • Then, click on Create User.
  •  Enter the child details
  • Accept the user agreement and finish the setup process.

To create a child account on your PS5, follow the below steps.

  • Sign in to your PS account as the family manager.
  • Open Settings
  • Navigate to Family and Parental Controls > Family Management > Add Family Member.
  • Scan the following QR code on your mobile device to successfully set up the child account.

A PlayStation Plus subscription can only be purchased by an adult aged 18 and above. Child account holders will not be able to access the PS Now app. Adult accounts can manage and control the child accounts and kids will only be able to access age-appropriate content that is shared by the adult accounts. This is super convenient and not your entire family can enjoy playing their favorite games on PlayStation Plus. Also, keep in mind the rules for setting up family accounts and parental controls vary from region to region. To check this, you can just visit the customer support website mentioned below.