A surprisingly bad app that really shouldn't exist. The phrase "disjointed experience" comes to mind when using this app. A third of the time, it takes you to the Xbox website to complete changes, a third of the time your Microsoft account (again, via the website)... and the 2nd star is for the last third where you can actually make changes in the app. Again though, this app shouldn't exist. There's 3 separate apps. Xbox, Xbox Family, and Xbox Game Pass. Like I said, disjointed experience.
58 people found this review helpful
You can set all of your child's preferences but can't go into your own profile to change things like screentime limits or communication restrictions. I also had trouble because it didn't list all of the profiles on my console. I wish it had a remote setting to power down the console but I don't know if that one is out of reach. I would highly appreciate the ability to do that though!
122 people found this review helpful
It does work. I can control how much time my kids spend on the Xbox except for the Bonus Time option. Once given it can't be taken and it overrides the time range scheduled. On a busy afternoon, my kids got hold of my phone and allowed themselves "rest of the day". It was a struggle to get them to stop playing for the night time routine. The app was useless on that evening. The only other downside for me is the number of taps one has to do to change the allocated time. It's too high!
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