Google Play store now shows age-based ratings

According to AndroidCentral, age-based ratings for apps now appear in the Play Store under the apps’ ratings. This follows Google’s efforts to bring ratings to games earlier in March. In that case, game developers had to respond to a survey, and based on those answers, they received valuations from the International Age Rating Coalition.

App ratings can vary based on which region you live in. In the US, they follow that of the ESRB:

  • E for everyone
  • E10 for everyone 10 and older
  • T for those at least 13-years-old
  • M for 17+-year-olds
  • AO for adults only, which is 18 or older

It needs to be noted that ratings for TVs and movies have been around in the Play Store a lot longer. Still, classifications for apps and games are a welcome addition in order to keep children and teens safe, considering that many of them have their own tablets and smartphones nowadays.