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A number of changes are heading towards Google Play in the weeks to come that will make the storefront much easier to navigate for parents and children alike. While the Family Star effort isn’t live just yet, one of these promised changes has gone live: ESRB ratings. As you can see in the screenshots above, the everyone / low maturity / medium maturity / high maturity rankings have been replaced in favor of ESRB ratings in the US, PEGI ratings for Europe, and a generic rating system (3+, 5+, etc) for those regions without a standardized system.

As you can see in the screenshots above, the everyone / low maturity / medium maturity / high maturity rankings have been replaced in favor of ESRB ratings in the US, PEGI ratings for Europe, and a generic rating system (3+, 5+, etc) for those regions without a standardized system.

You’ll find the new ratings in two places. The most obvious of these places is right under the app’s name, but you can also locate the ratings in the “Read More” section for the Android Google Play app or the “Additional Information” screen on the web version. Keep in mind the new ratings will only show up on Android if you are running Play Store version 5.6.6, though the web version is live and working for everyone.

What do you think of Google’s switch to standardized ratings? Let us know in the comments.

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