The Xbox Family app gives parents a remote ‘pause’ button

Xbox is giving parents a couple new ways to monitor their children’s gaming. The company introduced a new feature that allows parents to pause their child’s gameplay directly from their phone.

The new feature was added in an update to the Xbox Family Settings app. Xbox says the feature allows parents to temporarily block their kid’s screen time, even if they haven’t reached their daily limit. When in use, kids will see a message that “your screen time is up.”