22

Blocking specific websites on specific devices

I would like to be able to block specific websites and services such as YouTube.com or Netflix.com on specific Family Profiles.

15replies Oldest first
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Active threads
  • Popular
  • +1 on this.  I use a Circle as well on my network, and this is one feature that would be great in the Eero.  It would effectively replace the Circle for me.

    Like 1
  • Creating blacklisted sites by profile is something that many inexpensive routers do. This should be a feature, especially for eero plus subscribers. I also would like to know what sites are visited by my kiddos. 

    Like 3
      • Expensevo
      • Expensevo
      • 4 mths ago
      • Reported - view

      seriously, with virtual school...would be super helpful to block youtube, discord, netflix that are constant distractions. Otherwise I literally need to sit over my kids shoulder

      Like
  • Please it makes no since being an high end router with less features than traditional routers 

    Like 1
    • Leon Britton. I am very close to going  back to my linksys ea9500 v2 which have every feature you can think of with eero at moment my kids can watch anything on YouTube as they please even with all the filters on it blocks nothin on YouTube 

      Like 1
  • The sole reason I puchased the EERO device was to enable greater controls for specific profiles (AKA children) to actively turn off specific viewing capabilities for YouTube etc. especially relevant now as kids are schooling from home and as a parent I would like to ensure kids are focused without having to actively watch them 24/7.  I thought this would be one of the main capabilities.  I could have bought a far less expensive tool to actively block my network.

    Like 1
  • Additional context on use case:

    In Seattle, an no doubt, endless other school districts, children are now on computers endlessly.  Simply turning the internet off is no longer sufficient, but blocking individual websites (e.g., youtube), would go a long ways. 

    Like
  • We also MUST HAVE this ability otherwise remote learning turns more into remote Youtubing.  Anyone found an Add-On that works well?  I'm looking at Circle.

    Like
  • I have two children who are remote learning now, and both are in their rooms with doors closed (competing band times/tutoring means sound has to be muffled) and I have caught them on youtube or other game site. It would be great to be able to lock those down during school hours with a profile.

    Like
      • KMHuss
      • KMHuss
      • 2 mths ago
      • Reported - view

      cptbackfire I was having the same exact problem.  I've read the eero Secure is coming out with this feature "soon" (as in this month), but in the meantime, I ended up getting a Circle to add on to my eero router.  Does the trick, though I certainly wish I hadn't had to make the additional investment

      Like
  • FWIW, eero has released a new allow / block feature, but it does NOT meet the minimum viable product requirements for virtual / remote schooling, but it has potential. 

    Consider during the day, I am looking for. seriously restricted internet (think wildcard *.* for block, and a handful of sites for allowed).  In the meantime, I'd settle for blocking just a handful of distractions. But after school, my only option is to delete the sites from the block list.  The MVP is an enable / disable toggle for the block list. A feature that requires me to delete the entire setup, and start over the next school day, isn't complete. 

    The V2 would be scheduling of allow / block. 

    Like
      • Expensevo
      • Expensevo
      • 2 mths ago
      • Reported - view

      kevindurdle agree!  Its a step in right direction. But its either listing the sites and deleting them after school or using the social media/gaming toggles during school day and off again. We are working with those toggles during school. Only been a couple days. Seems to be working. 

      Like
    • Expensevo kevindurdle Feedback received. The team is working on it. In the meantime, set up 2 different profiles with different restrictions — for instance one called School and once called Default — and just move devices between them.

      Like
    • weaves , Thanks for taking the time to respond, it's great to see leadership engaged and offering what's hopefully a short term work around (classic Amazon).

      Cheers to the suggestion of moving profiles, I can see how that might be solution for some.  I'll evaluate, but I'm not sure modifying 40 settings weekly - 2 (kids) x2 (devices) x2 (twice daily) x5 (days/week) - is a sustainable approach.  

      Like
    • kevindurdle I’ll have our folks reach out cc Sieglock

      Like
Vote22 Follow
  • 22 Votes
  • 2 mths agoLast active
  • 15Replies
  • 502Views
  • 11 Following

Need Help? We're here for you!

We're big on support, and we want to make sure you always have the best eero experience possible. Here are several resources you can use if you ever need our help!


Quick links

Community Guidelines

Help Center

Contact eero support

@eerosupport

eero.com