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Disney+ might not show you Marvel Studios' Echo, but we have a fix

New Marvel series Echo has been given a Mature rating, which means watching it will be a little different on the family friendly streamer

Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Echo
Image credit: Disney+

Marvel is dipping their toes into more adult content with upcoming series Echo. But if you're planning to watch Echo on Disney+, it's worth noting that you may have to make a change to your streamer's settings to watch the show.

Echo has been given a TV-MA rating, and as of now, the default Disney+ setting (unless you've already changed it), is TV-14. That means, if you haven't already made the adjustment, Echo wont even show up on the streamer (even if you search) at all.

How to adjust mature settings on Disney+ to watch Echo

Luckily, changing the parental settings on Disney+ is not too complicated, though you will need the password to your account to make any changes. Click on your personal icon and select the Edit Profiles option. On the next page, select the profile that needs the change and select Content Rating. You'll be able to change your profile to allow for TV-MA content and access the full catalog on Disney+ there.

What does a TV-MA rating mean for Echo?

TV-MA denotes that a television series is aimed at mature audiences. According to the TV Guidelines, this means that "This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).."

If we follow along with the Netflix tradition, we can assume that the mature guidelines come from the inclusion of graphic violence. And there's a bit of a hint towards that from the production as well. At an October press event about the series, show director and executive producer Sydney Freeland said (as reported by Variety), “We wanted very, very adamantly to show that these are people on our show — they bleed, they die, they get killed and there are real consequences.”

Echo will drop on Disney+ and Hulu on January 9.

Marvel Studios' Echo incorporates multiple sign language types in the show, including Plains Indian Sign Language.