Learn how to use DIRECTV parental controls to limit watching times, set spending limits, and block shows and channels.
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What to know about parental controls
With DIRECTV parental controls, you can:
Limit TV watching times
Set spending limits for DIRECTV CINEMA movies or live Pay Per View events
Block shows and channels based on ratings or parental preference
Check the ratings for movies and shows to see if they're OK for your child to watch (to see a rating, select a program, choose info, and scroll down)
Heads up: DIRECTV parental controls don't work on other streaming apps. If you use apps, like SHOWTIME or HBO MaxTM, set up parental controls in each app's settings.
Also, parental controls don't carry over from DIRECTV to directv.com or the DIRECTV App. Set the parental controls on each platform your family uses. For example, set parental controls on the DIRECTV App on your child’s phone if they use it to stream content.
Set up parental controls on DIRECTV using your remote
It's easy to select your parental controls with your remote.
Press MENU on your remote.
Choose Settings or Settings& Help (what you see depends on your receiver).
Select Parental Controls and follow the prompts to review or edit your settings.
Select Lock Now and enter your DIRECTV parental controls PIN.
Turn on parental controls for directv.com and the DIRECTV App
If your family uses streaming apps to watch DIRECTV, here's how to set up parental controls.