Although the adult contents are limited to private channels on Roku, there are also some R rated contents in most of the official channels. Are you planning to hide such channels from your kids? If yes, then this article is for you. In this article, we will share some of the best ways to setup parental control on Roku. This tutorial consists of two steps. First, you need to set up a pin. And secondly, remove all the unwanted channels. By doing so, your child can only access the permitted channels.
Steps to setup Roku PIN
Follow these simple steps to add PIN Protection. By enabling this feature, you need to enter this PIN while installing or uninstalling a channel. Well, to be frank, this is a bit annoying process. But there is no other way to protect your child.
- First, you need to log in to your account.
- Click update next to PIN Preference.
- Enter your four-digit PIN.
- Re-enter your PIN to verify it.
- Select “A PIN is required when using your Roku account to make a purchase or add any item from the Channel Store”.
- Hit save changes. And restart your device.
Thus you had successfully set the PIN. Now you need to remove the unwanted channels from the Roku stick.
Steps to remove channels from the Roku Stick
- Navigate to your Roku home screen and select “My channels“
- Now select the channel and Press “*“
- Select Remove channel option and hit OK
- Select Remove to confirm the action.
Thus the channel had been removed. Now you need to repeat the same steps for all the channels. After completion of this step, you need to enter the PIN if you are adding new channels to your Roku. So your child will only surf the channels permitted by you. These are the Steps to set up parental control on Roku streaming stick.
We understand there are lots of question going through your head. Check out the below FAQ section to get your answers.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
1) What if the channel is a paid one?
This is the biggest fear of the user. What if the channel is a paid one. Don’t worry. You can reinstall them and log in to your account at any time. The subscription is valid till your expiry.
2) How can I watch private channels?
I understand that you want to watch some private channels when you are alone. To do this, you need to uninstall and reinstall those channels. We know its ridiculous, but Roku works this way.
3)Is there a way to lock them only for my kids?
Unfortunately, there is no way for it. Roku doesn’t have a good parental control function. This PIN feature is available to prevent unauthorized use of your Roku streaming stick. And we are using this feature as a Parental control.
4) How to lock channels in a third-party subscription?
If you are using a third-party subscription to stream the content, then you hit jackpot. All the third party subscription like Netflix, Amazon prime, DirecTV, Sling TV has a parental control in settings. They are much easier to set up. And the best part is you don’t need to uninstall the channel after watching.
These are some of the most asked questions. If you are having any other issue, don’t hesitate to comment below. We will help you resolve the problem as soon as possible. And don’t forget to share this with your friends.