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Roku Channel parental controls?

I have not been able to find any information about how to block R-rated movies on the Roku Channel.  All I can find from Roku is https://support.roku.com/article/208755938-how-to-block-content-using-parental-controls, which says "It is therefore the responsibility of the channel provider to provide parental controls for their content within their channel."  So it seems like it would be Roku's responsibility to provide parental controls for the Roku Channel.

If there is no way to block R-rated content within the Roku Channel, then I guess my only option is to delete the Roku Channel.  I have already created a PIN and set my settings to require a PIN to add channels.  This would be too bad, as it seems like there is a lot of content on the Roku Channel that would be nice to have available for my family.
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trekkeriii
Level 10

Re: Roku Channel parental controls?

Not yet.
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bittybee
Level 7

Re: Roku Channel parental controls?

I can not find a way to prevent my 7yr old from adding channels I do not approve of. Please Roku add a feature that prevents this if we want, & please have it be so ppl do not have to buy a new device for this to happen as i love my streaming stick & dont want to buy another one (ive bought many already) 

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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku Channel parental controls?

Hi,

Thanks for the inquiry.

We would recommend using a PIN on your Roku account to limit the ability to add channels from the Channel Store. It would also be helpful utilizing the Parental Controls available on channels.

For more information on PINs and Parental Controls, visit our Support pages here:
How do I create or update the PIN for my Roku account?
How do I block content using parental controls?


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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