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Roku uninstall of youtube

I can't uninstall and block youtube from being reinstalled or block use of youtube. I have a mentally disabled person that is violent and police are afraid of him. I tried block and removing it. He got it back on the tv. The next day after watching very extreme violent video,  he thought it ok the hurt a neighbor putting them in the hospital. Until they can make it like android tv . I will never buy a roku tv agian.

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Re: Roku uninstall of youtube

Hi @Paul1967

Welcome to the Roku Community!

You may block YouTube on a Roku by going to the account settings menu. The procedure is simple and requires action on the Roku device as well as access to your account via a web browser.
If you have YouTube installed on your Roku, you must first uninstall it.

To remove YouTube from your Roku device:

  1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
  2. Move to the right and highlight the Youtube channel you wish to remove.
  3. Press the Star (*) button on your remote to open the options menu.
  4. Select Remove channel and confirm when prompted.

For more information, you can visit this link: How to remove channels from your Roku® streaming device | Official Roku Support.

Now that YouTube is removed from Roku, you’ll need to access your Roku account to add a Channel Store PIN from a web browser.

To add a PIN to the Roku Channel Store:

  1. Open a browser, navigate your Roku account page, and sign in if you aren’t already.
  2. Under the PIN preference section, click the Update button.
  3. Next, select Require a PIN to make purchases and add channels and click the Create PIN button.
  4. Type in a four-digit PIN that only you know.
  5. Make sure to scroll down on the page and click the Save preferences button.
  6. Restart your Roku device by going to Settings > System > System Restart > Restart.

For more information, you can visit this link: How to find, change, or reset the PIN code for your Roku® account | Official Roku Support.

Now, if someone tries to install YouTube, they can find it in the Channel Store. However, it will require you to enter the PIN you created to install it, which effectively blocks YouTube (and any other channel) from being installed on Roku.

We hope it helps! Let us know if there's any difference after.

Warm Regards,

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