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cravaccio
Level 7

Feature Request: Password-Protect Individual Channels

Hello - Has there been any consideration by the Roku Development Team to add password protection to accessing individual channels? For example, asking for a PIN when accessing YouTube? It would be a great addition to Parental Controls and should be relatively easy to implement. Right now, my only choice to keep a child from accessing a particular channel is to uninstall it --or take the remote away! Smiley Happy Thanks! 

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trekkeriii
Level 11

Re: Password-Protect Individual Channels

Been requested before multiple times, Roku doesn't disclose timelines or status of requested features.
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jeffrok
Level 13

Re: Password-Protect Individual Channels

It would be so easy to implement- I have no idea why they don't.
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
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cravaccio
Level 7

Re: Password-Protect Individual Channels

I agree. I wonder if anyone from Roku actually reads these suggestions or replies. 
Jaronson34
Level 7

Re: Password-Protect Individual Channels

I completely agree that this NEEDS to be addressed. I'm about to get rid of this roku thing if they don't make it more administrator/kid friendly.
DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Password-Protect Individual Channels

"Jaronson34" wrote:
I completely agree that this NEEDS to be addressed. I'm about to get rid of this roku thing if they don't make it more administrator/kid friendly.

Get rid of it and replace it with what? An Apple TV (that doesn’t have the feature either)? A Fire TV (that doesn’t have the feature either)? Just do without? That’s your option.

DBDukes
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Chorky
Level 7

Re: Feature Request: Password-Protect Individual Channels

Brilliant. 

Due to this problem, we're looking at removing a bunch of channels and having to re-add them whenever we want to use them, and remove them again when parents aren't around. Netflix, for example, provides parental controls per profile, but there's nothing to stop someone from switching profiles and bypassing all of that, unless we uninstall Netflix from Roku.

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Rosemary89
Level 7

Re: Feature Request: Password-Protect Individual Channels

I agree! This is important

mochachai81
Level 7

Re: Feature Request: Password-Protect Individual Channels

This was suggested over 2 years ago? Why hasn’t this been addressed? We have tech savvy kids stuck at home in a pandemic. There should be more control with access to Roku settings and individual channels. Please!!

RGarg
Level 8

Re: Feature Request: Password-Protect Individual Channels

This is available in LG WEBOS Smart TVs. Should not be a big thing to implement. 

Anyone from Roku development actually reads these requests?