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How do I use Parental Controls?


You can restrict the viewing or purchasing of rated movies (based on the motion picture rating system), lock out specific channels, and limit the purchasing of DIRECTV CINEMA movies above a set price using the Parental Controls feature built into your DIRECTV Receiver. To set up Parental Controls on your receiver:

  • Press the Menu button on your remote control and select Edit Settings. Look for selections that indicate Ratings, Channel Blocks, Spending, or Hours
  • Follow the on-screen directions
  • Select "Lock Now" and you will be asked for a personal identification number (PIN)
  • After setting up, you will need to enter your PIN to access restricted programming

To learn more about Parental Controls, visit directv.com/parentalcontrols or see your owner's manual. If you don't have an owner's manual, you'll find copies of owner's manuals at directv.com/manuals.

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