How do I activate and manage parental controls with my TiVo® PVR?

Parental and purchase controls provide parents with peace of mind, as these features allow you to set restrictions for using the TV, and help protect children from watching inappropriate programming. With these features, you can restrict the viewing and purchasing of TV programs and services based on your preferences. You can also apply parental controls on TiVo® PVR recordings.

Good to know: Once you set your personal identification numbers for your parental and purchase controls, the PINs may be required to access Video On Demand, Pay-Per-View, TV content and search tools, depending on the settings you selected.

Managing your parental control and purchase control PIN settings

You can create your own parental control PIN and purchase control PIN by following these steps:

  1. Press the TiVo® Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Parental & Purchase Controls.
  5. Select Parental Controls.

Good to know: Once the control options are displayed, you can:

  • Adjust your rating settings and select what you want to control
  • Hide adult content
  • Set locks on channels intended for an older audience
  • Change your parental control and purchase control PINs
  • Disable parental control

If you’ve forgotten either of your PINs, contact our technical support team to reset it.

Hiding adult program titles

Adult channels can also be removed from the channel list by following these steps:

  1. Press the TiVo® Central button on your remote.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Channels Settings.
  5. Select Channel List.
  6. Use the Up and Down Arrows to highlight channels you want to add or remove from the list.
  7. Press Select to add or remove checkmarks next to the channels.

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