There are obvious chances that you have children around your TV set. Therefore, setting parental controls on Firestick is an obvious obligation as not everything streamed online requires your child’s attention.
Amazon has all of its devices equipped with the option of blocking its apps under the parental control guide. It offers multiple refined options for controlling your streaming options.
Since there is adult content freely available on Amazon Fire TV, please ensure that you are taking precautionary measures for your child, before he/she lands on any inappropriate matured content.
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- On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
- Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
- Click on ‘Download’.
- Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
- Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
- Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.
Activating Parental Controls on Firestick
Go to your main Amazon Fire TV and click on the option of ‘Settings’.
Next click on the section of ‘Preferences’.
You will be able to see the option of Parental Controls, click on the button next to it.
This will make sure that the parental controls has been turned on.
The action will further require you to enter ‘Amazon Fire TV PIN’.
You are often required to enter a PIN when you are signing up for the Amazon service. Click on ‘Continue’.
There are various ways in which you can restrict overall streaming. For example, you can block any purchases from the Amazon store via the TV. Next you can block all of the view-able material based on Amazon Fire TV ratings of the shows.
The website app search will also be restricted based on the previous made purchase history and ratings.
As per the streaming option you can block the streaming material. Simply go to the main Fire TV settings. From there further go to the default blocks and look for the option of ‘Teen’ or Mature. Turn on the block of mature adult option.
Similarly, you can also restrict the music streaming options. If you feel there is any song on your list with explicit language you can simply block it from the Amazon Music app settings.
Please note, that having a good PIN is vital for all of your streaming options.
Purchases: Only through the authorized PIN you will be able to authorize purchases from Amazon.
Apps on Firestick: You will be able to browse almost all of the apps without requiring a PIN after enabling the parental controls, however as soon as you launch any of the apps or games installed you will be required to enter the PIN there and then.
Photos App: You cannot access the Prime Gallery until and unless you are entering the PIN in the system
Movies and Show: Based on their rating, the playback of movies and TV shows will be blocked.
Overall Explicit Filter: Through this filter you would not be able to listen to any song, view any such adult content or the shows with adult ratings. The Fire TV itself will simply block the playback.
Please Note: There are two ways of blocking or preventing the adult content in parental controls for Firestick. You can either block the content directly and now with the system upgrade can use a PIN for protection.
If you are on the old version of Firestick you will need to upgrade on the latest Firestick to version to have the PIN option available for you.
Important Points for Consideration!
- You can only use the PIN through the Firestick TV Remote.
- There are chances that PIN can be compromised, in case of that option you will need to retrieve the PIN by changing it.
How to Change your PIN from Amazon Dashboard
Amazon suggests it users to keep using and changing the PIN of your Amazon Firestick. in order to keep your PIN completely secure you are advised to use various sequences.
If you want to change the PIN you can simply head back to the option of Parental Controls from Fire TV settings. You can go to the PIN on Purchase option. There you can change your PIN or set a new one from scratch.
Another convenient way of making sure you are keeping your child safe from viewing mature content is by making a Child Profile.
This specific profile will restrict your child from accessing any unwanted inappropriate content.
You can create the profile in simple easy steps:
- Go to the main screen of your Fire TV where you have previously created your profile.
- Select in the option of create a profile.
- Enter the name and choose a fun avatar as the display picture.
- Choosing the nature of the profile makes it automatically age restricted and child friendly.
You can set up time frames based on the time of the week.
In The End…
That’s all you need to do for the Parental Controls on Firestick. Set up this setting now and get control of what your children view on the screen.