Parental Controls

Full control. Peace of mind

Keep your kids away from inappropriate content when you use DIRECTV Parental Controls. Using this feature allows you to restrict access to certain channels and entertainment programs to ensure your children do not view them. You can tell your Genie HD DVR system what shows to allow based on ratings, content and viewing hours. With parental controls, DIRECTV puts you in control of what’s played on your screens.

How to block channels on DIRECTV

  1. Press “Menu” on your remote control
  2. Scroll down and select “Settings & Help” on your screen
  3. Click “Parental Controls”
  4. Here, you will find instructions on how to set your system’s controls

Introducing “Locks and Limits”

Monitor what your children watch by using the “Locks and Limits” feature, which lets you:

  • Block entire channels you don’t want your kids to watch.
  • Set limited viewing times so your TV turns off after a certain period of time.
  • Filter shows and movies based on MPAA ratings that are outside your child’s age range.
  • Establish a spending limit on pay per view purchases.

How to access the “Locks and Limits” feature

  1. Press “Menu” on your remote control
  2. Select “Profiles”
  3. View different options and follow the on-screen instructions
  4. Enter your personal identification number (PIN) to make changes
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Parental Guidelines

For TV and movies

When TV Or Movies are on TV

MPAA ratings for movies

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Tap into the many great features of DIRECTV when you order today. With DIRECTV, you can manage what your kids watch without having to constantly stand watch over them. Discover more ways to take control of your viewing experience when you make the switch. Just call 1-866-972-7612 to get setup with DIRECTV.