Parental Controls

August 10, 2011

DIRECTV helps you make family-friendly viewing decisions.

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DIRECTV makes it easy for you to limit or block any programming you consider to be inappropriate for your children. Our powerful Parental Controls feature, available with every DIRECTV receiver, lets you restrict unsupervised TV viewing, block specific channels, limit viewing times and set spending limits for DIRECTV CINEMA™ movies or live Pay Per View events

To set up Parental Controls on your SD receiver or a DVR:

  1. Press MENU on your remote control

To set up Parental Controls on your HD receiver or an HD DVR:

  1. Press MENU on your remote control
  2. Select Settings & Help
  3. Select Parental Controls

If you want to watch a restricted channel or program, just enter your PIN when requested.

Need More Help?

  • Learn how to set up Parental Controls on both Hughes and RCA receiver models
  • Tune in to DIRECTV BASICS channel 201 with your remote
  • Consult your system manual for details

Not sure about a movie or a show? Learn how to use The Guide to find out ratings and detailed info about its content.

*To access DIRECTV HD programming, HD equipment required. Number of HD channels based on package selection. Limited movie titles available in 1080p. To view programs in 1080p, the following are required: a DIRECTV Plus HD DVR Receiver (model HR20 or later), an HDMI cable connecting the receiver and the television, and a high-definition 1080p24 television. Not all models are compatible.