Today, more and more families are cutting their cable and turning towards streaming services. As a result, more and more people are getting streaming devices such as Amazon Fire Stick. With these devices, you can bring digital content to your living room. But besides great digital content, parents are looking for an easy way to restrict the content their children can watch. In this situation Fire Stick Parental Control feature is very useful. Many of today’s media players don’t have a strong parental control features.
Amazon Fire Stick is a great media streamer for parents and children alike thanks to its comprehensive parental controls, as well as kid friendly content from Fire Stick Support. Sometimes you might find it difficult to set up Fire Stick Parental Control feature for better viewing experience. The Amazon Fire Stick comes with a simple system allowing parents to ensure that their children can only access appropriate content. Fire Stick Parental Control feature also allows parents to limit purchases as well as lock down content based on rating.
Steps To Setup Fire Stick Parental Control Feature
- When you are on Home Screen, go to “Settings" menu.
- Here you will see an icon for “Preferences", click on that.
- Now you will be able to select “Parental Control" feature.
- It will ask you to setup a numeric PIN number.
- After setting up the PIN, you can set the level of restrictions.
A Fire Stick Parental Control PIN allows you to prevent / limit purchases on your Amazon device. This same PIN also allows you to secure access to restricted areas, such as preventing your kids from having access to certain types of content. The same PIN can be used on other devices as well that are linked to your Amazon account.
Steps To Change Fire Stick Parental Control PIN
- Use your remote and go to “Settings" from the menu.
- Go to “Preferences" and then select “Parental Controls".
- It would ask for your PIN, enter it correctly.
- Now you will see and option to change your PIN.
- You have to again enter your existing PIN number.
- Then enter a new PIN and confirm it when asked.
Lock Down Your Device
Once you’ve set up Fire Stick Parental Control PIN, as well as enabled the parental controls, you can now lock down your device. First, go to the “Settings" menu. From the left hand navigation list, find the “Settings” entry and search “FreeTime & Parental Controls.” If the parental controls are off, toggle to turn it on. Doing this will also let you see a variety of other extra settings. Some of those include blocking content types, PIN Protect Amazon Video and PIN Protect Purchases.
Block Content Types
This setting can cover a wide array of content types. It lets you lock down apps, games, music and even photos. This way, the user won’t have access to any of the content unless they have the Fire Stick Parental Control PIN. With simple togging the on and off feature of the parental controls, you can lock down the entire Fire Stick system. Unless you give the PIN to your kids, you have absolute control over what media they can access.