How to manage Movie & TV ratings in My Shaw

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Within My Shaw, you can manage your movie and TV ratings for Shaw On Demand  streaming content. This setting will allow you to restrict  access to Shaw On Demand streaming content and prevent the ordering of content with certain ratings through your profile, based on your preferences. You can check out the details section below for a breakdown on how to access these settings.

 

How to manage movie and TV ratings in My Shaw

When you set up movie and TV rating locks through My Shaw, titles which have been blocked due to their rating will not appear on the  Shaw on Demand streaming service, vod.shaw.ca. This applies to when you have signed into the website using either your My Shaw username and password or any email accounts associated with your Shaw account.
 
The movie and TV rating locks mentioned here allow you to restrict the content accessible  through vod.shaw.ca only and does not affect the movie and TV rating locks on your household digital boxes. For instructions on settings up rating locks on your digital boxes, please refer to the following guide: Parental Controls.

Manage Your Movie and TV Ratings:

  1. Sign in to My Shaw
  2. Select My Services and then choose TV from the navigation menu at the top
  3. Under Shaw On Demand you can select your preferences for both Movie Ratings and TV Ratings

    Manage Ratings for Online Orders
  4. Under Movie Ratings, you can select the rating that you would like to block by placing a checkmark next to it. All ratings below this in the list will also be blocked. These ratings apply to Shaw On Demand titles  only

   

Movie Rating Description

General Audiences

Suitable for family viewing.

Parental Guidance Suggested

Some material may not be suitable for children.

Suitable for Ages 14 or Older

Children under 14 should watch with an adult.

Suitable for Ages 18 or Older

Teens under 18 should watch with an adult.

Restricted to Adult Viewing

Some or all of the subject matter or individual scenes are inappropriate for viewing by anyone under 18.

Mature Content

Not suitable for all audiences.

 

  1. Under Television Ratings, select the rating that you would like to block by placing a checkmark next to it. All ratings below this in the list will also be blocked. These ratings apply to Shaw On Demand  TV titles only

 

TV Rating Description

Suitable for Children Under 8

Programming is intended for young children, paying close attention to themes which could threaten their sense of security and well-being.

Suitable for Children Ages 8+

Programming is generally acecptable for children 8 and over to view on their own. A parent or guardian should watch with them.

General Audiences

Programming is intended for a broad, general audience. It may not be designed specifically for children but is suitable for that audience.

Parental Guidance

Programming may be intended for a general audience but may not be suitable for younger children. Parents and guardians should be aware some content elements may be considered inappropriate.

Suitable for Children Ages 14+

Programming is intended for a broad, general audience. It may not be designed specifically for children but is suitable for that audience.

Suitable for Viewers Ages 18+

Programming is intended for adults 18 and over. It could contain content elements that is unsuitable for viewers under the age of 18.

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