How to set up and manage Parental Controls using the FreeRange TV app

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Learn how to set up and manage parental controls on the Shaw FreeRange TV app. The Shaw FreeRange TV app includes the ability to set parental controls which allow you to limit the types of content available for streaming and download through the app. If you have the FreeRange TV app installed on multiple devices, please be aware that parental controls must be set up individually on each device as they are not account based, and are separate from the parental controls you can set up through your Digital Box.
 

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How to download the FreeRange TV app

Shaw FreeRange TV App logoDepending on your device you can download the FreeRange TV app from the following resources:

 

For iOS devices (Requires iOS 9.0 or later): Shaw Free Range TV app

 

For Android devices (Requires Android 4.1 and up): Shaw Free Range TV app from Google Play

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How to access Parental Controls in the FreeRange TV app

Follow these steps to access the Parental Controls setting on the Shaw FreeRange TV app:

 

  1. Open the Shaw FreeRange TV app on your mobile device.
  2. Click the Menu option from the top left of the app.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom where you will see the Shaw logo and the Settings (gear icon) option.  Click the gear icon.
  4. Click Parental Controls.
  5. Move the parental controls toggle to the "On" position

 

You will need to set up a PIN to set up and manage Parental Controls.

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How to set up a PIN

To set up parental controls in the FreeRange TV app, you will first need to create a PIN.
To set up a PIN for the first time, you will need to:
 

  1. Open the Shaw FreeRange TV app on your mobile device
  2. Navigate to Settings
  3. Select Parental Controls
  4. Move the parental controls toggle to the "On" position
  5. Enter a 4 digit PIN

 

This PIN will be required to access parental control options in the future, so please ensure that you remember it for future reference. Once a PIN has been set you can set your parental control preferences which include enabling safe browse, setting movie and TV ratings and locking networks and titles.

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Lock features in Parental Controls

Here are the Lock features that you can set through Parental Controls.

 

Safe Browse
Safe Browse prevents the display of adult titles and descriptions.  Safe Browse does not prevent the playback of content. To lock content with a Parental Controls PIN, be sure to set restrictions based on ratings and more.
 
Movie Ratings
Lock movies based on their ratings.

R RatingAdmission restricted to persons 18 years of age and older. Content not suitable for minors. May contain frequent use of sexual activity, brutal/Graphic Violence, intense horror and/or other disturbing content.
18a ratingSuitable for persons 18 years of age and older. Persons under 18 may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. May contain explicit violence, frequent coarse language, sexual activity and/or horror.
14a ratingSuitable for viewing by persons 14 years of age and older. Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. May contain violence, coarse language, and/or sexually suggestive themes.
pg ratingParental Guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children.
g ratingSuitable for viewers of all ages

 

TV Ratings
Lock television shows based on their rating.

tv rating 18+Programming intended for viewers ages 18 and older. May contain explicit violence, extreme language, and sexual activity. Programming with this rating cannot air before the watershed (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.).
tv rating 14+Programming intended for viewers ages 14 and older. May contain strong violence and strong language, and depictions of sexual activity as long as they are within the context of a story.
tv rating pgParental guidance. Moderate violence and moderate language is allowed, as is brief nudity and sexual references if important to the context of the story. There is no age range for the rating but it is considered around 10.
tv rating gSuitable for general audiences. Programming suitable for the entire family with mild violence, and mild profanity and/or censored language.
tv rating c8Suitable for children ages 8+. Low-level violence and fantasy horror are allowed. No foul language is allowed, but occasional "socially offensive and discriminatory" language is allowed if in the context of the story. No sexual content of any level allowed.
tv rating cProgramming suitable for children ages of 2–7 years. No profanity or sexual content of any level allowed. Contains little violence.

 

Networks & Channels
This setting allows you to lock all networks and channels, or lock specific networks based on your preference.
 
Titles
Manage parental control locks on specific shows and movies. Titles added to this section of the app have been added to the list via the "Lock" option that is present while viewing a television show or movie page. To lock individual tiles, navigate to the Info page for that tile and tap "Lock".

 

Reset Parental Controls Restrictions

Reset any ratings, channels, and more. The Parental Controls PIN will not be reset.

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