Parental Controls overview on BlueSky TV

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Use the Parental Controls feature in BlueSky TV to restrict viewing of Live TV, on demand programming and PVR recorded programs. Parental Controls are easy to access from your BlueSky TV remote. 

 

In the BlueSky TV Guide, parental controls are enforced for Live TV, on demand programming and recorded programs (including viewing history and order history). In addition to traditional parental controls, BlueSky TV will allow for restrictions such as access to features and time of day settings. A four digit Locks PIN is used to enforce content controls, while a Purchase PIN is used to restrict transactions.

 

 

Did You Know

 

The quickest way to access parental controls is to say "Parental Controls" to your Voice Remote.

            

 

How to access Parental Controls

To access Parental Controls in BlueSky TV: 

 

  1. Press the Shaw button on your remote.
  2. Use the right arrow or left arrow button to select Settings (the gear icon).
  3. Press OK on the remote.
  4. Select Parental Controls and press OK

 

 

Learn more about Parental Controls in BlueSky TV with this video:

 

Related: Setting Up Parental Controls

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Parental Control PIN (Locks PIN)

Used as the main PIN to configure or bypass parental control settings. Enable and set this PIN to turn parental controls on.

 

  • Parental controls are turned off by default
  • Parental control settings are unique to each digital box in your home. You will be required to program parental controls with each box on which you would like to enforce content control.
  • All parental controls and PINs can be reset from the Guide, but require that you know your Locks PIN

 

Related: How to Set Up your Parental Controls PIN

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Safe Browse

The Safe Browse setting on the parental controls for BlueSky TV allows you to:

 

  • Hide adult titles and programming from appearing on-screen
  • Apply to on-demand and Guide listings, including Search
  • Replace programming information with "Parental Controlled Program" message
  • Select a choice of "Medium" or "High" safety
    • Medium Safety: Hide titles of adult programs and menus in program listings
    • High Safety: Hide titles of TV-MA, NC-17 and adult programs and menus in program listings

 

Related: How to Access Safe Browse Settings

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Movie Rating Locks

The Movie Ratings locks feature of Parental Controls allows you to: 

 

  • Lock movies based on the following movie ratings:
    • Adult: Adult audiences only
    • R: Admission 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: Suitable 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.
    • 14: Suitable 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: Parental Guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children..
    • G: Suitable for all ages
  • Enforced by four digit Locks PIN

 

Learn More: How to Access Movie Rating Locks Settings

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TV Rating Locks

The TV Ratings lock feature of parental controls allows you to: 

 

  • Lock movies or TV shows based on the following ratings:
    • 18+: Adult program
    • 14+: Viewers 14 year and older
    • PG: Parental guidance
    • G: General programming, suitable for all audiences
    • C8: Children eight years and older
    • C: Children
  • Enforced by four digit Locks PIN

 

Learn More: How to Access TV Rating Locks Settings

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Channel Locks

The Channel Lock feature allows you to:

 

  • Lock or restrict access to specific channels in the Guide
  • Review a full list of blocked channels that can be accessed in Parental Control settings - the Locks PIN is required to access this information

 

Learn More: How to Access Channel Locks Settings

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Title Locks

The Title Lock feature allows you to:

 

  • Lock or restrict access to individual shows, series and movies
  • Enforced by four digit Locks PIN

 

 

Title Locks can be accessed via: Settings (gear icon) > Parental Controls > Title Locks

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Day and Time Locks

The Day and Time Locks feature allows you to:

 

  • Lock all viewing between certain hours on certain days
    • i.e. between 10 pm and 2 am on Saturday, a PIN is required to watch any content
  • Enforced by four digit Locks PIN

 

Learn More: How to Access Day and Time Locks Settings

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Feature Locks

The Features Lock setting of Parental Controls allows you to:

 

  • Restrict access to the Shaw On Demand store and on-screen applications such as weather and traffic
  • Set locks independently for VOD and on-screen apps
  • Enforced by four digit Locks PIN

 

 

Feature Locks can be accessed via: Settings (gear icon) > Parental Controls > Features Locks

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Purchase Protection (Purchase PIN)

PIN Protection accessed via Parental Controls allows you to:

 

  • Set a Purchase PIN for transactions such as movie rentals
  • Your Locks PIN is required to set a Purchase PIN, but the Purchase PIN is independently set (i.e. you will need to set a separate PIN for the Purchase PIN)

 

Purchase PIN can be accessed via: Settings (gear icon) > Parental Controls > Purchase PIN

 

Learn More: How to Create a Purchase PIN

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