DIRECTV NOW Adds Parental Controls to More Devices




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Back in August, DIRECTV NOW officially added parental controls. Now AT&T is rolling out their DIRECTV NOW parental controls to more devices including iOS and the Apple TV.

“Our new flexible parental controls are designed to give you peace of mind through the power to better manage what your kids watch. Streamers should be free to pick a package that’s right for them and not worry about what young ones are watching on their devices in the next room. This way, you can watch those intense crime dramas in the master bedroom, but Pablo Escobar doesn’t become junior’s hero on a tablet,” AT&T said in a statement on their site.

According to DIRECTV NOW:

Here’s how you make changes. While watching DIRECTV NOW, pull up “Settings” and you’ll find “Parental Controls” at the top of the list or under “Preferences” (depending on your device). Using this feature allows you to restrict specific ratings for movies, TV shows, and other programming. For example, anything above PG-13 movies can be set as “off limits.” You’ll then be asked to create a four-digit PIN number that’s required to access content that falls under these restricted categories.

DIRECTV NOW says after five incorrect PIN attempts they will be required to go through the forgotten PIN process to prevent kids from guessing the PIN.

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