HBO is a world-renowned platform for having the maximum number of blockbuster movies, documentaries, and special TV series. Where most of the content is meant for an entire family, there is certain content, which is kept away from kids would be better. In order to protect children from profanity, nudity, and gore, parents opt for parental controls.
HBO streamline its content via two of its services, HBO GO andHBO Now. HBO GO is an application that users will have to subscribe to in order to watch their favorite movies, documentaries, and TV shows, etc.
While parents want their children to be entertained, but there is certain content, which is bad for children, and therefore, it must be prevented from reaching them. Parents can easily find movie ratings and TV ratings on the web, and based on those ratings, they can set up parental controls.
It is possible for parents to set maximum rating for TV shows and movies separately. Turn on the parental controls and feel relieved because when children play a movie or a TV show whose rating exceeds the maximum allowed rating, then they are going to see a message in which it is clearly mentioned that the ‘access is restricted by parental controls’.
Let us discuss an example, if you allow the maximum rating for TV shows to TV-PG and PG-13 for movies respectively, then the TV shows and movies with ratings above TV-PG and PG-13 respectively can’t be played.
How to create or change parental controls
There are three places from which parental controls can be changed. These are; HBO GO website, TV provider and the device on which you are using the app. You can get in touch with the TV provider or follow the instructions that are given on the official website to know how to set up parental controls. In case, parental controls are supported by your TV provider, then you may have to set parental controls with the TV provider instead of going toHBOGO.comor using HBO GO app. Here is how you can set or change parental controls in HBO Go app.
The first thing for you to do is, open the web browser and visit HBOGO.com. Then, log into your primary account, as setting up parental controls will not be possible with a sub-account.
Click HBO GO ID in the top-right corner followed by clicking parental controls. You will see a message leading you to set parental controls with the TV provider (only possible if your TV provider supports parental controls).
If you are unable to see that message, then move onto the next step.
Select the maximum ratings that are allowed for TV and movies. In case, you are having sub-accounts, then set controls for each of those accounts one by one. The defaults are TV-MA (unrestricted) and NC-17 (unrestricted).
Perform one of the below mentioned.
Create a PIN: If you are setting up parental controls for the first time, then enter a PIN and confirm it. Then, click ‘enable parental controls’. Enter your email ID so that you can retrieve your PIN if forgotten at some point time in the future.
Type in your PIN: If you have a PIN, then enter it followed by clicking ‘save changes’. In case, you forgot the PIN, then go to the official HBO Go site to know how to change or reset the PIN.
This is how you can set up parental controls in your HBO Go account on yourPC/laptop. If you come across any issue in any of the above-mentioned steps, then you can get in touch with HBOGO help and support providers.