Children are getting more tech-savvy by the minute, which is a problem if they have easy access to streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video. Luckily, the site has a way of hiding inappropriate content from prying eyes. Here’s how to protect Amazon Prime Video with a PIN.
Protect Amazon Prime Video with a PIN: Desktop
Setting a PIN for Amazon Prime Video and locking off TV programmes and films will only take a minute – at most.
To begin, if you’re on a laptop or PC, head to the homepage (obviously, log in if you’ve haven’t already) and click Settings in the top-right corner. Select the Parental Controls tab to be given the following screen…
Type in the PIN you would like to use (don’t even think about your birth date, “1234” or “0000” – they’ll be no match for determined kids) and click Save.
Once that’s done, you’ll be given a notification – and will now be able to scroll down to change the age-rating slider.
To toggle what is and isn’t PIN-protected, click on one of the green blobs and your choice will be automatically saved. You can easily reverse the restrictions by re-clicking on the locked blob at a later date.
By scrolling down further, you can also select whether you want the PIN to apply to every device you use to watch Amazon Prime Video – or set exemptions such as your smartphone or tablet.
Protect Amazon Prime Video with a PIN: Apps
Speaking of which, you can also set the parental controls via the Amazon Prime Video app – something you can’t do with Netflix. Advantage Bezos.
Simply open the iOS or Android app and click on the settings menu in the top-left of the screen (three horizontal lines). Scroll down to Settings, tap Parental Controls and then select Viewing Restrictions.
After you’ve re-entered your password, you’ll see a page that’s almost exactly the same as the desktop version…
To toggle the restrictions, simply tap the green blob next to the age rating. Usefully, you can also change how many devices are PIN-protected via the app. It’s simple, intuitive stuff.