How to Setup Parental Controls on Firestick [Guide]

Parental Control on Firestick

Amazon Firestick by Amazon is one of the best and most popular streaming devices among entertainment freaks. Even after the decade of release, it has been the most popular cord-cutter, which actually converts your TV into a Smart TV. With Amazon Firestick, you can access various streaming platforms like Netflix, Discovery, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, etc. Further, it is a user-friendly streaming device, and you can even manage what your kids watch, how long they watch, and even control what content they can purchase or watch with your Amazon account. Here, we have a complete guide for you to set up and use Firestick parental controls.

How to Enable Amzon Fire Stick Parental Controls

[1] Associate your Firestick device to your TV’s HDMI port and turn on the internet connection.

[2] Press the Home button from the remote and Navigate to the Settings

Select Settings

[3] Choose the Preference option.

click Preference.

[4] Then, click Parental Control.

Click Parental control - Parental Controls on Firestick

[5] On the next screen, again click the Parental Control option.

[6] Create a secure PIN code and click Ok.

Parental Control on Firestick- Create PIN

[7] You’re done. The Parental Control gets successfully enabled on your Amazon Firestick.

Related: How to Update Firestick to the Latest Version

How to Change Parental Control PIN

If you want to change the PIN, then do follow the below steps.

[1] On your Firestick home screen, select the Settings tiles.

[2] Select Preference and click on the Parental Control option.

[3] Once again, choose Parental Controls and enter your existing PIN.

[4] You will find the Change PIN option. Click on it.

click Change PIN

[5] Now, enter the PIN code and click Next.

Enter existing PIN

[6] Enter your New Parental Code in the respective box and tap the Next option.

Click Next  - Parental Controls on Firestick

[7] Re-enter the New PIN to confirm.

Re-enter PIN - Parental Controls on Firestick

[8] That’s it. Your Parental Control PIN got changed successfully.

How to Customize Parental Controls

[1] Under the Parental Controls Page, choose the PIN Protect purchases option.

[2] Tap Viewing Restrictions and choose any one of the following options.

Parental Control on Firestick- Click Viewing Restrictions
  • General- Contents suitable for General audiences.
  • Family- Contents suitable for both Family and general audience.
  • Teen- It is suitable for teens, young adults, general and family audiences.
  • Mature- No restrictions. All contents are available to watch.
Choose the option - Parental Controls on Firestick

[3] Now, turn on PIN protect App Launches and enter the PIN every time whenever the app is launched.

 turn on PIN protect App Launches - Parental Controls on Firestick

[4] When you turn on the PIN Protect Prime Photos App option, it is mandatory to enter the PIN every time to view photos and videos stored in Amazon Drive.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you lock apps on Firestick?

Yes, you can. Using the PIN protect App Launches option, you can lock the app you want. To open the app, enter the Parental Control PIN.

2. Does factory reset removes parental controls?

Yes, the Factory Resetting Firestick will remove all settings, including parental controls.