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A lot of parents are really concerned about what their kids watch on Gotv especially when they are not around. What children watch affect them greatly since they really don’t have the ability to understand and reject bad content in movies and Gotv default programs.
It is not just parents who want to block channels on Gotv. Some peeps want to block some annoying channels so nobody at home will be able to watch them, giving them all the time to watch the Gotv channels they enjoy.
As a result, Parental Control and guidance has become necessary. Not just parental control, it is good to learn how to use other gotv controls.
On gotv, a lot of kids are given specific channels such as Disney Junior and nickelodeon. But sometimes, children get to watch channels that are meant for adults. This could expose them to scenes of immorality, conflict and sometimes drugs.
The gotv default state does not filter channels. It is the duty of one who has the default parental pin or code to block channels with ratings that are not fit for kids to watch.
Nonetheless, these organizations give TV ratings based on what they think is suitable for individuals of certain age groups. Personally, I would advise a parent or guardian to block channels based on what they think is wrong or right for the kids not just on gotv channel ratings.
In this article you will learn about TV Ratings and how to use the GoTV Parental Control feature. Follow the steps outlined below.
- Press the MENU button on your remote control
- Select the Parental CONTROL option from the list
- When you select Parental CONTROL, you are required to provide the gotv PIN Code also known as your Parental PIN.
- To get past this step, you have to enter the GoTV default PIN – 1234
- Press OK
When you enter “1234” the next interface presents you with Four Options.
- Blocking Options
- Block Channels
- Change PIN
- Reset All
If you are trying to make use of the Parental CONTROL feature for the first time, then you will notice that the “Block Channels” option is inactive.
The Block Channels option allows you to block a specific channel. You might want to use this feature to block a channel or channels you don’t want the kids to see. Let’s see how you can enable and make use of the Block Channels Option.
How to Block Channels on GoTV using the Block Channels option
*If you are not sure how to get to Parental CONTROL, please go back up and follow the steps.
In order to use the block channels option, you must first of all enable it (if it has not been enabled).
How to enable the Block Channels Option
- Select Blocking Options under Parental Control
- Under Blocking Options, set Global blocking to Personalize; set Parental Guidance Settings to None
- Press OK
- At this point, the Block Channels option is enabled. Press the EXIT button. A dialog box appears asking “if you want to save changes.”
- Press OK on your remote control to confirm
Now let’s go ahead and use the Block channels option
- Scroll to Block Channels and press OK to select
- You will be presented with a list of all available channels. Scroll to the channel you want to block and press OK to block the channel.
- A lock appears on the right to show that the channel has been blocked.
- Now you can go ahead and block as many channels as you want. It’s that simple.
- After blocking the channels you want, press the EXIT button
- A dialog box appears asking if “you want to save the edited list”
- Press OK on your remote control to confirm
- Use the EXIT button to go back to and exit Parental Control
It’s almost useless blocking channels with the default gotv Parental control PIN: this is what you may understand as gotv parental control code. Nothing’s gone amiss here. They both mean the same thing. It is advisable to change the PIN.
How to change Gotv Parental control Pin
- Press the MENU button
- Select Parental Control
- Enter your Gotv Parental PIN
- Select Change PIN
- Enter your new PIN twice
A message box appears telling you that your PIN has been successfully changed.
Parental Control Options
Let’s see us consider certain options under Parental control.
Under Global Blocking options, you have the Total Blocking option. When this option is enabled, all channels are automatically blocked.
When Global Blocking is set to personalize, you will find some interesting options under Parental Guidance Settings. Let’s see what these options mean so you can understand how to apply them.
PG – Parental Guidance Suggestion, programs rated PG suggests that the programs contain materials parents may find unsuitable for younger children. On this occasion, it is advisable for parents to watch these programs with their kids so they can guide them properly.
PG13 – this option suggests Parental Guidance for children under the age of 13.
13 – This suggests that the program contains materials unsuitable for children less than 13 years of age.
16 – This suggests that the program contains materials unsuitable for children less than 16 years of age.
18 – This suggests that the program contains materials unsuitable for children less than 18 years of age.
For other TV Ratings, visit www.tvguidelines.org.
How can you make use of these ratings?
So if you want to block channels rated 16, (channels not suitable for those less than 16 years of age); simply set Parental Guidance Settings to 16. When you do this, all channels rated 16 will be blocked.
Reset All – This option clears all changes made under parental control and takes you back to the default settings.
So if you forget your pin code or block it by mistake, don’t panic. Simply request a reset form gotv via any of their channels – Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Voice Call – and your default pin will be reset. You can also try to use the Reset All option which is easier to access. However, if it does not work, contact them and request a reset.
If you are not sure how to use Parental Control, please go back to the beginning of this article and follow the simple steps presented. Using gotv is easy when you know how to use gotv controls. As for parental control and blocking of channels, you must have the gotv default pin if you are trying to use it for the first time.
If you still have challenges (after following the steps above), please use the comments session. You should also share any challenge you encounter on how to use your gotv and we will reply with the solutions. Enjoy your channel block settings.