Setting up parental controls on Amazon Prime Video

Setting up parental controls on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is a great resource for families, with a vast choice of family-friendly content available to watch at any time. However, sometimes parents may want to restrict access to certain content or set time limits for how long their children can watch Prime Video. In this blog post, we will show you how to set up parental controls on Amazon Prime Video.

Should I use parental control for Amazon Prime Video?

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question — it depends on what works best for your family. Some parents may find that they don't need to use parental controls, while others may find them necessary to keep their children safe and limit their screen time. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. If you are unsure whether you need to use Amazon Prime Video parental controls, simply ask yourself whether:

  • You want to restrict your children's access to certain types of content
  • You want to set time limits for how long your children can watch Prime Video
  • You are worried about your children's safety when watching Prime Video

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then parental controls may be a good option for you.

Where do you find parental controls on Amazon Prime?

Parental controls can be found in the Settings section of Amazon Prime. To access them, open Amazon Prime and click on the Settings icon (it looks like a gear). Then, scroll down to the Parental Controls section and click ‘Enable Parental Controls’.

How to set parental controls on Amazon Prime

If you are a parent, you may want to set up parental controls on Amazon Prime. This will allow you to restrict the content that your child can access. Here’s how to do it:

 

  1. First, open the Amazon Prime website and sign in
  2. Next, click on the ‘Your Account’ link at the top of the page
  3. Then, click on the ‘Parental Controls’ link in the menu on the left side of the page
  4. Finally, click on the ‘Enable Parental Controls’ button and follow the instructions

 

You will then be able to restrict the content that your child can access. You can choose from a variety of different settings, such as blocking explicit content or restricting the type of movies and TV shows that your child can watch. You can also set a limit on how much time your child can spend watching Amazon Prime Video content.

How to set up parental controls for viewing on Amazon Prime Video

Once parental controls have been enabled, you will need to set up a PIN code that your children will need to enter to watch Prime Video. To do this, click on the Change PIN button and enter a four-digit code.

 

You can also restrict access to certain types of content by clicking on the Content Restrictions tab. Here, you can restrict content by age rating (G, PG, PG-13, R) or by topic (Violence, Sex, Drugs, etc).

 

You can also set time limits for how long your children can watch Prime Video. To do this, click on the Time Limit tab and enter the desired duration in hours and minutes. Once the time limit has been reached, your child will no longer be able to watch Prime Video.

 

Parental controls are a great way to ensure that your children are only watching appropriate content on Amazon Prime and limiting their screen time.

How to set up parental controls for purchasing on Amazon Prime Video

In addition to parental controls for viewing content, you can also set up parental controls for purchasing. This will allow you to restrict your children's ability to make purchases on Amazon Prime Video.

 

To do this, open the Amazon Parental Controls page and click on the Enable Buying Restrictions button. You will then be able to choose which types of content your children can purchase. You can choose from a variety of different options, such as blocking explicit content or restricting the type of movies and TV shows that your child can purchase.

 

You can also set a limit on how much money your child can spend per day, week, or month. To do this, click on the Purchase Limit tab and enter the desired amount.

 

Alongside this, with GoHenry, you can set limits on where your child uses their prepaid debit card and get instant spending notifications whenever your child uses their card.

 

 

How do you set up a PIN

Once parental controls have been enabled, you will need to set up a PIN code that your children will need to enter to access Amazon Prime. To do this, open the Change PIN screen and enter a four-digit code.

How to set age restrictions on Amazon Prime?

You can restrict access to certain types of content by clicking on the Content Restrictions tab. Here, you can choose to restrict content by age rating (G, PG, PG-13, R) or by topic (Violence, Sex, Drugs, etc).

Can I see what my child is watching?

Yes, you can see a list of the movies and TV shows that your child has watched on Amazon Prime. To do this, open the Parental Controls page and click on the Viewing History tab. You will then be able to see a list of all the content that your child has watched.

 

For more information on keeping children safe online and recommended age limits for various platforms, you can refer to our handy GoHenry Guide to Online Age Limits.

 

 

 

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Written by GoHenry Published Mar 2, 2022 ● 5 min read