Set up and manage FreeRange TV Parental Controls

Learn how to set up and manage parental controls in FreeRange TV. Use the FreeRange App to enable Safe Browse and set restrictions based on ratings and channel locks.

    Parental Controls setup

    The Shaw FreeRange TV app includes the ability to set parental controls which allow you to limit the types of content available for streaming and download through the app. If you have the FreeRange TV app installed on multiple devices, please be aware that parental controls must be set up individually on each device as they are not account based, and are separate from the parental controls you can set up through satellite receiver.

    To set up parental controls in the FreeRange TV app, you will first need to create a PIN. To set up a PIN for the first time, you will need to:

    1. Open the Shaw FreeRange TV app on your mobile device
    2. Navigate to Settings
    3. Select Parental Controls
    4. Move the parental controls toggle to the "On" position
    5. Enter a 4 digit PIN

    This PIN will be required to access parental control options in the future, so please ensure that you remember it for future reference. Once a PIN has been set you can set your parental control preferences which include enabling safe browse, setting movie and TV ratings and locking networks and titles.

    Safe browse

    Safe Browse prevents the display of adult titles and descriptions. Safe Browse does not prevent the playback of content. To lock content with a Parental Controls PIN, be sure to set restrictions based on ratings and more.

    Movie ratings

    Lock movies based on their ratings.

    Adult

    Adult - Adult audiences only

    NC-17

    No one under 17 years old is admitted

    R

    Restricted. Under 17 years old requires accompanying parent or guardian

    PG-13

    Parents strongly cautioned. Some material might be inappropriate for children under 13

    PG

    Parental guidance suggested. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13

    G

    General audiences. Contains nothing that would offend parents for viewing by their children

    TV ratings

    Lock television shows based on their rating.

    TV-MA

    These programs are specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17

    TV-14

    These programs contain some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

    TV-PG

    These programs contain material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

    TV-G

    Most parents would find these programs suitable for all ages.

    TV-Y7

    These programs are designed for children age 7 and above.

    TV-Y

    These programs are designed to be appropriate for all children.

    Networks and channels

    This setting allows you to lock all networks and channels, or lock specific networks based on your preference.

    Program titles

    Manage parental control locks on specific shows and movies. Titles added to this section of the app have been added to the list via the "Lock" option that is present while viewing a television show or movie page. To lock individual tiles, navigate to the Info page for that tile and tap "Lock"

    Reset Parental Controls

    You can reset any ratings, channels, and more. Bur remember, Parental Controls PIN will not be reset.