How to Enable Parental Controls for HBO Now on an iPhone

The HBO Now service lets you watch content from HBO even if you don’t have HBO with your cable package. This streaming option makes it possible for you to watch great movies, as well as HBO original shows like Game of Thrones.

But a lot of the content on HBO Now isn’t appropriate for children, so you might be worried about them accidentally watching something that they shouldn’t. One way to mitigate this is to use parental controls in the HBO Now app. Our guide below will show you how to set this up.

How to Restrict Content in HBO Now on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2, using the 21.0.0.161 version of the HBO Now app. Note that you will be creating a passcode during this process, which you will need to remember if you want to change the settings again in the future. This does not need to be (and probably shouldn’t be) the same passcode used to unlock the iPhone.

Step 1: Open the HBO Now app.

open hbo now

Step 2: Touch the menu button at the top-left of the screen.

open the hbo now menu

Step 3: Select the Settings option at the bottom of the menu.

hbo now settings

Step 4: Choose the Parental Controls option.

open hbo now parental controls

Step 5: Create a PIN.

create a passcode

Step 6: Re-enter the pin, then tap OK to confirm it.

confirm the passcode

Step 7: Select the TV or Movies option.

select tv or movies

Step 8: Tap the maximum rating that you would like to permit on the device.

how to enable parental controls in hbo now on iphone

There are additional parental control settings that you can adjust on your iPhone. For example, find out how to prevent Siri from using explicit language if it’s something that you would like to manage.

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