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 126.96.36.199 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.
Step 2: Touch the menu button at the top-left of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Settings option at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Choose the Parental Controls option.
Step 5: Create a PIN.
Step 6: Re-enter the pin, then tap OK to confirm it.
Step 7: Select the TV or Movies option.
Step 8: Tap the maximum rating that you would like to permit on the device.
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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