Block people from using specific apps or games

You can prevent people from using specific apps or games on your Android TV by setting up a restricted profile.

If you’re using a restricted profile, you can't:

  • Access or make purchases in the Google Play Store app
  • Use third-party apps that don’t use Google sign-in

Set up a restricted profile

  1. From the Android TV Home screen, scroll down and select Settings Settings.
  2. Scroll down to "Personal," select Security & Restrictions Lock and then Restricted Profile and then Settings.
  3. Set a PIN.
  4. Choose which apps the profile can use by selecting Not allowed or allowed for each app.
  5. When you’re done, on your remote, press Back Back. From here, you can:
    • Use the profile
    • Adjust the profile settings
    • Delete the profile

Use, edit, or exit a restricted profile

From Android TV’s Home screen, scroll down and select Restricted Profile Restricted profile.

  • Use a profile: Choose Enter restricted profile.
  • Edit a profile: Choose Settings.
  • Exit a profile: Choose Exit restricted profile.

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