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 cannot:

  • 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 up and select Settings Settings.
    • If you don't see this option, scroll down.
  2. Scroll down to "Personal," select Security & Restrictions Lock and then Restricted Profile and then Settings.
  3. Set a PIN. You'll use this to exit the restricted profile.
  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 up and select Restricted Profile Restricted profileNote: If you don't see this option, scroll down.

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

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