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MidcoTV Parental Controls

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MidcoTV Parental Controls

Important: Parental controls are not set by default. This means all content is available for viewing until you apply controls based on your preferences.

Make sure your family only has access to the shows you want them to watch. Configure your parental control settings on each MidcoTV device in your home to filter programs for your children, so they only see and record content you approve as suitable for them.

With parental controls, you can also lock channels and set rating limits on movies and TV shows. A passcode or PIN is needed to view or record programs that exceed rating limits or are on locked channels.

Note: Parental controls you set on your MidcoTV do not affect Netflix, web videos, Prime Video or other apps. You may also want to update your Google account to require a password to make any in-app purchase.

Need to set up parental controls for Midco cable TV? See how to set them.


To enable MidcoTV parental controls:

  1. Press the TiVo button on your remote control.
  2. Press left and select Menu.
  3. Choose Parental Controls.
  4. Next to Parental Controls, select Off and press OK.
  5. Select a four-digit PIN using the number pad on your remote. Enter your PIN again to confirm it.

Parental controls will now appear as On – Unlocked. To lock it, select On – Unlocked and press OK.

Note: All menu settings will require the parental control PIN to be used to change any setting while in either On status. If you forget your PIN, contact us.

  • To hide adult content, select Off and press OK. It will now show as On.
  • To set rating limits, choose Select rating limits and press OK. Set your desired rating limits for TV and movies. Then, press the Back button when you’ve selected the options you want.


To change your parental control PIN:

  1. Press the TiVo button on your remote control.
  2. Press left and select Menu.
  3. Choose Parental Controls.
  4. Select Change PIN.
  5. Enter your current PIN, and then enter a new PIN.

Parental Controls in Streaming Apps

In the MidcoTV app, all adult content will be automatically hidden. To unlock content, your default PIN is 9999. It can be turned off and managed in Settings.
For Android devices
1. Select Menu.
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Parental Controls.

For iOS/Apple devices
1. Select Settings.
2. Select Parental Controls.

If your MidcoTV package includes TV Everywhere access to network apps for HBO MaxTM, MAX GO®, FX®, FXM, ABC and Freeform, you can limit content based on movie and TV ratings of content in those apps.

  1. Log in to My Account.
  2. Select the Settings tab, or under Popular Topics, choose Manage My Account settings.
  3. Under Popular Topics, select Manage users.

You can add or edit users and set specific TV and Movie Rating parental controls for each user, and check or uncheck the box to allow unrated content to be viewed.

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