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How to Set Prime Video Parental Controls

Learn how to manage parental controls and set viewing restrictions for Prime Video.

Prime Video parental controls work by requiring entry of your PIN to bypass any purchase or viewing restrictions you've enabled.

Important: The following devices have their own parental controls settings to restrict access to content and purchasing, and you'll need to manage these settings directly on the device:

Amazon Fire TV devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick) – Amazon Fire TV devices have their own parental controls settings to block purchasing and access to titles in selected ratings categories. For more information, go to Amazon Fire TV Help and select your device.

Fire tablets – You can set purchasing restrictions for your Fire tablet from the Settings menu. To learn more, go to Fire & Kindle Support and select your device.

Fire phone - You can set purchasing restrictions for your Fire tablet from the Settings menu. To learn more, go to Set Up Parental Controls on Fire Phone.

Xbox 360 – Prime Video purchasing is not available on Xbox devices; and Xbox 360 consoles have their own parental controls settings you need to set directly on the device. For more information, go to Xbox Support.

Set Your Prime Video PIN

To turn on parental controls, you first need to set a Prime Video PIN for your account.

To set or change your PIN:

  1. Go to Prime Video Settings - Parental Controls.
  2. Enter your 5-digit PIN and select Save.

    Tip: You can also manage your PIN from the Prime Video app for Android and iOS. Just open Settings from the menu, select Parental Controls, then select Change Prime Video PIN.

Once your PIN is set, you can turn on purchase and viewing restrictions for your account.

For more information, go to How to Set Your Prime Video PIN.

Turn On Purchase Restrictions

To block Prime Video purchases on your registered devices:

  1. Go to Prime Video Settings - Parental Controls.
  2. Go to the PIN on Purchase section.
  3. Turn on PIN on Purchase section.

Set Viewing Restrictions

Viewing restrictions give you the option to block playback of videos from certain ratings categories. You can choose which ratings categories you'd like to restrict, and on which of your registered devices you'd like these restrictions to apply.

When you have viewing restrictions set, you'll see a "lock" Viewing Restrictions Lock 
			 symbol for movies and TV shows with ratings in your restricted categories. If you try to watch one of these titles, you're prompted to enter your Prime Video PIN before you can start playback.

To block playback of Prime Video titles based on their ratings category:


  1. Go to your Prime Video Settings - Parental Controls.
  2. Go to the Viewing Restrictions section.
  3. Select the ratings categories you want to restrict. Then select the devices you'd like to apply viewing restrictions to.
    Tip: You can also set viewing restrictions from the Prime Video app for Android and iOS. Just open Settings from the menu, select Parental Controls, and then select Viewing Restrictions.

Ratings Categories

Prime Video uses the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) as the basis for our parental controls ratings categories.

Detailed information about these ratings guidelines can be found on the BBFC website.

We've combined ratings into levels with recommended audiences (U, PG, 12, 15 and 18) to help you set viewing restrictions on your device(s).

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