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Whymeagain
Newbie

Parental pin.

Why am I being asked for an parental pin when it’s never been set up and is not even enabled. Can’t watch anything live but I can watch catch up. Any ideas on how to fix. ?

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schnapps Legend 5
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Re: Parental pin.

Hi @Whymeagain 

 

NowTV have introduced a mandatory parental pin for live movies.

 

More info here.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-a-parental-pin

 

You need to set a parental pin (i use 1111 the minimum number of presses of buttons on my nowtv remote).

 

Once you setup the pin, then switch it off where you don't then need to use a pin for on demand movies, but will be prompted for your pin number every time you watch any live Sky Cinema channels (apart from Sky Disney).

 

Unfortunately there is no way to switch off or disable the parental pin whilst either watching or channel hopping the live movie channels.

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schnapps Legend 5
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Re: Parental pin.

Hi @Whymeagain 

 

NowTV have introduced a mandatory parental pin for live movies.

 

More info here.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-a-parental-pin

 

You need to set a parental pin (i use 1111 the minimum number of presses of buttons on my nowtv remote).

 

Once you setup the pin, then switch it off where you don't then need to use a pin for on demand movies, but will be prompted for your pin number every time you watch any live Sky Cinema channels (apart from Sky Disney).

 

Unfortunately there is no way to switch off or disable the parental pin whilst either watching or channel hopping the live movie channels.

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HANNAH1659
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Re: Parental pin.

What  load that is there must be away to stop it it is so annoyeing every time you change movie channels I didn't even get a chance it just came on one day 

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kockaszem
Advocate

Re: Parental pin.

What is the point of Parental PIN only on live movies including Disney for instance, while no mandatory Parental PIN at on demand Horror movies or live Entertaiment??

 

I have cancelled movies because of that annoying idea. I really do not understand , perhaps they have no proper technical solution.

 

 

 

Kind Regards

Steve

 

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Oceano
Mentor

Re: Parental pin.

This is the most stupid change NowTV could have made.

 

Every time I want to just want to change the channel I have to fiddle through a pin. It is absolutely ridiculous. 

 

There are only adults in our house. This never happened any other year.

 

Change it back or provide an option to turn it off. Otherwise I will cancel my subscription and that will be the last thing I ever have to do with NowTV.

SteT
Advocate

Re: Parental pin.

The more and more i read on this forum about crazy changes and no CS, the more Netflix and Amazon are getting new custom..

 

Shame NOWTV used to be so good.

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RoyB Legend 5
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Re: Parental pin.

@SteT 

 

Those suppliers don’t have live movie channels, which is what the OFCOM (not NowTV!) PIN requirement is required on.

 

But anybody else offering streamed live movie channels has to have implemented this also.


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RickieJ
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Re: Parental pin.

I think this is absolutely laughable, to develop a feature which is only applicable to a subset of your customer base but make it mandatory for every customer. The feature needs to be redeveloped, why should I enter a parental pin when I have no children and I'm not a parent.

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