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Roku devices often come loaded with content that is not suitable for young children – so it is reasonably easy to set a PIN code for access to specific features on the Roku device. 

So, does a Roku device have its own default PIN code? The short answer is no. You would have to set one yourself if you want to use this feature.

Setting up your own PIN code is not only a great way to stop younger viewers from accessing inappropriate content, but it is also a key feature that prevents other users from changing the settings on your profile. In this article, we will show you exactly how to do this!

Does Roku Have a Default PIN Code?

No, Roku does not have a default PIN combination. The PIN code feature is switched off by default on your Roku account unless you turn it on yourself.

Most users often ask this question when they forget the PIN code to their Roku device and as a result, get locked out. Therefore, they speculate that there might be a default PIN combination by Roku that they can use to access their devices.

If you get locked out of your account, you can simply log into the Roku website and set a new one in your account settings.

We’ll show you how to do this further in the article.

How to Set Your Roku PIN Code

You can set your Roku PIN code through the Roku website, my.roku.com. Here, you can control which features you want to allow access with or without a PIN code.

For example, you may require a PIN code to add channels to your Roku device and make purchases. You can also set a code to allow access to mature content.

In this section, we’ll be showing you how to set up your own PIN code.

  1. Go to my.roku.com on a PC, tablet, or smartphone.
  2. Log in to your Roku account with your credentials.
  3. Click on your account’s avatar, and under there, select My Account.
  4. Under the tab PIN Preferences, click on Update.
  5. Under the tab Making Purchase and Adding Content, choose the features you want the PIN code to control.
  6. It will open up a Create PIN field at the top. Enter the new PIN code you want to use for your device.
  7. Scroll to the bottom and hit Save Changes.
  8. You have now set up the PIN code for your Roku device.

How to Reset Your Roku PIN Code

In case you might have forgotten the PIN code to your Roku device, you’ll need to know how to reset it. The good news is that resetting your PIN code can be done almost the same way as to how you set it up originally. Basically, you do not need your old PIN code to reset your PIN code.

In this section, we’ll be showing you how to reset the PIN code on your Roku device.

  1. First, go to my.roku.com.
  2. Log in to the site with your account details.
  3. Click on your account avatar and select My Account from the dropdown menu.
  4. On the page that pops up, you’ll see a section labeled as PIN Preferences.
  5. Click on Update.
  6. A page will pop up showing an option: Change Current PIN.
  7. Set your new PIN code and verify it in the input field provided.
  8. Scroll down and click on Save Changes.
  9. That’s all there is to it. You have now successfully reset the PIN code on your Roku device.

How to Set a Parental Control PIN Code on Roku

If you have children, you will probably want to set parental control restrictions on your Roku device. This will control and limit the type of content that can be viewed on the Roku device.

Roku provides an option for this under the account settings section on their website. However, you must note that the parental control option only works for the Roku channel.

In this section, we’ll be showing you can activate the parental control settings.

  1. First, go to my.roku.com on your PC, smartphone, or tablet.
  2. Log in to the site with your account’s credentials.
  3. Click on your account avatar and select My Account from the dropdown menu.
  4. On the My Account page, select the Update option under PIN Preferences.
  5. A page will pop up asking you to choose your PIN Preferences.
  6. Scroll down until you see Parental Controls for the Roku Channel.
  7. Under here, you’ll see the following parental control options for different ages.

    * Little kids (Content rated G and TV-Y)
    * Young kids (Content rated G, PG, TV-Y, TV-G, and TV-PG)
    * Teens (Content rated TV-14, PG-13, TV-PG, PG, TV-Y, TV-Y7, and TV-G)

    Select the one you require.
  8. If you’ve created a PIN code before and you want it to stay the same, go down and click save changes.
  9. If you are creating a new PIN code or you want a different one, you can go back and create a new one.
  10. Save your changes at the bottom, and you have now successfully activated the parental control feature.

Common Questions Relating to The Roku Default PIN

How can I disable the PIN code feature altogether from my device?

If you have enabled the PIN code feature on your device using your Roku remote and you want to disable it, here’s how you can do so.

  • Log in to the site my.roku.com.
  • Under My account, go to PIN Preferences and click Update.
  • Under Making Purchases and Adding Content, select the last option to remove the pin.
  • Also, under Parental Controls for the Roku Channel, select Off.
  • Scroll all the way down and click Save Changes.

The PIN code feature is now completely disabled on your device. 

How can I set a PIN code for other applications?

Unfortunately, setting a PIN code will only restrict the inappropriate content on the Roku channel. Other platforms like Netflix and Hulu are excluded.

What do I do if I have entered the wrong PIN code?

If you have entered the wrong PIN code and can’t seem to enter the right one, you can try to reset your PIN code in the settings.

The Verdict

Now that you are fully informed of how setting a PIN code on your Roku device can come in handy, you should have no trouble in setting it up on your own after reading this article!

Enabling the PIN code features is especially vital if multiple users are constantly able to access the device/s – so you might want to think about using a PIN code to restrict some features.

Even though Roku devices do not come with a default PIN combination, this should not stop you from keeping your device/s secure. Besides, you have the option to set your own PIN code so there is really no downside here – and resetting the code if you ever forget is just as easy!

Sources

support.roku.com

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