How to enable Crackle parental controls

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The world of technology continues to grab people’s attention with its everyday developments. Content that is sometimes uploaded to online streaming services such as Crackle may not be appropriate for some viewers, especially those who have not reached the mature or legal age, between 18 and 21, depending on the country.

Sometimes, Crackle movies may not be suitable for the whole family; therefore, a parent or guardian may want to restrict viewing of these kinds. This could be if the one who spends the most time on Crackle is a minor.

This article will guide you on how to enable Crackle Parental Controls. The steps will be provided for the following devices on which Crackle is available – computer (macOS, Linux, and Windows), a mobile (Android and iOS) phone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Smart TVs, Sony TVs, and PlayStation 4.

See also: Sony Crackle not working – How to fix it

Enabling parental controls

Turning on or off parental controls is pretty much the same, but slight differences may arise depending on your device.

For macOS, Linux, and Windows PC

  1. Visit Sony’s Crackle’s website and log in to the account using your credentials.
  2. On the home page that appears, and under "Profile" or "Settings," click on "Preferences."
  3. For ‘Parental Control,’ set it ‘On.’

For Google Android and iOS (iPhone)

  1. Tap on the Sony Crackle app and log in to the account using your credentials.
  2. Tap on ‘Settings,’ which will be displayed when you click on your screen’s profile icon at the top-left corner.
  3. Under "Settings", turn "Parental Control" on.

For gaming consoles (Playstation 4 and Xbox 1), Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and most Sony TVs

  1. Switch on your device and make sure that it is active or activated.
  2. Navigate to "My Crackle."
  3. Click, tap, or choose ‘Settings.’
  4. Select "Parental Control" and switch it from off to on.
  5. You will be prompted to enter a PIN to effect the changes. Do so.

And on most Smart TVs

  1. Make sure your Smart TV is on and that the connection is smooth.
  2. Navigate to "My Account."
  3. Click, tap, or choose ‘Settings.’
  4. Select "Parental Control" and enable it.
  5. Enter a PIN so that the minor cannot disable it.

Like other platforms, Crackle does not give users the luxury of choosing the specific restrictions they would like to filter out. This could be sexually suggestive, heavy language, violent, or bloody. Crackle uses its own AI and some general knowledge of parental control to prevent your young one from not getting to movies that you don’t want them to see.

If you need to beef up parental controls, consider watching a movie with your young one. This way, you can give your guidance to your satisfaction. Crackle’s filter may not work ultimately, and that is where you need to come in.


Parental control often eases the tension in a parent’s or guardian’s experience of bringing up their child. The Internet is never sensitive to young ones; more often than not, shared content can impact their young minds differently than their parents expect.

Although you can activate parental controls, your child can easily access Sony Crackle’s content on the web using a different account, so consider close monitoring. You can watch a movie beforehand and let your child watch it to ensure the content is good.

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