Roku: Parental Controls + Hiding Your Channel

Hey everyone, it’s been a whirlwind of activity in Roku land ever since we launched the latest iteration of our Roku channel; we’ve received an avalanche of support for the new channel, which I couldn’t be happier about. It’s just more motivation for us to keep at it and make sure we consistently provide the best IPTV porn experience for the lowest price, hands down.

The most-mentioned feature request we’ve received (by a wide margin) is parental controls. No kidding, right? You’ve got an intense amount of pornographic material at your fingertips, piped into your TV for all to get their hands on. Well fear not, VideoBox has your back. Here’s how to protect yourself from prying eyes:

Enable an access control pin. From your “My Account” page, once you’ve synced your Roku to your VB account, under the “Roku Settings” heading, you’ll see a entry field called “Access control pin (4-digit)”. Simply enter a 4-digit (numeric) pin there, and you’ll be required to enter that pin each time you enter the channel. Here’s a screenshot of what the access control screen looks like:

Using an access control pin will prevent unwanted visitors in your channel, but it won’t prevent people from seeing the channel on your Roku home screen. For that, you can install this alternative channel: The channel itself is identical to our flagship videobox channel, but the logo and messaging that appear on the roku home screen are different, such that anyone seeing them won’t think they’re associated with an adult-oriented channel. You’ll never get busted again!



11 Responses to “Roku: Parental Controls + Hiding Your Channel”

  1. JoeyButtafuoco Says:

    Is there a way to link more than one Roku player? I have one in the living room and one in the bedroom and I have to un-link one to be able to watch the second one. Other than that the new app is great.

  2. zapp Says:

    @JoeyButtafuoco: we currently only support syncing one roku to your account, but syncing multiple rokus is a feature we’re considering and should have something to offer you sometime in the not-too-distant future.

  3. bd Says:

    I can not get parental controls to work on my roku ,, help

  4. zapp Says:

    @bd: if you’re not seeing the “access control pin” interface in your “My Account” page, try logging out then logging back in. If you still can’t get parental controls to work, shoot me an email at and provide any details you can, and I’ll see if I can help you out.

  5. magicbt Says:

    What happened to the Resume button for scenes on the Roku app? I can’t just pick up where i left off anymore, i have to remember each scene and where i stopped it.

  6. zapp Says:

    @magicbt: I ended up removing that feature in the new app, solely for complexity’s sake. I’d be willing to re-add it in a feature update, if time allows, and the complexity doesn’t affect other things around it. Apologies for the inconvenience.

  7. Richard (uk) Says:

    If I source a Roku box in the uk is it functional as stateside or do Ineed to import, and if so can you providew details of a supplier please.


  8. Passive Says:

    Awesome, great work. This alone is enough to get me to purchase a roku.

  9. Bob Says:

    Are here plans to add feature to watch whole movie or all scenes. Also, more couples porn please.

  10. Ned Morehead Says:

    I bought a Roku, I added the VideoBox channel, then I added the more discreet “Financial” channel. My problem here is that the VideoBox Channel is still visible on my Roku channels and I don’t know how to get rid of it. Can you help me?

  11. zapp Says:

    @Ned Morehead: once you’ve installed the vbdiscreet channel, you can remove the videobox channel, then it won’t appear in your channel list. You can remove the channel by navigating to the channel store on your roku, then from the “My Channels” list, select the videobox channel, and choose to remove it. If this doesn’t work properly for you, feel free to hit me up at