Use the parental controls feature in BlueSky TV to enable purchase protection on to restrict purchases of on demand and pay-per-view programming. This article provides details on how to turn the Purchase Protection feature on/off with the BlueSky TV On-Screen Guide.

Did You Know

A four digit Locks PIN is used to enforce content controls, while a Purchase PIN is used to restrict transactions.

Purchase Protection (Purchase PIN) Setup

PIN Protection accessed via the settings menu allows you to:


  • Set a Purchase PIN for transactions such as movie rentals from Shaw On Demand
  • Set a purchase PIN for transaction such as pay-per-view events


To create a Purchase PIN and turn Purchase Protection on or off:


  1. Press the Shaw button on your remote.
  2. Use the right arrow button to select Settings (the gear icon).
  3. Press OK on the remote.
  4. Use the down arrow and select Purchase Pin and press OK.
    • You may be required to enter your Locks PIN. Use the number buttons on the remote control to enter your 4-digit Locks PIN in the Enter PIN field of the Enter Your Control PIN screen:
        BlueSky TV > Enter Parental Controls Locks PIN

  1. Press OK to toggle the Purchase PIN on or off.
     BlueSky Tv > Parental Controls > Purchase Pin Off

  1. After turning the Purchase PIN option on, you will need to create a Purchase PIN. To do this:
    • Create a four-digit PIN (it is a good idea to document this Purchase PIN for future reference)
    • Enter the new Purchase PIN in the Enter PIN section of the Create a Purchase PIN screen.  This is the PIN that will be used to restrict purchases on Shaw On Demand or PPV events.

      BlueSky TV > Parental Controls > Purchase Pin Create

  1. Verify and re-enter your Purchase PIN number a second time.
  2. Press Exit to return to your normal TV viewing. (Or, you can press the left arrow button and press Last to return to the Settings menu).

Related: How to View PIN Challenges in BlueSky TV

Did You Know

History of PIN Activity - One of the cooler features of the parental settings of the BlueSky TV is that the BlueSky TV Guide keeps a history of all instances when a PIN was requested by the system. It also records whether PIN entry was successful or not, and why the PIN prompt appeared (i.e. attempting to access a blocked channel).


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