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How to block youtube widget on cable box

How to block youtube widget on cable box

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Contributor OnionSoup
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Registered: ‎03-17-2019
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How do I block the youtube widget on the cable box. There doesn't seem to be any way to block it and it is providing access to inappropriate content to my young children. The parental controls do not have anyu options to stop access.

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Copper Contributor GJR
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Registered: ‎04-04-2013
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Verizon doesn’t seem interested in letting us   block this inappropriate garbage. There are questions about this going back a few years and no responsiveness on the part of Verizon. Very disappointed. 

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Contributor ParentQueries
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Registered: ‎10-28-2019
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Hi

 

I want to block youtube. I followed these steps

 

1.

https://myfiosgateway.com/#/login

 

2.

Parent Control and Created rule

 

Blocked Website and Embedded Keyword:

Website:www.youtube.com

Website:www.reuters.com

keyword:youtube

 

3. Set timings.

 

4. Apply.

 

But it does not take effect. Nothing is getting blocked.

 

I am using Fios Quantum Gateway Router. I am making these changes through wifi. I am not physically connected with router. 

Gold Contributor VII
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Registered: ‎10-18-2016
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I believe you can do it from the MyFios app. However when you set up the service it may also engage the home security features. Many here say it's not a good program but it may have been repaired.

 

i don't recommend any McAfee or Symantec Norton product since they are very intrusive and cause more issues than they fix. But the decision is yours.

Contributor ParentQueries
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Hi

 

I am able to block reuters.com following the process mentioned in earlier email. But i am not able to youtube.com.

 

How to block youtube.com.

 

Regards

 

 

Contributor ParentQueries
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Registered: ‎10-28-2019
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I am using the below setting to block youtube.com but no luck. But i am able to block reuters.com. So why youtube.com does get block. Please help me or any better suggestions.

 

block_internet.png

 

 

Copper Contributor rmur23
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The devices and parental controls feature is absolute garbage. I've never encountered a worse interface/app on any technology I've ever used.  It never works on the app OR on CPU. I've factory reset router, reinstalled app, followed all verizons first level chat bot troubleshooting, etc. etc. It just doesnt work. Ive brought this to their attention multiple times and their solution was to leave feedback on the app.  Doesn't work on the website either.  "Sorry we are unable to process your request at this time." On the app it just won't load up device info to change.  Absolutely useless.

Contributor eduardol3
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Registered: ‎12-08-2019
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I agree, I don't let them watch it on their phones, but they have discovered it on Fios. I wish I can restrict but you can't, even if you sign in nothing you can do. This will be a deal breaker once my contract comes up next year 2020. 

Contributor Brandyd
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Registered: ‎12-11-2019
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How do I block You tube from my TV/Widget?

I would like to set parental controls, like I can do for everything else. 

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