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Adjust parental control settings for Xbox Music and Zune Music + Video

The Xbox Music app and the Zune Family Settings feature let you as a parent or caregiver customize your family's access to music and videos. These settings allow you to decide if you want to enable access to explicit music, explicit music videos, and mature content in the Xbox Music Store or Xbox Video Store. (This setting doesn't affect content already downloaded to your computer.)

These family settings let you control:

  • Your child’s ability to make purchases.
  • Access to explicit content.

Note To create a child account on your Xbox One for someone under the age of 18, see Add a new member to your Xbox One family.

Adjust parental control settings for the Xbox Music app

To adjust the privacy settings for the Xbox Music app (Windows 8 and Windows 8.1):

  1. Start the Music app.
  2. Swipe from the right or place your cursor in the upper-right or lower-right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap or click Settings.
  4. Tap or click My Account.
  5. Tap or click Privacy and Online Settings.
  6. Sign in to your account (if prompted).
  7. On the Online and Privacy Settings page, select the Xbox 360 Online Safety tab.
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  9. Under “Music, Music Videos and Windows Phone Games,” select Allowed or Blocked. (Blocked is selected by default.)
  10. Tap or click Save.

Adjust parental control settings for the Zune Music + Video software

To adjust the privacy settings for the Zune software:

  1. Start the Zune software.
  2. Tap or click Settings.
  3. Tap or click Account.
  4. Tap or click My account under “Personal info.”
  5. Sign in to your account (if prompted).
  6. Tap or click My account (in the upper-right corner).
  7. Tap or click Privacy and Online Settings.
  8. On the Online and Privacy Settings page, select the appropriate child account level (Teen, Child, or Custom).
  9. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  10. Under “Music, Music Videos and Windows Phone Games,” select Allowed or Blocked. (Blocked is selected by default.)
  11. Tap or click Save.

For more information about how to set up and configure your online safety and privacy settings, see Xbox 360 online safety and privacy settings or Xbox One privacy settings: Manage privacy, safety, and child account settings.

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