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Question: Restricting home shared movies.


I have some movies in my iTunes home library that were imported to iTunes on my Mac and are not purchased from the iTunes store. When I want to watch them in AppleTV, I go to the "computers" app in AppleTV, select my computer/library via home share and then select the movie I want to watch. All of the movies are categorized by genre. How do I set restrictions for those home shared movies to keep my kids from watching movies outside of the kids' genre?



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Mar 4, 2018 2:05 PM in response to jgoodm In response to jgoodm

Not by genre, but by rating, would that work for you?

If you restrict movies with a certain age-based rating behind a 4-digit PIN code, that will also apply to local movies imported into iTunes-home share. They're still visible in the Library, but not playable without PIN. Thus, for this to work you'll need to have a rating tagged to these imported movies. You can do that kind of meta data editing with e.g. Subler or MetaZ, as iTunes does not assist in setting the rating tag.

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