Disable apps in restricted profile mode (parental controls)

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  1. Raterus

    Raterus New Member

    Aug 24, 2019
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    I'm having trouble disabling a few settings in restricted profile that seem like a big miss on Google's part that I can't disable them as part of a parental control plan. Maybe I'm using this all wrong, but I'd appreciate some help if anyone knows of a solution.

    * I can't disable the google assistant in restricted profile - My kids have unfettered access to the internet search through the google assistant. It also unhelpfully pops up youtube results complete with thumbnails, even though I've blocked the youtube app from the restricted profile.

    * I can't disable the "TV" app in restricted profile. That app doesn't exist in the "allowed apps" screen of the owner account. I know I can lock down channels by rating/etc, my problem with this is these affect both the owner and the restricted profile, and it's real annoying to have to put in a passcode everytime you change the channel!

    For what it's worth, I'm using a Sony Android TV, one of the 2018 UHD models.

    Thanks for any help!

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