What does the G icon in the video player mean?

The G icon indicates a Guidance rating, or G-rating.

G-ratings are used on Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, 5Spike, My5 and Demand 5.


Next to the G icon, you'll see an explanation for the rating.


G-ratings are applied for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Strong language
  • Scenes involving drug use
  • Sexual scenes
  • Violent scenes 
  • Flashing images

For more information, see the following topic: What do the Guidance labels on titles mean?

Watching G-rated content

To watch a G-rated show, you'll be asked to confirm your age and accept our Terms and Conditions. If you would like to restrict access to G-rated content, you can create a PIN.

For more information, see the following topic: Can I restrict which shows my children can watch?