Since Google TV devices have started playing video ads with no way to disable them, I thought it was a good time to remind people that it is possible to disable these kinds of ads on all Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Smart TVs. These are the video ads that appear if you scroll up to the large ad banner at the top of the Fire TV home screen. Here are instructions for how to disable the video and/or audio from playing, which forces these ads to just be a static photo slideshow.
Go to the Settings > Preferences > Featured Content menu on your Fire TV and set both autoplay options to Off if you want all video and audio ads to be disbled on the Home screen. If you prefer, you can set only the audio option to off to have the ads play silent video instead.
- Go to Settings on your Fire TV.
- Select the Preferences menu.
- Select the Featured Content menu.
- Set both options to OFF to disable all ads from autoplaying. If you prefer, you can set only the Audio option to OFF if you want to see the ads play without any sound, but know that there will not be any subtitles in that scenario. Setting only the Video option to Off is the same as setting both of them to Off, since audio will not play without the video playing.