How to Enable or Disable the Profile Selection at wake on an Amazon Fire TV and Firestick

Amazon recently added the option for Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks to always ask for a profile to be selected when the device wakes up. This was done so that the Fire TV’s regular interface can be locked out by default. If you want this capability or if you find it annoying, here is how to turn it on or off.

  1. Go to your Fire TV’s Settings area and scroll all the way to the right to find the “Child Profiles” menu. Note that, as of the writing of this guide, this option is not currently available on Amazon Fire TV Cubes (both 1st and 2nd-gen) or on 1st-gen Fire TV Sticks.
  2. Scroll down to the “Show Profiles at Wak” option and turn it off if you never want to be asked to select a profile or turn it on if you want to Fire TV to always display the profile selection screen when it wakes up or is powered on. Note that you may need to first create at least one child profile before this option is available.

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