How to Block Ads on Fire TV Stick 4K with a Simple Trick

In as much as ads help generate revenue for the content creators of all those shows and movies you watch on your Fire TV, they can sometimes become a pain. This is especially when they keep interrupting the best parts of the show or movie.

Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer the inconvenience of ads. In this short and simple tutorial, we will show you how to block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K and any APK or Live IPTV that runs ads.

How to Block Ads?

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The method we will use to block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K doesn’t require you to install any additional software. It simply involves changing your DNS settings. Some ISPs don’t allow you to change DNS but most do. It’s a fairly straightforward process without complications. You can easily do it by following simple instructions.

To find out how to block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K, all you need to do is go to Settings on your Firestick device. Then scroll sideways until you get to My Fire TV. Click the “About” button and go to Network. You’ll then see plenty of information such as your Wi-Fi connection, IP address, and Gateway.

Take a pen and paper or use your phone to note down your IP address and Gateway. You’ll need the details later on. You have to be connected to Wi-Fi to get your IP address and Gateway.

Once you have written down your IP address and Gateway details, go back to settings on your Firestick and locate Network. You’ll notice that you are connected but what you want to do is to “forget” the network that you are currently connected to.

Click the three lines on the right-side panel to forget that network. Then press “select” to confirm. Connect to mesh Wi-Fi by entering your Wi-Fi password.

Before you hit connect, you’ll need to first go to the “Advanced” button in the middle of your screen. Click the Advanced button, and enter the IP address details you had initially written down. Once you have entered your IP address, hit the Next button. You’ll be asked for Gateway. Just enter the Gateway details you had previously written down. In the end, press the Next button. That’s how you block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K.

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Changing DNS

You will need to enter a Network Prefix. Enter 24 in the Network prefix and press the Next button. The system will then ask you for DNS1.

For DNS1 use the following details:

  • 176.103.130.130 (Without spaces)

This is a server that doesn’t allow ads to get through to your Firestick. Enter the server’s number shown above then press the Next button which will take you to DNS2.

For DNS2 enter the following details:

  • 176.103.130.131 (Without spaces)

The number is almost the same as DNS1 except for the last digit, which is 1 instead of 0 in this case. After you enter the numbers you can now press the connect button.

It will authenticate and connect. If you connect successfully after following the steps outlined above and your ISP allows you to change DNS, you’ll block those annoying ads and enjoy streaming content without ads. The system will then authenticate and ask you to enter your Wi-Fi password again.

Once you are connected, you’ll effectively block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K. It is important to note down your password or memorize the password to avoid repeating the process again when you enter a wrong password.

Using VPN to Change DNS

If your ISP doesn’t allow you to block ads, you can easily work your way around that by going to Home and use IPVanish VPN. Locate IPVanish VPN from the home screen and install it.

IPVanish costs just a few dollars a month and it will help you change DNS by masking your IP address from your ISP. This way you will be able to block ads too. The VPN will also help you to access movies and other streaming content that your ISP and content owners have geo-restricted access to.

Conclusion

The DNS trick gives you a very simple way to block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K and continue enjoying your shows and movies without interruptions by ads that you don’t ever need. You can take it a step further by investing in IPVanish VPN to circumvent your ISP in case it doesn’t allow you to switch your DNS. IPVanish VPN will also help you access geo-restricted streaming content from virtually every part of the world.   

Let us know in the comments if you managed to block ads on Fire TV Stick 4K with the help of our tutorial.

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Max Ray
Max Ray
7 months ago

This FIX did Not work for me!! Still getting plenty of adds!! This phrase “Connect to mesh Wi-Fi by entering your Wi-Fi password.” makes no sense too me?? So, I entered the same 5g network..as before..entered my password and here i am..with plenty of adds!!

Could it be possible that i need to use 2g network instead of 5g network?????

Thomas Worden
Thomas Worden
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Ray

I agree. It looks.like have to have a mesh Wi-Fi set up. It won’t work for me either. So…do I have to have a mesh Wi-Fi set up???????

David Matejka
David Matejka
6 days ago
Reply to  Max Ray

Use whatever WiFi network you use to run your firestick on. And then follow instructions as given.Disregard the “mesh”. It doesn’t matter to most of us.

Kenny Majonis
Kenny Majonis
7 months ago

Why is it that when using the app dns changer Lily which has ad guards dns settings hard coded into the app effectively blocking all ads just like the way you say to do it, but when you’re using the dns changer Lily app it won’t allow you to then also run your VPN bc they both operate in the same manner. So it’s either one or the other. I know this to be true when using dns changer Lily with ad guards dns protocols hard coded in the app it doesn’t allow you to then connect to your VPN.… Read more »

wst
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wst
6 months ago
Reply to  Kenny Majonis

yes it should also work with a vpn, because also the vpn needs to resolve the dns records

Tenderfoot56
Tenderfoot56
6 months ago
Reply to  Kenny Majonis

Ipvanish VPN as well as most VPN providers automatically change not only the IP address, but also the DNS 1 and DNS 2 addresses to use their own servers. Turning on ipvanish or pretty much any other VPN will cause the DNS addresses to be overwritten as long as that VPN service is enabled. Once the VPN service is shut down, your normal DNS addresses will be restored and will serve to block ads as expected.

Justin
Justin
6 months ago

I just tried and nothing happened, could it be because I have Xfinity prepaid internet? I’ve tried same thing in my router settings and it is all admin locked also.

djs
djs
6 months ago

I thought IPs had to have 4 sets of numbers. i.e., 8.8.8.8, you only have 3. When I tried your numbers on an android tv box it said incomplete number.

Sa
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Sa
6 months ago
Reply to  djs

What do you mean? The IPs on the articles are all with 4 sets of numbers!

Lele
Lele
6 months ago

Who do I talk to if I want certain movie links added to fire stick movie apps?

Yvonne
Yvonne
2 months ago

I haven’t done the steps yet But it seems to me I should just go straight to my IP Vanish app and proceed instead of all of that. Am I right?

ALAN HUGHES
ALAN HUGHES
5 days ago

WILL THIS WORK WHEN USING AN ETHERNET DIRECT CONNECTION TO FIRESTICK NOT WIFI

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