Here are 5 pro tips for Fire TV owners to help them get more from their Amazon TV devices. This way, maybe you’ll learn a few new things you previously didn’t know about.
1. Turn Off Autoplay
One of the major complaints people have about Fire TV are the Autoplay videos found on top of your screen. Some of them come with annoying audio. The good news is that you can actually turn off the autoplay videos.
To turn off the videos, go to your settings and scroll down to preferences. Select feature content, then turn off the options labeled Allow Video Autoplay and Allow Audio Autoplay. Turning off the options will allow you to disable the autoplay videos and audio. These are often quite annoying, to say the least.
2. Turn Off Targeted Ads
The ads you see across your TV when connected to Amazon Fire TV are targeted to you. So Amazon usually uses your purchasing history on its website or your type of content you watched. This is done to target specific ads to you. This is based on your buying and content streaming behavior.
You can easily turn off the targeted ads. To do this, go to settings, then to preferences, and scroll down to privacy settings. Find-Interest Based Ads and turn off the option. Once it is switched off, Amazon will not display targeted ads to you anymore.
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3. Replace Fire TV Remote with an App
Most people often complain about having lost their Fire TV remote in toy boxes, under couches, and just about anywhere in the house.
Another useful function of your phone is the ability to type anything you want. This includes passwords and email address to your Fire TV using the mobile device’s keyboard. So the Fire TV keyboard is not actually bad. But if you are used to typing on your phone, the on-screen keyboard doesn’t feel all that great.
With the Fire TV app, you can use the keyboard on your smartphone or tablet to easily unlock the password or type in anything you want. Keep in mind that if you want to use the Fire TV app, you’ll need to have your Fire TV and phone or tablet on the same Wi-Fi network.
The Fire TV app is available in Google Play Store and iTunes. You can find it on Amazon App Store too if you have a Fire tablet.
4. Cast YouTube and Netflix
This is a great feature because it allows you to share your favorite videos with your family members and colleagues. To do this just click on the cast screen if your Fire TV is on the same Wi-Fi network with your mobile device. The Fire TV will list the video and allow you to watch it on TV.
5. Sync Recently Watched Content on Multiple Devices
In the recent past, when you watched something on Amazon Prime and used a different device, you’d have two different recently watched tabs. It would only show what you actually watched on the current device but not on the other device.
The good news is that Amazon has added the ability to sync recently watched sections from Amazon Prime video content across multiple Fire TVs. To make it even better, you now have the option to turn off the syncing feature if you feel like. However, the sync feature is great if you want to watch the same type of content in your living room and bedroom Fire TVs.
The cool tips for Fire TV owners discussed above will help you improve your TV watching experience.
Let us know if you have any more tips for Fire TV owners to add to our list in the comments below!