Amazon Fire TV tips and tricks: 8 ways to master your streaming

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Amazon’s Fire TV, accessible on a array of accessories and complete into some TVs, allows you to acceptance all your agreeable and alike booty it on the alley with you. That includes the latest alive hits on Prime Video, alternating with agreeable from your added admired alive platforms, video games, and more. And with Alexa's help, you can ascendancy both the Fire TV and your home from the abundance of your couch.

But if you’re frequently using Fire TV as your ball hub, there are a few settings tricks that you should know, like how to access your aloofness or how to accomplish your examination a little quieter. We’ll advice you get started with these quick tips and tweaks to get the best out of your Amazon Fire TV while additionally acclimation some of the little things that may accept been aggravation you.

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Create altered profiles for altered users

When Fire TV aboriginal arrived, you could annals your Amazon account, but there wasn’t a way to actualize abstracted user profiles, such as one for anniversary being in the ancestors or attached in a abode or apartment. But that affection is accessible now, acceptance you to actualize one primary contour and up to bristles accessory profiles for personalization, such as watch lists, examination history, and recommendations. Here's how to actualize profiles.

Step 1: On the startup awning of your Fire TV, attending at the icons on the larboard side. You should see an figure that says Profiles. You can additionally columnist your Alexa button on the alien and say, “Profiles.”

Step 2: Select Add profile.

Step 3: Choose if this is an developed contour or a adolescent contour (for accouchement adolescent than 12, the adolescent contour adds added restrictions and protections).

Step 4: Choose a name and icon, and you're done.

Keep in apperception that profiles are not accessible for Fire TV (1st-generation), Fire TV (2nd-generation), or the Fire TV Stick (1st-generation).

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Find out added about what you’re watching

You’ve apparently apparent that back you abeyance Prime Video, you’ll get an bury that ancestor up with advice about the actors on awning and more. But you can go a lot deeper, too. When you’re watching something, columnist Up on your Fire TV remote, and you’ll get the abounding “X-Ray” dive into the accepted scene, abaft the scenes, advice on the casting and actors, and more, all powered by the Amazon-owned IMDb. It’s an accessible way to apprentice added or to get some nice reminders if you can’t accumulate up with all the characters on your admired show.

Turn off the aeronautics noises

Fire TV uses little aeronautics clicks back you move amid icons and accomplish selections. Sometimes this can get actual annoying, abnormally if you’re browsing through a lot of altered titles. Fortunately, Amazon included a way to shut it off.

Step 1: Select Settings. You can acquisition the icon, acquaint Alexa to go there, or (our adopted option), columnist and authority the alien Home button to accompany Settings up immediately.

Step 2: Select Display & sounds.

Step 3: Select Audio.

Step 4: Disable the aeronautics sounds.

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Switch to your Bluetooth headphones

Sometimes you charge to be quiet while watching shows on Fire TV or booting up a game. Fortunately, Fire TV supports Bluetooth headphones, and all Fire TV options accept Bluetooth support, so you should be able to bound about-face to headphones or earbuds. This is additionally how you can affix a wireless ambassador for Amazon games!

Step 1: Make abiding your Bluetooth headphones are on and in their bond mode.

Step 2: Head to Settings on Fire TV.

Step 3: Choose Controllers & Bluetooth devices.

Step 4: Select Other Bluetooth devices.

Step 5: Wait for Fire TV to aces up your Bluetooth headphones, and brace them.

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Turn off autoplay

For some reason, autoplay continues to abode TV alive apps, announcement you with complete and video clips from advertised agreeable or the accepted appearance you’re attractive at. Fortunately, you aren’t ashore with soul-sapping autoplay on Fire TV, as Amazon (unlike some others) gives you a way to about-face it off.

Step 1: Head to Settings from the Fire TV Home folio or via remote.

Step 2: Go to Preferences.

Step 3: Select Featured content. Here, you will acquisition options to attenuate autoplay video, autoplay audio, or both.

Step 4: You may appetite to absorb some time in Preferences to abuse added things to your affection already you’re gotten rid of autoplay.

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Improve your privacy

Privacy is an barefaced affair back dabbling with alive casework and articulation assistants. Alexa has her own aloofness settings you can disable, but there are added accomplish you can booty on Fire TV to accomplish things beneath invasive.

Step 1: Amazon has a folio committed to all the accessories registered to your account. Navigate to it here. You can accept your Fire TV or the Alexa app.

Step 2: In the Actions tab, you can baddest Delete articulation recordings, and in some cases, Delete area history. For best privacy, you may appetite to do both. You can acclimatize Alexa settings to automatically annul articulation command recordings afterwards a assertive time, too.

Step 3: Now cross to your Fire TV Home awning and accept to go to Settings already more.

Step 4: Select Preferences > Privacy settings.

Step 5: Choose Interest-based ads and attenuate them. Now your Fire TV won’t accord you any targeted ads … although you will still get the accepted ads.

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Choose your own screensaver slideshow

Fire TV has a slideshow approach that it will access if it isn’t actuality acclimated for a assertive aeon of time, assuming assorted attributes scenes to advice absorb your dog or additional your OLED TV from burn-in. But if you don’t like the absence slideshow, you can adapt it if you use Prime Photos to abundance your photos in Amazon’s billow storage. Prime associates get free, absolute photo storage, so you can calmly alteration your photos from abroad afore you get started.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Go to Display & sounds.

Step 3: Choose Screensaver. Here, you can aces from photo collections you accept adored in Prime Photos and accept how fast the slideshow goes.

Use the Fire TV alien app

Older Fire TV remotes don’t accept articulation command options or in some cases, you may acquisition the alien blueprint bulky to use. But there’s an alternative! You can download the Amazon Fire TV app to your buzz or book and use it and its complete articulation commands instead of relying on the alien (also actual accessible back traveling with a Fire TV Stick). You can download it here for Android and here for iOS.

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