How to Turn Off Ads on Amazon Fire Tablets

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Amazon allows Fire tablet shoppers to save $15 at checkout, in exchange for allowing the mega retailer to place ads (which Amazon coyly calls "special offers") on the home screens of said slates. But we're guessing that you're tired of seeing these ads, and want to free your tablet from the experience.


In order to do so, you'll need to follow the below steps to pull up Amazon's website, opt out, and pay Amazon the $15 you saved up front. Here's how to disable ads on your Amazon Fire Tablet.

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1. Navigate to


2. Hover over Account & Lists.


3. Select Your Content and Devices under Your Account.1517857012608

4. Click Your Devices. 1517857146213

5. Click the ... next to your device. 1517857238302

6. Click Edit under Special Offers. As you'll see here, we're already unsubscribed, because ours came without ads.


7. In the next window, you'll get the option to pay $15 to disable Special Offers and Ads.

8. On your Fire tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen.


9. Tap Settings.1517857674147

10. Tap Apps & Games. 1517857693103

11. Tap Amazon Application Settings.


12. Tap Home Screens.1517857723200

13. Turn off the Recommendations option.1517857749260
You've disabled ads for an Amazon Fire tablet!


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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • Kathleen Byrnes Says:

    Although my Fire tablet was a little different than the shown screens, I was able to still follow the instructions and successfully remove these irritating ads. So worth the $15

  • Christian Says:

    I can not add games from Google Play to my child's account. Games with google plays are not available to be added. Does anyone know how to get it?

  • Rick s Trick Says:

    Since you've already seen all there ads, use google to search 'remove ads from your fire hd device' and do it for free. Very easy fix.

  • Andrew Says:

    Thanks, those ads were very annoying.

  • Scott Says:

    So now we are at the point where we are basically held hostage by the very company we bought our device from and required to pay their ransom in order to not be inundated with ads?!? Funny, I don't remember ever hearing about this BEFORE I bought my tablet (it is my tablet isn't it???)

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