Firestick: Disable AutoPlay Video Preview

Browsing through content after putting your baby back down to sleep at 11pm? Hope you’re prepared for an unexpected and obnoxiously loud advertisement for the video you highlighted on your Firestick.

The Amazon Firestick has an annoying feature that automatically plays movie and show previews when you highlight them on the Home screen. Turn this feature off by disabling Video Autoplay using these steps.

Disabling Video AutoPlay

  1. From the Home screen, select “Settings” ⚙️.
  2. Choose “Preferences“.
    Firestick Preferences Selection
  3. Select “Featured Content“.
    Firestick Featured Content Settings
  4. Set both “Allow Video Autoplay” and “Allow Audio Autoplay” to “Off“.

Video Instructions

That’s it! Test out out now. If you press “Home” on the remote and arrow over video options, the automatic video preview will no longer play.

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