Advertising is a source of income for most information sites and the scourge of many users. Thanks to it, there are many useful web resources, but at the same time, a significant part of web portals abuse banners. If pop-up videos and splash screens of an advertising nature are annoying on your TV, it is worth getting rid of them.
While it is clear that advertising is necessary to fund a service like YouTube, it is also clear that Google has been more aggressively promoting ads on the site recently.
If you use Amazon Fire TV to watch YouTube on your TV, or if you have an Android Smart TV, you can install a third-party app on your device to watch YouTube without ads and get other benefits from the change next to that.
What is FireStick or Fire TV
If you want to get access to the largest streaming service of movies and series Netflix, and even in maximum 4K quality, this is probably the best solution that exists now. Moreover, Fire TV Stick 4K is able to play not only the usual HDR and more advanced HDR10+ but also the most technological standard Dolby Vision. The set-top box has a license for it and in the same Netflix, movies and TV series are available in Dolby Vision.
Fire TV Stick 4K has support for HDCP 2.2 and Widewine L1, which allows you to get the maximum 4K quality with HDR. In addition, YouTube 4K\60 fps in HDR can be played back without any problems. Its Fire TV OS shell, although based on Android, is too cluttered with ads. Of course, this can all be solved by setting it up, but it requires some skills and knowledge, which means that not everyone can do it by himself. Of course, there are solutions and in the review, we will also tell you about them.
Equally, important information is the price. It changes all the time depending on discounts and sales, so you have to check. However, recently, TechRadar wrote a detailed article about FireStick pricing as of 2022. On average, prices range from $29.99 to $119.99, which also depends on the type of FireStick and its add-ons. Also, the publication states that it is necessary to monitor the discounts that frequently occur.
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How to block ads on Firestick
There are several working ways to turn off ads on YouTube:
- Install Adguard. All necessary instructions are given below. The method allows you to get rid of ads in all popular applications and this is its main advantage.
- There is also an analog of the previous one – Blokada. Є this is a free application, which is very well compatible with Android devices. Since Firestick is an Android device, so Blokada might be a better choice for Firestick.
- Pay for a subscription. YouTube has started to promote paid subscriptions to the service. They are inexpensive and provide two main advantages: the ability to watch videos without ads (built-in this does not apply) and access to listen to music with a locked screen.
- Jump to using the YouTube Kids service. It’s not that there are no ads at all, but there are significantly fewer. As an alternative way for someone may be suitable. Especially since the app is available on all popular TVs.
How to get rid of ads via AdGuard
AdGuard is an application that prevents ads from appearing on your screen. It helps you block ads on any streaming movies and even gaming applications. Now let’s see how you can install this app on your device. These steps will help you to install this app.
- First, you need to go to Settings and select Device.
- Now select Developer Options.
- Turn on debugging and ADB applications.
- After that, you need to launch the Amazon App Store on your device.
- Find the Downloader app and download it.
- After downloading the Downloader, run it after installing it.
- Select Allow and go to OK.
- Search for AdGuard and download it.
- Now click on Install and select Done.
- When you are done installing AdGuard, you will come back to the bootloader. Select the Uninstall option.
- Click Uninstall again.
- Now go back to the home screen and select the “Select all in apps and channels” option.
- Select AdGuard and select Options.
- AdGuard will appear for your apps and channels.
- Select AdGuard and click to open it.
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How to get rid of ads via Blokada
You can download Blokada on Firestick via Applinked. Simple steps to download Blokada on Firestick:
- Open the home screen and go to Settings, and click on Device.
- Once you select Device, then select Developer Options.
- You’ll see an option for debugging and ADB apps; turn it on.
- Now open the Amazon app store on your device.
- Find the Downloader app.
- Download the Downloader.
- Once you’ve downloaded the Downloader, launch it on your device.
- Click on Allow and go to OK.
- Put the URL for Applinked and install it.
- Once the Applinked installation is complete, uninstall the Downloader.
- After removing the bootloader, return to the home screen.
- Go to your Apps and Channels and select All.
- Select Applinked and click Settings.
- Select Move to Front.
- Applinked will now move forward, click on it and open it.
- Once in the Applinked store, type Blokada in the search bar.
- Click on it and install it.
- You can now use Blokada on the Firestick
This application also gives you the ability to blacklist ad servers. All of these features make Blokada more suitable for use as an ad blocker on Firestick.
No matter what operating system your TV has, it still can’t compare to your computer in terms of flexibility of settings and functionality. All TV manufacturers’ brand stores do not have a special program to remove ads. At first glance, this makes it impossible to block banners, but there is still a solution and it is offered by popular services to combat annoying ad additives – AdGuard and Blokada.
Unfortunately, the only simple and working method to get rid of ads on any TV is to use Adguard or Blokada. There are no special applications for banner blocking, and most likely there won’t be. The only alternative is other similar services, but they are not yet eager to actively present their products on the market.