How to Turn Off the Screensaver on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

The steps in this article are going to show you where to find and disable the screensaver that appears on your Amazon Fire TV Stick after a short period of inactivity.

  1. Select the Settings option at the top of the screen.
  2. Choose the Display option.
  3. Select the Screensaver option.
  4. Scroll down and choose Start Time.
  5. Select the Never option.

Screensavers have long been a part of computer operating systems as a means to prevent images from burning into your screen due to the same image being shown on that screen for an extended period of time.

This isn’t something that only affects computer monitors. It can also affect TV screens, too.

Due to this factor, many set-top streaming devices, like the Amazon Fire TV Stick, include a screensaver feature. This will turn on automatically after a certain period of inactivity.

However, you may find that when the Fire TV Stick screensaver turns on, it closes you out of whichever app you were watching. This means that you need to go back into that app and restart whatever you were watching.

Our guide below will show you how to disable the screensaver on the Amazon Fire TV Stick so that it no longer turns on when you haven’t been watching anything for a few minutes.

How to Disable the Amazon Fire TV Stick Screensaver

The steps in this article were performed on an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, but will work on other Fire TV Stick models as well. Note that you may become susceptible to screen burn-in by disabling the screensaver.

Step 1: Press the Home button to go to the Fire TV Stick’s home menu, then choose the Settings option at the top of the screen.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Navigate to the Display option and select it.

open the display menu

Step 3: Choose the Screensaver option.

choose the Screensaver option

Step 4: Scroll down and select the Start Time setting.

select the Start Time option

Step 5: Choose the Never option at the bottom of the list.

how to turn off the screensaver on the Amazon Fire TV Stick

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