Kindle Fire

Quick question for anyone using a Kindle Fire as a display for ActionTiles. Is it necessary to pay the extra to have Amazon remove the “Special Offers” ads?

Not really, but you will need to use Fully Kiosk Browser to control the screen saver and display sleep functions. Otherwise you will see the ads or wallpaper.


Thanks. I have a fire wall mounted I bought a few years ago to control my aquarium, but I paid to have the ads removed. I wasn’t sure when they were shown, but I suspect it’s just on the lock screen. I didn’t know if it was a random popup.

Just to follow up, I purchased a Fire HD 8 and a Fire HD 10. The HD 8 had the option to pay more and have the Special Offers removed, but the HD 10 did not.

I did a chat with Amazon and asked them if they could remove the ads and not charge me. He said that as a “one time courtesy” he would remove the ads. 5 seconds later they were gone.

So it looks like if you ask nicely, they will do it for free.


@Spyderturbo007, also consider using the ActionTiles Kiosk app that’s available at the Amazon store

With the Kiosk app, the ads don’t get in your way.

Sorry to revive an old thread but just started getting the lock/ad screem on my Fire tablet.

Im running Fully kiosk (paid version) and Action Tiles and have the camera as a motin senseor.

Its been great - when I walk up to the panel, the screen comes on with the AT display.

This weekend, its started coming on with the Amazon lock screen - I have to swipe to get to the AT display.

Has something changed?

Yes, you need to pay extra money to remove all the amazon ads you get. I haven't paid because I find all these ads very useful. Usually, Amazon promoted other books by ads, and sometimes if you don't know what to read it is very useful. I didn't know about this until I found a site that is based on e-books. Every time I need some information on a topic about e-books I search for it on that site. I also found out on that site that all the books you see as ads are promoted by special algorithms that sees what you like to read, and promotes books that you would like with a big probability.