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How to disable the “Still Watching?” message on FireTV

FireTV devices now include a feature that displays a “Still Watching?” message on the screen if the remote control has been inactive for the last 4 hours. Clearly, this is not ideal for digital signage but luckily the feature is simple to disable.

From the home screen go to settings and click on Preferences.

firetv settings screen

Scroll down to Data Usage Monitoring and click on it.  

firetv data usage monitoring

If you have the latest software running on your FireTV device you will see the options below which includes the “Still Watching” setting. If “Still Watching” is absent you do not need to perform any further steps.

still watching data usage monitoring

Scroll down to Still Watching

firetv still watching message

Simply click to disable the setting.

data usage monitoring still watching off

That’s it. Your FireTV will now happily run without interruption.

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