Saturday, November 10, 2012

Block Ads on Amazon Kindle FIre HD by Opt-Out

It's easy to remove the ads on your Amazon Kindle Fire HD, simply log in to your Amazon account and click on the place in the top right hand corner of your account page where it says, "Hello (your name) Your Account". It's got a drop down arrow. Select: "Manage Your Kindle".

Then, in the left column of Category links, click: "Manage Your Kindle" under the Header: Your Kindle Devices.

Look for "Special Offers" Header. Click "edit" where it says, "Subscribed".

A pop up window will explain their advertising subsidy program where they have reduced the cost of your unit by $15 by adding ads to the screensaver and other places.

At point of sale, they also offer the option to pay $15 more for your Kindle Fire without ads in the first place. If you opted for the lesser price, you can still opt-out in your Amazon account if you pay the $15 + tax even after you purchased it.

Here's what the pop-up window looks like:

Remove Ads from Amazon Kindle Fire with Opt-Out Option
After you click the "Unsubcribe now with 1-Click" button, the area will say, "Unsubscribe pending". If you refresh the page a few minutes later, it should say, "Unsubscribed". You shouldn't see any more ads on your device's screensaver or any other special offered while using your Kindle.

Also, in order to save money, they stopped shipping the units with a charger. They now include a usb cable that you can attach to your computer to recharge it, but the charger you can buy as an option is much faster. They sell it seperately for $19.95, but I saw an option to purchase it when you're buying your Kindle for a discounted price of $9.95. That's a good way to go. I simply used my AC power charger from my previous Kindle Fire. They used to include it in their older version.

With other headers on this page, you can deregister your Kindle and give it to someone else. You should also go to the actual Kindle device and reset your device to Factory Settings. The new user will be able to register like it's never been used before.

You can also change your Send-To-Kindle email address, and change the name of your Kindle. For example, you could say: Joe's Kindle.

I find that with the new Kindle Fire HD, it's got highly desirable advantages like bluetooth, a far superior built in speaker system that is awesome. They now have dual drivers on each of their stereo speakers. With their new design, the sound comes through loud and clear even if you have your fingers over the speakers due to their improved wrap around design. Their new speakers are many times better when watching a Prime movie or Netflix movie. The older design just didn't cut it.

The HD model has higher resolution and is much snappier due to a faster dual core processor and downloads are much quicker too utilizing their dual wifi wireless connection. You'll find you can be much futher from your wifi router and still go to pages much faster and more reliable.

I'm having trouble watching YouTube videos, even when I go to the YouTube mobile section. They should fix that in their next update.

I love my new Kindle Fire HD 7". It's a big step forward.

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