Blocking Videos on Your Kindle Fire: A Simple Guide

Blocking Videos on Your Kindle Fire: A Simple Guide

Hey there! Today, I want to show you how you can easily block unwanted videos on your Kindle Fire. Whether you’re a concerned parent or just want to have more control over the content you consume, these steps will help you achieve that.

First off, let’s talk about why you might want to block videos on your Kindle Fire. Maybe you’re a parent who wants to protect your kids from inappropriate or unsuitable content. Or maybe you’re easily distracted and want to limit your access to videos to boost productivity. Whatever the reason, this guide will give you the tools to take charge.

To get started, here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Open the “Settings” menu on your Kindle Fire. You can find this by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: In the “Settings” menu, scroll down until you find the “Parental Controls” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: If you haven’t already set up parental controls, you’ll be prompted to create a password. Choose a password that’s easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. This will ensure that only you can make changes to the settings.

Step 4: Once you’ve set up the password, you’ll see a list of options. Look for the one that says “Videos” and tap on it.

Step 5: In the video settings, you’ll find different options to control what videos can be accessed on your Kindle Fire. For example, you can choose to block specific categories or restrict access to videos with certain ratings. Take some time to explore these options and customize them to suit your needs.

Step 6: Once you’ve made your selection, tap on the “Done” button to save the changes. From now on, only the videos that meet your chosen criteria will be accessible on your Kindle Fire.

That’s it! With just a few simple steps, you can take control of the videos that are available on your Kindle Fire. Whether you want to protect your kids or minimize distractions, blocking videos is an effective way to achieve that.

Remember, if you ever need to make changes to the blocking settings, simply follow the same steps and customize them accordingly. You have the power to shape your Kindle Fire experience and make it tailored to your preferences.

I hope this guide has been helpful to you. Now, go ahead and enjoy your Kindle Fire, knowing that you’re in control of the videos you watch.

How to Block Videos on Your Kindle Fire

If you have a Kindle Fire and want to restrict videos, or if you want to stop yourself from binge-watching, there’s an easy way to do it without any technical know-how. You can set up Parental Controls and require a password to play videos, or disable certain content on apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, or Hulu.

How to Make Your Kindle Fire Ask for a Password

To block videos and Twitch at the same time, follow these steps:

Step 1

Swipe down from the Kindle Fire home menu to access the quick controls menu.

Select “Settings,” then swipe down in the next window and tap on “Parental Controls” under the “Personal” tab. This will take you to the main Parental Controls menu.

Important Things to Keep in Mind

If you have an older Kindle Fire, you’ll need to tap the “more” icon in the quick controls menu to access Parental Controls. The layout might be a little different, but you’ll have the same features. Just note that the older firmware may not have the option to automatically block Twitch.

Step 2

In the Parental Controls menu, tap the button next to “Parental Controls” to enable it.

parental controls

When you set up your password, make sure you enter it correctly in the specified boxes, then tap “Finish” to confirm. It’s crucial that you don’t mix up this password with your Lockscreen PIN.

Step 3

Now that you’ve finished setting up your password, you can proceed to the next step: blocking certain apps and services under “Amazon Content and Apps”. There’s a variety of options available, such as Camera, Web browser, Apps & Games, and Amazon Maps, just to name a few.

amazon content and apps

Step 4

Alright, now it’s time for our next move. Here’s what you need to do: swipe down and find the Password Protection option. This little gem lets you put a lockdown on some important stuff like “Video and Twitch Playback,” Wi-Fi, and Location Services. All you gotta do is tap on the button next to each option to turn on the block.

password protection

Optional Step

Hey, did you know that you can control access to the Amazon store? You can even restrict your child’s access to Prime videos and prevent video purchases. Just go to “Amazon Stores (excluding Video)” and select “Password Protect Purchases”. That way, whenever your child wants to buy or rent a video, they’ll need to enter the Parental Controls password.

Expert Tip

Want to keep an eye on your child’s user profiles? With Kindle Fire Parental Controls, you can! Swipe down the Parental Controls menu and tap the button next to “Monitor This Profile” to enable tracking.

You can access the collected information at under “Your Devices”. Just remember that monitoring is only available on the parental profile with administrative privileges.

Blocking Streaming Apps and Services

Amazon Prime Video

To block content on the Amazon Video App, go to Prime Video Settings and choose Parental Controls. Depending on your software version, you might need to tap My Stuff, then Settings, and finally Parental Controls to get there. Once you’re in Viewing Restrictions, select the appropriate age restrictions and tap Save to make the changes. And don’t forget to choose the specific device, as the restrictions are device-specific, not user-specific.


One cool thing about Netflix is that you can block specific content. It’s also specific to each user, so the settings will sync to all devices. Simply go to the Netflix website or app and select “Manage Profiles”. If you haven’t set up a “Kids” profile yet, do that first. From there, you can access more settings to remove certain movies, series, or shows. You can also use the thumbs-down button to block content. Keep in mind that it may take some time for inappropriate content to be removed from the menus.


To block content on Hulu, open the Hulu app and select a profile if prompted. Tap on the profile name and choose Account, which should be located in the bottom right corner. Then, click on “+New Profile” and select “Kids” from the “Create a New Profile” menu. After selecting “Create Profile”, non-kid-friendly content will be blocked on that profile by default. You’ll need to enter your child’s name, but that’s all the required information. However, it’s worth mentioning that Hulu’s Parental Controls and video blocking options are not as robust as those of other platforms.

Puff and Videos Are Gone

Overall, blocking videos on the Kindle Fire shouldn’t take more than five minutes. And while you’re at it, feel free to set other restrictions to prevent your child from accessing inappropriate apps and services. Have you tried blocking videos on devices other than the Kindle Fire? Is there a specific show or series you’d like to block? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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