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Amazon Fire TVs have found a new and annoying way to slap you in the face with ads

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Well this friggin’ sucks.

If you have a Fire TV product of some kind, you’ve probably noticed in the last few weeks that every time you turn on the device, a full-screen ad plays instead of displaying the homescreen.

At first, I thought it was some kind of mistake on my part. That I somehow hit a button during my TV’s startup that triggered the ad to play, but then my husband started noticing this phenomenon on his Fire TV, too.

Unfortunately, this is a feature, not a bug.

As Elias Saba over at AFTVnews recently reported, apparently a new update changed the default location of the Fire TV cursor. Now, instead of the cursor starting on the navigation menu, it starts on the big-ass banner ad that always takes up half of any Fire TV home…

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