How To Block Ads on Firestick and YouTube App (March 2023)
Ads on firestick can sometimes be very irritating, right? well, been there and I know how sometimes you just get fed up with them but don’t worry there are plenty of ways to block ads on firestick.
I was on the same boat a few years back when I got my firestick device, in the starting few months I didn’t know that we can actually block ads on firestick and pop-ups as well but as I spent more time learning different features and trying different apps on firestick, I finally came with a way to block all kind of ads on firestick.
You must be wondering, what is that way and how can we do that too? well, don’t worry my main motive is to educate and help you all with your firestick device.
Can you really block ads on firestick?
Yes, you can block each and every ads that you see on firestick, firestick is equipped with different kinds of ads, from banner ads to in-app ads. And it is possible to remove all ads from firestick.
And today I will not only tell you the way to block ads that you see generally on the interface of firestick but also with the method that I am sharing today you will as well be able to block youtube ads on firestick.
The process is very simple and interesting and will work on almost all types of firestick devices, including firestick 4K, firestick lite, firestick cube, etc.
If you have jailbroken firestick then don’t worry this method will like a charm on it as well.
Working method to remove ads on firestick
So by this time, you must be wondering, what is that method that I am talking about, right? well, there is no rocket science, all we need to do is take the help of an application known as Blokada.
So basically Blokada is an application that works like a charm on firestick to block all kinds of ads. Blokada is very compatible with firestick and it will help us today in getting our task of blocking ads from firestick.
You will be able to block all ads that you see on your firestick devices, including ads that you see on Youtube and other video streaming apps on firestick.
We don’t have to do much, we just need to download and install Blokada on firestick and then we need to use it to block ads.
The process of downloading and installing apps on firestick is very simple and even if it is your first time installing any application on firestick (third-party app) then don’t worry this step-by-step guide has got you covered.
So, now without wasting any more time let’s start the tutorial for blocking ads on fire tv.
How to Block Ads on Firestick
Now as I just shared above that we will take the help of the Blokada app to block /remove ads on firestick, and since Blokada is a third-party application which means this app is not available officially on the Amazon app store. We need to sideload this app on firestick.
To sideload apps on firestick, we mostly take the help of an app called “Downloader”. The Downloader app will help us in installing the Blokada app on firestick.
So if you have already installed the downloader app on firestick then you directly jump to the below steps and if you firestick doesn’t have the downloader app installed then first you need to install it. Don’t worry I will tell you how to do it.
Before that make sure you have unknown sources enabled on firestick.
- Open your firestick device and from the Amazon app store download and install the “Downloader” application.
- To download the Downloader application, simply go to “Search” and type “Downloader”.
- Now click on the icon of the Downloader app.
- Click on “Get” and the application will start downloading.
- Once that is done you are all set.
Now it’s time to install the Blokada app.
Steps to Install Blokada on Firestick to Block Ads
- Open the downloader application on firestick that was just installed.
- Now when you open the application for the first time it will ask you to accept their terms and conditions, so simply do that.
- Now you need to enter this https://bit.ly/3YHVgQX URL inside the box and make sure to type the URL correctly.
- Typing the above URL is the crucial part and doing that part wrong will result in failure.
- After that downloader application will scan the URL, basically it will see if the URL you typed is correct or not.
- If the above URL is entered correctly then the downloader app will start downloading the Blokada APK on firestick.
- The size of the Blokada app is not that big, so it will hardly take a few seconds to download.
- Once the APK of Blokada is downloaded you will be redirected to the installation screen.
- To install Blokada APK on firestick, click on the “Install” button.
- Wait for a few seconds until the application is installed.
- I recommend you delete the APK once the application is installed, it will free up some space on firestick that you can utilize further for your own purposes.
- Once it is installed, click on Done
How to Use Blokada to Block Ads
After the application is installed successfully, you are all set to use it. Before you open the Blokada app on firestick, I suggest you move the app to your home screen so that it will be easier for you to open the application.
To move the Blokada app to the home screen simply go to Apps & Games section >> select the icon of Blokada >> press the options button on your remote >> click on move >> now move the app to your firestick’s home screen.
Once that is done, simply open the Blokada app on firestick.
When you open the application for the first time, you will notice that the app says Blokada is deactivated. So to block ads on firestick, you need to first activate Blokada on firestick.
Simply click on Activate button using your firestick remote and then the app will get activated. It will ask for the connection request, simply just click on Ok.
When the Blokada is activated successfully, you will see the screen something like this:
That’s it. Go back and check on your firestick, ads are no longer available. You can anytime deactivate the app, in case you want to see all the ads again on your firestick.
Now the above app will not block youtube ads on firestick. So, to block youtube ads on firestick, we have to use a different app.
How to Block Youtube Ads on Firestick
The Blokada app is perfect for blocking banners, and pop-up ads on firestick but this app will not work if you want to block youtube ads on firestick. So for that, we have another app that goes by the name Smart Youtube TV.
Smart Youtube TV is an advanced version of Youtube that has no ads in it. It is modified version of youtube and it looks and works exactly like ordinary Youtube but without ads.
So, follow the below steps to install Smart Youtube TV on firestick and remove youtube ads on firestick.
- Open your firestick device.
- Open the downloader application on firestick.
- Now just like we downloaded the blokada app on firestick, the same way will we will download the APK of Smart Youtube TV.
- In the box, you need to enter this bit.ly/30dtaVd URL.
- Make sure that you have typed the URL 100% correctly.
- Wait until the downloader app is downloading the Smart Youtube TV APK.
- Once the APK is successfully downloaded, you will be moved to the installation screen automatically.
- Click on the “Install” button.
- Wait for a few seconds.
- After the application is installed, you can delete the Smart Youtube TV APK from firestick to free up some space because the APK is of no use now.
Now you don’t need to open the official Youtube App that is filled with 100s of ads, whenever you wish to use Youtube on firestick, just open Smart Youtube TV and enjoy watching youtube without any ads for free. So, that’s how you can block youtube ads on firestick for absolutely free.
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Look, how easy it was to block ads on firestick, and not only on firestick but also we learned how to block youtube ads on firestick.
Follow the above steps and you will also be able to remove all ads from your firestick. The best thing is all the methods of blocking ads I shared in this article require no paid subscription or anything like that. You can easily block all ads for free on firestick.
Got any doubts? well leave it in the comment section below.