Amazon Kindle Fire ads may be optional after all

When we heard Amazon would be displaying ads on the lock screen and the corner of the home screen on the Amazon Kindle Fire devices we were led to believe the ads would be mandatory. Fortunately, that may not be the case at all.

A support rep from Amazon apparently confirmed that there will soon be a way to opt out of the ads. Unfortunately the method of opting out is currently up in the air.

They might either offer the option for free, or will ask you to pay a small subsidy to disable them. We don’t want to speculate too much without certain word from Amazon themselves. The journey continues, and we’ll be right back here to bring you the latest on the situation. [via Engadget]

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TAGS: Amazon Kindle Fire , Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE , Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7.0 , Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

  • RitishOemraw

    XDA will make them optional for free….just saying :P

    • ari_free

      If ios users can figure out how to jailbreak and use Cydia then I’m sure phandroids can do the same to get jellybean, Play, no ads, etc.

  • artoodeetoo

    This is good to see that they’re going to make an option.

  • user311

    Meaning, they were testing the waters and due to the enormously huge amount of negative consumer response they’ve decided to change this policy.

  • SuperMarino

    Every other “with special offers” can be upgraded to be ad-free by paying the cost difference between the two models. I’m sure they’ll charge $30 or something for this, and enough people will gladly play.

  • EasyEEE

    I am guessing Prime subscribers will be able to disable.