How to Change Amazon Fire TV Background Ambient Experience | Digital trends

When it comes to streaming platforms that expand our access to a world of services from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and more, there’s no doubt that Amazon Fire TV is one of the biggest on the planet. Millions of users around the world turn to its sticks, cubes and TVs in part because of their low cost, but also because they reliably deliver a consistent experience across them all.

An exception is for what is known as ambient experience. It’s a mix of beautiful backgrounds and widgets with varying degrees of usefulness, depending on how deep you’re actually in the Amazon ecosystem. But for now, Ambient Experience is only available on the Amazon-branded Fire TV Omni QLED TV running on Fire TV and on the 2023 Fire TV Stick 4K Max model.

Backgrounds are what we will focus on here. They are really good and Amazon has given us a ridiculous number of them. So you want to change them regularly. Here’s how.

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Turn on Ambient Experience

Given that you can only change Ambient Experience’s background while Ambient Experience is running, we need to turn it on first.

Step 1: wait. If you wait long enough, the Ambient Experience will automatically turn on. (This duration is adjustable.)

Step 2: Or, you can keep it Main Page Press on your Fire TV remote, then select Environmental experience from the menu

Amazon Fire TV menu.

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Choose a new background

When Ambient Experience is enabled, you can change the background. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: press the Menu Press on your Fire TV remote (which looks like three horizontal lines).

Step 2: Select using the direction buttons on the remote control Change the background.

Amazon Fire TV Ambient Experience options.

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Step 3: Now you have to make decisions. If you use Amazon Photos, Amazon has dozens of options, including your own photos.

Use the arrow keys to select a set. These are groups of individual backgrounds, each containing a number of backgrounds. Some images are still, others contain motion.

Background options for ambient experience on Amazon Fire TV.
Background options for ambient experience on Amazon Fire TV.

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Step 4: Find the background you want to use, then click it Select button (located in the center of the circle of directional buttons) to confirm.

Step 5: Click Change set To reconfirm your selection

and enough You have to tap back button If you want to see the new background immediately, a few times to return to the ambient experience. Or you can just wait and it will load on its own at the right time.

This is something you can spend a lot of time playing with, simply because Amazon has so many great options to choose from.

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