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Amazon Adds Smart Device Dashboard to Fire Tablets

Amazon just made it a little easier to manage all your household spyware. They have rolled out an update for late-model Fire tablets which adds a dashboard that gives a convenient and simple way to control Alexa-compatible smart home devices such as thermostats, smart lights, cameras, switches, smartplugs, and more.

The new Device Dashboard can be accessed on compatible Fire devices by clicking on the new Smart Home button on the left end of the navigation bar. According to my source, it features quick toggles at the top to turn on or off all lights, switches, or plugs at once. Below that is a list of smart devices; this list can be customized by pinning specific devices to keep them at the top of the list. Also, recently used smart devices will be closer to the top as well.

The Device Dashboard shows the current state of each device. Adding a device to the Dashboard, however, requires the use of the Alexa app.

I can’t see it on my device, but I’m told the Dashboard is currently only available on the latest (2019) Fire 7 tablet, the new Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus tablets, last year’s Fire HD 10 tablet, and 2018’s Fire HD 8 tablet.

The Dashboard is still rolling out, and from what I gather you will need to enable the "show" mode and Alexa features in order to use it (this may be why I can’t see it).

There’s no word yet whether Amazon plans to add the Dashboard to older models.

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Joan Juner 7 November, 2020 um 12:21 am

I live in an small apartment. I don’t use Alexa. The ad for dashboard pops up every 15 seconds. I don’t want it. How can I get it to stop?

Nate Hoffelder 7 November, 2020 um 6:18 am

I am not bothered by it at all. I think that might be because I have Alexa turned off. Have you tried turning off Alexa in the settings menu?


Charles Blacklock 21 December, 2020 um 1:20 pm

I have Fire 7, 9th generation. Just purchased it and received it 2-3 weeks ago. Last week the Device Dashboard appeared on my Fire and the button on the bottom left of the tool bar is positioned so you hit it constantly. How do I get the button off the toolbar or remove the Device Dashboard completely from my Fire tablet?? I don’t and won’t use it. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Dianne Wylie 7 January, 2021 um 2:55 pm

I need to get rid of dashboard too..


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