A while ago, we wrote a detailed guide on how to disable ads from Android TV home screen. We hoped that Google TV, the next update to Android TV, would not have ads, at least in the form of content recommendations. However, this is not true. Some cards and banners look intrusive, and Google heavily pushes them onto the majority of users, making the recommendation feel like an advertisement. So, if you want to completely disable personalized recommendations on Google TV, simply go through our short guide below.
Turn off Personalized Suggestions on Google TV (2021)
1. To disable personalized recommendations on Google TV, go to the profile menu and click “Settings“.
2. After that, “Accounts and Login” and then switch to your account on the right. You can press the right navigation key on the remote control to jump to the right panel.
3. Scroll down here and “Enable toggle for apps only modeAs the name suggests, Apps Only mode only displays apps, not Google’s personalized recommendations.
4. And so on, you can disable personalized recommendations on Google TV. As you can see, the home screen only shows apps and it has no cards or any smart suggestions.
Turn Off Home Screen Ads on Google TV
This is how you can disable personalized recommendations on Google TV. Many people find Google’s home screen curation intrusive, which looks more like an ad than a personalized recommendation. If you’re in the same boat, you can turn it off with just one pass.
But if you want to customize the Google TV home screen and take full advantage of Google’s smart curation, head over to our linked guide. And if you have any questions, comment below and let us know. We will definitely try to help you.