Well this friggin’ sucks.
At first, I thought it was some kind of mistake on my part. That I somehow hit a button during my TV’s startup that triggered the ad to play, but then my husband started noticing this phenomenon on his Fire TV, too.
Unfortunately, this is a feature, not a bug.
As Elias Saba over at AFTVnews recently reported, apparently a new update changed the default location of the Fire TV cursor. Now, instead of the cursor starting on the navigation menu, it starts on the big-ass banner ad that always takes up half of any Fire TV home…