What is Sidewalk?
Sidewalk is a feature that allows your Amazon devices, including Firestick, to share a small portion of your internet bandwidth with nearby Amazon devices. This feature is designed to create a larger network of interconnected devices, providing a seamless internet experience.
Why Disable Sidewalk?
While Sidewalk may sound like a great feature, it does come with some concerns. Sharing your internet bandwidth with unknown devices can pose a security risk. Additionally, you may experience slower internet speeds due to the sharing of bandwidth.
Steps to Disable Sidewalk on Firestick
To disable Sidewalk on Firestick, follow these simple steps:
- Go to the Firestick settings menu.
- Select “Network” from the available options.
- Choose “Amazon Sidewalk” from the list.
- Click on “Disable.”
Can I Enable Sidewalk Again If I Change My Mind?
Yes, you can. Simply follow the same steps and select “Enable” instead of “Disable.”
Will Disabling Sidewalk Affect My Firestick Experience?
No, disabling Sidewalk will not affect your Firestick experience. You will still be able to use all the available features.
Is Disabling Sidewalk Necessary?
Disabling Sidewalk is a personal preference. If you are concerned about security and bandwidth usage, disabling it is recommended.
Disabling Sidewalk on Firestick is a simple process that can be done in just a few clicks. By doing so, you can ensure the security of your internet connection and avoid any potential bandwidth issues.