Want to delete apps from your Firestick for free storage or for other reasons, this guide is all you need.
There can be times when you have certain apps that you no longer use. It could be possible that the app might even have some sort of issues or it just is an app that you simply have never used. So, what do you do with such apps? Well, you uninstall them, provided these apps can be uninstalled.
Firestick already comes with limited storage, and keeping apps that you don’t use doesn’t make sense. So, if you are someone that uses an Amazon Firestick device or an Amazon Fire TV device, here is our guide on how to uninstall apps on FireStick devices. Before we dig into the steps let’s take a look at why you would want to uninstall the apps in the first place.
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When To Uninstall Apps From Amazon FireStick
Let’s take a look at the various reasons people would prefer to uninstall an app from FireStick.
Running Out Of Storage Space
The Firestick comes with limited storage onboard. And when you have a good number of apps or games installed, you will surely be running out of storage space. Clearing up storage space for the smooth performance of the Firestick is important.
Issues With App or Game Performance
There could be a number of bugs with the particular app or game that is hindering their usage. In this case, uninstalling the app and reinstalling it can sometimes help fix the issue.
No Longer Using The App
There are times when you would be using the app or game for a while and now you no longer find the need to use the app or play the game. In this case, uninstalling the app or game from your FireStick is a better option as it helps to reduce the clutter on your home screen as well as free up storage on your Firestick.
How To Uninstall Apps On Firestick
Uninstalling apps from your Amazon Firestick device is simple and easy. There are two ways that you can follow to remove apps from your Amazon Firestick. Here are the two different methods that you can follow to remove apps or games.
Step 1: Power on your TV and Amazon Firestick. Then Navigate to the Settings icon on the home screen of the Firestick and select the Applications tile.
Step 2: Next navigate and select the Manage Installed Applications option.
Step 3: You will find all the apps that are installed on your Firestick. Locate and Select the app that you wish to uninstall.
Step 4: Choose the Uninstall option. You can choose to clear the data and the Cache files here if you want.
Step 5: You will receive a confirmation pop-up, choose Confirm to uninstall the app. The app or game from your Firestick will be Uninstalled.
This is the first method that you can follow to delete apps or games from your Amazon Firestick device. If you can’t uninstall apps on Firestick using the first method, you can check out the next method.
Here is the second method that will work on some Amazon Firestick devices. However, you can try it on your Firestick and see if this method works for you or not.
Step 1: Power on your Firestick device and go to the Home screen of your Firestick. Then navigate to the Applications icon. You can also press the Apps button from the remote to access all applications without navigating.
Step 2: Here you will see all the apps that are installed on your Amazon Firestick. Navigate to and highlight the app that you wish to uninstall.
Step 3: Press the Options button (three bars) on your Firestick remote. Then navigate to the Uninstall option using the down button.
Step 4: On the confirmation page, select Uninstall. The app or game will now be uninstalled from your Firestick right away.
Here is the end of the guide on how to easily uninstall apps from your Amazon Firestick device. Now that you know the two different methods to uninstall apps from your Firestick, you can uninstall these apps with ease without having to worry about if the steps are complicated or not. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
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