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How to Delete Apps on Firestick/Fire TV in 2021 and Boost Performance

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The following step-by-step tutorial will show you How To Delete Apps on Firestick/Fire TV.

Deleting apps on an Amazon Firestick is a common question among TROYPOINT visitors. Luckily, this is an easy process that will take less than a minute.

By deleting or uninstalling Firestick Apps you can free up more space on your device for easier use.


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This will let you add applications or download content that previously might not have been possible.

Deleting apps on your Firestick/Fire TV is one of the methods highlighted in our guide on How to Stop Firestick Buffering.

When deleting apps, you will find that not all of them are able to be removed. Amazon pre-installs certain applications that users cannot get rid of.

Many of these are tools or other devices that allow your Firestick or Fire TV to operate smoothly.

Many Amazon Firestick/Fire TV users “jailbreak” the device to sideload 3rd party applications, and deleting unused apps over time will help the device run smoothly.

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Follow the steps below which will show you How To Delete Apps on a Firestick/Fire TV.


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How To Delete Apps on Firestick/Fire TV

Below you will find screenshot guides for deleting apps on your Amazon Firestick or Fire TV on two different Fire TV interfaces.

After the most recent Firestick Software Update, some devices have now received the New Fire TV Interface.

The first set of instructions is for those using the newer Fire TV devices like the Fire TV Stick Lite or 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick.

The second guide is for those using older Fire TV devices such as the Firestick 4K, Fire TVs, 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick, and 1st Gen Fire TV Cube.

New Fire TV Interface Instructions

The instructions below for deleting apps are for those using the new Firestick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube.

1. Hover over the Settings icon and select Applications.

Hover over the Settings icon and select Applications.

2. Click Managed Installed Applications.

Click Managed Installed Applications.

3. Choose any app you want to delete and click it. For this example, we are deleting Filelinked.

Choose any app you want to delete.


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4. Click Uninstall.

Click Uninstall.

5. Click Uninstall again when this message appears.

Click Uninstall again when this message appears.

6. Wait a few seconds for the app to delete.

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Wait a few seconds for the app to delete.

7. That’s it! you have successfully deleted an app on your Firestick/Fire TV.

That's it! you understand how to delete apps on Firestick.

Old Fire TV Interface Instructions

1. From the home screen of your device,  scroll to the right to hover over Settings.

From the home screen of your device,  scroll to the right to hover over Settings.

2. Select Applications.

Select Applications.

3. Click Manage Installed Applications.

Click Manage Installed Applications.

4. Scroll down and click on the application you want to delete.

Scroll down and click on the application you want to delete.

5. Click Uninstall.

Click Uninstall.

6. Click Uninstall again

Click Uninstall again to delete the app on your firestick

7. Wait a few seconds for the app to delete.

Wait a few seconds for the app to delete on your firestick

8. That’s it! you have successfully deleted an app on your Firestick/Fire TV.

That's it! you know how to delete apps on Firestick.

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How to Delete Apps on Firestick – Home Button Method

Another way to delete apps on your Firestick/Fire TV is by holding down the home button on your remote and accessing apps from there.

Follow the quick steps below on how to delete apps using this method.

1. Hold down the home button on your remote and click Apps.

Holding down the home button is another way to delete apps on firestick

2. Locate and hover over the app you want to delete from your device. Then click the Options button.

Locate and hover over the app you want to delete from your device.

3. Scroll down and choose Uninstall.

Scroll down and choose Uninstall for the app you want to delete from firestick

4. Click Uninstall again.

Click Uninstall again to delete apps on your firestick

5. That’s it! You have successfully deleted apps on your Firestick/Fire TV using the home button method.

That's it! You understand how to apps on your Firestick using the home button method.

How to Delete Apps on Firestick – File Manager Method

Another way to delete apps on your Firestick/Fire TV is through a file manager like ES File Explorer, X-Plore File Manager, and others.

This can be efficient for deleing a large number of apps at once. Follow the screenshot guide below for more information.

1. Install ES File Explorer or any file manager on your device. For this example, we are using ES File Explorer.

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2. Launch ES File Explorer.

Launch ES File Explorer. This will be used to delete apps on your firestick

3. Click Library within the left menu.

Click Library within the left menu.

4. Scroll down and select App.

scroll down and select the app you want to delete on your firestick

5. Hover over the app you want to delete.

Hover over the app you want to delete from your firestick

6. A green checkmark will appear on the selected app.

A green checkmark will appear on the selected app.

7. Navigate down and click Uninstall within the bottom menu.

Navigate down and click Uninstall within the bottom menu.

8. Click OK.

Click OK. This will delete the app on your firestick

9. That’s it! You now know how to delete apps on your Firestick/Fire TV using a file manager.

That's it! You now know how to delete apps on your Firestick using a file manager.

Removing apps on your Firestick/Fire TV frees up precious space on your Amazon Device.

Oftentimes users are looking to Expand Firestick Storage and deleting apps is one of the quickest ways to do this.

Often times by removing unused or unwanted apps, you will notice a boost in the performance of your Firestick.

Should you reinstall apps again, take note that unverified apps are not allowed by the Amazon App Store for installation and require side-loading onto your device.

Because side-loading apps are done without using the official app-distribution method, a VPN is recommended for your protection.

How to Install VPN on Firestick/Fire TV

For other popular Firestick/Fire TV guides, check out the links below.

If you own an Amazon Firestick/Fire TV, we suggest deleting apps you don’t use to clear up space and boost performance!

How To Delete Apps on Firestick FAQ

How do you Delete Apps on an Amazon Firestick?

Deleting apps on a Firestick/Fire TV is a simple process that takes less than a minute within the device settings. Follow this step by step tutorial to delete apps on your Firestick/Fire TV.

Will deleting apps on a Firestick increase performance?

Yes. Deleting apps will free up internal storage space and increase device performance.

Does deleting apps on Firestick reduce buffering?

Yes. Deleting apps on your Firestick/Fire TV is one of the best methods to help stop Firestick buffering.

What are the benefits of deleting apps on a Firestick/Fire TV?

Deleting apps on your Firestick/Fire TV will free up internal storage, help reduce buffering, and improve your overall user experience.

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