how to delete apps on firestick

The following tutorial will show you How To Delete Apps on Firestick or Fire TV. This is a frequently asked question among TROYPOINT subscribers and 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. This will let you add applications or download content which previously might not have been possible.

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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.

In the guide below, I am using the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k, which is the most popular streaming device available today. However, these steps will also work on any version of the device you have.

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

How To Delete Apps on Firestick/Fire TV

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

click applications

2. Click Manage Installed Applications

click manage installed applications

3. Scroll down and click on the application you want to delete (In this instance I am deleting One Player which was side-loaded to my device)

click the application you want to delete

4. Click Uninstall

click uninstall

5. Click Uninstall again

click uninstall again

That’s it! Your app has been removed freeing up precious space on your Amazon Device.

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 into your device. However, you can side-load without using the official app-distribution method by installing a VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube.

How To Delete Apps on Firestick Extras

While the guide above is the easiest way to uninstall Firestick/Fire TV apps, it is not the only way.

Many Firestick users install a 3rd party application called ES File Explorer that works as an all-around tool for your device. With ES File Explorer, you can easily install, uninstall, and manage applications.

Important Note:  ES File Explorer now charges for their app.  Learn how to get the modded free premium app through our ES File Explorer Firestick tutorial.

This application is the most popular file manager for android devices available. Since Amazon Fire TV Devices use the Android Operating system, it also works perfectly on the Firestick/Fire TV.

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Protect Yourself With A VPN When Using This Technology

Most cord-cutters use a VPN to hide their Internet activity while streaming movies, TV shows, and live channels.

If you aren’t using a VPN when accessing free or low-cost media, your Internet Service Provider, government, hackers, and app developers can log everything that you do online through your visible IP Address.

Your current IP Address is

The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.

Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files.  Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.

Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!

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Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.

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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”

You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.

Click Search

Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.

Type in Ipvanish

Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.

Click IPVanish logo

Step 5 – Click Download.

Click Download

Step 6 – Click Open.

Click Open

Step 7 – Enter  your username and password to login.  Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.

Click Sign In

Step 8 – Click Connect button.

Click Connect

Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.

Click OK

Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection.  You are now operating anonymously through your device.

Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.

Successful Connection

Congratulations!  You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.

If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.

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