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How to Speed Boost Firestick & Android TV (2 Methods)

speed boost firestick android tv

The following tutorial will show you How to Speed Boost Firestick & Android TV with two separate applications.

These speed-boost applications allow you to disable apps running in the background and improve performance on your device.

Oftentimes, users have various applications and tools installed on their streaming devices that can bog them down.

That is because some of them continue to “run” in the background even when they are not in use.

This can slow down Firestick & Android TV Devices which can be extremely frustrating when streaming content and more.

Luckily, there are a couple of different options available that can help to boost speed and overall performance in just a few steps.

The guide below provides two different methods to speed boost Firestick & Android TV including a free option as well as a paid option.

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The paid option provides various benefits that the free option does not which can help alleviate issues on your device.

We provide both a screenshot guide as well as a video guide for installing and using these applications.

However, we strongly recommend viewing the video guide that features important details not discussed in the screenshot guide.

Continue reading to learn How to Speed Boost your Firestick or Android TV Box in just a few simple steps.

How to Speed Boost Firestick/Android TV Video Guide

How to Speed Boost Firestick/Android TV Screenshot Guide

Provided below are the installation instructions for two different speed boost applications. The first option is a free app while the second is a paid app that has advanced features.

Fast Task Killer (Free)

In the guide below, we are using a Fire TV Stick 4K Max. However, these instructions also work for any variation of Firestick as well as Android TV devices including MECOOL, onn. Google TV, NVIDIA SHIELD, and more.

The first app we can use to speed boost your streaming device is the Fast Task Killer which is a free application.

Continue reading for step-by-step instructions to install the Fast Task Killer on your preferred device.

1. Install the Downloader app from your respective App Store (Amazon App Store or Google Play) and enable Unknown Sources within the settings of your streaming device.

If you haven’t done this yet please refer to the following screenshot tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

Install Downloader & Enable Unknown Sources


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2. Launch Downloader

launch downloader

3. Hover over the URL bar and click the select button on your remote to open the keyboard.

click select button on remote to launch url bar

4. Type the Downloader Code for the TROYPOINT ToolBox which is 250931 and click Go.

type downloader code for troypoint toolbox

5. You will then encounter a redirect page.

redirect page for troypoint toolbox

6. This brings you to the TROYPOINT Toolbox home screen.

TROYPOINT Tip: Hold down on the select button of your remote for a few seconds and add TROYPOINT Toolbox as Favorite in Downloader App for easy access in the future.  You can also add this page as a favorite by clicking the hamburger menu in top-right corner of the screen.

troypoint toolbox home screen

7. Scroll down to find Fast Task Killer and click Download.

click download for fast task killer

8. Click Install.

click install for fast task killer

9. You will then encounter Fast Task Killer Ready to launch! message. Click Done.

fast task killer ready to launch message

10. Click delete to remove the installation file.

click delete

11. Click Delete again.

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click delete again

12. Return to the home-screen of your device and open your Apps to move Fast Task Killer to the top menu bar for quick access.

fast task killer home screen

Installation is now complete!

Launch Fast Task Killer and you can see the list of terminated processes.

These are the apps and tools that Fast Task Killer force closes to speed up your firestick or Android TV device!

fast task killer on firestick

For added speed boost performance, check out the TechDoctorUK App Killer which we provide installation instructions for below.

TDUK App Killer (Paid)

While the Fast Task Killer is a great app for improving streaming device performance, TDUK App Killer from TechDoctorUK has added features not available with the free app.

NOTE: This app costs $1.99 and can be purchased through the Amazon App Store or Google Play Store.

TDUK App Killer – Google Play Store

1. From the home screen of your device, hover over search and type TDUK App Killer.

tduk app killer

2. Click TDUK App Killer.

click tduk app killer

3. Click the Shopping Cart.

click get

4. Click to confirm payment.

click buy tduk app killer

5. Wait for the app to install.

wait for tduk app killer to install

6. You will then encounter TDUK App Killer Ready to launch! message. Click Open.

tduk app killer ready to launch message

7. If prompted, click OK.

click ok

8. You will encounter a note that says Please ensure you have enabled ADB Debugging. If you haven’t already, please do so within settings.

9. Hover over the Settings icon and click My Fire TV.

my fire tv to enable usb debugging for tduk app killer

10. Click Developer Options.

click developer options

11. Turn on ADB Debugging.

turn on adb debugging

12. Return to the TDUK App Killer and select Connect to this device via ADB.

click connect to this device via adb

13. Click to Always allow from this computer and select OK.

click to always allow from this computer and select ok

Installation is now complete! Continue reading to learn how to use this app to speed boost your Firestick or Android TV device.

How to Use TDUK App Killer

1. Launch the TDUK App Killer and click Count total running background APPS.

2. This will show you the number of apps running in the background of your device.

total number of apps running in background

3. Click Force Stop ALL APPS.

click force close all apps

4. You will then see the total number of apps that have been forcibly closed.

total running apps closed

5. You can also Setup Whitelist which will make sure to keep apps of your choice running in the background.

setup whitelist tduk app killer

6. We strongly recommend whitelisting your VPN to ensure you are always protected.

whitelist vpn with tduk app killer

That’s it! You can whitelist any apps of your choice and use the App Killer to speed boost your Firestick or Android TV device.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I speed-boost my Firestick?

The guide above provides two methods to speed boost your Firestick or Android TV Device with various applications.

What is Fast Task Killer?

Fast Task Killer is a free application that force closes apps and tools running in the background of your device.

What is TDUK App Killer?

TDUK App Killer is a paid application that kills apps running in the background with additional benefits and features.

Is TDUK App Killer better than Fast Task Killer?

The TDUK App Killer has various settings and features that are not available with the Fast Task Killer application.

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7 thoughts on “How to Speed Boost Firestick & Android TV (2 Methods)”

  1. i tried TDUK app killer and I like it. I couldn’t find anywhere that once you purhase it that its available for all your devices, or do you have to purchase for each device?

  2. Hi. I have always wondered if once you run fast task killer do the tasks you “killed” stay dead for good, or do you need to re-run the app everytime you reboot the firestick? Also, do these “killed” apps come back to life under any other circumstances? Thanks for all the great info

  3. I installed fast task killer on my nvidia shield and it said that it installed but it don’t show up in my apps.

      1. Hi. Like Sheibaby18, I installed Fast Task Killer on two android devices (Dynalink and onn.). It didn’t show in the apps of either device, so I installed Sideload Launcher as you suggested. I did that and can see FTK, but I’m unable to do anything with it (move it or open it)

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