With a mind-blowing 15,000-plus apps available for use with Amazon's Fire TV, it's only inevitable that users will eventually come across a few that seemed like a good addition to their device at the time but turned out to be disappointing in the end. Rather than leaving them to take up precious memory-space on a Fire TV device, it's a much better idea to remove these forgotten or unused applications, to be replaced with something more useful and satisfying for the user.
Products used in this guide
- 4K High Definition streaming: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K ($50 at Amazon)
- Standard High Deinfition streaming: Amazon Fire TV Stick Standard ($40 at Amazon)
How to permanently delete apps from Fire TV
Whether the app is an officially authorized and published program through the Fire TV store or third-party software installed manually, deleting and removing follows the same easy process. This process begins on the Fire TV menu screen, which you can quickly access by selecting the Menu button on your Fire TV remote.
Select the settings option from the main menu.
In the settings menu, select applications
Choose Manage All Installed Applications from the applications page.
- Scroll down to whatever apps or programs you'd like to remove from your Fire TV device.
Selection either delete, which will premanantly remove the program and its saved details (like your login information) or uninstall, which will keep your saved details but remove the active program.
Reinstalling an app that has only been uninstalled should reactivate the saved data, but any program that has been deleted will have to be signed back into again. Repeat these steps as often as necessary to clear any remaining unwanted apps from your Fire TV device.
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Get fired up with this 4K Stick
This 4K Stick is the flagship of Amazon's Fire TV device fleet, offering users the highest quality entertainment and enjoyment in gorgeous high definition. Pre-loaded with Alexa voice control, it is a must-have for any cord cutter or smart-home users.
For high definition, top-of-the-line video quality without breaking the bank, the Amazon Fire TV 4K Stick is simply the best choice for anyone looking to switch from cable to streaming services.
For a more cost-effective option without much of a noticeable drop in picture quality, the Amazon Fire TV Standard Definition Stick offers the same great services and apps.
Standard High Definition Amazon Fire TV Stick ($40 at Amazon)
If 4K high definition isn't a necessity for you to enjoy your favorite streaming programs and services, the Standard High Definition Fire TV Stick is the best option at an easily affordable cost.
High Definition Amazon Fire TV Cube ($120 at Amazon)
If you're looking for that 4K high definition experience with double the memory space to play with, look no further than the Amazon Fire TV Cube. With 16 gigabytes of storage, you'll never have to worry about conserving space again.
Insignia 39-inch Fire TV ($170 at Amazon)
Skip the hassle of having to install an external device to your television with the Insignia 39-in Fire TV. With Amazon's Fire TV service built-in, including a fully-functional Alexa suite
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