How to Uninstall Apps From Firestick

With Amazon Fire TV, you can install apps in the easiest way. However, when an app is not working properly, then you should uninstall and install it again. You may also need to uninstall unwanted apps when you don’t have enough memory in your device.

Whatever your reason is, in this tutorial, we will show you how to uninstall unwanted  apps from your Firestick.

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Let’s jump right into the guide!

Uninstall Apps from Firesick

First Method:

1. Launch your Firestick and search for “Settings” over the top menu.

2. Scroll on the right and click on “Applications.”

Firestick Applications on Settings
3. Go to “Manage Installed Applications.”
Firestick Manage Installed Applications

4. We took MX Player App as an example and uninstall it.

MX Player on Firestick Application
5. Click on “MX Player” App and go to “Uninstall.”

Note: Always clear data and cache before you start uninstalling apps. This way you will be able to get rid of all app data such as login credentials that have been stored in the app. On the other hand, when you clear the cache, all app’s temporary data will be erased. This is important because leftover temporary data can take up a huge amount of space in your device.

Uninstall MX Player

6. Confirm it and click again “Uninstall.” At this point, the App is uninstalled from your Firestick.

confirm uninstall apps

Second Method:

There is another method on how you can access all your already installed Apps.

1. Hold on the Home button on your remote controller for about 3-4 seconds and you will see 4 shortcuts like in the photo.
2. Click on “Apps.”
Apps on Firestick

3. Choose the App you want to uninstall. We randomly picked the “Puffin TV” app just to show you the process.

4. Tap the Menu button on your Firestick remote controller (the three horizontal lines) to access the Options.
Uninstall apps
5. Go to the last option “Uninstall” and click on it. Your app is now uninstalled successfully.
Uninstall an app on Firestick

6. The apps you download from Amazon Appstore and not from other sideloading apps will still remain in the cloud if you don’t remove them from it.
To do it, just click again on the menu button on your remote controller and go to “Remove from Cloud.” The Youtube App in this case will not appear under Apps on your Firestick anymore.

Remove from cloud

Let us know in the comments section down below if you managed to uninstall unwanted apps with the help of this in-depth guide!

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Thomas Worden
Thomas Worden
11 months ago

How do I remove apps Amazon installed. I.E. Appstore, Amazon Music, etc.

David
David
11 months ago

How do you know which apps to uninstall to remove to make space or not?

wst
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wst
11 months ago
Reply to  David

in the application screen the firestick displays the size used by each app

Irving
Irving
3 months ago

How do I uninstall apps that doesn’t have uninstall on the screen, just clear data, clear cache and force stop?

Muffy
Muffy
11 months ago

If I remove an app I don’t want ..like Netflix or Kodi how do I reinstall them or install one of my own apps that aren’t on the cloud? This unit sounds very propriety. grrrr

wst
Admin
wst
11 months ago
Reply to  Muffy

you can reinstall any app

Edward L Parks
Edward L Parks
4 months ago

I cannot get rid of the stuff that came on my firestick. Like Amazon freetime, amazon music, alexa shopping, prime video. The only choices are stop force , clear data, clear cache. These are some of the stuff I DO NOT WANT. I NEED TO GET RID OF IT! THANK YOU

Caren
Caren
4 months ago

How do you delete apps which have been added by Amazon themselves, i.e. #AtHome?

Caren
Caren
4 months ago
Reply to  Sa

That method will not permaently uninstall the Amazon apps, I’ve tried several times before posting my question. Thank you.

Bill Rodgers
Bill Rodgers
11 months ago

Thanks

Jane
Jane
11 months ago

Thanks for showing me the 2nd option. There was an app not working, it had an icon but was not listed in the list of apps and couldn’t install the new one. I was now able to uninstall the defective app and install the good one.

Sherrie Nofrey
Sherrie Nofrey
11 months ago

I previously uninstalled several applications but did not clear the cache and data first.
How can I rectify this and be sure my memory is not tied up with this residual data?

wst
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wst
11 months ago
Reply to  Sherrie Nofrey

during uninstall all app related files are deleted as well

Roger Reynolds
Roger Reynolds
11 months ago

What is the definition of clear data and clear cache.

Alan Noble 45
Alan Noble 45
11 months ago

I cannot get my firestick working it’s asking for authentication account id a account token I have not got any

Keith Lambert
Keith Lambert
11 months ago

Brilliant information thanks

Vee
Vee
8 months ago

Thanks alot I needed to take apps off my firestick

Arthur Foreman
Arthur Foreman
6 months ago

Worked great. Easy tutorial. Thanks.

Gary Markin
Gary Markin
1 month ago

I was able to Uninstaller side loaded apps but not Cloud apps.

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