Fire TV: 2 Ways to Delete Apps

We show you 2 methods for deleting apps from the Amazon Fire TV and Firestick with this tutorial.


Option 1

  1. Press and hold the “Home” button on the remote control until a menu appears.
  2. Select “Apps“.
    FireTV Quick Menu
  3. Use the directional pad to highlight the app you wish to delete.
  4. Press ☰ on the remote.
  5. A menu will appear where you can select “Uninstall“. The app will then be removed from your Fire TV.
    FireTV Uninstall Option
  6. The app will still be available from the cloud and appear as a selection in Your Apps & Channels. If you want to completely remove references to the app, press ☰ while the app is highlighted, then choose “Remove from Cloud“.
    FireTV Quick Menu

Option 2

  1. From the Home screen, select “Settings” ⚙️.
  2. Choose “Applications“.
    FireTV Applications Option in Settings
  3. Select the “Manage Installed Applications” option.
    FireTV Manage Installed Applications
  4. Choose the app you wish to delete.
    FireTV Select App to Manage
  5. Select “Uninstall“.
    FireTV Uninstall From Settings Option
  6. On the “Are you sure?” prompt, select “Uninstall“.
    FireTV Are You Sure Uninstall Message

At this point, the app will be removed from the memory of your Fire TV. The app may still appear with a cloud icon on it to represent that it is still available from for download. If you wish to remove the app from your app menu, preform step 6 in Option 1.


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I hope this post has helped you with successfully removing apps from your Fire TV.


FAQ

Why doesn’t the option to uninstall appear on some apps?

Some apps are included embedded in the memory of the device. Many Amazon related apps like Alexa Shopping and Amazon Photos are not removable.


This post applies to Amazon Fire TV Cube, Firestick, and box models.

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