The Amazon Fire TV/Firestick provides a way to close apps. You can use this feature when apps become frozen in an unusable state or to free available memory. This tutorial will help you with a couple of different approaches for closing apps.
Closing Apps on Fire TV/Firestick
- From the Home screen, select “Settings“.
- Choose “Applications“.
- Select “Manage Installed Applications“.
- Choose the app you wish to close. In our example, it’s Netflix.
- Select “Force stop“. The app will be closed. No message appears to confirm this, which can make this process confusing.
I hope these steps have helped you figure out how to close apps on the Fire TV/Firestick. Feel free to leave me a not in the comments if it did or didn’t work for you.
How do I see the apps that are running in the background on Fire TV?
You can download and install the Background Apps and Process List app from the Amazon Appstore. When you launch this app, it displays apps that are running in the background on Fire TV. You can select the apps you wish to close from the main screen, then perform Step 5 as shown in the above tutorial. Unfortunately, there is no one button or feature to allow you to force stop all apps at once.