Fire TV / Firestick: How To Close Apps

You might need to force an app closed manually on the Amazon Fire/Firestick if the app becomes frozen or is not responding. Follow these steps to learn how to close apps on the Fire TV or Firestick.

Closing Apps on Fire TV/Firestick

  1. From the Home screen, select “Settings“.
  2. Choose “Applications“.
    FireTV Settings Applications Option
  3. Select “Manage Installed Applications“.
    FireTV Manage Installed Applications
  4. Choose the app you wish to close. In our example, it’s Netflix.
    Netflix App Selection in FireTV Settings
  5. Select “Force stop“. The app will be closed. No message appears to confirm this, which can make this process confusing.
    Force Closing App on FireTV

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I hope these steps have helped you figure out how to close apps on the Fire TV or Firestick. Feel free to leave me a not in the comments if it did or didn’t work for you.


FAQ

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.

Apps Listed in Background Apps and Process List App FireTV

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