Fire TV / Firestick: How to Free Storage Space

Need some more room for apps on the Amazon Fire TV or Firestick? Perhaps you were greeted with a “Not Enough Space” message when attempting to install a new app.

Use these tips for freeing more storage space on your Fire TV device.


Unregister / Register

This trick has been known by the expert Fire TV users community for years. If you want a quick and easy way to free storage space on your Fire TV, unregister the device, the register it again.

  1. From the Fire TV Home screen, select “Settings” > “Account & Profile Settings” > “Amazon account” > “Deregister“.
  2. Confirm your selection by selecting “Deregister” again.
  3. When the registration page loads, sign back in using your Amazon account to re-register the device.

Add External Storage

Utilize the external storage feature and connect a USB storage drive to your Fire TV. If you have a Firestick, see our post – How to Connect a USB Drive to Firestick to learn how.

Once you have connected a USB storage device, start moving apps over to the USB drive. More space achieved!


Delete Unused Apps

  1. Starting from the Home screen, select “Settings” ⚙️.
  2. Select “Applications” > “Manage installed Applications“.
  3. See if there is an app here you can live without. Look at the size of each app and try to find one that takes a large amount of space. Once you find an app you feel comfortable deleting, select it, then choose “Uninstall“. Repeat as many times as necessary.

I hope that after reading this post, you have successfully freed up enough space to be able to get back to using your Amazon Fire TV normally again.

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