Fire TV / Firestick: How to Remove Apps From Recent

The “Recently Used Apps” section on the Home screen of the Amazon Fire TV/Firestick can help you quickly find apps you use all the time. But sometimes an app you will never use gets stuck on the list. Thankfully, you can control this! You can quickly remove apps from the Recently Used Apps section using these steps.

  1. Use the remote control to navigate back and forth on the on the Recently Used Apps list. Highlight the app you wish to remove.
  2. With the app highlighted, press the Menu ☰ button on the remote. A menu will appear on the lower-left portion of the screen.
  3. Choose “Remove from Recent“.
    Fire TV Remove from Recent

That’s it! It’s kind of a hidden setting, but we figured it out!


If you’d like a video demonstration about how to remove apps from the “Recent” list on the Fire TV, look no further.

I hope this tutorial has helped you successfully find the “Remove from Recent” option on your Firestick/Fire TV to remove apps from the recently used list. Please feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how this tutorial worked for you.

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