You might need to force an app closed manually on the Firestick if the app becomes frozen or is not responding. Force closing apps can also increase speed, free up available memory, and saves processing power. This can make other apps perform much better.
In this post, we’ll show you two methods you can use to easily force close apps on the Amazon Firestick.
Closing Apps on Fire TV/Firestick
- Press the Home button on the remote to get to the Home screen.
- Select Settings ⚙️.
- Choose Applications.
- Select Manage Installed Applications.
- Choose the app you wish to close. In our example, we are using Netflix.
- Select Force stop. The app will be closed. No message will appear on the screen to confirm this, which can make this process confusing. Once you have selected Force stop, you’ll just have to trust that the app is closed.
I hope these steps have helped you figure out how to force close apps on the Firestick, and the device is performing better than it has previously. Feel free to leave me a note 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?
The Firestick doesn’t come with a way to view apps that are actively running on the device. You’ll need a third-party solution.
You can download and install the Background Apps and Process List app from the Amazon Appstore. This has been trusted by Android, Firestick, and Fire tablet users for years.
When you launch the Background Apps and Process List app, it displays list of apps that are running in the background on Fire TV. This interface makes it much easier to close multiple apps at once. You can select the apps you wish to close from the main screen, then select Force Stop just like the steps in Step 5 as shown in the above tutorial.
Unfortunately, there is no (one and done) type of button or feature to allow you to instantly force stop all apps at once.