How To Uninstall Apps from Firestick (Easy Guide)

Navigating storage issues on your Amazon Fire TV Stick or any Fire TV device can be a hassle, especially for beginners or those who aren’t tech-savvy and have too many apps installed. 

This guide is designed to simplify the process, offering you a step-by-step tutorial on how to efficiently uninstall apps and manage your device’s storage for optimal performance.

Let’s explore how you can do this in just a few minutes.

Fastest Way To Uninstall Apps: Quick Access Method

My Go-To Quick Method: On your Fire TV Stick, head to the top of the home screen. Look for an icon that looks like a few boxes with a plus sign – that’s your app drawer. Click it.

Here, you’ll see all your installed apps. Find the one you want to delete. Use the three-line button on your Firestick remote (right next to the home button) to open options, and select ‘Uninstall’.

Confirm your choice, and voila, the app is gone!

Insider Tip from My Experience: You might notice that some apps don’t have an “Uninstall” option in the quick access menu. For these, I’ll guide you through the traditional method next.

Also, it’s important to remember that uninstalling an app doesn’t automatically clear its storage space data (cache), which can still occupy space on your device. To efficiently manage this, check out my detailed guide on how to clear the app cache on Firestick.

Uninstall Apps from Firestick Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Identify Apps Eating Up Space

In the ‘Settings’ section of your home page, go to ‘Applications’. This is where you can see which apps are eating up your storage.

A grid of Firestick menu options on a smart TV interface. The "Applications" icon, which is highlighted with a red box, is indicated with an arrow.

Step 2: Focus on Manage Installed Applications

In this section, you can see how much space is left on your Amazon Firestick. I usually try to keep at least one gigabyte free for smooth performance.

This image shows a submenu titled "Applications" with an option "Manage Installed Applications" highlighted in red. To the right, there's a description box detailing the function to view and manage installed applications. At the bottom, there's information about internal space available and external space, indicating no USB storage detected.

Now, click on “Manage Installed Applications” to see the list of apps you currently own. Hover over a specific app to see how much storage it takes.

The image presents a list of applications within a "Manage Installed Applications" menu on a smart TV or streaming device interface. The application "Rumble" is highlighted in red

And click on it if you want it deleted.

Step 3: Clear Cache and Data

In the app section find the “Clear cache” menu item and click on it to free up some space and make your Firestick faster

Follow the same steps with the “Clear data” menu item.

Step 4: Delete Apps From Firestick

Now, it’s time to delete the app.

Scroll through the menu options, find the “Uninstall” menu item, and click on it with the center button on your remote.

For instance, I chose to delete ‘Rumble’, which was using 32 megabytes of storage, along with some data and cache. 

This image highlights the "Rumble" app within the "Manage Installed Applications" menu, with a pink arrow pointing to the "Uninstall" option, which is highlighted in red.

Confirm the action and the app will be removed, freeing up space.

Step 5: Returning to the Home Screen

After uninstalling the app, you can return to the Fire Stick’s home screen by pressing the home button.

Remember, you can always redownload any apps you’ve uninstalled if you change your mind in the future.

Special Case: Hidden or Troublesome Apps

You might have encountered a situation where after installing an app, it crashes or disappears from the screen, making it difficult to locate and uninstall.

The easiest solution is to re-download and reinstall the app to ensure it’s properly installed and try to find it again.

If the above steps don’t work, you can use third-party apps like MiXplorer, ES File Explorer, or Explore File Manager to locate and uninstall the app.

These apps provide a more detailed view of all the applications installed on your Fire TV Stick, including those that might not appear in the regular list.

And I’ve prepared a short tutorial on how to use Mi Explorer in the next section.

Uninstalling Pre-installed/System Apps

Sometimes, you might encounter apps that can’t be uninstalled, such as those pre-installed by Amazon. I call it bloatware as those are apps that are there by default but are hard to get rid of. 

For example, if you try to uninstall ‘IMDB’ or “Silk Browser”, you’ll notice there’s no uninstall option. These apps are meant to stay on the device as part of Amazon’s design.

Fortunately, it doesn’t mean that you need to have those apps on Firestick all the time, there’s a workaround to sort it out. 

I recommend using a file manager app like ‘MiXplorer.’ It’s a versatile tool, effective for managing apps on your Fire TV Stick or Android TV devices. Here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Open Downloader App

Launch the Downloader app on your device.

In the URL search bar, enter and navigate to the website.

Firestick on-screen keyboard with an entered URL "". An arrow points to the URL field, suggesting the input of a web address for navigating or downloading purposes. The interface includes a "Go" button to proceed with the action.

Step 2: Install MiXplorer APK

Once the website loads, scroll to locate the blue “Get the latest version” button and click it.

a web page on a browser with an arrow pointing to a download link for the latest version of an app, labeled "Get the latest version 6.64.3-APK29". The web page is from the website, and the interface suggests it is a software download page for the MiXplorer app.

A new page will open. Scroll down to find the green “Download” button and click it.

The image depicts a download button for an MiXplorer application. The button is green with a downward arrow and the text "Download 3.75 MB Free". A pink arrow points to the button.

Wait for the download to begin and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

A confirmation screen on Firestick showing "App installed" with a checkmark. Below is a notification with the app's name, MiXplorer, stating "Ready to launch!" and providing an option to "Launch now".

Step 3: Uninstall the Desired App

Open the MiXplorer app.

Navigate through the app listings to find the app you wish to uninstall.

Select the app, then confirm the uninstallation by following the prompts.

This image displays a file explorer interface on Firestick, with a focus on a pop-up window that has an "UNINSTALL" button highlighted in red. An arrow points to this button. The window shows details of an Amazon music app, including its version and other technical details.

Final Tips

I hope now you know how to delete apps from your Firestick. Following these steps, I recently cleared enough caches to increase my available space to XXX megabytes. Aim for at least one gigabyte free. I hope this guide, based on my personal usage and regular updates, helps you as much as it’s helped me. For more tips and tricks, keep an eye on my updates.

I'm Luke, and I'm passionate about unlocking the world of streaming. My mission is to help you access and stream the best content on any platform. From reviewing services to writing in-depth how-to articles, I always have my finger on the pulse of the latest Fire Stick news and streaming trends. I understand that technology can sometimes be overwhelming, so I'm here to simplify its complexities. With every piece I write, my aim is to create beginner-friendly guides that make your streaming journey smoother and more enjoyable.

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