How to Free Up Space on the Amazon FireStick (October 2021)


This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to free up space in your Amazon FireStick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and other Amazon devices.

Having a limited space on your FireStick device can slow down your streaming, cause trouble while browsing, and frequently crashing of the apps.

Deleting files is just one way to clean up your FireStick disk, but there are other ways like clearing up cache and others that I am going to discuss.

Often when you install an app through an APK, you forget to delete these APKs and they tend to pile up and eat your space.

Also, your FireStick has about 8 GB of internal storage among which only 5-6 GB of storage is available for app installation. So that really counts of freeing up some storage!

3 Best Ways to Free Up Space on FireStick

There could be many ways to free up FireStick space and these are listed below:

I have already written a separate blog on the first two ways, which is why I will be discussing the third way to free up space on FireStick.

Video Tutorial: How to Free Up Space on the Amazon Firestick

Let’s begin with the process…

How to Free Up Space on Amazon FireStick (ES File Explorer)

This app now charges a ridiculous price of $9.99/mo which I think is a lot. If you can afford it, you can continue with this method or you can try using the above two methods.

Step 1:Open Firestick Home

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Step 2: Click on the Find tab and then Click on Search Icon


Step 3: Type ES File Explorer


Step 4: Select the ES File Explorer app from the list


Step 5: Click on Get or Download


Step 6: Click Open once the download ends


Step 7: Click on the Internal Storage


Step 8: Choose any folder. I chose Downloader because I download many APKs througnthe Downloader app


Step 9: Here are the APKs that you can delete


Step 10: Long-press the ‘Select’ button on the FireStick remote to choose the APK that you wish to delete


This is how you can free up space on your FireStick. You can repeat the method for every folder you see on ES File Explorer. You can also reset FireStick to default factory settings as well but it will clear all your data.

How to Check Internal Storage on FireStick

To check internal storage on your Amazon FireStick, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Firestick Home

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Step 2: Click on the Settings icon


Step 3: Click on My Fire TV


Step 3: Select About


Step 4: Now hover the remote on Storage



Now you can use your FireStick device without worrying it would eat your internal storage.

Freeing up space on FireStick can be done by various methods including deleting some apps or clearing up the cache. This guide will tell you all about it.


  1. Long press doesn’t work, nothing happens when I long press

  2. You fail to mention it has a heft month cost for the software.

  3. Wrapped up a couple days of interesting new experiences getting my formerly unruly firestick to behave

    ES file exp worked fine thining out the flotsam/jetsam-ware thanks to your “driving lesson”

    Maybe our friends at amz will include several simple yet imparative upgrades in the next iteration

    Many thanks

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