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:
- Uninstall/Delete apps on FireStick
- Clear cache on FireStick
- Delete APKs from Internal Storage Using ES File Explorer
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.
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
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.
Video Tutorial: How to Free Up Space on the Amazon Firestick
How to Check Internal Storage on FireStick
To check internal storage on your Amazon FireStick, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Firestick Home
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.