How to Free Up Space on the Amazon FireStick (2022)

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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 for 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.

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

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Step 3: Type ES File Explorer

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

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Step 5: Click on Get or Download

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Step 6: Click Open once the download ends

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Step 7: Click on the Internal Storage

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

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Step 9: Here are the APKs that you can delete

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

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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

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Step 3: Click on My Fire TV

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Step 3: Select About

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Step 4: Now hover the remote on Storage

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FAQs – Free Up Space

Why does my firestick keep saying low storage?

It is probably due to the excess of the installed apps on your Firestick, and the cache stores in the background of the app that slowly covers your device storage.

How do I get rid of Low Storage Problem?

The solutions to this problem are already discussed in the article above. The other last method will be resetting your Firestick device that will delete everything and make it as you bought it New.

What you can do to prevent Low Storage?

There is nothing specific that can hold it by causing Low storage because Firestick does not offer a good storage capacity. However, the simplest thing you can do is to delete third-party apk files after the app is installed.

Conclusion

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.

15 comments

  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

  4. Hi
    I have a firestick 2nd gen (not 4k)
    About 1 month ago I did a factory reset as it had run out of space. I only reloaded Tivimate, my VPN (PIA), BBC iplayer and the downloader. Nothing else. I then had more than 4Gb of free space.
    Since then, I swear, I have downloaded nothing and installed nothing. Just watched live TV on the tivimate and bbc iplayer apps.
    As of yesterday my free spacei s down to 1.74GB
    I have lost more than 2Gb of free space in 1 month!!!! Where? How?
    I clear caches regularly, I have no files that I can delete and no apps that I can delete and I fear that at this rate I will have to do another factory rest in a few weeks!
    Help!!!

    • Hello Dany! It is quite common that apps like BBC iPlayer and PIA VPN collects your data about your preference so they may be able to give you better UI experience the next time you visit. However, the amount of data consumed that you’re saying is about 2GB which is alarming. The first thing that you should do is Go to Apps section and clear cache for all the apps i.e. the ones that are official that are built-in and the ones that are installed by you (TiviMate, PIA, BBC iPlayer, Downloader. Clear cache and let us know if this solution works.

    • After resenting firestick max to factory How do you reload your account?

  5. Thank you for the reply.
    As of today (3 June) free space is down to 1.04GB so I’ve lost another 700Mb in 10 days without installing or downloading anything. No photos, no music, nothing.
    I regularly clear cache on the few apps I use. I have done so also for all the other apps but most were only 12Kb.
    When I list apps in size order rather than alphabetically, I cannot see anything abnormal.

  6. It turns out that tivimate is the culprit.
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled all my apps (I only have 4, LOL!!!) one at a time. Nothing significant happened when I uninstalled the other 3 but when it came to tivimate, it freed tons of memory. I have now reinstalled tivimate and free memory is up to 3.98 Gb.
    I only watch live tv on tivimate (I mean I never download anything or watch catch up) and I have had a look in settings to see if there is something that collects data that needs to be unticked but I can’t see anything.
    If I have to uninstall and reinstall tivimate every 2 months or so, I can happily live with that (I have kept the apk so it can be done in minutes).
    Thanks again for your help.

  7. Hey Dany, if you keep having unavoidable low storage problems, you may want to consider adding some extra storage to your firestick. That would really help with your issue.

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