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

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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 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 and select the Search icon

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Step 2: Type ES File Explorer

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Step 3: Select the ES File Explorer app from the list

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Step 4: Click on Get or Download

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Step 5: Click Open once the download ends

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Step 6: Click on the Internal Storage

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Step 7: Choose any folder. I chose Downloader because I download many APKs througnthe Downloader app

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Step 8: Here are the APKs that you can delete

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Step 9: 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: On your FireStick Home, go to Settings

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Step 2: 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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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.

4 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.

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