How to Clear Cache on Amazon Fire TV

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If you’re having trouble with your Amazon Fire TV apps, clearing the cache may be a solution. We’ll walk you through the process of deleting temporary files on your Fire TV device.

What is cache on Amazon Fire TV devices?

Cache is a collection of temporary files that your installed applications create during normal operation. These cache files efficiently provide your applications with the data they need. However, sometimes these cache files get corrupted and as a result your apps suffer from various issues.

Flushing the cache resolves these issues. It doesn’t delete your app or the data you’ve saved on it, so don’t worry about losing any functionality. Be aware, however, that on your Amazon Fire TV device, you can only clear cache per app; there is no way to clear the entire cache of the device at once.

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Clear app cache on Amazon Fire TV devices

To start the app cache removal process, press the Home button on your Amazon Fire TV remote to open the device’s main screen.

On the main screen, select the “Settings” option (a gear icon).

To select "Settings" on the main interface of Fire TV.

From the “Settings” menu, select “Applications”.

To choose "Applications" in the "Settings" menu.

From the options on the “Applications” page, choose “Manage installed applications”.

To select "Manage installed applications" on the "Applications" page.

You will now see a list of the apps you have installed on your Fire TV device. Here, select the app you are having issues with. You will empty the cache of this selected application.

Select a Fire TV app.

On the application page that opens, select “Clear cache”.

To select "Empty the cache" on the application page.

Advice: If your application continues to have problems even after clearing the cache, consider clearing the application data by selecting the “Clear data” option. Be warned, however, that this completely resets the app; you will lose things like account logins and parental controls.

The cache files for your selected application are deleted successfully. To clear the cache of other apps, repeat the above process for each app and you’re good to go.

This is how you get rid of app glitches by simply clearing the cache of your Amazon Fire TV devices. Very useful!

If your issues persist, it may be a good idea to reset your Amazon Fire TV to default settings. This erases all your customizations and returns the device to its factory state.

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