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How to Close Apps on Amazon Firestick/Fire TV

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How to Close Apps on Amazon Firestick (1)

Firestick is a popular streaming device with several features. Firestick allows you to install any app from Amazon App Store. Sometimes, opening more apps on Firestick can cause hangs or application freezes. To get rid of these issues, you need to frequently close the apps which are not in use. Closing the apps enhances the smooth functioning of the Amazon Firestick device. There are two ways to close apps on Firestick. You can close the app by force-stopping the particular app. In addition to this method, you can also use third-party applications like Background Apps and Process List or Task Killer to close apps. If you want to automate the closing of apps, you can do it with the help of the Task Killer application.

How to Close Apps on Firestick

[1] Turn On your Firestick-connected TV or Fire TV, and make sure to pair the Firestick remote.

[2] Press the Home button on your Firestick remote.

[3] Scroll to the right and click the Settings icon.

[4] Look for the Applications tile and select it.

Tap on Application.

[5] On the next screen, tap the option Manage Installed Applications.

click Manage Installed Applications

[6] Select the app that you would like to close. For example, let’s choose Netflix.

Select an app to close

[7] Scroll down and hit the option Force Stop to close the app.

Choose Force stop option

How to Close Apps on Firestick using Third-Party Applications

There are two popular applications that allow you to close the apps on Firestick at ease. They are listed below.

  • Background Apps and Process List
  • Task Killer

1. Background Apps and Process List App

[1] Navigate to the Home screen on your Firestick using the remote.

[2] Click the Find tab.

Click the Find tab.

[3] Tap Search and type Background Apps and Process List using the on-screen keyboard.

Search for Background Apps and Process List.

[4] Select the Background Apps and Process List app from the search suggestions list.

[5] Click the Download button to install the app on Firestick.

tap the Download button.

[6] Wait for the installation to complete and tap Open.

click the Open button.

[7] All the active apps running in the background will be displayed on the home screen of the app.

[8] Select the app you want to close or click the Close All Apps option.

Select Close All Apps

[9] You will be navigated to the settings of the app. Here, hit the option Force Stop to close the app on Firestick.

click the Force Stop option to close apps

Note: If you have selected Close All Apps, you will be directed to the next app’s settings screen. Tap Force Stop again to close the app. Repeat the steps till all the apps are closed.

2. Task Killer

1. The first thing to do is to install the Downloader app on Firestick.

2. Then, navigate to Firestick Settings >> My Fire TV >> Developer Options >> Install unknown apps >> Turn ON Downloader.

Enable Downloader

3. Launch the Downloader app and grant access to the required permissions.

4. Tap the Home tab on the left pane and enter the Task Killer APK link on the URL field.

Enter the Task Killer apk link

5. Select the Go button and click Install on the pop-up menu.

Install Task Killer to close apps

6. Once installed, open the Task Killer app on Firestick.

7. The Task Killer app automatically analyzes and removes the apps running in the background.

Use Task Killer to close apps on Firestick

8. After closing the apps, the Task Killer app displays a detailed report on the screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I close apps on Firestick?

You can force stop the app or use third-party applications like Task Killer to close the apps on Firestick.

[2] Why Should I clear cache files on Firestick?

Clearing cache on your Firestick device allows you to use the app smoothly without any interruptions or lags.

[3] Can you close apps on Firestick 4K?

Yes. You can close apps on Firestick 4K. The steps given above are applicable to all Firestick devices.

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