How to Close Apps on Firestick [Easy Guide]

How to Close Apps on Firestick

Amazon’s Firestick is one of the best and most popular streaming devices available globally. It offers tons of channels like Sling TV, AT &T TV, YouTube, Pluto TV, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney Plus, etc. It comes with remote and Alexa support. Though it is the best streaming device, it sometimes creates lag and issues while streaming. When you don’t close the background running apps, it becomes frozen and does not respond to commands. Moreover, closing the apps running in the background will boost the performance, speed up the device, and free up the memory space. In this article, we have listed the steps on how to close apps on Firestick.

How to Close Apps on Firestick

Use the following steps to close the app easily on your Amazon Firestick.

[1] On your Firestick remote, press the Home button. The home screen will appear.

[2] Navigate to Settings and select Applications.

click Settings > Application

[3] Then, select Manage Installed Application option.

select Manage Installed Application option.

[4] The list of installed apps will appear. Choose the application that you want to close.

How to Close Apps on Firestick - choose app

[5] Finally, click on Force Stop.

How to Close Apps on Firestick - click Force stop

[6] Now, the app you’ve selected will close.

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Another Way: How to Close Apps on Amazon Fire Stick using Background Apps & Process App

[1] Switch on your Firestick and go to the home screen.

[2] Navigate to the Find option, followed by selecting Search.

[3] Type Background Apps & Process List, and the list of apps will appear.

Choose the app from result

[4] Choose the app from the results.

[5]  Click the Get/Download option to complete the download.

Click Download

[6] When the downloading gets over, click the Open button to launch the app.

Click open to launch

[7] On the home screen, click on the Close All Apps option.

click Close All Apps option

[8] It will show you the currently running background apps.

[9] Click Force Stop.

[10] On the next screen, tap on Force Stop again to confirm.

[11] Now, the background apps will get closed.

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How do I stop apps running in the background on Firestick?

You can force-quit the app, and it will stop or close the background apps running on your Amazon Firestick.

Should you clear cache on Firestick?

Yes. Clear Cache files make the device run smoothly without any lag or error.

How to delete apps on Firestick?

To delete any apps on Fire TV, open Settings >> Applications >> Manage Installed Applications >> choose an app >> click Uninstall >> select Uninstall.

How to download apps on Firestick for free?

You can search or browse for the free apps on Firestick on the Amazon App Store and install them on your Firestick.

How to force close apps on Firestick 4k?

You can follow the same steps as closing apps to force close apps on Firestick.

What does force stop mean on Firestick?

Force stop or close on Firestick means that the user is stopping the app from running in the background which eventually clears the device and restarts itself.

How to turn off background apps on Firestick?

You can get the Background Apps and Process List to turn off the apps on the Firestick.