Firestick is one of the finest streaming devices available in the market. It lets you stream movies and TV shows in high quality. If you are a Firestick user, you might have experienced freeze and lags at least once while streaming your favorite show. These issues may occur due to a lack of storage. To avoid these types of issues, you need to close the apps running in the background. Closing the background apps will free up the place and improves the performance of your Firestick. It also speeds up your Firestick device. You can close the background apps on your Firestick using two methods. The first method is to close the apps through Firestick settings, and the other is using third-party apps. Flow with this article to know more details on how to close apps on your Amazon Firestick.

How to Close Apps on Amazon Firestick

Below are the steps to close the background apps on Amazon Firestick through the Firestick settings.

Quick Guide: Launch the Fire TV home, click Settings > Applications < Select Manage Installed Applications > Select the app > Select Force Stop.

1. First, connect the Firestick device to the HDMI port on your TV.

2. Make sure to connect your Amazon Firestick to a Wi-Fi network.

3. Click the Settings icon on the top-right corner.

Click the Settings icon

4. Select the Applications tile from the settings menu.

Select the Applications tile

5. Tap the Manage Installed Applications option under Applications.

Tap the Manage Installed Applications option

6. Choose the app you want close from the list.

Choose the app to Close Apps on Firestick

7. Next, click the Force Stop option.

click the Force Stop option to close Apps on Firestick

8. Now, the selected app will be closed on your Firestick.

Alternative Method: Close Apps using Third-Party Applications

You can also close the apps using the third-party apps on Firestick.

  • Background Apps & Process List
  • Task Killer

Close Apps on Firestick using Background Apps & Process List App

The Background Apps & Process List app is available on the Amazon App Store, so you can directly download the app on your Firestick.

1. Launch the Firestick home screen.

2. Search for the Background Apps & Process List option. You can also use Alexa on Firestick to search.

3. Select the app and click the Download button.

click the Download button

4. Wait till the app is installed.

5. Once the Installation process is over, click the Open button to launch the app.

6. You can view the list of apps that are currently running in the background.

7. Tap the Close All Apps button if you want to close all the apps.

Tap the Close All Apps button to close Apps on Firestick

8. On the next screen, select Force stop to close the apps.

click the Force Stop option to close Apps on Firestick

9. If you want to close the single app, select the app and click Force Stop to close it on Firestick.

Close Apps on Firestick using the Task Killer App

The Task Killer app is not available on the Amazon App Store. So you need to install the app using Downloader on Firestick.

1. Locate the Firestick home screen.

2. Select the Find and click the Search tile.

3. Browse Downloader using the virtual keyboard.

Browse Downloader

4. Pick the Downloader app from the search results.

5. Tap the Download button to install the app.

Tap the Download button

6. Now, hit the Open button to launch the app.

Preliminary Requirements

1. Click the Settings icon on your Firestick home screen.

2. Tap the My Fire TV tile.

Tap the My Fire TV on Firestick

3. Select the Developer Options.

4. Hit the Install unknown apps option.

click the install unknown apps

5. Turn on Downloader to install the unknown sources on Firestick.

Turn on Downloader t

Sideload Task Killer on Firestick using Downloader

1. Open the Downloader app from the Apps section on Firestick.

2. Tap the Home tab on the left pane.

3. Enter the download link of Task Killer in the URL field.

Enter the download link of Task Killer to Close Apps on Firestick

4. Once entered, click the Go button to download the apk file.

5. Next, open the apk file and hit the Install button to install the app.

6. After installation, tap the Open button to launch the app.

How to use Task Killer on Firestick

1. Go to the Your Apps & Games section on your Firestick.

2. Find and select Task killer from the list of applications.

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3. Select the menu button and click on the Move option.

how to close app on firestick (1)

4. Drag and drop the app in the place where you want to place it and launch the app.

5. Once you launch the app, it will search for the app running in the background and close them automatically.

Follow any of the above methods to close apps on Firestick. If you use the first method, you need to close the app manually all the time. But if you use third-party apps, it will close the background apps automatically. Once all the background apps, you can stream on Firestick without freeze and lags.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you force close apps on Firestick?

Yes, you can close the apps that are running in the background on Firestick.

2. How to delete apps on Firestick?

If you want to close apps on Firestick, go to Settings >> Applications >> Manage Installed Applications >> Choose the app >> click Uninstall to delete the apps on Firestick.

3. How to stop background apps on Firestick?

To close apps, click Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Apps > Select the app > Select Force stop.

4. How to stop apps from starting automatically on Firestick?

Turn off Allow Video and an audio Autoplay option under Application Manager.