Does it feel like to takes forever to load one of your favorite streams or does the Amazon Firestick start to lag start to lag right off the bat?
Before you can get your Firestick clean, you must first diagnose the issue. For some, it could be as simple as lag when a video has been rented while others may need to perform a Firestick factory reset.
In most cases, it all comes down to the cache, otherwise, you may simply need to clear data or free up storage. The Amazon Fire TV stick is not a beefy device, so remember there is only a limited amount of space out of the box. It will go quicker than you think.
Are you storing things in the cloud? Some folks like to pull content from their storage on your Amazon which can be an issue as well. It can also be a blessing as you may be able to rely on the cloud more and the built-in Firestick storage less. That said, in many cases, it comes down to the apps you frequently use unless your streamer is in total meltdown mode.Keeping your Firestick Clean
If you are struggling to watch your favorite movies TV shows, you may be tempted to scoop up one of those popular Firestick cleaner apps. Unfortunately, they are a mixed bag as some actually work while others will bog your streamer down more or hit you with bloatware. Amazon’s app store is not nearly as secure as Apples, so look before you leap.
Sometimes a particular app can cause you issues, so that’s where we recommend you start. To clear the cache for individual apps on the Firestick or Firestick TV 4K, here’s what you need to do…
- Go to Settings
- Scroll to Application, then select Manage Installed Applications
- Choose the app that’s causing an issue
- Select the app, then clear cache
Keeping your Firestick clean can be as simple as that. Keep in mind; you do not want to select “Clear Data” just cache otherwise you may lose important settings. It can be used as a last resort before a complete wipe, however. Once you clear the cache of your streaming apps, watching those free movies and TV shows will become fast and easy again.