Using Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick can help you watch your favorite channels. You can also install several streaming apps to widen your options when it comes to movies, shows, and originals. But, just as you are enjoying browsing and downloading more apps to your Fire Stick devices, you end up with a “Critically Low on Storage” message.
Initially, your Fire TV Stick and Fire Stick comes with limited storage of 8GB. Downloading and installing more apps can easily take up storage space. Having low storage on your Fire Stick device will affect your streaming activities and will also cause other errors.
The best thing you can do is to free up some storage space on your Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick. Ideally, you do not want to wait to use up your entire storage space before freeing up storage space. You can always do this to achieve a smoother and better streaming experience with your device. Start with checking how much is left on your storage space.
How to Check Storage Space on your Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick
- On the main screen, click Settings.
- Look for My Fire TV and click to open.
- Select About and choose Storage.
- On the right side, you will see how much internal space is available for you.
Free Up Storage Space on Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick
Start Uninstalling Apps You Do not Use
Browse through all your apps and you will often find downloaded apps you have opened once or twice to try out. These unused apps are also taking up your storage space.
- To uninstall these unused apps, go to Settings.
- Click Applications and select Manage Installed Applications.
- Now, look for the apps that you want to uninstall.
- Click the app name and select Uninstall.
- Click Uninstall to confirm the process.
Clear your Cache on Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick
Clearing the cache will also help unload unnecessary data that are taking up some of your storage space.
- Go to Settings and select Applications.
- Click Manage Installed Applications and look for the app that you want the cache cleared.
- Click the app name and select Clear cache.
- Now, click Clear data. This will restore the app to default.
That’s it! Following the steps above will help you free up some storage space for new apps. If the above methods do not work, you can also reset your Fire Stick to its factory default. But, doing so will also remove all other data so it is ideal to only reset your device when other options do not work.
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