How To Clear Cache On A Firestick: A Step-By-Step Guide

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If you’re experiencing buffering or slow streaming on your Amazon Firestick, it might be time to clear the cache. Clearing the cache can help improve the device’s overall performance and speed. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of clearing the cache on your Firestick.

Step 1: Access the Settings Menu

Navigate to the home screen of your Firestick and select the “Settings” option located in the top menu bar.

Step 2: Select “Applications”

Scroll down and select the “Applications” option from the settings menu.

Step 3: Select “Manage Installed Applications”

Next, select the “Manage Installed Applications” option to view all the apps installed on your Firestick.

Step 4: Select the App to Clear Cache

Scroll through the list of installed apps and select the app you want to clear the cache for. For example, if you’re experiencing buffering on the Netflix app, select the Netflix app.

Step 5: Select “Clear Cache”

Once you have selected the app, scroll down to find the “Clear Cache” option and select it. A confirmation message will appear, select “Clear Cache” again to confirm.

Step 6: Restart the App

After clearing the cache, exit the settings menu and restart the app you just cleared the cache for. This will ensure that the app runs smoothly and without any buffering issues.

Step 7: Clear Cache Periodically

It’s recommended to clear the cache periodically to keep your Firestick running smoothly. This can be done for all apps installed on your Firestick by following the same steps outlined above.


  • Q: Will clearing cache delete my data?
  • A: No, clearing cache will only delete temporary files and will not delete any personal data or login information.

  • Q: How often should I clear the cache on my Firestick?
  • A: It’s recommended to clear the cache every few weeks or when you notice the device is running slow.

  • Q: Does clearing cache improve Firestick performance?
  • A: Yes, clearing cache can help improve the overall performance and speed of your Firestick.

  • Q: Can I clear cache for multiple apps at once?
  • A: No, you need to clear cache for each app individually.

  • Q: Will clearing cache delete my downloaded content?
  • A: No, clearing cache will not delete any downloaded content.

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