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How to delete Apple TV apps

Is your Apple TV becoming too cluttered with different apps? It’s time to go on a deletion spree.

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If your Apple TV home screen is getting crowded, you’ll want to know how to delete apps on Apple TV to avoid clutter or running out of storage.

Hoarding applications you don’t use is a reckless waste of space. The time has come to ditch the junk and only keep the apps that have earned their place on your sacred streaming device.

Let’s discuss how you can delete Apple TV applications from the home screen and Settings app.

Delete Apple TV apps from the home screen

Removing apps also removes any data associated with those items, which you should keep in mind before going on a deleting spree.

You can, however, always reinstall the applications themselves from the App Store.

Here’s how to delete an app from the Apple TV home screen:

Locate and highlight the application you want to removeApple tv app list

Press and hold the clickpad or touchpad until the app starts wigglingApple tv delete app guide

Press the Play/Pause button on your remoteBlack apple tv remote play button

Select Delete

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Now you know how to delete apps on Apple TV. This is the quickest method, as long as the app is on the home screen. If not, follow the steps below.

How to delete Apple TV apps from Settings

If your Apple TV is especially cluttered, locating unwanted applications on the home screen could prove difficult. In this case, viewing and removing apps from Settings may be easier.

Applications in the list appear from largest to smallest, which means you can easily locate the items that are taking up the most space.

Here’s how to delete an app from your Apple TV Settings:

  1. Go to Settings > General
Apple tv settings menu
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  1. Then, select Manage Storage
Manage storage menu on grey background
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  1. Select the Trash icon next to the app you want to remove
How to delete apple tv apps
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  1. Choose Delete when prompted

And now the app is deleted from your Apple TV device. You can always download the app again in the future if you decide you want it back.

Which apps should you delete from your Apple TV?

As a rule, it’s not a bad idea to delete Apple TV apps you haven’t used in the past few months and don’t foresee using any time soon.

However, you should leave any applications that contain irreplaceable information alone, as deletion could cause data loss.

Therefore, any apps you’ve thoroughly neglected that don’t hold important information can safely meet their demise.

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Matt is an Australian writer with a degree in creative and critical writing. Prior to commencing his studies, he worked in tech support and gained valuable insights into technology and its users. He is also an editor and author coach at Dean Publishing.

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