Amazon Fire Stick owners are discovering the brand new button that frees up a lot of space and instantly increases speed

AMAZON has introduced a brand new feature for Fire TV devices that users may want to check out.

As anyone with a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick knows, storage space can quickly run out due to the various apps you download.

The tool makes manually deleting your Fire TV a breeze


The tool makes manually deleting your Fire TV a breezePhoto credit: Alamy

Using storage space negatively affects the overall speed of your device.

And clearing it out manually is tedious.

That’s why Amazon has found a clever way to clean them up for you.

It’s called Auto Offload and it automatically clears the cache for any app that hasn’t been used for more than 30 days.

And if your kit has less than 800MB left, the tool will unload the apps that aren’t used for more than 60 days.

Things like your login information and settings preferences are preserved, so you don’t have to bother re-entering them all if you decide to use downloaded apps again.

You can tell that an app has been offloaded because a cloud icon appears on the app’s logo.

Auto Offload turns on automatically – but it only works if you have an internet connection.

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You can also choose which apps you want to offload.

Just go to Fire TV Settings and search for “Manage Installed Applications.”

Unfortunately, storage optimization options are not available on all Fire TV devices.

With exception of:

  • Amazon Fire TV (2nd generation)
  • Amazon Fire TV (1st generation)
  • Fire TV Stick (2nd generation)
  • Fire TV Stick (1st generation)
  • Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

It’s also not possible to use it on Fire TV devices that have a child profile set up.

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Jake Nichol

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