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4 Best Ways To Fix Low Storage Error On Firestick


Amazon Firesticks are one of the best streaming devices available today. Firesticks allow you to stream movies, TV shows, music, etc., even on a non-smart TV.

Streaming online content on non-smart TV is one of the USPs of Firesticks. Firesticks allow you to install official and unofficial apps on it. However, they have limited storage, and you can find an error about the storage limit.

You will learn steps you might need to follow after getting the low storage error in this article.

Why Do You Receive The Critically Low Storage Error?

You can get a low storage error because of two reasons. The first reason is your Firestick does not have enough internal storage for you to add more media or content.

The second reason you can get this error is that you try to install another app when your Firestick is already on low storage. You can perform several steps, like clearing cache and resetting Firestick to remove this error.

Another known error that several users complain about is buffering. There are several do-it-yourself solutions available on the internet you can try to remove.

How To Free Up Space On Your Firestick Device?

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You might need to free storage from your Firestick if you are getting low or critically low storage errors. Here are some of the best ways to get rid of this error.

1) Clear the Cache Memory

Almost every app adds cache memory to your device. This cache memory is the stored data of the installed apps. The more you use the app, the more cache memory it will take. You might need to go to the settings of the Amazon Firestick and select Applications.

Now, go to the Manage Installed Applications tab and select the app you want to clear cache memory. In the end, click on Clear Cache and Clear Data options. You might also want to know that you need to enter your login details again into the app.

2) Delete unnecessary Apps

When I bought Firestick, I received a critically low storage error after using it for three days. I kept installing several apps until I realized I was running out of storage.

You might want to uninstall some apps you do not use frequently. Several apps do not take up much space, but some take up a massive amount of space on your Firestick.

Firstly, you might want to uninstall sideloaded apps or APKs because we use most of them two or three times only. For instance, you might use the Downloader apps to sideload apps, but after that, there is not much use left for it. You might want to uninstall it afterward.

3) Internal Storage

You might need to delete videos or audios from your Firestick if you use a media player like Kodi to watch them. We often forget to delete the movies and shows we added, which end in the same error message. You might want to check for unused data once or twice a week.

4) Factory Reset

A factory reset might be the final step if you get a low storage error even after clearing enough space. Your Firestick might temporarily glitch, and you can sort it after a factory reset.

You might also want to know that you need to set up your Firestick from the start after performing a factory reset. You might need to contact customer support if your Firestick gives the same error even after a factory reset.


These steps will probably resolve the low storage error for you. However, the factory reset is the last step you can try yourself to get rid of this error.

Amazon’s customer support executives are kind and try their best to resolve the issue as soon as possible. One of the best habits you can develop to avoid this error is clearing the Firestick’s data once or twice a week.

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