How to Delete Apps on Apple TV with 3 Easy Ways

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-03-06 / Update for  Apple TV Repair

Apple TV can be counted as the most convenient gadget for Apple customers. Well! Apple has constantly been working on their products and modified them to improve the productivity as well as users' convenience. With the newer generations and models, Apple TV has started to offer App Store with the help of which the users can simply access to different apps.

However, there are many people who have wished to delete app from Apple TV. We have always gladly helped you and written many articles in the past related to Apple TV. And without breaking this tradition, we would now like to make you familiar with how to delete apps on Apple TV. So let's begin without more ado.

Can I remove app from Apple TV of any Generation?

Before we move further and proceed to know how to delete an app from Apple TV, you should be informed about this. We would like to bring into your notice that not every Apple TV generation or model can support this functionality. Keeping in simpler terms, you cannot delete app from Apple TV of earlier generation that include Apple TV 1st generation, 2nd generation and 3rd generation. The models that introduced in and after 2015 allow you to delete the apps. These include Apple TV 4th generation and Apple TV 4K. These new models offer App Store with the help of which the users can delete and install the apps manually. For the previous models and generations of Apple TV, you can hide the apps instead of deleting them from Apple TV. So, if you want to learn about both of these methods just scroll down and get appropriate guides.

How to Delete Apps on Apple TV 4

You can delete the apps from your Apple TV in two ways which are deleting them from Home Screen and deleting those using Settings of the TV. We are going to explain both the methods one by one. Scroll down to explore and get to know the step by step guide.

Deleting Apps from Home Screen

Step 1 – First of all, get your remote and select the app you want to delete. For selecting the app, swipe down or right according to the app's place and stop swiping from the remote when you find the app.

Step 2 – After selecting, you need to hold down the touchpad of the remote until you see that the selected app begins to shake.

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Step 3 – When it shakes, you will get a command to press the Play/Pause button in order to delete the app. Do the same then and confirm the deletion by clicking on 'Delete' option.

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Step 4 – Lastly, click on 'Remove' button and your app will be deleted from the Apple TV. Now, follow the same steps if you want to delete multiple apps.

Deleting Apps from Settings

Step 1 – Begin with opening the 'Settings' app on your TV.

Step 2 – Now, go to the "General' option.

Step 3 – Subsequently, select the 'Manage Storage' option that can be found under 'Usage' option.

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Step 4 – You will now notice a trash or bin icon beside the apps. Start clicking on this icon next to which app you want to delete.

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Step 5 – In the end, click on 'Delete' button to confirm the deletion

Hiding Apps from previous generation Apple TVs

After learning how to delete apps from Apple TV of newer generations, let us now understand how you can hide apps from earlier TV models. Here are the steps needed to be followed.

The steps are almost similar to the deletion from Home Screen guide.

Step 1 – On the Home Screen, just select or highlight the app you want to hide.

Step 2 – Press down the touch-sensitive surface of the remote and wait for the app to jiggle.

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Step 3 – You will be again asked to press the Play/Pause button. Press the button and choose 'Delete or Hide'. If you want to get the apps back, you can do this with the help of 'Settings' from the main menu.

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If you cannot delete apps on Apple TV, or the App stuck or freezing on your TV, try Tenorshare ReiBoot, an easy TVos repairing tool to help you fix any system problems in Apple TV without losing any data.

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We hope you have understood how to remove an app from Apple TV by now with the help of the guides we mentioned above. Unfortunately the people who possess Apple TVs before 2015 models can't delete the apps on their own and in these models; apps get installed by Apple itself from time to time. Hope you enjoyed reading this post and got helped on what you wanted. So, now what are you waiting for? Follow the guides and start removing apps from Apple TV if you own Apple TV 4 or 4K.