Updated at 09 Apr 2022
Amazon Fire TV Stick, the best streaming device, allows you to stream TV shows, download apps, and stream music. However, just like other streaming devices, it has some limitations. If you download more apps on your Fire TV Stick devices, it will display the "Amazon Fire TV Stick Critically low on Storage" message.
This "critically low storage" error is annoying because it can't be fixed by simply clearing the cache usually(which would be the easiest solution and we'll cover it too!).
First, let's try the most popular solution till we get to some more complex ones. In most of the cases, when your Fire TV low on storage, it leads to problems like this you're getting now. It's crucial that you monitor your disk space periodically. The apps' downloading process is dependent on disk space: in one moment the other error may appear, saying that you don't have enough disk space to install the app. Before downloading any applications, you can check the storage it will take on Amazon Fire Stick. Otherwise, some day you will get a message saying, "Your Disk Space is running critically low" if it gets full.
We recommend the next options if you don't think that removing disk space is enough. Or, if you're still getting the "critically low on storage" error on your Fire/Firestick TV.
The old device is one of the main reasons Amazon Fire TV has critically low storage. Amazon Fire TV's older version has less storage space than the latest version of it. If you use an older version of the Fire TV Stick, and it is showing the "critically low storage" errors, then you may purchase a newer version of the Firestick via the Amazon App Store.
But, of course, it's the option you always have. Let's try something else, too.
The apps on you device take space, so sometimes monitor what you can remove, to avoid this "Amazon Firestick critically low on storage" error in the future.
You can also delete any pre-installed applications from your Firestick using your remote. Here's how to do it:
You may try ES File Explorer as it is one of the most widely used file managers. Or, you can install any other file manager. Below are the steps to delete pre-installed applications using the former.
Amazon Firestick comes pre-installed with many apps. Not all apps will have an "Uninstall" option. You may need some apps to work with your Firestick. These apps ensure that the Firestick runs smoothly and without interference.
Firestick also comes with several pre-installed anti-bloatware apps. Bloatware refers to apps that aren't necessary for the device's smooth functioning and performance. Even if you aren't using them, these apps can occupy space on your Firestick. Weather apps, games, and sports apps are just a few examples. Amazon Firestick lets you delete apps that are not necessary to your device. This frees up space for more useful apps.
Sometimes, simply getting rid of unneeded apps won't solve the problem. To free up disk space, you may need to clear the cache and delete app data. What are cache and app data, and where did they come from? Your Fire TV Stick device will get older as you continue to install and use apps. This causes data to be generated in the background.
This data, known as a cache file, takes up space on your Fire TV Stick device. These files can make your Fire TV Stick work better, but they also fill up storage space quickly, which can lead to the "Fire Stick low in storage" error. Follow the steps below:
Use this option if you're okay with losing data and all the preferences.
Follow these steps to reset the device to factory defaults:
Let's suppose you didn't reset your Firestick as you don't want any of your apps or data to be lost. Maybe your FireStick wasn't as space-efficient as you hoped. Which is the next step?
You can have multiple profiles on your FireTV. Although it is not possible to have two working profiles on an Amazon FireStick, you can switch between them to see whether the "critically low storage space error" disappears.
Kodi is an excellent app. However, it does require a lot of storage to run. Many users reported that they had fixed the "Fire Stick low in memory" issue by uninstalling Kodi and then reinstalling it. Many users have achieved the same result by using the Clear Data or Clear Cache actions in the Kodi app.
This error can also be fixed by rooting a Firestick. If you know your way around rooting your FireStick device and connecting it to your computer, then you should look for the location marked /data/data/com.amazon.tv.launcher/databases/mbcacche.db.