How to uninstall apps on Apple TV?

Apple TV is the ideal dongle for users who are used to the Apple ecosystem, and who want to control all their content, such as music, series or movies, without leaving the signatureRemoving some applications installed on Apple TV has a positive effect, since it improves its performance in general, and allows us to more easily access the apps that we do use

Yes ok there are different grounds and reasons why you can pretend to uninstall apps on Apple TV, in this article we do not want to dwell on those circumstances, but rather on how to remove those apps that no longer make sense to keep on the Apple dongle. You will see that the process to do it is very simple, and that in just a few minutes you will have gotten rid of these contents that do not contribute anything to your user experience.

As we said, it does not matter if you feel that the home screen of your Apple TV is cluttered with applications that are completely useless, or if you want personalize your interaction with the content service from scratch. Basically, the only relevant thing is that you want to give the device and its software a facelift, something that we think is good to recommend if you haven’t cleaned the interface for a long time, and you think it’s running a little slow.

Of course, you have to keep in mind that if you delete an application on Apple TV, this means that you also lose the data related to this application, and that the app will be discarded from any other Apple TV that has this same iCloud configuration. Once these clarifications have been made, you can still download any app again, although that personal information will not be recovered, but you will have to enter your preferences again.

Remove apps from Apple TV with Siri control

With the second generation Siri control

The first of the tutorials is intended for those users with the second generation Siri control.

Select the app you want to delete using the 2nd generation Siri controlPress and hold the center of the trackpad until the app begins to jigglePress the Play/Pause button to access more app optionsTap Delete and confirm that this is the action you want realize

With the first generation Siri control

The second of the tutorials is intended for those users with the first generation Siri control.

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Select the app you want to remove using the first-gen Siri controlPress and hold the center of the trackpad until this app begins to vibratePress the Play/Pause button to access more app optionsTap Remove and confirm that this is the action you want realize

Delete Apps on Apple TV from Settings

Just like iOS, tvOS offers a way to remove apps on Apple TV from the Settings section. This can be extremely useful if you’re looking for these apps that need more space. Even the system may already be classifying them that way, which will help you know which one to uninstall.

Open the Settings app on your Apple TV and select General Click on Manage storage, where you will see all installed apps Click on the Delete button right next to the specific app and confirm the deletion

Remember, on the other hand, that if you have folders you can also get rid of them simply, in this way.

And how to uninstall apps from multiple Apple TVs at once?

As we said before, you may have several televisions configured with the same Apple ID. Whenever this is the case, it is possible to remove the applications of all the devices together with One Home Screen, a function that guarantees that all your Apple TVs have the same personalization, so that you do not have to adapt to each one.

Open the Settings app on your Apple TV and select Users & AccountsGo to the user account you’re interested in, and turn on the One Home Screen optionOnce enabled, any apps you delete will be deleted on all your Apple TVs

Evidently, this alternative makes sense if you want to uninstall apps from multiple Apple TVs at once.

Conclusions

In short, as you have seen, everything is about doing a correct management of the programs installed in tvOS. You can customize many aspects of your experience and interaction with Apple TV by managing apps.

Apple is right to offer enough tools to define how we want to use its dongle, while if you have several of these devices, you may want to opt for the One Home Screen feature.

In any case, if you have any other questions in this regard, do not hesitate to ask us to answer you.

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