How to Hide or Delete Unwanted Apps from your Apple TV Device

We all love to explore and check out something new, especially if they are free. But, too much of it can sometimes cause clutter. The same is true with apps installed on our Apple TV. If you have a lot of apps, they may clutter your home screen and may already use up your storage space.

What you need to do is delete and uninstall these unwanted apps, so you have room for new ones. Let’s check out below how you can completely remove and get rid of apps or simply hide them from your Apple TV device and reclaim your precious storage.

Ways to Remove Unwanted Apps on Apple TV Streaming Devices
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Ways to Remove Unwanted Apps on Apple TV Streaming Devices

You can delete or hide apps on selected Apple TV models. Your Apple TV streaming device must be running on tvOS and is a 2015 model or later. It also applies to 4K Apple TV.

Deleting Apps on Apple TV via Settings Menu

  • On your Apple TV, launch the Settings menu.
  • Navigate to General.
  • Head over to Usage.
  • Choose Manage Storage.
  • Look for the app that you want to delete.
  • Click the Bin icon.
  • Select Delete.

Removing Apps on Apple TV via Home Screen

  • Go to the Home Screen of your Apple TV.
  • Look for the app that you want to delete and highlight it.
  • Press and hold down the clickpad center or the touch surface of your remote to launch Edit Mode.
  • On your remote, press the Play button.
  • Select Delete.
  • Click Delete again.

How to Remove or Manage Apps on Multiple Apple TVs

You may have several Apple TVs at home that you want to manage the apps in one go. To do so, you need to enable the One Home Screen feature. It will automatically apply the changes you made on one Apple TV to all linked Apple TVs in your account.

  • To turn on the One Home Screen feature on Apple TV, go to the Settings menu.
  • Select Users and Accounts.
  • Select your account.
  • Look for the One Home Screen option.
  • Turn it On.

How to Hide Apps on Apple TV

If you want to hide the apps, you can restore them later. Look for the app that you want to hide. Launch the Edit Mode via your clickpad center or the touch surface of your remote. Press the Play button and select Hide. If you want to restore the hidden apps, navigate to the Settings menu. Look for the app that you want to open again and restore it.

Another way is to create a new folder where you can add all the apps that you want to hide. Go to the Edit Mode of the app that you want to hide. Select New Folder instead of Delete. You can then add the hidden apps to the folder.

What are your reasons for deleting apps on your Apple TV? You can share your story with us in the comment section below.

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