How to Delete an App on Apple TV: Step-by-Step Guide


Apple TV allows you to access a wide range of apps, from streaming services to games. Over time, you may accumulate apps that you no longer use or need. To free up storage space and keep your Apple TV organized, you can delete apps that are no longer of interest. This article will guide you through the process of deleting apps on Apple TV.

How to Delete an App on Apple TV

To delete an app on Apple TV, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to the Home Screen: Use the Apple TV remote to return to the Home screen if you’re not already there.
  2. Select the App to Delete: Locate the app you want to delete. You can use the remote to navigate through the apps on the Home screen.
  3. Highlight the App Icon: Highlight the app you want to delete by moving the selection cursor over it. The selected app icon will become more prominent.
  4. Press and Hold the Touch Surface: On the Apple TV remote, press and hold the touch surface (the smooth, flat part of the remote). After a moment, the app icon will start to wiggle, and a small “x” button will appear in the top-left corner of the app icon.
  5. Press the Play/Pause Button: To confirm that you want to delete the app, press the Play/Pause button (the button with three horizontal lines) on the remote.
  6. Confirm Deletion: A confirmation dialog will appear, asking if you want to delete the app and all of its data. Use the remote to select “Delete” and press the touch surface again.
  7. App Deletion: The app will be deleted from your Apple TV. You’ll return to the Home screen, and the app’s icon will be gone.

It’s important to note that deleting an app on Apple TV will remove it from your device, along with any associated data or settings. If you decide you want to use the app again in the future, you can always download it from the App Store.

Additional Tips:

  • If you have a lot of apps to delete, you can press the Play/Pause button after step 4 to enter “wiggle mode” for multiple apps at once. This allows you to delete multiple apps one after the other.
  • You can also manage your apps from the Settings menu. Go to “Settings” > “Apps” to see a list of installed apps and delete them from there.


Deleting apps on Apple TV is a simple and effective way to declutter your device and free up storage space. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily remove apps that you no longer use or need, ensuring that your Apple TV remains organized and tailored to your preferences.

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