Why Does My Firestick Keep Kicking Me Out of Apps?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Firestick is one technology you can’t afford to miss out on if you are a movie fan. But sometimes, the model may exhibit some errors, like kicking you out of apps and taking you to the home screen.

In any case, there are solutions to fix this annoying problem. Read on to find out how to fix your Firestick’s app cache and other errors when streaming videos with firestick.

Why does my firestick keep kicking me out of apps?

There are several reasons why your firestick keeps kicking you out of apps- including heat damage, old batteries, and dog chewing.

Depending on the problem, your Firestick may be experiencing frequent reboots. The device may be too hot, or it could be using an HDMI extender.

It’s possible that the device isn’t getting enough bandwidth, or your service provider is not providing you with the promised speed.

Sometimes, old software can be the culprit, and you can try installing the latest version of Amazon’s software. This will solve the problem for you and prevent the device from rebooting in the future.

You can check for available updates in the Firestick settings to install them. Once you’ve installed the latest software update, the problem will be solved.

How to clear app cache on firestick?

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to clean your Firestick’s cache? Then, you’ve come to the right place. It is necessary to know the differences between cache files and data files.

The latter is permanent and stored in the device’s internal storage. Cache files are temporary storage used for temporarily loading websites, while data is stored in the device’s SD Card or USB Flash Drive.

The data stored in the app could include offline saved files or your account details. If you decide to clear the data of an app, be sure to be careful, however. You might end up deleting some important data in the process, which could cause you problems.

So, here’s how to clear the app cache on Firestick.

  • Step 1: Navigate through to the Settings section. There, you can find Manage Installed Applications and highlight the cache. 

Fire Stick will show you a menu with information about each application you have installed. Here, you can see how much data each app uses, as well as how large the cache is for each app.

  • Step 2: Select the apps you want to remove from the cache, and follow the instructions to clear the cache. The amount of time the cache is cleared depends on the size of the apps you want to delete. This procedure may take a while, but it’s worth it.
  • Step 3: After that, press the center button to clear the cache.

Here’s another way to clear the app cache on Firestick.

  • Step 1: Launch the Firestick home screen and click the Settings menu option.
  • Step 2: From there, select the Application menu and choose Uninstall.
  • Step 3: Once you’ve selected the app, you can choose the location to delete it. Then, you’re ready to enjoy the content. And with that, you can clear your Firestick’s app cache.

Firestick keeps stopping during a movie

Depending on the model, the firestick might reboot if it’s connected to a TV too far away from the device.

It could be that the internet connection is slow, the Wi-Fi network is busy with multiple devices, your internet provider is adjusting its download speed to limit your usage, or the device may have a problem with the cache, a storage area for data that is used for fast retrieval.

Regardless of the cause, there are some simple solutions to this problem. In the meantime, here are some solutions to the problem of your Firestick stopping during a movie.

Change the cable

Sometimes, the Firestick’s performance is affected by a loose or damaged cable. It’s best to plug it into a power adapter.

The USB ports on TVs don’t provide enough power to power the device, so the safest way to charge it is a power adapter. In addition to this, don’t plug the Firestick into your TV while it’s charging. If you do this, the USB ports may be damaged.

Install the latest version

The program causing the Firestick to stop is outdated. There are ways to get the latest version. You can check whether there’s an update for the software by visiting Settings > About Firestick.

If there are any, install them. The problem will go away. However, you should back up your data before doing this. It’s better to have a backup before performing a factory reset than to risk losing it.

Clear the cache

Clearing the cache can solve the problem. Check the section above on how to clear apps cache.

Firestick keeps sending me to the home screen

Another common issues with Firesticks is buffering and restarting, where it keeps sending you to the home screen. This problem occurs when the device doesn’t have enough bandwidth to play the video. This is often caused by a slow Internet connection.

You can resolve the “Home is unavailable” error by deregistering your FireStick from the Amazon account. First, you must open your Amazon account. Select the subtitle “Hello” or your full name.

You’ll receive a warning message. Next, click the “Deregistration” button. Once you’ve done this, your FireStick should be reset and ready to use again.

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Lenox app keeps closing on firestick

After installing the Lenox media player on your FireStick, you might be experiencing an issue where the app keeps closing. In this case,  contact the developer and request a new version.

Alternatively, you can try to use AppContacter. This service pulls feedback from customers and sends it to the developer. It is a great way to learn about other people’s experiences. Just be sure to check if you have a data connection before sending feedback.

Additionally, make sure that your FireStick is updated, and that your settings are enabled for apps from unknown sources. Lastly, make sure that your Lenox app is not using third-party social networks.


Now you know why your firestick keeps crashing and the easiest way to correct this problem. However, I will leave you with this- a factory reset can solve most problems of a firestick.

And amazingly, the product can last you up to 5 years, serving you with quality streamings. Just make sure you avoid overheating and incorrectly injecting the model.