In case your Fire TV storage is low, Amazon’s got your back

Most high-end streaming devices have 16GB of storage, which isn’t a ton of space. As a result, filling up a device’s storage capacity isn’t difficult, but Amazon has your back if you start to run out of GBs. You may save space with the new auto-offload option on Amazon Fire TV.

What is the operation of the Fire TV auto-offload feature?

If you remember Nextbit Robin, then you should be familiar with this idea. That phone has a feature that sends data from apps you haven’t used in a while to the cloud automatically. The data for that app would then be deleted, freeing up space.

Although that idea hasn’t caught on in the mobile space, it’s still a handy feature. Well, Amazon will offer its own perspective on the matter. Amazon has a new auto-offload feature that does what it says on the tin, as it was announced on Medium.

This feature involves two processes. First, the program will remove an app’s cache if it hasn’t been used in at least 30 days. Second, the software will erase apps that you haven’t used in 60 days if your device’s free space drops below 800MB. It’s easy to forget about apps that we haven’t used in a long time, so having this capability is great.

Now, if you decide to use that app again because you’ve fallen in love with it once more, the operating system will sign you back in so you can continue where you left off. This is done to create the illusion that it was never erased.

There are a few exceptions

Not all the applications on your device will support this feature. Some essential Fire TV apps won’t be removed. Naturally, native Fire TV apps won’t be removed. This feature’s status can be changed in the options menu. So, you won’t have to wear it if you don’t like it.

You might already be using this functionality because Amazon began releasing it earlier this month. However, feature rollout is still in process.

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