How To Uninstall And Reinstall The App

If updating the app doesn't fix your error, try to uninstall and reinstall the app to resolve any error.

If you encounter error codes on apps, the best way to fix them is to uninstall and reinstall the app. You must log in again and set up your preferences to uninstall the app. Before uninstalling, you should also see if your device has enough storage space to download the app to prevent more problems.

Furthermore, uninstalling and reinstalling the app may vary depending on your device. In this article, I’ve mentioned steps for common devices to uninstall and reinstall any app.

Key Takeaways

  • Reinstalling the app can occasionally help fix problems such as technical issues, access to the app content, improve performance, clear cache, and more.
  • With many advantages, weighing the potential drawbacks of reinstalling the app, such as losing personalized settings, taking much time and data, and more, is crucial.
  • Learn how to uninstall and reinstall any app on Android, iOS, PC, Apple TV, Fire TV And Fire TV Stick, LG TV, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Roku, Vizio, and Xbox.

When To Uninstall and Reinstall The App?

You might think about removing and reinstalling the app for the following reasons:

  • If you are having technical issues like crashes, freezes, playback issues, etc
  • If you need help accessing your app account for login, remember your login information before doing so.
  • If the content loads slowly on your app.
  • If you face issues after updating, try to uninstall and reinstall the app.
  • Clear cache and data to improve the app’s overall performance.

Why Uninstall And Reinstall The App?

The app’s performance can occasionally be enhanced, and several problems can be solved by uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Here are some reasons why you might think about uninstalling and reinstalling the app:

  • Remove any corrupted files and prevent the app from crashing.
  • Give a fresh start that can fix your playback issues.
  • Provide a clean installation that can fix minor glitches and bugs.
  • Guarantees that you run the most recent version with the latest bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Clean unnecessary files and free up space.
  • Refresh the authentication procedure and fix any issues with accounts.
  • Delete any accumulating data that hinders performance from improving the overall app experience.

How To Uninstall And Reinstall The App

You can uninstall and reinstall the app to fix some streaming or related issues. Additionally, it’s an excellent way to ensure your device is running the app’s most recent version.

Furthermore, different steps may be required to remove and reinstall the app, depending on the device you use to watch content. Below are the steps for some devices to uninstall and reinstall the app.

  1. Android users
  2. iOS users
  3. PC users
  4. Apple TV users
  5. Fire TV and Fire TV Stick users
  6. LG TV users
  7. Nintendo Switch users
  8. PlayStation 3 and 4 users
  9. Roku users
  10. Vizio users
  11. Xbox users

Android Users

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Scroll down and select “App“.
    Apps – Image Credit [Emopulse]
  3. Find the app you want to uninstall and select.
  4. Select the “Uninstall” option and select “OK” to confirm it.
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After deleting the App, you can download it from the Play Store.

iOS Users

  1. Locate the app, then tap and hold it for a while.
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  2. Select “Remove App“.
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  3. Select “Delete App“.
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After deleting the App, you can download it from the app store.

PC Users

  1. Select “Installed apps” by pressing “Windows + X“.
  2. When you find the app, pick the “More” icon and choose “Uninstall“.
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  3. After uninstalling the app, open the “Microsoft Store” on your device.
  4. Type “App name” in the search bar.
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  5. After choosing the app from the search results, click “Get” to download and set up the program.
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  6. After the procedure, open the app and log in using your credentials.

Apple TV Users

  1. To enter wiggle mode, select the app from the “Home menu” and then click and hold the touch surface.
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  2. Select “Play/Pause” on your Apple TV remote.
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  3. Now, select the “Delete” option to uninstall.
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  4. From the Apple store, reinstall the app.

Fire TV And Fire TV Stick Users

  1. Access “Settings“.
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  2. Click “Applications“.
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  3. Choose “Manage Installed application” and find the app.
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  4. Click “Uninstall” after selecting the “App name”; DIRECTV NOW is selected here.
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  5. Turn your device off for 1 minute.
  6. From the “Kindle Apple Store“, reinstall the app by searching the App name in the “Search bar“, selecting it, and downloading it.

LG TV Users

  1. To access the main menu, press the “Home/Smart” button on your remote and choose the “Apps/LG content store” option.
    Apps – Image Credit [Emopulse]
  2. Choose “Edit app list” and select the app. Alternatively, the edit app list will appear by pressing and holding the app.
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  3. The app will be unrestricted, and an “X/Bin” will appear.
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  4. Click “OK” to confirm.
  5. To reinstall the app, go to “LG Content Store” in the “App” menu.

Nintendo Switch Users

  1. Navigate to “System settings“, select the app, and press the “+ button“.
  2. Then, choose “Manage software” and click “Delete software“.
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  3. Go to the Nintendo e-shop to download the app again.

PlayStation 3 And 4 Users

  1. Open “Settings” from the Home screen.
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  2. Choose “Storage“.
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  3. Go to “System storage“.
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  4. Choose “Applications“.
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  5. Find the “App name” from the list of installed apps, press the “Options” button on your controller, and choose “Delete” after selecting it.
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  6. Now, visit the “PlayStation app store” and download the app.

Roku Users

  1. Press the “Home” button on your Roku remote.
    Home button – Image Credit [Emopulse]
  2. Highlight the channel you want to delete by moving to the right.
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  3. Press the “Star” button on your Roku remote to access the “Options” menu.
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  4. Choose “Remove channel” and then “Confirm” if prompted.
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  5. Hit the “Home” button to download the app again.
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  6. Choose “Streaming channels” from the menu using the arrow buttons, and then hit “OK” on your remote to open the Roku Channel Store.
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  7. Select “Search channels” and use the on-screen keyboard to enter the channel name.
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  8. After entering the app name, Click “Add channel” and “OK” on your remote.
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  9. A progress bar and a confirming message will appear that the channel has been added to Roku.
  10. Any new channel will, by default, be put to the bottom of your channel list.

Vizio Users

  1. Hit the “VIA/Home” button on your remote.
  2. Select the “My app” option at the top and then find the app from the list.
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  3. Press and hold the “OK” button on your remote.
  4. The “Pop menu” will appear; select “Uninstall” to delete the app.
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  5. Go to “Vizio Smart TV App Store” to install the app again.
  6. Search “App name” in the search bar and select it.
  7. Click “Install“.
  8. After the installation is complete, sign in using your account.

Xbox Users

To delete the app from Xbox, refer to:

Final Words

If updating the app does not resolve your issue, then you should uninstall and reinstall the app, as it will free up space by removing any corrupted and unnecessary files, provide a clean installation with a fresh start, and improve the overall app experience by resolving the account-related and other types of errors.

The procedure for uninstalling and reinstalling the app on each device differs; you can typically complete it in a few easy steps. In this article, I’ve explained the uninstall and reinstall the app for Android phone users, iOS users, PC users, Apple TV users, Fire TV and Firestick users, LG TV users, Nintendo Switch users, PlayStation users, Roku users, Vizio users, and Xbox users.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Has Samsung stopped supporting Hulu?

No, from 2016 or later, Samsung TVs are compatible with Hulu. On a range of other supported devices, you can download the Hulu app but keep in mind that the services and content you may access will depend on your plan.

Why is Hulu no longer available on my TV?

If your session has expired, Hulu no longer supports the device you previously used. The Hulu app may no longer enable you to log in, or it may vanish.

Why am I unable to install Hulu?

If your device doesn't have the Google apps like google play store, you may be unable to use Hulu. Otherwise, you can examine your device's compatibility with Hulu by reading Hulu's related article. Hulu may also have a bug to blame for the download error.

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