How Do I Hide Apps on Android TV?

Android, Android TV

Are you tired of seeing cluttered app icons on your Android TV? Do you wish to hide certain apps that you rarely use?

In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of hiding apps on your Android TV. Whether you want to declutter your home screen or keep certain apps out of sight, we’ve got you covered!

Why would I want to hide apps on my Android TV?

There can be various reasons why you might want to hide apps on your Android TV:

  • Decluttering: If your home screen is filled with numerous app icons, it can become overwhelming to find the app you’re looking for. Hiding apps can help organize your home screen and make it easier to navigate.
  • Privacy: Certain apps may contain personal or sensitive information that you don’t want others to see. Hiding these apps adds an extra layer of privacy.
  • Kid-friendly content: If you have children at home, hiding certain apps that are not suitable for them can ensure they only have access to age-appropriate content.

How do I hide apps on my Android TV?

To hide apps on your Android TV, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Settings menu

Navigate to the settings menu by clicking on the gear icon in the top-right corner of the home screen.

Step 2: Select “Apps”

In the settings menu, scroll down and select “Apps”. This will open a list of all installed applications on your Android TV.

Step 3: Choose the app(s) you want to hide

Scroll through the list of apps and select the app(s) you want to hide. Once selected, click on the app to open its details page.

Step 4: Hide the app

On the app details page, you will find an option to “Disable” or “Uninstall” the app. Click on “Disable” to hide the app from your home screen.

Note: Disabling an app will not uninstall it from your Android TV. It will simply remove it from your home screen and prevent it from running in the background.

Step 5: Confirm your choice

A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you want to disable the selected app. Click “OK” to confirm and hide the app.

How do I unhide apps on my Android TV?

If you later decide that you want to unhide a previously hidden app, follow these steps:

Step 3: Show hidden apps

In order to see hidden apps, you need to access additional options. On most Android TVs, this can be done by pressing the “Options” or “Menu” button on your remote control while on the Apps screen. Look for an option like “Show hidden apps” or similar.

Step 4: Unhide the app

Once you have enabled the option to show hidden apps, scroll through the list and find the app you want to unhide. Click on the app to open its details page.

Step 5: Unhide the app

On the app details page, you will find an option to “Enable” or “Uninstall” the app. Click on “Enable” to unhide the app and restore it to your home screen.

Note: Enabling a previously hidden app will bring it back to your home screen and allow it to run in the background.

Now that you know how to hide and unhide apps on your Android TV, take some time to customize your home screen according to your preferences. Decluttering and organizing your apps can make navigating your Android TV a breeze!