Amazon Firestick: Rearrange Apps on the Home Screen

Published December 1, 2023

This post was inspired by my grandson. He was watching a show on the Amazon Firestick. When it was over, he wanted to change to a different show, but to do so, he had to change streaming apps, i.e., from Disney Plus to Hulu.

He then said to me, "Grandma, all your good stuff is up front." Of course, I didn't understand what he was talking about, so I had to dive a little deeper to appreciate what he was saying. He then explained that when he's home, he has to scroll all the way to the end of the top row to access the "Your Apps &Channels" icon . After clicking the icon, he had to scroll down row after row to find the streaming app of his choice.

At Grandma's House

At my house, the most used apps are on the Home screen. There's no need to open the "Your Apps & Channels" menu. Grandma's HouseOnce he explained the situation, I realized his mom and dad didn't know how to rearrange the app order on their Firestick. So, naturally, I used this teaching moment to explain how to change the Firestick app order to my 8-year-old and 5-year-old grandchildren so they can teach their parents.

How to change icon order for apps on the Amazon Firestick:

  1. Go to the Home screen.

  2. Navigate to the Your Apps & Channels icon

  3. Locate an app you wish to display on the Home screen and press the Menu button to invoke the Options menu. The Option choices vary depending on the app. However, you'll choose Move or Move to Front for our purposes here.

  4. Move to Front does just that. It will take the selected app and move it to the front of the Home screen's App menu.

  5. Move gives you the option of where to place the app. With the desired app selected, use the navigation ring on the remote to move the app around. Press the Select button once you have placed it where you want it.

Since my granddaughter has developed expertise in moving the apps around, I have to figure out where she placed my streaming apps every time she goes home.

Play around with it. It's not complicated. If the kids can do it, adults can, too. After all, this grandma did it.

Felicia (aka Low Tech Grandma) is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance writer and low-tech blogger.

Last Modified: 4 December 2023

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