How to Clear Cache in Kodi on Your Firestick and Android Device

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 15 May 2022

Overview:

This article will be your complete guide on how to clear your cache on the Kodi application through Firestick settings and the application itself. You will also find out about the numerous benefits of using a VPN to protect your identity and data while streaming online.

Clearing the cache means removing some of the excess and corrupt storage on your application, and helps to increase the working speed of any application or website. It is not necessary to clear it every day; rather, all you have to do is to clear it only when you feel like the application is slowing down.

The process is pretty simple for Kodi and won’t take you more than a minute if you carefully follow the instructions below. So continue reading to make Kodi run smoother!

How to Clear Cache In Kodi On Firestick/Android

Below are detailed steps that you can follow to clear the cache in Kodi on your Firestick or Android device. The steps below have been undertaken through Amazon Firestick Lite; however, you can use the same steps on any other Firestick model as well.

The process of clearing cache for Android users using devices like NVIDIA Shield or  MECOOL Box is also the same.

  1.  From your Firestick home screen click on Settings and then select Applications from the settings icon on your screen.Firestick gallery, Application menu highlighted
  2. Now click on Manage Installed Applications.Manage Installed Application window
  3. A list of your installed applications will now appear on your screen. Search amongst these and find Kodi.
  4. Click on Clear Cache, and that’s it! You have now successfully cleared cache from your Kodi application.
  5. Kodi screen, clear cache highlightedIf you think that you need to reset the entire Kodi application then you can select the Clear Data option to do this.Kodi app screen Clear data highlighted

How to Clear Cache In Kodi Via The Kodi Application

Another way to clear the cache on Kodi is also through its application. Follow the steps below to make your application work faster. The whole process won’t take you more than a minute!

  1. Go to the Kodi home screen and select Add-ons from the dropdown list available on the left side of the screen.Select Addon on kodi home page
  2. Another list will appear showing different categories of add-ons like program and music add-ons. Click on Program Add-ons.Kodi click on Program Add-ons
  3. Now click on your Installed Kodi wizard
  4. Click on Cleaning Tools
  5. Click on Clear Cache
  6. A window will now pop up on your screen asking for confirmation as to whether you want to clear the cache or not. Click on Clear Cache
  7. A little confirmation will pop up on the top right corner of your screen that will let you know that the cache is clear. 

After this, your Kodi application should run smoothly without any lagging and buffering. If your Kodi application is working very slowly then you should probably clear the cache right now!

Reminder: Its Best to Install a VPN

In this day and age, it is extremely important to guard your online activities. Online hackers and big corporate companies are major threats that can use your personal data for their financial gain. 

Thus, we recommend that all our users install a VPN so that the personal information stored on their device is safe at all times. This way you can even conduct your online activities freely without being stressed about privacy breaches.

However, we do understand that many individuals are unaware of the benefits of using a VPN. Moreover, even individuals who know about the benefits struggle to find a suitable one to download that can cater to all their needs.

Thus, we have listed below some of the advantages of using a VPN, and this will make you aware of how necessary it is to use a VPN. Moreover, we have included valuable information about the features and installation process of one of the best Kodi VPNs out there. So keep reading!

Why Do You Need A VPN?

  • A VPN enables you to hide your ISP address (something that gives off your location) by changing your location. So when you change your location, you can access a wide variety of streaming content that might not be available in your region.
  • If you are someone who regularly uses public wifi, then a VPN is a must for you. Using a public wifi network puts your personal information like bank account details and social media passwords at the mercy of cybercriminals. Thus, if you are connected to a public network from your laptop or phone, connecting to a VPN in the background is very important.
  • Online shopping is becoming more popular day by day; however, not all brands out there have a secure website to enter all your personal information for purchasing and delivery. Most websites do not provide sufficient encryption, and this gives online hackers a free view of all your private information. 
  • You should also hide your browsing activity from your internet service provider and the government, since they often monitor the online activity of users, and if you are streaming copyrighted content, you could land in legal hot water.
  • Sometimes even some of the websites that you frequently visit keep a track of your browsing history to determine your interests for marketing purposes.

How to Install ExpressVPN

Step 1: Sign In Or Create An Account

Before joining any application, you need to set up an account using your email address and password. You don’t necessarily need to install ExpressVPN to make an account. Rather, you can easily search up the website on your web browser to make an account and get to know about its different services.

You do not have to worry about ExpressVPN asking for your detailed personal information, as it only requires some basic information to tunnel your activities through their network so that your connection is secure. You do not have to worry about any privacy breaches with this application.

Moreover, ExpressVPN also offers its users a 30-day money-back guarantee. This way you can use the service without worrying about any losses, as you will get your money back if you decide to not continue with the service.

Step 2: How to Install ExpressVPN on Firestick

  1. Go to Find and then Search from your Firestick home screenAmazon Firestick Find menu with Search highlighted
  2. Type in ExpressVPN in the search box and select the first suggestion that appears.vpncheck-spectrum-searching-expressvpn-on-amazon-firestick
  3. An application similar to the one below in the screenshot will appear. Click on it.Amazon Firestick Express VPN highlighted on home screen
  4. Now select Download to begin the downloading process. It won’t take more than a few seconds for the application to install. However, the time can vary depending on your internet connection.ExpressVPN installation option on Firestick

Step 3: Creating An Account And Connecting To A Server

ExpressVPN will now be available on your Firestick home screen. Go ahead and launch the application.

  1. You now need to create an account using your email address and password. However, if you have already created one then click on sign in.ExpressVPN Login INterface
  2. After you have successfully logged in, a window will pop up to let you know that ExpressVPN will monitor your traffic, you should click on OK.Amazon Firestick connection request screen
  3. You now only have to click on the red icon to secure your connection.ExpressVPN home screen with Connect button highlighted
  4. Now you can explore the different security options that ExpressVPN offers its users. Accessing Multiple locations is one of them. Usually, VPNs have a suggested default server that you can connect to; however, ExpressVPN has over 160 locations that you can select from. So, you can go through the list below and select your desired location.vpncheck-location-options-express-vpn-firestick
  5. You can also look into many other unique features like split tunnelling, protocol selection, network lock kill switch, VPN speed test, auto connection, and websites and apps shortcuts.ExpressVPN menu with the on/off button highlighted It is better to read up on these different features before you use them, so that you are well-aware of how a particular feature might help you.

FAQ

How Do I Clear Cache on Kodi?

A step by step guideline is available in the article above that will help you clear the Kodi cache through your Firestick settings and Kodi application. The process above will work on both Firestick and Android devices.

Is It Necessary to Clear Cache In Kodi?

Sometimes an application or website might slow down or glitch. In these circumstances, you should clear the cache so that the website runs smoothly again. However, it is advisable that you only clear the cache when you spot some issues in the application.

How Do You Clear Cache In Kodi On Firestick?

You can do this by clicking on settings. From here, select Applications and then click on Managed Installed Applications. A list of all your installed applications will appear. Click on Kodi and then select Clear Cache.

What Is A Kodi Addon?

A Kodi addon is third-party software that is often used to stream movies and TV shows via the Kodi application. Some of the best addons out there are The Crew, Pluto TV, Seren, YouTube, Venom, and Disney Plus.

What Is A Kodi Repository?

A Kodi repository is a storage facility for numerous Kodi addons. You need to first install a particular repository to install a Kodi addon.

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