How and why you have to delete the cache of apps on a Chromecast with Google TV

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If you have a Chromecast with Google TV, you’re lucky to be able to pack an entire TV operating system into a small gadget. Although in the end this is still an Android TV launcher and, as such, requires the same maintenance on many occasions. And what happens to the the space occupied by the cache is proof of it.

We will tell you in a little more detail what it means to have many files in the cache and, of course, How can it be emptied? And it is that this process of deleting files from the cache can be a very important benefit in order to have more free space and even optimize the system.

What Google TV stores in the cache and what is it for

Plain and simple, the files stored in the cache serve to optimize the performance of the applications. It sounds contradictory with respect to what we mentioned earlier, but you will soon see that it is not. It turns out that the apps tend to fill up device memory with temporary files which should serve to make the content load faster.

In essence, having apps occupy memory cache with these files is beneficial because it saves load times. However, it has a downside when these files get ‘out of control’. And it is that, although individually they cannot have much weight, together they can end the free space of the Chromecast.

In the same way, your Chromecast with Google TV may begin to store files that are not really necessary for the proper performance of the apps and consequently end up slowing it down. Hence backfires and eventually the cache needs to be cleared.

And this is important to clarify, since It is also not necessary to establish an exact period to empty this memory. All part of the experience that we are obtaining and if we notice that performance is starting to be bad. In the same way, if we have almost no storage space, it is almost an obligatory stop to empty the cache of the apps.

Clear the cache on Chromecast with Google TV, step by step

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Luckily, you don’t need to activate the Google TV developer settings or anything similar, since we will find the process in the normal settings of the device, being the process that is followed in Android mobiles and in televisions with pure Android TV. Therefore, you have to follow these steps to empty the cache of the apps:

  1. Open the Chromecast with Google TV settings.
  2. Go to the ‘Applications’ section.
  3. Select the app in question that you want to delete its cache.
  4. Click on ‘Clear cache’.

It should be said that this process will not delete any essential data of the app like login. It will just delete those mentioned temporary files.

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