Can't close apps on Apple TV

tvOS and Apple TV Apps

So, for a few days now, I have been unable to close any apps on the Apple TV. In the actions list under the rotor, the only one that shows up is activate, and close is not even an option. I've tried power cycling, forcing a restart, and nothing has worked. It isn't the worst thing that could happen, as the thing still works, but I like to like to close stuff I'm not using. Have any of you ever had this problem? If so, how did you fix it?



Submitted by Survivor Wolf on Friday, August 13, 2021

with Voice Over set to navigation mode, and navigation style set to direct touch in Voice Over settings, try swiping up on the apps you want to close. It may take two swipes. This is how I usually close them as it is faster than changing to explore and twisting the rotor on that small touch surface.

Hope that works, otherwise there might be a bug on the loose!