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How to Install a Web Browser on Fire Stick

How to set the best browsers on your Fire Stick

what you need to know

  • Choose the name of your Fire Stick on the web browser app page on the Amazon Appstore website and select Deliver.
  • Otherwise, select app store on your Fire TV Stick, search for a web browser app and select Have.
  • You can download Google Chrome on a Fire TV Stick, but the browser isn’t optimized for TVs.

You can use web browser apps on Amazon Fire TV Sticks to access websites just like you would on your computer or smart device. This guide will walk you through the process of downloading a web browser to Fire TV Sticks, how to use Google Chrome, and which internet browsers are popular with Fire Stick users.

How to Download Web Browsers to Amazon Fire TV Sticks

The process of downloading and installing apps on Fire Sticks also applies to web browser apps. You can install a browser through the Amazon Appstore section of the Fire TV Stick dashboard or start the download and installation from the Amazon website.

This is the process of downloading and installing a Fire TV Stick web browser app from the Amazon website. We recommend this method for those who are having trouble navigating the Fire TV Stick interface with the remote.

Open the Fire TV App Directory from the Amazon website in your favorite browser.

Select the web browser app you want to install on your Fire TV Stick. For this example, we will use the Amazon Silk browser.

If you can’t find the browser you’re looking for, enter its name in the search bar at the top of the screen.

The Fire TV app directory on the Amazon website with the Amazon Silk icon highlighted.

Select the name of your Fire TV Stick from the dropdown menu on the right side of the screen.

The Amazon Silk app page on Amazon's website with Fire TV highlighted in delivery options

To select Deliver. The web browser app should automatically install on your Fire TV Stick.

The Amazon Silk app page on the Amazon website with Delivery highlighted.

Is there a web browser on the Amazon Fire Stick?

All Amazon Fire TV devices support web browsers in one way or another. Amazon Silk is the most popular web browser app for Fire TV Stick users because it is an Amazon product and is specifically designed to be used with the Fire TV Stick remote.

Other popular web browser apps designed for Fire TV Sticks are Downloader and TV Cast for Fire TV. Both, however, have a built-in Internet browser feature. You can also use Downloader to download and install files on your Fire TV Stick, while TV Cast for Fire TV offers wireless streaming capabilities to stream content from your smartphone or tablet.

Firefox for Fire TV was once a popular Fire TV Stick web browser app, but support ended in early 2021. This app is no longer available.

How to install Silk Browser on Fire Stick?

Since Silk Web Browser is an Amazon proprietary app, it may already be on your Fire TV Stick. Turn on your Fire TV Stick and select Settings > Applications to see if Amazon Silk is in the list of all your installed apps.

You can also say “Alexa, open Amazon Silk” to open Silk if it is installed.

If you haven’t installed Silk yet, you can download it from the App Store on your Fire TV Stick or via Amazon’s website just like any other app.

How to browse the internet on Fire Stick?

To browse the internet on your Fire TV Stick, all you need to do is install a web browser app like Amazon Silk. Once the web browser is installed, open it like you would any other app and use your Fire TV Stick remote to enter website addresses, select links, and scroll through web pages.

Here are some quick tips for using the Internet on your Fire TV Stick.

  • Use the large ring on your Fire Stick remote to scroll up and down and select buttons and links. Web browser navigation works just like the Fire TV Stick main menu.
  • Use the circular button in the middle of the ring on the remote to select a link. You can also use this button to choose menu items from the web browser.
  • Press the Menu button and select the Bookmark icon to add a web page to your bookmarks. the Menu The button is the one with the three horizontal lines.
  • You can use Alexa while browsing. Tell “Alexa, scroll (right/left/up/down)” to browse web pages and “Alexa, select” to select the content.

Can I get Google Chrome on Firestick?

The Google Chrome web browser isn’t available as a native Fire TV Stick app, so you can’t install it through the Appstore or the Amazon website.

However, you can install Google Chrome on a Fire TV Stick using the Fire Stick app sideload method. This process involves manually downloading and installing the Google Chrome app setup file.

If you choose to use the sideload process, you will need to use this URL https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/chrome/ to download the Google Chrome web browser.

It’s important to note that since the Google Chrome web browser is not optimized to work on TVs, the Fire TV Stick remote will not work with it. A much easier alternative is to use Google Chrome on another device and mirror the screen to your Fire TV Stick.

You can cast your screen from Android devices, computers, iPhones, and iPads. The process only takes a few seconds and you can use your devices to enter search terms and website addresses, which is much easier than using the Fire Stick remote.

frequent questions

  • How do I view Silk browser history on a Fire Stick?

    To view your browsing history in the Amazon Silk web browser on a Fire Stick, tap the menu (three dots) or swipe from the left edge of the screen. Faucet History to view a list of websites you have visited.

  • Does a FireStick 4K have a web browser?

    You can use the Amazon Silk web browser with a 4K FireStick. Puffin TV browser is also an option for FireStick 4K, but this browser is optimized for Android TV and won’t work as well as Silk. You can also download the Chrome web browser on a 4K FireStick.

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