How to Install Web Browser on FireStick?

The Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick are two of the most popular streaming devices around. For years, people have been looking for ways to install Chrome and FireFox on Fire Stick. Amazon has finally released their own web browser on the Amazon Fire TV. In the tutorial below, you can find instructions on how to install the Silk Browser on FireStick. A setup guide to install Firefox on Fire TV Stick is also included.

How to Install Web Browser on FireStick?

How to Install Web Browser on FireStick?

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How to Install Silk Browser on FireStick

Although the Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best streaming devices money can buy, users always felt that there’s something missing due to the absence of a web browser. Amazon have finally addressed this issue with the release of the Silk Browser. Users of Kindle Fire are already of this particular browser. Here’s how you can add it to your FireStick.

    1. Launch your Fire Stick or Amazon Fire TV.
    2. Go to ‘Apps’ at the top of your home screen.
      Go to Apps

      Go to Apps

    3. Now select ‘Categories’ -> ‘Utility’.
      Select Utility

      Select Utility

    4. Choose the Silk Browser app.
    5. Next, Select the ‘Get’ button to download the app.
    6. Once it has downloaded and installed, choose ‘Open’.
    7. Now, accept the Silk Browser Terms of Use by clicking ‘Accept’.

How to Set Silk Browser Default Search Engine to Google

You can set Google, Bing, or Yahoo as your default search engine. When you first install Silk Browser on FireStick, Bing is set as your search engine. Follow the steps below to switch to Google.

  1. Launch the Silk Browser and press the option button on your Fire TV remote (the one with the three horizontal stripes.)
  2. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen and click on ‘Settings’.
  3. From there, select ‘Advanced’ -> ‘Search Engine’.
  4. Finally, select ‘Google’ to set it as your default search engine.

Silk Browser for FireStick – Features

The Amazon Fire TV Silk Browser gives you the ability to perform the following tasks on your FireStick:

  • Watch videos, listen to music, and view photos from your favorite sites.
  • Use your voice and Fire TV remot to search and navigate web sites.
  • Easily control web videos and music with the Fire TV’s remote Play/Pause, Fast Forward, and Rewind buttons.
  • Bring a web browser to your big screen TV.
  • Add bookmarks and request a desktop version of a site on your Fire Stick.
  • Discover viral videos.
  • Learn something new and stay up-to-date with the ‘Tending on the Web’ video feed.
  • Use ‘Safe Search’ to filter web content when using Bing, Yahoo, or Google as default search provider.

How to Install FireFox on Amazon Fire TV Stick?

In case you wish to sideload the Mozilla FireFox browser on your FireStick, follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Fire TV and click on the ‘Search function’.
  2. Search for FireFox.
  3. Click on the Firefox icon and then select ‘Get’.
  4. Next, click on ‘Download’.
  5. Once the download and installation process is complete, launch FireFox for Fire TV on your FireStick.

How to Install Web Browser on FireStick – Conclusion

The Silk Browser allows you to surf the web on your FireStick without the need for a mouse or keyboard. This makes it a must-have app for any Amazon Fire TV owner. Along with Kodi, Netflix, and VPN, a web browser is one of the first apps you should install on your Fire Stick.


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