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How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick

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Install Browser On Fire TV Or StickThis tutorial will show you how to install a browser on a Fire TV or Stick.  This guide will give you the option of choosing from five various browsers; Downloader Browser, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Android.

In response to my popular guide on How To Install  VPN On Fire TV Or Stick, I received a ton of emails on how to install a browser since I use one in that video to verify my ip address after connecting to the VPN service.

One of the downfalls of the Fire TV and Stick is that you can’t install many of the applications that you would normally be able to on an Android TV Box and this is one of them.  Installing a browser will provide many benefits and one of them is the ability to download Android applications that aren’t in the Amazon Fire TV App Store.  You can simply use the browser to go directly to the Web page that hosts the download file and install directly from that location.  That is just one of many useful scenarios.

As with many Android Applications that we sideload, this is one of them where you will benefit from having a wireless keyboard/mouse combo.  You will see in my video tutorial below that the Android browser will work fairly well with the Amazon Fire TV remote but the other three browsers don’t work very well.

If you plan to purchase a wireless keyboard, my favorite is the Rii i8+ BT Mini Wireless Bluetooth Backlight Touchpad Keyboard with Mouse.  This is a Bluetooth device that will pair with both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.  It will also work nicely with an Android TV Box and it comes with a Bluetooth dongle in case your device doesn’t support that technology.

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How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick Tutorial

I strongly suggest that you watch the entire videos below since I cover each step in detail.  The steps in text below the video are general steps and do not cover the specific details.

How To Install Best Browser For Fire TV or Fire TV Stick With Downloader


How To Install Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Android Browser


  1.   On your Fire TV or Stick go to Settings / Device or System / Developer Options and turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
  2.   Click the search button and download and install the free application called Downloader.
  3.   You may use any of the shortcuts listed below to install your browser of choice.  In the video tutorial, I use the Android Browser since it works best with the Fire TV Remote.  If you use one of the other three browsers, it is suggested that you use a wireless keyboard/mouse combo.
    1. Android Browser –
    2. Google Chrome Browser –
    3. Firefox Browser –
    4. Opera Browser –
  4.   After inputting shortcut of choice click the Download button.  After application has downloaded, click the install button.
  5.   Open the browser on your Fire TV or Stick and make sure it is working properly.


2017-08-20T19:21:05-05:00 By |Fire TV|36 Comments
  • My favorite browser is Chrome on my computer because I like how it auto-updates and it is very fast and lightweight. But, I like the Android Browser on the Fire TV best because it works pretty well with the Amazon Fire TV Remote.

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  • Brian

    Just a point to make have amazon fire tv but unable to install purevpn or expressvpn tried both still trying to get a refund
    BECAUSE Router is not compatible please ensure other users are aware

    • Thanks for your comment, Brian.

    • Liz Braniff

      It’s been a brave while since any VPN was really compatible with AFTV.
      You actually use the DNS settings instead on firesticks.

      • Desmond F Reeves Sr

        Ip vanish works flawlessly on both the fire tv and the firestick.

  • Roger Parness

    Nope. Doesn’t download. More brilliant tips that don’t work.

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  • Carlis Burns

    just did this and very new, like an hour of getting my FireTV….after it downloads…where is it in my apps??

  • Alex

    After a few tries, it did work. Thanks

  • rcrh

    I’ve sideloaded the chrome browser but it says I need to update Google Play Services. Do you have an APK for that?

    • Rob Hewitt

      i did the browser it uses google as a search page works well

      • Glad it works for you, Rob. Thanks for comment.


    If you are using an amazon fire stick, the downloaded app has a built in web brawler. It works better than the android browser did with the fire stick remote.

    • ABE2awsw

      that worked, thanks!

    • Thank you. See first video above for tutorial on that.

  • Howard Roark

    Thank you. This was very helpful.

    • Thanks for comment, Howard. Glad it worked for you.

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  • Carlton F Maxwell

    <—this guy is my dude and hes 100% amazing at all this tech stuff, im not completely without knowledge but for the most part im leaving this kind of thing up to him. However the instructions above were very simplistic to the point and completely effective. so i would like to thank you very much for this info. take it easy

    • Thanks for comment, Erica. Have fun.

  • DatHowell

    How do you find it after? I can’t find chrome anymore

    • I don’t suggest using Chrome anymore. Try using the method in the first video above.

  • Shawn Abbott

    This is what happened to me. Whats the point of installing browsers that cant be used

    • Shawn, refer to video #1 above. It is best browser available for Fire TV. Much better than Firefox or Chrome.

      • Shawn Abbott

        Thats the most “troll-like” answer from a mod ive ever seen. The browser doesnt work with the remote dont bother intalling it people!

        • Shawn, obviously, you haven’t tried the browser function within the Downloader app that I am referring to that you can learn about in first video above. I agree with you that many of the other browsers don’t work unless you have a wireless keyboard/mouse combo (which I do mention in the videos) but the Downloader app does work with the remote.

  • Tricia Sayr

    Thank you very much for offering an easy-to-follow tutorial for those of us technologically impaired.

    • You are welcome, Tricia. Make sure you get my Supercharge Guide above for other tutorials. Thank you.

  • Shreenidhi Hungund

    Hi, unable to find downloader app? Is it still available

    • Hello Shreenidhi, try restarting your device and router. Yes, Downloader is still available.

  • Roberto Lugo

    Can the Android Browser be downloaded via ES Explorer or FIREDL? I can’t access my account at the moment to turn on 1-click to be able to download downloader.

  • Utedude

    Is there a way to activate Flash Player on the Android browser once I am using it?

  • Utedude

    I am trying to figure out how to watch the movies I have purchased on the PlayStation Network on the Fire TV, and this is the only way I figure that I can. I just need to be able to enable Flash…