This tutorial will show you how to install a browser on a Fire TV or Stick. By installing a browser, many functions not available within this device can now be put to use.
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.
In the past, Browsers had to be installed via side-load from the Downloader app. But now, we can install both Amazon Silk Browser and Firefox directly through the Amazon App store.
However, these two browsers do not allow you to download which will prevent you from installing apks with them.
NOTE: In case you would want to install unverified apps into your Firestick or Fire TV, this will not be allowed by the Amazon App Store. However, you can side-load without using the official app-distribution method by installing a VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube.
My favorite browser for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick is the browser within Downloader due to that fact that we can install Android applications through it.
TROYPOINT Tip: You should always use a VPN to protect your identity and security when streaming free movies and TV shows with apps such as this.
Legal Copyright Disclaimer: This technology shall only be used to stream movies or TV shows that fall under the public domain. TROYPOINT does not endorse or promote illegal activity tied to streaming or downloading copyrighted works. The end-user shall be solely responsible for media accessed through any service or app referenced on this Website. Referenced applications/addons are not hosted by TROYPOINT and this guide is for educational purposes only.
How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick Tutorial
How To Install Silk Browser on Firestick/Fire TV
The steps below will show you How to Install the Silk or FireFox browser from the Amazon App Store.
1. From device main menu, scroll to the left to hover over search icon and type Silk. Click Silk
2. Scroll down to select the Silk Browser icon
3. Click Download
4. Click Open
5. You will now access the Silk interface. Enter URL of your choice or use the Bing Search option to surf the web
6. Use the pre-installed mouse toggle to navigate web pages and more
Note: The same steps can be used to install FireFox on your Fire TV device which also works great on these devices. Firefox also has an included Mouse and an awesome interface that allows users the ability to surf and search the web easily.
One of the most popular uses of a Browser on Fire TV or Stick is to watch Movies and TV Shows via website.
TROYPOINT has created a list of the 10 Best Movie Streaming Websites which can be accessed using the Silk or FireFox Browser on your Fire TV device.
Another option within Silk Browser is to add any of the above sites to your Favorites list.
You can do so by clicking the Menu button on your Firestick remote (3 horizontal lines) and scrolling over to the Star to “Add to Favorites”. Your Bookmarks will then show up on the Browser home page.
If you install browser on Fire TV or Stick, you will have the ability to stream, surf, and scour the web all from your favorite lounge chair or couch.
Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN
Most cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.
The free streaming applications, addons, and paid IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.
Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.
Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.
Your current IP Address is 184.108.40.206 – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.
A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.
This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.
The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.
Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files. Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.
Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!
Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.
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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”
You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.
Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.
Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.
Step 5 – Click Download.
Step 6 – Click Open.
Step 7 – Enter your username and password to login. Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.
Step 8 – Click Connect button.
Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.
Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection. You are now operating anonymously through your device.
Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.
Congratulations! You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.
If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.