How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick

//How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick

How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick

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 – https://troypoint.com/browser
    2. Google Chrome Browser – https://troypoint.com/chrome
    3. Firefox Browser – https://troypoint.com/firefox
    4. Opera Browser – https://troypoint.com/opera
  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.

 

2017-08-29T18:02:48-05:00 By |Fire TV|44 Comments

44 Comments

  1. Arkadia September 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve downloaded FireFox on my FireStick and it works beautifully. Thank you! — I want to install uBlock ad blocker but FireFox is v50 and needs to be updated before I can install it. How do I update FireFox please?

  2. Jim Casy September 4, 2017 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Troy,
    I bought the Rii Mini i8+ bluetooth version on Amazon a couple of days ago. I’ve been enjoying it immensely except I can’t seem to find a button that is a substitute for the 3 horizontal bars (options?) button on the Fire remote. Have you found the button on the keyboard that corresponds? I really love the keyboard and would love to just tuck the remote away somewhere. That button is really all that is holding me back.

  3. Graham September 3, 2017 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I recently bought a new fire tv box (gave the previous one to my son). When I click “download” for Firefox or Chrome nothing happens. Is Amazon blocking these downloads somehow? Incidentally the box also refuses to recognise my Rii keyboard/mouse.

    • Jim Casy September 4, 2017 at 4:49 am - Reply

      Keyboard. You might need to unpair it from the old box and then pair it to the new box.

      • Graham September 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        Hi Jim, many thanks for that. All sorted. Obvious now but never occurred to me! Thanks again.
        Graham.

  4. Harold Toups September 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great tutorial … a question: let’s say i install the android browser and have a page up that I want to display fullscreen. Does the android browser have an option for that? If not, does one of the other browsers have such an option? (I am planning on using this as a kiosk.)

  5. Cnvido August 31, 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I downloaded and installed android but don’t know where to find it to use it

  6. Utedude August 5, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

    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…

  7. Utedude August 5, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

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

  8. Roberto Lugo July 27, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    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.

  9. Shreenidhi Hungund July 19, 2017 at 12:08 am - Reply

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

    • Troy July 19, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

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

  10. Tricia Sayr July 4, 2017 at 12:08 am - Reply

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

    • Troy July 19, 2017 at 11:37 am - Reply

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

  11. Shawn Abbott June 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

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

    • Troy June 21, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

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

      • Shawn Abbott June 21, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

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

        • Troy June 21, 2017 at 10:45 am - Reply

          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.

  12. DatHowell June 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

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

    • Troy June 21, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

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

  13. Carlton F Maxwell June 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    <—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
    erica

    • Troy June 17, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Thanks for comment, Erica. Have fun.

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  16. Howard Roark May 14, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Thank you. This was very helpful.

    • Troy May 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

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

  17. OMAOILRIAN April 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    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 May 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      that worked, thanks!

    • Troy May 23, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

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

  18. rcrh April 25, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    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 May 4, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

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

      • Troy May 6, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

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

  19. Alex March 7, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    After a few tries, it did work. Thanks

  20. Carlis Burns March 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

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

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  23. Roger Parness January 4, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

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

  24. Brian January 4, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    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
    Brian

    • Troy January 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Brian.

    • Liz Braniff January 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      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 April 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

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

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  26. Troy January 3, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    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.

    • Dee Anna Sta October 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Troy,
      Thanks for the easy to follow guide. It worked perfectly for me. I now don’t seem to be able to find Firefox after having restarted the stick. It’s not listed in Apps. Where can I find it?
      Also I would like to use a proxy server. Is that at all possible?
      By the way, my nine year old is called Troy as well 🙂

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