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.  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.

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.

In the video below, I will show you how to Install Downloader on a Firestick or Fire TV which will allow you to side-load APK’s such as Cinema and more with ease.

How To Install Browser On Fire TV Or Stick Tutorial

I strongly suggest that you watch the entire video below since I cover each step in detail.  The steps in the 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 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

type silk

2. Scroll down to select the Silk Browser icon

select silk browser icon

3. Click Download

click download

4. Click Open

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

silk interface

6. Use the pre-installed mouse toggle to navigate web pages and more

troypoint homepage

 

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.

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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.

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Hi Troy I get a second generation fire TV I tried downloading silk browser and it says download failure and compatible with my device what can I do to download silk browser and why is it saying that

Linda Post
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Got to say Troy you are awesome. I have used all your tricks and apps to break my daughters firestick to where she wants it, now i have to either win a firestick off you or just buy another one. LOl thanks for all your help. Linda

Thomas Worden
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Troy, I have the new third gen firetv. It will download chrome, but when I attempt to open it, it goes to come.com. Any suggestions on how to get it to work?

Enia
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Enia

Troy, thanks so much for those very detailed “how to”. The info I can’t seem to find anywhere is if the fire stick is a good option for streaming flash content. My Samsung Smart TV stopped playing flash videos on streaming websites 3 days ago. Some update by Samsung or Adobe must be responsible. It seems there is no chance of getting that back. So I am looking for an alternative. I only need some kind of hardware/stick/box that allows me to play flash on my Samsung TV. For the livingroom TV I’ve always used Chromecast by streaming from Chromebrowser… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

I bought new 2nd generation Fire TV Stick in August 2018, and when I downloaded the silk browser on August 31, 2018 (newest version of silk browser) I keep getting pop-up ads for opera browser… how do I get rid of this issue. I tries various ad blockers and ran malware and virus tools, and I also tries to factory reset and re-downloaded. I still get the opera browser banner type ad when using the silk browser. Any Suggestions?

Joe
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Joe

HI

I downloaded the android site on amazon stick but it won’t function on my remote control. Any ideas?

Thomas Ibbison
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Thomas Ibbison

hello troy! I just purchased a 3rd generation firestick tv and I am trying to sideload a browser that will let me stream xfinity. I have your troypoint browser but it will not let me use xfinity stream. Do you know of any browsers that people use to watch xfinity stream?

Thomas Balsa
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Thomas Balsa

Hello Troy, This is my SECOND iteration installing Browser_6.0.1.apk. I cannot make it work. Here are my steps: 1. Reset Fire Stick (recently purchased from Amazon, 6/2018) to factory settings 2. Install the Browser using Downloader (from Amazon store) and the procedure given by Troypoint 3. The Browser opens and looks nice and normal. There is no cursor and I cannot access the web address location (for input) in any tab (currently the first tab is occupied by the default Google Search app). Q: How can I get a cursor with the remote? How can I place input into the… Read more »

Cliff Gellatly
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Cliff Gellatly

Hello Troy..Here’s a strange one..With my gen 2 Fire TV Stick and Silk Browser for Fire TV I can video stream youtube perfectly. But when I try to play any video from website http://www.ustream.tv/pbsnewshour. .. I access the website OK but the video plays for 10 seconds and then the screen goes black and a message says “This Channel is Off-Air. When I use my Windows 7 PC to access http://www.ustream.tv/pbsnewshour the entire video plays OK .I get the same thing with all other recommended Fire TV browsers. I would really appreciate anything you can recommend to get this site… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

Troy, I’m trying to download the downloader app on fire tv box, but it keeps saying app not found?! I have done this without any problems in multiple directives with no problem. Is fire tv blocking the app? If I login to an account that I know has it on the cloud will it appear? I don’t want to risk losing my app with my login so I haven’t tried it yet. I’m desperate lol please help! Thanks