How to Run Google Chrome on Amazon Fire TV Stick

How to Run Google Chrome on Amazon Fire TV Stick


Install Chrome on Fire TV Stick

The Fire operating system is based on the Android operating system, which means that one can still load APK files to the device and install it as a regular app.

Why you should install Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick

Unlike the default Silk browser, Google Chrome is a cross-platform solution with Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android availability. You can sync bookmarks and history across all platforms.

Also, it’s a much better browser than anything available on the Amazon App Store, including Firefox.

Install Downloader on the Amazon Fire TV stick

As expected, Google Chrome is not natively available on the Amazon App Store. You will need to load it sideways using the Downloader app.

Do not worry. The current method is as simple as it sounds. Follow our step-by-step guide below.

To note: In the example below, we’ve included screenshots of the new Fire TV Stick UI that Amazon recently unveiled. If you’re still stuck on the old UI, consider updating Fire OS to the latest version.

Step 1: Open the Fire TV Stick home page and go to the Search menu.

Go to search menu


Go to search menu

2nd step: Scroll down to the Find option.

Select search


Select search

Step 3: This will open the virtual keyboard. Type Downloader or use the Alexa voice assistant on the remote control to search for the Downloader app.

Step 4: Select Downloader from the suggestions.

Step 5: Recognize the app with an orange background banner in the app icon.

Download application


Download application

Step 6: Select the app and use the Get or Download option to install the app.

Step 7: In a minute or two (depending on your internet connection), the Fire TV Stick will install the app on the device.

That’s it. You have successfully installed the Downloader app on the Fire TV stick.

As with Android phones, you need to enable the appropriate permissions in the Settings menu to install Chrome APK on the device. Follow the steps below to make changes.

Step 1: Press and hold the Home button on the Fire TV stick.

2nd step: Slide to the Settings menu.

Open settings


Open settings

Step 3: Scroll down and select the My Fire TV menu.

Select my Fire TV


Select my Fire TV

Step 4: Click Developer Options.

Developer options


Developer options

Step 5: Find apps from unknown sources. By default, it is disabled. Turn this on.

Download apps from unknown sources


Download apps from unknown sources

You can now upload APK files to the Fire TV Stick without any issues. Follow the method below.

Download Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick

Step 1: Open the Downloader app on the Fire TV stick.

Downloader


Downloader

Type url


Type url

Step 3: Downloader will take you to the webpage to download the APK file to the device.

Step 4: Hit the download button and install the Google Chrome APK on the device.

Download the Chrome APK


Download the Chrome APK

Step 5: After successful installation, delete the APK file on the device to free up space.

File download in progress


File download in progress

Chrome installed


Chrome installed

Google Chrome features

  • Excellent and familiar user interface
  • Google Account Synchronization
  • Multiple tab support (missing in Silk browser by default)
  • Blink web engine for fast browsing
  • Ability to download APK files to the device

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How to uninstall Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick

Once your work is done, you should consider uninstalling Google Chrome on the Fire TV Stick. It will free up around 200MB of space (which is a lot considering the 8GB of built-in storage on the Fire TV Stick). Follow the steps below to uninstall Google Chrome on the Fire TV stick.

Step 1: Press and hold the Home button on your Fire TV stick.

2nd step: Go to the Applications menu.

Select applications


Select applications

Step 3: Scroll down to the Google Chrome app.

Step 4: Use the Option key on the remote control and select Uninstall from the side menu.

Uninstall Chrome


Uninstall Chrome

Use Google Chrome on the Fire TV stick

Google Chrome treats Fire TV Stick like a touch device. We recommend that you opt for the Fire TV app on the mobile or use the Bluetooth connected keyboard and mouse for the best experience. Go ahead, download the Chrome browser to the Fire TV Stick, and share your experience in the comments below.

Then:

Are you constantly facing buffering issues on Fire TV stick? Read the article below to find out how to fix the problem.

Last updated on May 13, 2021

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