Amazon Fire TV Stick offers streaming apps for thousands of TV shows and movies from popular services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Display+, Peacock, and more. Built-in browser Silk browser lets you enjoy the web with a larger view. That said, there's a neat way to install Google Chrome browser on the Fire TV Stick.
The Fire OS is based on Android Operating System, meaning one can always sideload APK files to the device and install it as a regular app.
Why You Need to 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 the platforms.
Besides, it’s a way better browser than anything available on the Amazon App Store, including Firefox.
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Install Downloader on the Amazon Fire TV Stick
As expected, Google Chrome isn’t natively available from the Amazon App Store. You will have to sideload it using the Downloader app.
Don’t worry. The actual method is simple than it sounds. Follow our step-by-step guide below.
Multiple tabs support (missing in the default Silk browser)
Blink web engine for fast browsing
Ability to download APK files on the device
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How to Uninstall Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick
After getting your work done, you should consider uninstalling Google Chrome on the Fire TV Stick. It will free up space by around 200MB (which is a lot considering 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.
Step 2: Go to the Apps menu.
Step 3: Scroll to the Google Chrome app.
Step 4: Use the Option key on the remote and select Uninstall from the side menu.
Use Google Chrome on the Fire TV Stick
Google Chrome treats Fire TV Stick as a touch device. We would advise you to 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 on the Fire TV Stick and share your experience in the comments below.
Do you constantly face buffering issues on the Fire TV Stick? Read the post below to learn how to troubleshoot the issue.
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