Best Browsers for FireStick

Apart from its streaming feature, the Amazon Fire TV allows you to play video games and browse the internet. So you can enjoy more than watching your favorite TV shows and movies on your FireStick device! But what are the best browsers for FireStick?

To find out, read on as we share the best browser for FireStick this 2022. We also added a guide on how to install browsers on FireStick, so let’s get started!

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How to Install Browser on FireStick

Before we pick the best browsers for FireStick, let’s first discuss the installation process of the browser on your FireStick device.

Since the list below includes official browsers for FireStick, you can download them directly from the Amazon App Store. So you don’t need to sideload the browser on your FireStick device. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch FireStick on your device.
  2. On the FireStick home screen, click the Find icon and go to the search tab.
  3. Enter the name of the browser you want to download.
  4. Select the corresponding icon and title of the browser.
  5. Click Get/Download and wait for the installation to finish.
  6. Click Open to launch the browser you installed.

Best Browsers for FireStick

Now, let’s talk about the best browsers for FireStick in 2022.

Amazon Silk

Amazon Silk browser is one of the best apps, allowing web browsing and watching videos, developed by Amazon for Fire TV devices. It has simple navigation and supports Alexa. Amazon Silk enables you to add bookmarks and save your passwords. You can also use the desktop version for an easy browsing experience and block websites since it has a parental control feature.

Features

  • User-friendly interface
  • Offers personal bookmarks
  • Features trending videos related to browsing history
  • Allows private browsing
  • Allows modification of default search engine
  • Allows auto-save password for easy login
  • Support Alexa
  • Parental Control

Downloader

Downloader is the best app to use if you want to download apps on your FireStick device that are not on the Amazon App Store. Aside from that, you can also use the Downloader app for browsing as it has a built-in browser feature. So if you only do basic browsing, the Downloader app will deliver. With the Downloader app, you can go to any website and links on the web pages. 

Features:

  • Ideal for basic browsing
  • Permit sideload or download of files from webpages
  • Allows you to add bookmarks

Opera

Another best browser for FireStick, Opera offers good speed, privacy, and security and is accessible on varying platforms. If you want an ad-free browser, Opera allows you to block ads, so you can continue browsing without interruption. In addition, this browser compresses videos and speeds up the loading time of videos. Opera offers a push notifications feature, adds pages to the home screen, and a smart news feed feature to save and view stories and channels later.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Allow to block out ads
  • Feature a video compression
  • Offers smart news feed
  • Allows page zoom

UC Browser

The UC Browser is ideal if you’re in for customization, good speed, and a user-friendly interface. This browser has a sync feature, perfect if you want to share content on your devices. It also has an auto-fill and updated memory optimization and security, making it more flexible. With UC Browser, you can also access built-in voice control, download manager, multi-touch feature, and night mode feature.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Shareable to Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Offers built-in voice control
  • Offers multi-touch technology
  • Download manager feature
  • Night mode feature

Chrome Browser

While Chrome Browser is for PC and Android, it is still a good option for FireStick devices. However, Chrome isn’t on Amazon App Store, so you need to sideload it using the source APK file. If you’re more familiar with Chrome, it is ideal to use it than the built-in apps. It also offers more protection, privacy, and browsing feature than Amazon Silk. To sideload Chrome, download the source APK file on the Downloader app and install it.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Allows account sync
  • Permit download of community-created apps
  • Blink search engine feature
  • Allows multiple tabs

Puffin Browser

Puffin is another browser you can use on FireStick that you also have to sideload using the Downloader app. But this browser has a slow browsing speed, which is not ideal for streaming high-quality music and videos. On the other hand, the Puffin browser offers security and privacy since it has built-in protections that work similarly to a VPN.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Also available on PC or cloud storage
  • Accept varying search engines, including Google, Bing, Naver, Yahoo, and Yandex

Glance Browser

A great substitute to Chrome, Glance Browser has a built-in system WebView engine same as Google Chrome. It has a user-friendly interface and good speed for a convenient browsing experience. What’s more? Glance Browser is also ad-free, so you don’t have to worry about interruption while streaming. Furthermore, this browser allows convenient searching since it has a search widget in the notification drawer.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Fast and ad-free
  • With a WebView system similar to Chrome
  • Allows widget search in the notification drawer

RM Web Browser

Designed for Android and Kindle Fire devices, RM Web Browser is perfect for those who want to see the latest information without searching. This browser show relevant information on the home screen, from the latest news, weather, and other details. It also has a bookmark manager and allows users to manage the home screen by adding or removing their favorites. So if you only do regular browsing, RM Web Browser is a great choice!

Features:

  • Offers bookmark manager
  • Features details on the home screen

Firefox

Lastly, Firefox is a great browser option for FireStick that offers good privacy and a user-friendly interface. However, Firefox isn’t available on Amazon App Store since April 2021. So you can only get Firefox by sideloading it on your FireStick device using the Downloader app. 

Firefox offers a neatly arranged home screen, allowing you to easily watch the best videos you can find on the web. You can also use this browser with YouTube and other platforms. To sideload Firefox, install the Downloader app first. Then, enter 16725 or the URL source APK file of Firefox for FireStick.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Permits searching the web from Fire TV
  • Neatly arranged videos on the home screen
  • Associated with YouTube, Flickr, Rotten Tomatoes, and Pocket
  • Allow saving of favorite website to quick access on the home screen

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