How to run Google Chrome on Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Amazon Fire TV Stick offers streaming apps for thousands of TV shows and movies for services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Display +, Peacock, and others. The integrated "Silk Browser" allows you to enjoy the web in a wider view. That said, there is a neat way to install the Google Chrome browser on Fire TV Stick.


The Fire OS is based on the Android OS, which means you can always upload APK files to your device and install it like a regular app.



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Why do you need to install Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick

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

Plus, it's a far better browser than any other available on the Amazon App Store, including Firefox.


Installa Downloader su 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.

How to sideload apps

Do not worry. The method is simpler than it seems. Follow our step by step guide below.

  1. Open the Fire TV Stick home page and go to the Find menu.
  2. Scroll to the search option.
  3. It will open the virtual keyboard. Type Downloader or use the Alexa voice assistant from the remote to search for the Downloader app.
  4. Select Downloader from the suggestions.
  5. Recognize the app with an orange background banner in the app icon.
  6. Select the app and use the Get or Download option to install the app.
  7. Within a minute or two (depending on your internet connection), the Fire TV Stick will install the app on your device.

That's all. You have successfully installed the Downloader app on the Fire TV Stick.




Similar to Android phones, you need to enable the relevant permissions from the Settings menu to install the Chrome APK on your device. Follow the steps below to make changes.

  1. Press and hold the Home button on the Fire TV Stick.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Scroll down and select the My Fire TV menu.
  4. Click Developer Options.
  5. Find apps from unknown sources. By default, it is disabled. Turn it on.

Now you can upload APK files to Fire TV Stick without any problems. Follow the method below.

Download Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick

  1. Apri l’app Downloader su Fire TV Stick.
  2. Click on the search box, type https://chrome.en.uptodown.com/android and hit the Go button.
  3. Downloader will take you to the web page to download the APK file to your device.
  4. Press the download button and install the Google Chrome APK on your device.
  5. After successful installation, delete the APK file on your device to free up space.

If you have trouble installing Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick, you need to uninstall the apps from your device and free up some space.


Google Chrome functionality

  • Excellent and familiar user interface
  • Google account synchronization
  • Support for multiple tabs (missing in the default Silk browser)
  • Blink web engine for fast browsing
  • Ability to download APK files to your device

How to uninstall Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick

After completing your work, do you need to uninstall Google Chrome on Fire TV Stick? Uninstalling it will free up space for 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 Fire TV Stick.



  1. Press and hold the Home button on the Fire TV Stick.
  2. Go to the App menu.
  3. Scroll to the Google Chrome app.
  4. Use the Option key on the remote control and select Uninstall from the side menu.

Usa Google Chrome su Fire TV Stick

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


Further Reading:

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  • How to update your Amazon Firestick
  • How to install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick / Fire TV?

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