Firestick or Fire TV Stick is a popular device to fuse your TV and internet together. You can stream all kind of media contents without the need of a Cable TV or satellite TV subscription. To stream web-based media contents, you must need a browser on your Firestick. The next question will be what is the best browser for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick? Here, we will list you the best web browsers available for Amazon Streaming devices.
Amazon Silk – Web Browser
Silk Browser is an inbuilt web browser for all Firestick/Fire TV devices. If not, you can download it from the Amazon store. Developed by Amazon, it is very fast and easy to use. It comes with a simple UI to browse web pages, stream videos, movies, photos and more. You can control the videos and audio with the help of Alexa or Fire TV remote. The simple layout on the home screen presents you the option to navigate back and forward, add a bookmark for your favourite sites, switch between mobiles and desktop sites and more. If you’re a parent, you can use the built-in parental controls to block your child from accessing inappropriate sites.
Why you need a VPN
While Streaming online, your IP will be exposed easily. Hence ISPs (Internet Service Providers), app developers, government agencies and hackers can track your online activities with ease. At the end of the day, you may face some legal problems if you have streamed any copyrighted contents. To avoid these problems, we recommend you to use VPN (Virtual Private Network). A good VPN lets you hide your real identity by switching your IP to different locations. On the other hand, VPN is also helpful in accessing the media that are geo-restricted. Some of the apps/services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, BBC iPlayer and more are geo-restricted in certain countries. To bypass those restrictions, you need to install a VPN on your device.
After trying out several free and paid VPN services, we recommend you to use NordVPN. It is regarded as the best VPN to safeguard your privacy. While purchasing the NordVPN, make sure to select the annual plans rather than selecting the monthly plans. Moreover, you will also get a 68% instant discount + 3 months free.
Google Chrome has been a widely used web browser on different platforms. Because of its user-friendly interface, the browser is very popular across the world. It has various functions like an adding bookmark, extensions, download manager and more. It also has an incognito mode to browse personal sites without storing cookies, history or any data.
Due to the earlier dispute between Amazon and Google, the Chrome browser is not available on the Amazon store. However, the browser is expected to roll out to the Amazon store very soon. Till then, you can sideload Google chrome on Firestick with the help of the downloader app.
Mozilla Firefox is another popular web browser that you can download directly from the Amazon store. With Firefox on your Firestick, you can browse the best content on all categories including sports, news, entertainment, movies, culture, social media, music, and streaming services. Along with that, you can add bookmarks, download media files, stream online videos and much more on your Fire TV. Like Google Chrome, it also has an incognito mode to browse privately.
Opera is the lightest web browser available on the market. Along with normal browsing features, it has in-built ad blocker to block annoying advertisements while browsing. The automatic video download button lets the user download all kind of videos that they see while browsing. The main advantage of using Opera browser is that it has an inbuilt feature to block the websites or media that are geo-restricted in your region. Opera browser is officially not available on Amazon store. But, you can sideload it with the help of Aptoide TV or ES File Explorer.
By default, you will have a pre-installed silk browser on your Fire TV streaming devices. If you want a better browsing experience and additional features, you can go for other web browsers. Use the comments section to share your feedback or query related to this article. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected.
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