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How to Download Silk Browser on Firestick



Silk Browser on Firestick

Silk browser is a free and open-source web browser developed and owned by Amazon. Silk browser is an official app of Amazon, so it comes as the pre-installed app on all Firestick devices. If your Firestick does not have the Silk browser or you have uninstalled the browser, you can download it directly from the Amazon App Store. The Silk Browser is one of the best browsers for Firestick.

How to Install Silk Browser on Firestick

The Silk browser provides you with a fast and smooth browsing experience on your Fire TV Stick. You can download the Silk browser directly from the Amazon store.

(1) Turn on your Fire TV or Firestick-connected TV and connect with an internet connection.

(2) Click the Search bar from the home screen of your Firestick.

Click the Search bar to download the Silk browser on Firestick

(3) Type Silk browser using the on-screen keyboard.

(4) Locate and select the Silk browser from the results.

Select the Silk browser on your Firestick

(5) Click the Download or Get button to download the Silk browser on your Firestick.

Click Download to install the Silk browser on Firestick

(6) Now, you have successfully installed the Silk browser on your Firestick.

How to Download Silk Browser from Amazon Website

You can also download the apps directly from the Amazon website by logging in to your Amazon account.

(1) Launch the browser on your mobile or PC.

(2) Go to the official website of Amazon.

(3) Click the Sign in button and login with your Amazon account.

Sign in to your Amazon account

(4) Tap the Search bar and enter Silk browser.

(5) Select the Silk browser from the results.

Select the Silk browser

(6) Click the drop-down box under Deliver To and select your Firestick device.

(7) Select the Get App option to download the Silk browser on your Firestick.

Click Get App to get Silk browser on Firestick

(8) Now, navigate to the Apps section of your Firestick-connected TV.

(9) Launch the Silk browser and start using it. If the app is not available on your Firestick, update the Firestick.

How to Use Silk Browser on Firestick

The Silk browser uses Bing as the default search engine. You can change the search engine from the browser’s Settings menu.

Remote Controls

Firestick remote controls
  1. The dark outer circle can navigate up, down, left, and right.
  2. The inner circle button is used to select the options.
  3. The Back button can be used to undo the current option.
  4. The Hamburger icon is used as the Menu button. The Menu button displays the browser menu.
  5. The Alexa button is used to open the browser using your voice commands. Click the Alex button and say, “Alexa, Open Silk Browser” to launch the browser.

(1) Launch the Silk browser on your Firestick.

(2) Click Accept terms to accept the terms and conditions of the browser.

Click Accept

(3) Now, it will start displaying a short tutorial on the Silk browser.

(4) On the home page, click the Search Bar and enter the URL using the on-screen keyboard.

(5) Hit the Go button to start searching.

Click Go

(6) You can also search for the content by pressing the Alexa button on your remote.

(7) The Silk browser offers the many quick settings like

  • Bookmarks – Helps to save your favorite website.
  • Desktop site – Provides the results in desktop view.
  • Private mode – Browsing in the private mode will not save your browsing history.
  • Refresh – Refresh helps to reload the website.
  • Forward – Move to the next page.
  • Backward – Move to the previous page.
Quick features of Silk browser

(8) If you are playing the video on the Silk browser, the video will be played in full-screen mode. You can move the cursor using the remote to get the playback controls and select the popup links.

(9) You can clear the browsing of the data on your Firestick by clicking the Clear data option.

Click Clear Data to clear the browsing history on Silk browser

(10) The Silk browser will save the last webpage you have visited and show that page when you launch the browser next time.

(11) The Settings option is at the bottom of the home screen.

Settings on Silk browser

(12) In the Settings menu, you can change the search engine, cursor speed, saved passwords, accessibility, and parental controls on Firestick.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to view history on the Silk browser on Firestick?

Launch the Silk browser on Firestick → Click the Menu option → Select History to view all your browsing history.

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