How To Browse The Internet On Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

Provided that you’ve already gone through the process of connecting the Fire TV Stick to a smart TV, you can install a web-browsing app to use through the platform. Here’s how to do it through the Amazon website:

  1. On a computer web browser, go to Amazon. Make sure you’re logged in.
  2. On the main page, click the hamburger icon to expand all product categories.
  3. Under Digital Content & Devices, select Fire TV.
  4. Under Content & Resources, pick Apps & Games.
  5. In the search bar — make sure the filter dropdown next to it says “Fire TV Apps (All Models)” — look up “web browser.”
  6. Click on your preferred app. For compatibility purposes, we recommend Amazon Silk.
  7. Click the “Deliver to” dropdown menu and select which Fire TV Stick you want to install the app on.
  8. Hit Get App.

Alternatively, you can download a web browser directly through the Fire TV Stick’s Appstore:

  1. While you’re on the home screen of your Fire TV Stick, press left on your remote’s directional pad to open the search menu.
  2. Type “web browser” using the directional pad. 
  3. If your remote has it, you can also use the Alexa or microphone button on your remote to do your initial app search via voice command.
  4. Select the one you want from the list — ideally Amazon Silk — using the remote’s center button.
  5. Select Get and hit the center button again.

Note that in some cases, you may need to verify your Amazon account to make Appstore purchases. Once your chosen web browser is downloaded, it should appear in your Fire TV Stick’s app list.