How to Install and Use Chrome Browser on FireStick (2023)


This is a step-by-step guide on how to install and use Chrome Web Browser on FireStick, Fire TV, FireStick 4K, and Fire TV Cube.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the web browser for Amazon FireStick, we don’t have many options. Only a couple of browsers like Amazon Silk Browser and Puffin TV-Browser are compatible with FireStick.

This has led several people to look around for ways to use other web browsers with more features. Google chrome is the first choice obviously as it has been used extensively worldwide by millions of users.

However, Google Chrome is available for operating systems like Windows or Linux only, not for FireStick. But you can navigate it using the mouse toggle app after sideloading it on your device.

2 Ways to Install Chrome Browser on FireStick

I have demonstrated two methods to install a chrome web browser on FireStick. These methods are:

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Install Chrome on FireStick using Downloader App

Google Chrome is designed to be used on computers or Android devices. So it is not available for FireStick. That’s why you have to sideload it on your FireStick as a third-party app using Downloader.

But before that, make sure to install and use ExpressVPN on FireStick when you are streaming anything on your FireStick. It keeps you safe from malware and protects your online identity.

Now follow these steps to install Chrome on FireStick using the Downloader app:

Step 1: Open Firestick Home


Step 2: Click on the Settings icon


Step 3: Select My Fire TV


Step 4: Choose Developer Options


Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources


Step 6: Click on Turn On


Step 7: Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu


Step 8: Click on the Search option


Step 9: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list


Step 10: Select the Downloader icon


Step 11: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install


Step 12: Wait until the download is completed


Step 13: Click on Open to run the Downloader app


Step 14: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow


Step 15: A prompt will be displayed, click OK


Step 16: By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side


Step 17: Write the URL in the URL bar and click Go. This is the Chrome version V106.0.5249.126.

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Step 18: Click on the Latest Version and then select Download. Wait for the app to download


Step 19: Once installed, click Install


Step 20: Click Open once the app is installed


So that’s how you install Google Chrome Browser on your FireStick. You have to make a few changes to the system of your device and then sideload it via the Downloader app.

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Install Chrome on FireStick using ES File Explorer

If you are having issues with the Downloader app, here is an alternative method. You can install Chrome browser on your FireStick using ES File Explorer. It works the same as Downloader.

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To install Chrome on FireStick using ES File Explorer, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Click the Search icon from the home screen of your FireStick device

Step 2: Write ES File Explorer in the search bar and click the relevant search results

Step 3: Click the Download or Get button

Step 4: Click Open once the app is successfully installed

Step 5: Launch ES File Explorer on your device

Step 6: Click the Downloader option from the menu

Step 7: Select the +New option from the bottom menu bar

Step 8: Enter the URL in the path section and click Download Now

Step 9: Wait for the browser to be downloaded

Step 10: Now click the Install button

Step 11: Click Open once the browser is installed successfully

Step 12: Enjoy using Chrome Web browser on your FireStick

These were the steps you can follow to install Chrome Web browser on your FireStick using ES File Explorer. This is just an alternative method and you don’t need it if Downloader is working well on your device.

How to Use Chrome on FireStick with Mouse Toggle

As Google Chrome is designed for PC and Android devices, you can’t use it on FireStick or similar remote control devices.

Fortunately, there is an app called Mouse Toggle, which enables you to navigate Chrome with the help of a virtual cursor.

You can easily install Mouse Toggle on your FireStick as a third-party app and use Chrome without any problem.

You can control the virtual cursor of Mouse Toggle with the help of your FireStick remote.

Follow this guide to install and use Mouse Toggle on FireStick. However, don’t forget to use ExpressVPN before you install any app or stream anything on your FireStick device.

Step 1: Once you Open Chrome Browser, click Agree & Continue


Step 2: Click Next


Step 3: This is the interface of the Chrome Browser!


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How to Uninstall Chrome from FireStick

Once your work is done, you can uninstall the Chrome browser from your FireStick. Well, you might not want to uninstall the browser, but the low storage of FireStick doesn’t allow you to keep such heavy files on your device.

Uninstalling the Chrome web browser from your device will free up space and your device will run faster. Follow these steps to uninstall Chrome browser from your FireStick:

Step 1:   Long press the home button of your FireStick remote

Step 2: Select the option Apps

Step 3: Locate the Google Chrome app among your other apps

Step 4: Press the option key of your FireStick remote

Step 5: Now click the options Uninstall and you are done

Google Chrome Features

Google Chrome is a well-known web browser and almost all of us are familiar with it. This makes it easy to use and navigate on FireStick due to the simple interface.

It allows Google Account Synchronization and supports multiple tabs which you can’t access in the default FireStick browser.

You can download multiple APK files on your device with Google Chrome. Moreover, the Blink web engine feature makes the speed blazing fast to ensure quick browsing.

The incognito mode allows you to have a private session and keep you safe from malware. You can also use the Voice search feature to search for anything more conveniently.

The personalized search results help you to visit your desired site much quicker and faster. Hence, the Chrome browser is worth using on FireStick until you are comfortable with the Mouse Toggle app.

Alternatives of Chrome Browser

Although Firestick does not provide many options for the Internet browser somehow there are such browsers that you can not ignore when it comes to internet surfing. These alternatives are:

FAQs – Chrome Browser

Is Google Chrome compatible with FireStick?

Google Chrome is designed for Windows and Android devices. So it is not available to be installed on FireStick. But I have demonstrated in this guide how you can sideload and use the Chrome browser on FireStick.

How can I use the Chrome Web browser on FireStick?

There is an app called Mouse Toggle that helps you to navigate the Chrome browser on FireStick. The app creates a virtual cursor that can be easily navigated with a FireStick remote. Besides that, you can also use a Bluetooth keyboard to use Chrome on FireStick.

Which browsers work on FireStick?

Well, there are only a few browsers when it comes to FireStick. That means you don’t have much variety to choose from. You can use Opera, Amazon Silk Browser, and Firefox on FireStick without any problem.

Which browser is best for FireStick?

As I said, there are not many options while selecting a browser for your FireStick. As per my research and experience, Amazon Silk Browser works best on FireStick due to its features and easy navigation.

Key Takeaways

There are a few browsers compatible with FireStick but each of them lacks something. However, Google Chrome is one of the most used browsers around the world, ensuring fast browsing.

As it is not available for FireStick, it has to be sideloaded as a third-party app. I have shown how to install Chrome browser on FireStick using Downloader and ES File Explorer.

You will require the Mouse Toggle app to use and navigate through Chrome as it can’t be navigated with the FireStick remote. Mouse Toggle helps to navigate using a virtual cursor.

Don’t forget to use a VPN before your install or stream anything on your FireStick. It helps you to have a protected connection and maintain anonymity by hiding your IP.

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1 year ago

It doesn’t work. I used the downloader method and at install got Parse Error There was a problem parsing the package.
I also tried the ES Explorer method and got an invalid file name error

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