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.
I have demonstrated two methods to install a chrome web browser on FireStick. The first one is using the Downloader app, while the other one is using ES File Explorer.
Before proceeding, read this first…
Installing and using anything on your FireStick without a VPN always comes with privacy risks. VPN helps to keep your connection private by hiding your original IP address and have an encrypted connection. Our #1 choice is Surfshark VPN.
Method 1: How to Install Chrome on FireStick (Downloader)
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 Surfshark VPN 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 your FireStick device and click on the Settings menu
Step 2: Select the option My Fire TV
Step 3: Hit the Developer options
Step 4: Click Apps from Unknown Sources and turn it on
Step 5: Now return to the home screen of your FireStick and click the Search icon
Step 6: Write Downloader in the search bar
Step 7: Click the Downloader icon among the other apps
Step 8: Hit the Download or Get button
Step 9: Wait while the app is being downloaded
Step 10: Click Open once it is installed successfully
Step 11: Click OK if this prompt appears
Step 12: Launch the app and click the URL bar from the main screen
Step 13: Write the URL bit.ly/chrome-fire in the URL bar and click Go
Step 14: Wait for the app to download
Step 15: Once installed, click Install
Step 16: 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.
Method 2: How to Install Chrome on FireStick (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.
Don’t forget to install and use Surfshark VPN on FireStick before you stream anything on your device. It helps you to stay anonymous over the internet by masking your IP.
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 bit.ly/chrome-fire 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.
Step 1: Once you Open Chrome Browser, click Agree & Continue
Step 2: Click Next
Step 3: This is the interface of Chrome Browser!
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 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.
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 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.
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.