Do you want to install Google Chrome on your Amazon Kindle Fire? It may prove a bit complicated. However, there’s a work around to add the browser. By default, Amazon forces you to use the default Silk browser. And, there aren’t any other web browsers on the Amazon store.
Install Chrome on Kindle Fire
Although it’s not that simple from Google’s end, they only make their Android version of Chrome available via the Google Play Store. Luckily, there are third-party websites that allow you to download it separately. Follow the steps and get Chrome on your Kindle Fire.
- From the Fire, go to:
- HD8 & HD10 – “Home” > “Settings” > “Security” > “Apps From Unknown Sources” > “On.”
- HD6 – “Apps” > “Settings” > “Applications” > “Apps From Unknown Sources” > “On.”
- Kindle Fire 1 & 2 – “Settings” > “More” > “Device” > “Allow Installation of Applications” > “On.”
- Open the Silk browser on your Kindle and go to http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/chrome/.
- Select the download icon next to the version you wish to download. It should download right to the memory of your device.
- Open the notification area (top bar). It should show that the .APK file is downloading. Tap it once the download has finished.
- Select “Install.”
After a while, you should see the Chrome browser in your Kindle’s app drawer. Chrome works on the original Fire, as well as the HD and HDX models. However, if you have an older device, you can download an older version of Chrome as newer versions may not be as stable.
Also, you have to manually check the apkmirror website for updates and install them yourself. These guys are trusted as the site is run by the folks over at Android Police.
For those interested, you can check out How To Uninstall Apps on Kindle Fire, Use Kindle Fire as Second Monitor – Second PC Screen, Factory Reset Kindle Fire and How to Clear Cache in Chrome.