How to Install Google Chrome Browser on Firestick [Easy Guide]

On Firestick, using Finder you can surf and search the contents from the Amazon App Store. Even the Firestick home screen will feature various trending apps and contents to stream. But still, we need browsers for various purposes. By default, you get the Silk browser on Firestick. Though there are various browsers available on Firestick App Store. Google Chrome will always be a favorite for many and have its own purposes as far as browsing is concerned. So let us see how to get Chrome on Firestick.

What is Google Chrome?

Google Chrome needs no introduction. It is one of the best browsers out there with a clean and smooth interface. You can download various images, videos, documents, apps, etc. Also, Chrome offers multi-tab support and a perfect bookmark feature. It works on multiple devices. Unfortunately, Chrome is neither preinstalled nor available on the Firestick App Store. You must sideload it Android APK with ES File Explorer or the Downloader app.

Related app: How to Install Firefox For Fire TV [2 Easy Methods]

Steps to Install Chrome on Firestick – ES File Explorer

Since it is a third-party app, you need to turn on Apps from Unknown Sources to install Chrome on Firestick.

Configure Firestick

1. On your Amazon Firestick home screen, click on the Find from the menu options.

2. Select the Search option on the next screen to navigate to the search screen.

3. With the help of the on-screen keyboard and remote type ES File Explorer on the search screen.

ES File Explorer on Firestick

4. Select the appropriate app from the search suggestions.

ES File Explorer on Firestick

5. Now click Download. The ES File Explorer will be downloaded and installed on your streaming device.

ES File Explorer on Firestick

6. Once the app is downloaded, go to the home screen again.

7. Click Settings and choose My Fire TV from the settings screen.

8. Choose the Developer Options.

Install Unknown Apps for ES File Explorer on Firestick

9. Then click Install Unknown Apps.

Install Unknown Apps for ES File Explorer on Firestick

10. Now turn on the toggle near the ES File Explorer app.

Install Unknown Apps for ES File Explorer on Firestick

Now your Firestick is ready to accept any third-party apps.

Install Chrome on Firestick using ES File Explorer

1. Open the ES File Explorer app on Firestick from the home screen.

2. Choos the Downloader option.

Chrome on Firestick with ES File Explorer

3. Click on the New (+) icon from the bottom bar of the screen.

Chrome on Firestick with ES File Explorer

4. On the path field enter the Chrome APK URL:

5. On the name field enter Chrome.

6. Click Download Now.

Chrome on Firestick with ES File Explorer

7. The app will be downloaded. Now click Install to install the app.

Install Unknown Apps for ES File Explorer on Firestick

8. Once Chrome is installed on your Firestick click Open to launch the app.

Chrome on Firestick

Why Use a VPN?

Chrome is often known for its privacy issues. Also, it isn’t an official app that you are downloading from the Amazon Firestick App Store. You are sideloading it with third-party app sources. So when it comes to using external apps you will need a VPN just to make sure that your privacy and security are assured. Use a reliable VPN service provider to ensure security. There are a few best VPNs for Firestick which you may use.

Alternative Method – Downloader

1. Install the Downloader app on your Amazon Firestick.

2. Now you have to configure the device. Go to home screen Settings >My Fire TV > Developer Options > Install Unknown Apps.

3. Enable the Downloader app.

enable Unknown Apps for Downloader

4. Now open the Downloader app on your Firestick.

5. Click on the URL tab.

Downloader on Firestick

6. With the pop-up keyboard enter the Google Chrome APK URL:

7. Click Go and wait a while for the app to download.

8. Then again click Download.

Chrome on Firestick with Downloader

9. Install the app on your streaming device.

10. Open the app and start browsing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put Google Chrome on Firestick?

Yes, you can install the app by sideloading the app using third-party sources like Downloader or ES File Explorer.

What is the best Browser for Firestick?

You can install Silk Browser on Firestick which is a custom-made browser for Firestick devices. You can also get Downloader, Mozilla Firestick, APtoide TV on Firestick.

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