5 Best Alternatives for Kindle Fire Browser

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As a fan of Kindle Fire, I do love Kindle Fire very much, but there is one thing that Kindle Fire frustrates me. It is the Kindle Fire browser--Silk browser which is designed and developed by Amazon's team. The Kindle Fire browser is supposed to be awesome and fast, but the fact goes far from its original intention of design. It is slow, unresponsive a lot and even crashes some time. Another drawback of Kindle Fire Silk browser is the wasting of space on the screen. The top and bottom space of the browser are all wasted. What's more, the Amazon doesn't offer any alternative in Amazon App Store to get as many people as possible to use the Silk browser. This action is really disappointed me. However, we always can find other ways to install the alternatives for Kindle Fire Browser. Here are 5 best browser for Kindle Fire for your choice.

Kindle fire browser alternative

Google Chrome

Before installing any of these best alternatives for Kindle Fire browser on Kindle Fire, you have to allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore. Slide down from the top of the Kindle Fire screen to find the settings, then select the application from settings, and turn on Apps from Unknown sources.

kindle fire settings
turn on apps from unkown resource

Google Chrome

Google chrome browser

No matter for Windows, MAC or Android, Google Chrome are 90% people's first choice. Want to sync your bookmark, tabs, passwords, recent research, and history to your device? If you have a Google account, you can do it perfectly with Google Chrome. You can use the incognito mode to browse the website if you do not want the browser to record where you browse and what you download. The data saver feature can compress images, fonts, and other web objects by Google server before sending out. This function will reduce mobile data usage by up to 50% while browsing. If you turn on safe browsing, you will see a warning before you navigate to a potentially dangerous website or download a potentially harmful app. Voice search is also available for Google Chrome. It also can choose from search results that instantly appear as you type and quickly access previously visited pages.


Tap here to download the Google Chrome on your Kindle Fire. The downloading notification will be on the top of the screen. When the downloading of Chrome APK file is completed, tap the notification area at the top of the screen and select " Install" to finish the installation. Now you can enjoy the best Kindle Fire web browser.


Dolphin browser

Dolphin is a popular browser among Android users. Since the Kindle Fire is using the Android system, Dolphin also can be the best browser for Kindle Fire. It offers a free, full-featured, internet browsing. As a powerful browser, Dolphin also eliminates the use of a dozen of apps from your Kindle Fire. Gesture search allows you to draw a hieroglyph and the browser will automatically recognize it and conduct the search. It also has voice search function which can liberate your hands from the keyboard. It also has the strong set of add-ons support. Tabbed browsing, incognito mode, night mode, fullscreen mode, desktop mode are all available for your choice. What's more, it enables you to sync bookmarks, tabs, history& passwords across devices. Besides above features, I like Dolphin because?user?interface is intuitive.


Tap here to download the Dolphin on your Kindle Fire. The downloading notification will be on the top of the screen. When the downloading is completed, tap the notification area at the top of the screen and select " Install" to finish the installation.


Opera browser

Opera is not only a well-known third party browser for PC& MAC, but also one of the best Android browser. It also can be one of the best browser for Kindle Fire. The latest version of Opera has featured news feed that notices the content you like and provide you more related news. Its built-in add blocker can block the pop-ups, help pages load faster and save your data. You can sync your Speed Dial shortcuts, bookmarks and tabs in Opera for Android across all your devices. With data-saving feature, you can watch more videos on your Kindle Fire which using less data. However, Opera browser is lack of add-ons.


Tap here to download the Opera on your Kindle Fire. The downloading notification will be on the top of the screen. When the downloading is completed, tap the notification area at the top of the screen and select " Install" to finish the installation.


Firefox browser

Firefox browser has played a ruling role on PC browsers before Google has launched the Google Chrome. Although the NO. 1 position has been taken over by Google chrome, Firefox are still liked by many users, no matter for PC or Android users. If you are a Firefox user in desktop, you should not miss this best browser for Kindle Fire. It can sync all things with your desktop Firefox browser. It also have a third party add-ons which allow you add what you need and skip what you don’t. Ad blocker and video downloaders are all available on this browser. It also have many other features such as night mode, private browsing and so on. It is a little bit pity that Firefox has not data saving feature.


Tap here to download the Firefox APK file on your Kindle Fire. The downloading notification will be on the top of the screen. When the downloading is completed, tap the notification area at the top of the screen and select " Install" to finish the installation.


maxthon browser

Maxthon browser is known for its fast speed. But fast is not the only feature attracts users’ attention. Its highly customizable interface, built-in ad hunter, all kinds of plug-ins and so on that make your web browsing more enjoyable. Besides these features, screenshot, night mode, reader mode, private browsing, text re-flow also win many users for Maxthon. Maxthon Cloud Browser has the ability to synchronize your bookmarks, tabs, options and your address bar and new-tab links, throughout all of your computers and mobile devices running the app. I can say it has all the features you can expect in a browser. So just forget original Kindle Fire browser and get this one as your Kindle Fire web browser.


Tap here to download theMaxthon on your Kindle Fire. The downloading notification will be on the top of the screen. When the downloading is completed, tap the notification area at the top of the screen and select " Install" to finish the installation.

If you still do not know which browser is your taste, just download all of Kindle Fire web browsers, have a try and tell us your favorite one in the comments. There are many good browsers not in this top list but you can write them in the comments so that people can have a try. Let's share the best Kindle Fire browser now.

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09/20/2017 14:55:25
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01/27/2019 04:11:17
Iris, you've done an outstanding job of laying out this page and article in an easy to understand and use format. Your page is about to go into my list of Favourites as soon as I complete this thank you ... which is now!
02/17/2019 08:56:52
It has a message pop up that it will harm my kindle
02/18/2019 11:01:37
Don't worry, these apps won't harm your Kindle Fire at all.
11/10/2020 19:00:25

My mobile security plan threw a hissy fit when i installed maxthon but it works fine

02/20/2019 16:52:07
Says problem parsing the APK? Won`t install h help?
02/22/2019 10:55:24
Please tell us which apk are you referring here. Then we can recheck and replace it with the latest one.
02/28/2019 22:41:26
"Google Chrome is always the best browser no matter for Windows, MAC or Android." According to whom? I personally prefer Firefox as it works without trying to stalk me.
04/29/2019 08:05:55
Downloaded the file and nothing happens.  No option at the top that says "install" or any indication how to do so.  
06/17/2020 01:35:33
You can use the DOC default application to finish the installation.
05/20/2019 11:51:12
If you know some better browser, please feel free to share with us in the comments.
05/31/2019 05:27:08
HELP!!  The firefox version download is in CHINESE!  How do i switch the language so I can actually USE it??
05/31/2019 09:57:54
Thank you for reporting this issue. The apk has been changed. Please recheck.
06/1/2019 12:43:23
A great browser to use on kindle fire is puffin it fast and has Adobe flash support and a virtual trackpad too
06/4/2019 09:53:10
Thank you for recommendation.
07/30/2019 02:33:26
Now that I use Google for search and Chrome for internet, I need space on my Fire. Can I delete Silk Browser?
07/30/2019 08:57:43
The silk browser is the pre-installed app on kindle fire. I tried to uninstall it, but the kindle fire doesn't allow me to delete it.
08/18/2019 11:54:59
I clicked your link to DL Chrome on my Kindle Fire..it downloaded ok..but it says can't open the ALL file. I saved to drop box..still won't open...can you assist??? THANK YOU!!!!
08/19/2019 11:18:35
Maybe it is related to the Android version you are using. So check your kindle fire os version and then find the right version of Google chrome .apk file to install.
09/26/2019 20:50:14
these go not download  nothong happens no matter which i select  
02/3/2020 23:24:10
good info,but having trouble downloading,please assist.
02/4/2020 08:09:06
Can you please tell us which  browser you can't download?
02/6/2020 07:35:51
Hi I have a 2nd generation kindle none of these downloads work can you help? Not very recent so will need to be explained simply. :-)
02/6/2020 09:32:49
Thank you for your feedback. These apk works for most kindle fires. If this doesn't work for your kindle fire, you can try to search the compatible version for your kindle fire with name  we mentioned in this article.
05/6/2020 11:13:37
Can't tell you how much I appreciate having this info.  Glad I didn't have to go through 150 steps to get Chrome.  Thank you!!!
05/7/2020 08:57:47
Glad you like it. Have a nice day!
05/9/2020 19:22:30
Thank you very much for this article. It helped me to work on website that Silk could not use!
05/11/2020 09:09:50
Thank you for your comments. Glad to know it can help you!
06/17/2020 01:19:13
The installation process wasn't quite as easy as described. The downloaded APK's were in the download folder, but there was no install option anywhere. I kept researching until I discovered default DOCs app could be used for the actual installation.
Fire 8 using OS
June  2020
08/31/2020 11:20:06
Please remember where did you store your downloaded apk. It would be easier for you  to install it.
11/5/2020 01:11:02

Great, very informative and well laid out.
I only hope that my install goes better then some of your other readers.That's what really
Caught my attention, the fact that you included the install. Thanks alot.

11/5/2020 09:00:58
You are welcome.
12/21/2020 19:51:14
I would love to get dolphin again but...when I click on your link, all it does is tell me something about I have to have or use Dropbox???   I never kk00piik to that ii
01/19/2021 01:38:50
While using pretty much ANY popular browser instead of Silk is a great idea (my vote is for.Opera), there is a slightly more intimidating, but far more flexible and powerful solution... Just install Google Play Store on your Fire and get access to pretty much ALL Android apps, including those you paid for on your Android phone. Another benefit of doing your browser install via GPS is that you'll get the latest UPDATES. I've owned the 7, 8, and 10 versions of Amazon Fire, and the FIRST thing on my to-do list is to get Google Play Store on there ASAP, then all the stuff you'll never find on Amazon's store, like gmail, Google Keep (notes), Opera, Firefox, and of course all my favorite games. Just do a web search for "installing Google Play Store on Amazon Fire". There are a few good pages with clear instructions. I'll post links if anyone needs them.
10/1/2021 05:18:32
How do I regain control of my fire. They overlayed Silk and it's actually chrome they're using. I can not make a Facebook account. It said something that Amazon fire has too many embedded emails. And my account is suspicious.Seriously this shot has been going on for 3 years. I know all people involved just no proof. How do I reload the firmware..Or they do something to the device like rewired the volume and power buttons and camera.and I also think something is always wreckage my the headphone jack and do m frying to do with the charger.both part-time the cable and walk plug.They also get into my cell phone PlayStation  4 and lap tops and desktops. They have some file on Netanyahu I couldn't open. But I somehow got it in Englishmen a copy savef. And once it wasn't encrypted.the file is chronium
12/4/2021 19:52:15
Kindle HD 8 10th generation is not compatible with direct tv stream app but app is compatible with Google Chrome. Tried downloading Google Chrome but download said app can harm my Kindle. Thoughts?
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