How to Download and Install Google Chrome APK on Firestick in 2024

Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 19 Dec 2021

Google Chrome has been in use in most parts of the world for many years now. People love how smooth and versatile this browser is. Moreover, the features and user safety it provides are not yet available in any other surfing browser.

So it’s understandable if you prefer to use Google Chrome on your TV instead of Amazon Silk (the default browser on Firestick). The best part is, you don’t have to do much to get this browser as it’s super-easy to do so.

You can sideload the Google Chrome APK from the Downloader app if you don’t find it on your Amazon store. For that, you will have to install the Downloader app first from the Amazon store. Also, remember to enable the unknown sources option if you want to use this app.

How to Install/Sideload Google Chrome Onto Your Firestick

This browser is developed specifically for Android devices, tablets, mobiles, computers, laptops, etc. It is not meant for a Fire TV device, so you will not find it on the Amazon store. However, the browser supports Firestick, so you can easily sideload it using a different downloading method. 

Here are a few steps to follow:

Allow Downloads from the Unknown Sources

Every Android or Firestick TV device has default settings to not allow downloads from any third-party applications. You need to enable it from the settings of your TV to sideload Chrome. 

  • Go into the Settings of your Firestick TV. 
  • Click on My Fire TV

Select MyFire TV

  • Browse the Developer Options. 

Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.

  • Enable the Apps from Unknown Sources (if it’s ON by default, leave it!). 

Apps from Unknown Sources categorized under Developer Options in My Fire TV settings

Get the Downloader App

It’s now time to install the app that will help you to install the browser later on. It’s an application named Downloader with an orange background. You will find it in your Amazon store on Firestick TV. 

  • Go to the Find Tab and choose Search.

Find Search

  • Type Downloader.

Type Downloader

  • Pick the appropriate app and download it. 

The Downloader app highlighted, here’s the app you want.

  • When the app has been installed, open it to proceed with sideloading your Chrome browser.

Install Chrome Via Downloader App

Now, after you open the downloader app, you have to use it to sideload your respective browser. Here’s how to accomplish that in a few simple steps.

  • Open the Downloader app from your Firestick homepage or directly from the Amazon store (Skip this step if the downloader app is already open). 

Open Downloader App

  • Here, a window will appear with a typing bar. Type the URL to download the Chrome APK:

Type the URL to download the Chrome

  • Tap on the Go button. Now, you will see a browser page. 
  • Scroll down a bit and hit the download button in green. 

hit the download button in green

  • After a while, the APK will be downloaded. 

APK Downloading

  • Now, you have to select install and wait for a moment. 

install the APK

  • Next, choose the Done button.

choose the Done button.

  • You can also delete the APK that you downloaded before because it’s of no use anymore but takes up space on your Firestick. 

delete the APK

  • Go to Your Apps & Channels on your FireStick and open Google Chrome. You may need to pick See All, as sometimes Chrome does not appear amongst side-scrolling choices.

Yay! you’re all set to browse through your favorite browser of all time.

How to Use Google Chrome on Firestick

Google Chrome is intended for touch devices and computers. Therefore, it’s hard to use it on a Firestick TV with its remote. But don’t worry as we have the solution to this problem too. You may install the Mouse Toggle app on your Firestick and then enjoy using your TV with a mouse cursor.

Always Use a VPN While Surfing the Web

Google Chrome is a convenient and trustworthy browser. However, if you want to sustain your privacy and keep your logs secure, you should use a VPN. VPNs help you hide your IP address and surf through the internet freely and without any worries. 

The one that goes well with your Firestick or Android TV box is ExpressVPN. Its reliable services and 30-day trial period give you a secure and fast server connection. This way, you can stay safe from hackers or authorities trying to sneak into your search history. 

Downloading and using ExpressVPN is not difficult at all. Here’s how you do it in a few simple steps. 

  • Search the VPN in your search bar and download the main application from the Amazon store on Firestick. 
  • Once it’s downloaded, open, log in, and connect to enjoy its services. 

Is Downloading Google Chrome Worth it?

Chrome Logo

Chrome is the most suitable and compatible application software currently available. It is also the most reliable browsing facility with the fastest and friendliest interface. Some of the other significant features of this browser are:

  • Shortcuts and Multiple tabs options 
  • Secure surfing with incognito mode 
  • Clear your cookies, cache, and history easily 
  • No complicated surfing or options 
  • Highly compatible with Firestick TV
  • Easy-to-Understand user interface 
  • Provides links to download third-party apps easily 
  • Synchronize your Google account and keep your data up-to-date and safe

The Final Words

You can have many browsers on your Firestick (some are present by default too). But the convenience that you will find with Google Chrome is unmatched. So, download it and enjoy surfing on your TV.