Amazon has released its Silk web browser for its Fire TV devices. Using a web browser on a TV isn’t really that intuitive or fun but if you’ve always wanted the ability to browse the web on your Amazon Fire TV set-top boxes, sticks, and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, now you can. Amazon’s Silk web browser is rolling out for the aforementioned devices starting today.
Amazon’s Silk web browser is already available on its Fire tablets so if you’ve ever used it before on an Amazon tablet, you should have a good idea of its user interface and features. No major changes have been made to the Fire TV version.
The browser can now be downloaded from the Amazon app store on the supported hardware. That includes the first and second generation Fire TV set-top boxes and the second generation Amazon Fire TV stick. The Westinghouse/Element 4K TV that’s powered by Amazon’s Fire TV OS is supported as well.
Interestingly, the browser doesn’t support Amazon’s latest Fire TV model just yet. That’s possibly because it’s the first one to run on Amazon’s new Fire OS 6 operating system and the app doesn’t support that right now. The first generation Fire TV stick is not compatible as well.