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Old April 3rd, 2014, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Web Browser on FireTV?

I'm guessing this does not come with Chrome, or else they would mention that feature.

But a search for "browser" on Amazon, filtering for FireTV Apps shows both Opera and Dolphin as results. So, I'm curious to hear from anybody who gets one of these: can you indeed install a web browser? Is is super clunky or just a little clunky?

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A good question I will hopefully have an answer for later today

I wonder about sideloading... I somehow bet not.

And... if i kept reading the forums....
debug and sideloading is a go!
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A good question I will hopefully have an answer for later today

I wonder about sideloading... I somehow bet not.

And... if i kept reading the forums....
debug and sideloading is a go!
Awesome!

Check out this XDA thread too: Amazon Fire TV - xda-developers

Looks like Dolphin does not work. Firefox was successfully sideloaded. So that's good. Browsing is possible at least! Curious if Opera works since it seems to be flagged as a Fire TV app from Amazon's app store.

The more I read about this thing, the more I think it may be a worthy upgrade from my CoStars.
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I tried couple of browsers and they work reasonably ok but remote controls doesn't work well. I tried dolphin, opera, firefox and maxthon. All works ok if you install flash player and some screen rotation app(fix orientation to landscape). To get browsing you need to connect wireless keyboard.
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First off great site! I'm getting desperate! I watched a couple of vids on sideloading apps to the Amazon Fire Tv. I got the Android sdk, jdk and eclipse loaded and working but I can't get the ADB to stay on. I'm running windows 7 home premium 64bit. I already put the location of my ADB in the path in the environment variables. I know once I get this ADB running then sideloading should be a breeze. If I can't get it up and running, is there another alternative? I have seen someone mention a browser on the Amazon Fire TV. Can I go that route? Any help is greatly appreciated and sorry if I'm not in the correct forum. Thanks.
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Do you have an android tablet or phone if yes this is the guide:
[HOW TO] Install XBMC on Amazon Fire TV Using Nothing But Your Android Phone Or Table
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