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First Look: Hands On With The New Fire TV Silk Web Browser

Today Amazon officially released their Silk Web Browser for the Fire TV, Fire Stick, and Fire TV Edition smart TVs. Now you will be able to surf the web on your TV with the Fire TV.

Here is your first look at the new Silk Web Browser on the Fire TV:

Right now the Silk Browser only works on 1st and 2nd Gen Fire TVs. Sadly no 3rd gen Fire TV support at this time. (Look for that to be added shortly.) There is also no 1st gen Fire Stick support as the sticks slower CPU is not powerful enough for the Silk Browser to work correctly.

The browser does not seem to support Flash but will support HTML5 video so sites like YouTube and more will allow you to stream video on your Fire TV with the Silk Browser.

To add the Silk Browser to your Fire TV you can find it in the Amazon App Store HERE. At this time it should be concerned a beta product and will likely still have many bugs.

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5 Responses to First Look: Hands On With The New Fire TV Silk Web Browser

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    edit4ever November 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    Looks like the Philo TV service works on the Silk Browser!! I’m getting 1280×720 at 30fps.

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      Amos Vryhof November 28, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Sweet! I was planning to test when I get home from work. Glad to see someone already did.

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      Fred Koot November 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

      I guess since it has no sports or news 30fps is fine.

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    Jim Carter November 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    I’ve already visited and/or bookmarked numerous sites. It works great on 2nd generation Fire TV!

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    craig2web November 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    A shame we’re finding out now after they’ve gone off sale. 🙁