When it comes to the internet, browsers play a major role in accessing and surfing important things. But when it comes to the Android TV and streaming device, the browsing options are very fewer. Even though they come with numerous streaming applications, the developers aren’t interested in developing a dedicated web browser. Even the new Chromecast with Google TV doesn’t have any browser built-in, but you can sideload a browser on your Google TV device. Let’s see how to install and surf the internet on “Chromecast with Google TV” using a browser.

Here are some of the advantages of installing a browser on Google TV:

  • Check your emails and related stuff instantly from your couch.
  • Access your favorite streaming platform and its content without installing the respective application.
  • Search and Surf for any content over the internet.

How to Sideload Browser on Google TV

As of now, Firefox TV and Puffin TV browser are the popular ones that works with the streaming device remote for navigation and surfing.

[1] Turn and setup your Chromecast with Google TV device.

[2] Click on the Search option from the home screen.

Browser on Google TV

[3] Search for the Downloader app and choose it from the search results.

Browser on Google TV

[4] Click on Install to begin the installation process.


[5] Before launching the app, enable unknown sources for Downloader.

Unknown apps

Settings >> Apps >> Security & Restrictions >> Unknown sources >> Downloader >> Turn on.

[5] Enter the browser apk URL in the Downloader.

  • Puffin TV browser – https://bit.ly/3q85HNk
  • Firefox – http://bit.ly/3tRmBlJ

[6] Click on Go to download the browser apk file.

[7] After downloading the file, install it by clicking the Install menu.

[8] Wait for the browser to install on your device.

[9] After installing the browser, launch it and start surfing the internet.

Alternate Ways

If you are not interested in sideloading the app on your Google TV device, try casting the browser from your smartphone or PC to the Google TV. For a seamless casting experience, you can install and cast the Amaze browser from your Android device.

You can even sideload Google Chrome on your Google TV device, but you can’t navigate within the app using your Google TV remote. If you have any doubts, make use of the comments section below. For more updates on Chromecast with Google TV and its tutorials, keep an eye on chromecastappstips.com.