8 Best Browsers for Android TV in 2020

Android TV does not come with a built-in web browser, but there are times when you want to browse the web on your TV. So, which browsers are optimized for Android TV? After testing popular web browsers on various Android TV devices, here are the best ones:

Google Chrome

Chrome is not bundled with Android TV, but you can sideload it. The interface looks similar to the mobile version, and you can use bookmarks or type in URLs using the remote. Chrome allows you to sign in and sync browsing history, bookmarks, and saved passwords. However, it is not well optimized for the TV remote and can be erratic at times.

Firefox

Like Chrome, Firefox doesn't have a dedicated Android TV version, but it supports extensions. You can sign in to access bookmarks and sync settings from other devices. Navigating with just a remote can be tedious, but you can use a gaming controller or a physical mouse and keyboard.

Puffin TV

Puffin TV is specially optimized for Android TV and can be installed directly from the Play Store. It offers a unique browsing experience by allowing you to scan a QR code from your phone to open links on your TV. Puffin TV also lets you navigate using the remote's arrow buttons.

TV Bro

TV Bro is an open-source browser built for Android TV. It has smooth scrolling with the remote and supports video playback, multiple tabs, bookmarks, and more. It also lets you switch the User-Agent of the TV, allowing you to play Nvidia GeForce Now directly on your Android TV.

Kiwi Browser

Kiwi is not optimized for Android TV but works decently. It retains all the functionality of the mobile version and offers a sleek interface. It has a built-in adblocker and a night mode. You can use it with a gaming controller, mouse, or keyboard.

Opera

Opera is a popular mobile web browser that can be sideloaded on Android TV. You can navigate websites using just the remote, but you will need a keyboard or mouse to load pages.

DuckDuckGo Browser

DuckDuckGo browser is designed for mobile and focuses on privacy. It has a dark theme by default and features a flame button to clear browsing history. You can set it to clear tabs, data, or both automatically. It can be sideloaded on Android TV.

Samsung Internet Browser

Samsung Internet browser is fast, supports adblockers, and lets you adjust text size. It offers a high contrast mode, making it comfortable for nighttime browsing. You can sideload it on Android TV.

Overall, these are the top browsers for Android TV. Puffin TV is best optimized for a bigger screen and remote, while Samsung Internet offers a browser-wide high-contrast mode and support for content blockers.

Which web browser do you use on your Android TV? Let us know in the comments below.

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