How to Change the Search Engine on an Amazon Fire

This short guide will take you step by step through the process of changing the default search engine (Bing) on your Amazon Fire tablet.

  1. With the browser (currently named “Silk“) open, click the “three dashes” icon in the upper-left corner of the window (see screenshot below)
  2. the amazon fire browser options icon

  3. Select Settings from the list of options.
  4. the settings entry in the list of Silk browser options

  5. Select Advanced from the list of settings.
  6. the advanced entry in the list of Silk browser settings

  7. Tap the Search engine section.
  8. the search engine item in the advanced Silk browser settings

  9. Choose the search engine you’d like to use on your Amazon Fire.

  10. Now when you perform a search on your tablet, from any of the possible ‘search locations’ (the home screen, the browser itself) …
  11. the silk address bar with a search phrase

  12. … the search will occur in your search engine of choice!
  13. search results on the amazon fire

  14. All done!

If you’re looking for other ways to personalize your Fire, we have a pretty detailed guide on how to customize the Amazon Fire Home Screen.

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3 thoughts on “How to Change the Search Engine on an Amazon Fire”

  1. There’s a search bar on the home screen that I can’t seem to disable/remove. Despite switching my default search engine in silk, this home screen search bar still uses Bing and I see no setting to change this. Maybe I just haven’t found the right button yet, but it’s no big deal. I probably won’t use it much either way.

  2. Bing is the only browser listed so even following instructions does no good just like trying to get rid of msn trending

  3. When attempting to choose any other search engine than Bing, Google, or Yahoo as a startup search engine, it won’t do it. I have tried several times with 3 other search engines. It simply goes back to my original search engine which is Bing.

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