Learn how to change default search engine for Kindle Fire HD

June 23, 2021

If you’ve had a hands-on experience with Amazon Kindle Fire HD, you’ll find Bing as the featured search engine in Silk. This marks a significant change in the e-commerce giant’s scheme of things as Google was its first choice. Whatever the case may be, you can set your preferred search engine as the default. Refer to the steps this post to find how to change default search engine for Kindle Fire HD browser.

How to change default search engine for Kindle Fire HD browser

Amazon’s Silk browser claims to offer faster, secure and more responsive web browsing experience. However, it uses Bing as the default search engine. Many users prefer using Google, DuckDuckGo or others. Fortunately, there’s a setting that lets you change this, Here’s how to change default search engine for Kindle Fire HD browser

  1. Turn On your Kindle Fire HD.
  2. Launch the Silk browser.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Choose Settings.
  5. Go to Advanced settings.
  6. Tap on Search Engine.
  7. Select the desired option from the list.

Nearly, every other browser in the world offer these basic customization options. as such, Amazon too makes changing the default search engine in kindle Fire HD possible.

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Choose a different search engine for Kindle Fire HD browser

Turn On your Kindle Fire HD tablet to go to the Home Screen.

Launch the Amazon Silk browser from the Home screen.

Silk Browser Settings
Silk Browser Settings

Next, tap the Options menu (visible as 3 vertical dots) button on the screen’s upper-right corner and then tap Settings.

Scroll down to Settings (visible as a gear-shaped icon) and select it.

Now, choose the Advanced Settings from the list.

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Search Engine Selection
Search Engine Selection

Tap on Search Engine entry as shown in the image above.

Change Default Search Engine
Change Default Search Engine

You’ll see a list of list of search engines you can choose from. This includes,

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Ecosia

Select the one you wish to use and you’ll be good to go, The change will reflect on the search engine menu, instantly.

Hope that makes sense!

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