How to use Kindle web browser to search on the web

December 14, 2021

Amazon labels the web browser capability in its ebook reader – Kindle as just experimental. However, in reality, it does a lot more. It can help you locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages. Read further to find how to use the built-in web browser in Kindle to search on the web.

Kindle Paperwhite Search On The Web

A guide to use Kindle Web browser to search on the web

Although the Kindle web browser ends up freezing and crashing sometimes, it offers an additional option to search on the web. If you are willing to pardon this shortcoming as one of its little quirks, you can still use it to search the web, save bookmarks, and view your browsing history.

  1. Unlock your kindle by entering the passcode.
  2. Go to the Home Screen.
  3. Tap Menu.
  4. Select Web browser.
  5. Tap your finger inside the address bar.
  6. Enter the address of the website or a webpage.
  7. Hit Enter key.
  8. Allow the webpage to load.

You may not find the user interface quite appealing, but it has all the necessary functions that allow a user to interact with the browser. For example, there’s the

  • Home button
  • Back button
  • Next button
  • Refresh button
  • Bookmarks bar

Now, use this trick to get the most out of Amazon's ebook reader.

How do you search on Kindle Paperwhite?

Unlock your Amazon Kindle Paperwhite by entering the passcode and go to its home Screen.

Kindle Menu
Kindle Menu

Tap the Menu button, visible as 3 vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the Home Screen.

Kindle Web Browser Option
Kindle Web Browser Option

From the list of options displayed, select the Web browser option.

Kindle Search On The Web
Kindle Search On The Web

When the browser window opens, enter the URL or search term in the search field at the top of the page. Note - An internet connection is required to browse the web.


Allow the website or the webpage to load completely. Now, swipe your finger up and down the screen to scroll. To make the text easier to read, zoom in by pinching outward with two fingers. To zoom out, pinch inward with two fingers.

Article Mode Kindle Paperwhite
Article Mode Kindle Paperwhite

Alternatively, if you would like to read the article without images and in a complete distraction-free mode, switch to the Article mode. For this, tap the menu (3 vertical dots) and select the Article Mode option.

Kindle Article Mode
Kindle Article Mode

Some web pages may not support this functionality.

That’s all you need to know about how to use Kindle web browser to search on the web.

Hope that makes sense!

Source - Amazon Forum.


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