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Change the Kindle Fire HD Search from Bing to Google

When the first Kindle Fire came out last year, the default search provider for its Silk web browser was Google. This time around, Amazon has partnered with Microsoft and made Bing the default on the Kindle Fire HD. Here’s how to change it back to Google.

Bing

To change it to Google, from the Home Screen tap on Web.

Web from Home Screen

Open a webpage and click the menu icon then Settings.
Settings

On the next screen tap Search Engine.

Search Engine

Now tap Google on the Search Engine windows that pops up.

Switch to Google

Now when you go back to the web browser and type a search term into the address bar, the results will show up in Google. Also, if you’re heavily invested in Google services, you can sign in to your account and use them like normal.

Google Search Kindle Fire HD

If you haven’t used Bing much, since it’s the default, you might want to try it out for a while. I’ve actually find it a refreshing new way to search in Windows 8. But, if you’re all about Google search and services, switching to it is easy.

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6 Responses to Change the Kindle Fire HD Search from Bing to Google

  1. rosa kiser February 24, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I’m so glad I found your article!!! I was unhappy with Bing, I tried using it but I have difficulty finding what I need…it’s not as user friendly as google!! Really glad that I am able to switch it out. THANK YOU!!!

  2. www September 10, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Wonderful, what a weblog it is! This website presents helpful data to us,
    keep it up.

  3. dawnelle November 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    When I click my menu button settings is not an option. :( Is there another way…I HATE BING!!!

    • iynque December 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      Figured it out: drag from the top, tap more in The top right corner. Go to Application settings and scroll to find Silk browser. From there you can change the default search engine.

  4. Jocelyn Roberts April 2, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Well I searched for Change the Kindle Fire HD Search from Bing
    to Google title and discovered this, never thought i’d
    find the answer

  5. john June 11, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    I hate Bing and more than that I hate how it overrides your preference setting every time you change it to Goggle ! The main reason is the fact that they shove it down your throat ! If you follow your instructions above you may get 1 or two searches done then Bing overrides your choice and changes your setting back to Bing. Why does Kindle even give you the choice (Very temporarily as it is). I love the Kindle except for Bing and there obnoxious way of forcing you to use them. I will not purchase another Kindle due to this problem and the lack of respect that Microsoft and Kindle give to their customers preferences. I currently have 5 kindles for my family and will use another product in the future !

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