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.
To change it to Google, from the Home Screen tap on Web.
Open a web page and click the menu icon then Settings.
On the next screen tap Search Engine.
Now tap Google on the Search Engine windows that pops up.
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.
If you haven’t used Bing much, since it’s the default, you might want to try it out for a while. I’ve found 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.