Samsung Internet Browser app now available for all Android phones running 5.0 or higher

Samsung's Internet Browser app, once limited to Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and Pixel handsets, is now available to any phone running on Android 5.0 or higher. This is a stable version of the browser, and is available from the Google Play Store and Galaxy Apps Store. The browser opens to the Google search page by default, although that can be changed on the settings page. You can also change the default search engine from Google to Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo.

Among the features is a Dark Mode that reverses the usual black text on a white background to white text on a black background. This option makes the browser easier to read at night, and reduces strain on the eyes. There also is a high contrast toggle (found under "Accessibility" in the settings menu). 

The Chrome extension available on the app allows you to access from your phone, the bookmarks from your desktop Chrome browser. And the "Sync with Samsung Cloud" option in the settings allows you to sync bookmarks, saved pages and open tabs across your Android flavored phones and tablets.

To install the Samsung Internet Browser app on your compatible handset, click on this link.

source: Samsung



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Now all Android users (on Lollipop and onwards) shall get the chance to have a taste of the best browser on Android!

8. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Just got my Pixel 2 XL my first new non Samsung phone since the S3. The first thing I did was install the browser. It’s the only great piece of software that Samsung has ever made. I’m missing nothing so far. I can’t believe how much better performance and stand by time is.

13. mikehunta727 unregistered

Download Adblock plus extension for Samsung browser and enable it. Websites , like this, load instantly for me, no ads ever. Amazing

29. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Where can the extension be found?

31. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

They're also on the Play Store. I installed the Ad Guard app from the Paly Store and it's working seamlessly as an extension for Samsung Internet on my Note 8...

19. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its a great app, but it's hardly the only great software from Samsung. Samsung Pay is fantastic. In fact most of their installable software is really good. The bad stuff is things like S-Voice.

24. Omarc07

Posts: 590; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

And bixby too I hate it ,also were they put the button on the s8 plus ,right below the volume , I always press it by accident when I'm watching a video or hearing music thinking it's the volume . And it's stops everything and it goes into Hi I'm bixby .. or sometimes when I'm getting it out of my pocket it presses by accident and it activates it .

26. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I haven't given Bixby a good trial yet. Just disable the button in settings, no activation. Simple.

28. mikehunta727 unregistered

I disabled Bixby entirely with package disabler

14. Peacetoall unregistered

Gotta agree samsung browser is top notch when it comes to user interface and performance even with so many ads on this site it runs smoothly.

18. Retro-touch unregistered

Agree 100% fantastic browser, tried Firefox which also has add on support and it's so laggy on my OP3, Samsung Browser is butter

2. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Use it... love it.

3. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

The best mobile browser ......

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

Extremely underrated browser

5. YeahYeah

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The best smartphone/mobile internet browser.

6. macawmatt

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Adblock, the reason I switched. Chrome on Android just didn't have anything to bring me back.

7. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I use opera and chrome occasionally. I'll give this a shot.

32. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Was doing EXACTLY the same on my OnePlus One (mostly Opera but Chrome occasionally) until I tried Samsung Internet. Now, it's the only browser on both my OnePlus One and Note 8.

9. j_grouchy

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

"This app is incompatible with all of your devices" I own an LG G6 running Nougat. :/

15. Peacetoall unregistered

Just send the feedback to samsung on playstore they will hopefully fix it

25. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

You will probably need to wait a little or send feedback to Samsung

10. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Really?I've been using it for three weeks on my G6 and now on my v30 since Sunday.

11. Matrixzonee

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

This app is not compatible with your device. Android 7.0

21. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Install the beta from play store or download the app from apkmirror

12. Cipa07

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

I can't use this application to on my OP5, but Samsung Internet(beta) I can and is fabulous. Try it, just go to Google play store and take the Beta app.

16. warrenellis93

Posts: 560; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

But the problem i experienced in the past is that i couldnt use the fingerprint to sign in with a non samsung phone that has a fingerprint sensor

20. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's a big loss, the login is so convenient. But from what others have said, it's still very fast and smooth.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It just got better, too. Opened it today to a notification that browsing with the Samsung browser now earns me rewards just like Samsung Pay.

33. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Wow, you guys get so many gifts and rewards just for using your device like you already do in the US.

22. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I will put this on my Tab S2 8.

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