Private browsing mode, a.k.a Incognito mode, appears to be coming to Amazon’s Silk Browser for Fire TV devices. The unfinished feature has been added to the browser’s code with one of the recent updates. As you’d expect, the feature will allow you to browse the internet on the Fire TV without saving a history of the pages you visit and without saving any cookies.
The new code that references private browsing in Silks is explicitly for Fire TV devices, so the new feature is definitely being worked on for the streaming device. When it actually arrives, a “What’s New” message has been added to declare that “Private Browsing is here!” The unreleased message instructs you to “Enter Private Browsing from the menu ☰.” Instructions for the new mode state that “Pages you view in Private Browsing will be removed from your browsing history when you exit Private Browsing or leave Silk.”
It’s difficult to tell how complete the new private browsing feature is, or when it iwll be released, but it has been part of Silk’s code for several updates now, so it may be just a matter of Amazon flipping a switch that makes it available. Hopefully, it will arrive during the holidays so that customers can use it to secretly shop for gifts on the Fire TV, since there couldn’t possibly be any other reason for anyone to use private browsing…right? ;-)