I have just released version 1.1.0 of my Bookmarker apps for the Amazon Fire TV. The updated version now supports the new Firefox Browser in addition to the Silk Browser. You now have the option to select which browser each app will use when configuring the app. I’ve also added an option to have Fire OS prompt you to pick a browser, for those who want flexibility, instead of forcing a specific browser. Since web browsers are now also available on the 1st Gen Fire TV Stick and 3rd Gen Fire TV, the bookmarker apps are now compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models.
The Bookmarker apps function the same way they did before. You configure the app the first time it is launched with the URL you want to be loaded and the app will automatically load that URL every time it is launched. This gives you one-click access to websites directly from the Fire TV Home and App screens. The biggest change with this update is that now the Bookmarker apps let you select which browser, Silk or Firefox, you want to use to open the specified URL. If a certain website that you want quick access to works better in Silk, while another website works better in Firefox, you can configure each Bookmarker app independently to use the best browser.
Instead of selecting which browser is always used to open the saved URL, there is now also an option to use the default system prompt to select the browser that is used. This option lets Fire OS handle the browser selection, which has the advantage of letting you select which browser is used each time you launch the Bookmarker app. So if you select the option to use the default system prompt in the Bookmarker app, every time you launch the app, Fire OS will ask you to select a browser. By letting Fire OS prompt you to select a browser, it also allows you to select a sideloaded browser, if you have one installed.
After settings have been saved, the app now provides a button to exit the app. This ensures that the next time the app launches it doesn’t send you back to the settings screen, which was an issue with the first version. I’ve also added a picture showing how to clear the app’s data, since that’s the only way to change the app’s settings once it has been configured.
All Bookmarker apps are now also compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television models. The prior version excluded the Fire TV 3 and Fire TV Stick 1 because they initially didn’t have any browser apps. Now that both Silk and Firefox are available for all devices, I’ve made the Bookmarker apps available on all devices as well. If you appreciate these free apps, you can support me and their development through Patreon.