Samsung’s ad-blocking web browser reaches Google Play

Get Samsung Internet 4.0 on your Galaxy now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Get Samsung Internet 4.0 on your Galaxy now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Still waiting for Samsung’s ad-blocking web browser to reach your Galaxy device? Now you can go grab it yourself.

Samsung Internet version 4.0, which supports content-blocking plugins and was previously only available on Galaxy devices running Marshmallow, is now available in Google Play.

Until now, users had to wait for Samsung’s Marshmallow upgrade to get Internet 4.0, which was disappointing news for those with older devices who could be waiting a long time. But now you can get it on any Galaxy smartphone or tablet.

If you haven’t already switched to Chrome, Firefox, or another third-party browser, Samsung Internet 4.0 is a must-have. Not only does it support content blockers, but it also boasts a “Secret” browsing mode, and lots of other improvements for speed and reliability.

Like Apple’s Safari browser in iOS 9, Internet 4.0 lets you download plugins from the Play Store — such as Ad Block Fast — which prevents ads from appearing on the websites you visit, and can speed up load times.

Secret mode is a lot like Chrome’s Incognito mode, or private browsing in Firefox, only better. Not only does it hide your browsing habits, but it protects them with Knox, Samsung’s security platform, and only allows access with your fingerprint or passcode.

You’ll need a more recent Samsung device to take advantage of this, of course.

To download Samsung Internet 4.0, just follow the source link below. Note that it’s not compatible with third-party smartphones and tablets.