How To Install and Configure VPN for Firestick

103

A fire stick is a cost-effective way in which you can turn your TV into an internet-connected device and stream for movies online provided it has an HDMI port. Most of this content is geo-locked meaning that it can only be accessed by people in certain countries. Installing a VPN allows you to counter this geographic barrier and you can access the movies and Tv shows.

man-watching-tv-photo

A fire stick VPN works by encrypting your internet traffic and routing it through another server in a location of your choice. You appear to the content provider as if you are in the location that has access to the content. You can unblock geo-locked information, stream videos, and Prevent Cybersecurity threats while shopping online. You are also able to hide your content and internet traffic from your internet service provider. This ensures that they can’t use your information to get money, or conduct other cybersecurity threats.

There are several easy ways to install VPN on amazon fire TV stick. Below are ways on how to install a VPN.

Method 1

1.      Allow the fire Tv to install applications from unknown sources.

2.      Boot up your Fire Tv, go to Settings- device and click on Firestick VPN device

3.      Scroll down to Developer Options firestick VPN developer options

4.      Toggle on Apps from unknown sources and ADB debugging firestick VPN unknown sources

5.      Go back to the System menu and click on About.

6.      Select Network- Firestick IP address.

Note down the IP address on a piece of paper to be used in the second method. It is difficult to get the VPN on firestick since you can’t download APK files using Amazon or google play. At this point, you can use applications apart from those offered by Amazon.

  • You can install VPN app APK via direct download or on second-generation fire Tv stick.

Some VPN providers allow direct Android APK file download. Without necessarily using app stores such as Google Play. Android devices use APK file formats. They should, however, only be downloaded from the VPN provider’s website. This is because APK files from other parties could be infected with malware interfering with their normal functioning. You require a download URL for the APK file in this.

Via direct download

1.      Boot up your Fire Tv and search for Downloader in the search bar.

2.      Install the Downloader App.- Firestick VPN downloader.-has an orange logo.

3.      Open Downloader. Enter the direct download URL for the VPN app’s APK file.

4.      When the download is complete, you are prompted to install the application. You can do this or install it via downloads in the downloader application. Click on the app and install.

Via 2nd generation firestick

1.      Use an Android device to download and install Apps2Fire from Google Play.

2.      Download and install a VPN app of choice on the Google Play store

3.      Launch the application.

4.      On the top right corner, tap menu icon

5.      Click on setup

6.      Enter the IP address you noted down in method 1

7.      Click on Save

8.      Click on menu icon and select Upload Apps

9.      Choose the VPN app you intend to use and upload it

10.   App automatically installs on your Fire TV

After installing the VPN app, the next step is to log in and connect. Steps in the connection may vary depending on the VPN provider. The app does not appear at the top of the apps menu.

1.      Go back to starting menu on the Fire TV

2.      Go to Settings- applications

3.      Tap on Manage installed applications

4.      Find and select the VPN app you choose for the Fire Tv

5.      Select Launch Application on the submenu that appears.

6.      Insert your VPN provider’s login credentials.

7.      In the VPN app, select a location and click on connect.

8.      The connection is established and you are ready to start.

Method 2

Connect fire Tv to a VPN-enabled physical wifi router

Wifi routers have a wide range of firmware. Some do not support VPNs, those that do have different configurations.

1.      Identify if your router supports VPN connections.

2.      Check for the IP address and login information at the bottom or back of the router.

3.      If not available check for the credentials of that model on google.

4.      Log into your router firmware and look for VPN configuration.

5.      You require your VPN provider’s address, username, and password.

Your privacy is at risk, and you need to install a VPN to improve Firestick experience. It is important to purchase a VPN that will serve you well to avoid having to replace it shortly after. A VPN is a great investment so it is advisable to take time and choose the best before making the purchase. Consider settling for a fast VPN service. It will also ensure that you enjoy great quality streaming with no buffering. Your traffic is secure and the content you choose to view and download from the internet cannot be accessed by anyone else including your network service provider. It is important to know how to install a VPN after you have bought it.

Like this post? Let us know!
  • CoolAF (0%)
  • Cool (100%)
  • Whatever (0%)
  • Boring (0%)
  • WTF (0%)
Summary
Title
How To Install and Configure VPN for Firestick
Description
A fire stick is a cost-effective way in which you can turn your TV into an internet-connected device and stream for movies online provided it has an HDMI port.
No tags for this post.

More News from Nexter