How to Use a VPN With Your Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV logo on a mobile device.

What Does a VPN Do?

How to Set Up a VPN on Your Amazon Fire Device

VPNs That Have an Amazon Fire App

  1. Search for “VPN” by going to the Utility section (this is located in Apps > Categories).
  2. Select your VPN provider (IPVanish, ExpressVPN, Windscribe, etc) and download the app.
  3. Open the app after installation and enter your account name and password to log in.
  4. If you are using IPVanish, you will have the option to connect to the VPN server immediately, or you can select a server in a different location. On other VPNs look for the connect option and you are ready to stream.

How to Use a VPN that Doesn’t Have a Fire Stick App

  1. Open up your Fire TV and go to Device, which is located under Settings.
  2. Click on Developer Options and turn the Apps from Unknown Sources option ON.
  3. Return to the home screen and click on About. Take a note of the IP Address that is shown.
  1. Search for “Downloader” and install the app.
  2. Open the Downloader app and enter the direct download URL for your VPN’s APK file in the address bar located at the top of the screen. Click download.
  3. Your VPN app should now be installed and available to use.
  4. To connect to your app, go to settings and click on manage installed applications. Select your VPN and enter your username and password.
  5. Select a location for your server and click connect.

Wrapping Up



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Michael Gargiulo

Michael Gargiulo

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