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How to Install a VPN on a FireTVStick

When you have Fire TV Stick today at home, it is an entry point of mass entertainment. You may despise the look of the device for its tiny size. Fire TV Stick at Fire Stick Tricks is the latest to join the ranks of home entertainment streaming technologies.

You insert the Fire TV Stick into an HDMI port of your television for you to access your favorite movies, shows, photos, music, and even games. Instantly, the mother of all entertainment helps to connect you to video streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video. Fire TV Stick gadget is portable; therefore, you may access your favorite content anywhere you go.

Also, the device provides access to various apps that enhances your streaming experience, which includes Spotify and Amazon Silk browser. However, just like with any other internet-connected gadget, some of the best programs may be geo-restricted.

For you to bypass the region-blocked content, you need a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to access your entertainment uninterrupted. Moreover, it prevents your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from seeing what you are accessing online.

It’s not ideal for keeping your private data naked for ISPs to have an easy reach. But you don’t have to worry as VPN protects you from all that. The setup process may not be a simple one, but with the below step by step installation procedure to guide you through, you are good to go.

How to Choose Your Best Fire TV Stick VPN

You need two things when searching for the best VPN to protect your Fire TV Stick streaming. The two things to choose from area wide selection of US locations and breakneck streaming speeds.

Additionally, consider as well whether the VPN of your choice has a no-log policy, a kill switch, and if it supports your device. The types of Express VPN, IP Vanish, Nord VPN, and Vypr VPN qualify to deliver with no issue.

VPN Installation Process

It may seem like you require a lot to stream online, however, only do so after the guarantee of your Fire TV Stick safety. You can download a VPN through the App Store or download the APK file directly. Whatever method you use, make sure the VPN of your choice is listed among the Apps for Fire TV.

For instance, IP Vanish and Express VPN are accessible on the App Store, while for others such as you may consider the other process.

1st VPN Installation Method: VPN from Fire TV’s App Store

This process may work with any VPN listed on Fire Stick App store.

 Go to the search bar on your Fire TV Stick and type your favorite VPN’s type. In case it fails to show up go to the next step
 Choose the VPN App that appears and click the download button to start the installation. The various types according to the latest update that shows up are Cyberghost VPN, Pure VPN, Ivacy, Express VPN, Surf Shark, Nord VPN, Tor Guard VPN and, IP Vanish.
 Wait for it to download to the end, once it has finished the process, click to launch your VPN App
 After the launch, sign in to the VPN App
 Select your preferred location in the US and click the connect button
 You will see a connection request show up, Click OK

2ND VPN Installation Method: VPN’s APK file with a direct download

This process may work with any APK file not available on the Fire TV Stick App store. However, if you are VPN choice with an APK file is on its website, it is recommended to download from there directly, than other any site.

For example, if you choose Avast VPN, make sure you go to the Avast website and download directly from there.

 Go to your Fire TV Stick and search for “Downloader.”
 Click the Downloader app and next click the Downloading button
 Wait for the download process to finish, and click open the launch the Downloader app
 After you have the app open, enter the URL for the VPN’s APK file, which you can find on Android app pages of the VPN’s provider.
 Next, download the APK file. It may prompt you to install the App and if it doesn’t, go to downloads area in the Downloader App and click the APK file.
 Since the App downloaded using another App, the VPN won’t normally show in the APP’s menu. But, you can find it in the settings.
 Go to settings > Applications
 Next, click manage installed applications and there is where to get your VPN APP
 Launch the APP by clicking it open
 Sign in to the APP with your details
 Select VPN location from your preferred area in the US and click Connect.

Why VPN is Important on a Fire TV Stick

Anything can be done over the internet today. It is useful in many ways as well as dangerous place if there are no put security measures. Apart from helping you to bypass restricted locations, VPN protect you from privacy abusers. Further, it protects you from government agencies from spying your web searches and data.

When your ISPs learn of your streaming activities, they may throttle your network bandwidth, but VPN blocks them from noticing your activities. So, choose the best VPN of your choice and enjoy the goodies Fire TV Stick provides.

Author: Shahmeer Baloch
Shahmeer Baloch is a marketing professional-turned-tech writer who despite had a successful career at Evyap made a drastic change when his interest in technology and international cyber laws became evident. Baloch’s love for new technology is profound and well addressed. Loves to play tennis on weekends.

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