If you have a Firestick, then it is likely that you also want to use a VPN on it. With a VPN, you can unblock thousands of streaming titles on streaming platforms for Firestick that may otherwise be unavailable.
Unfortunately, not many people know how to set up a VPN on a Firestick; this is because the Amazon Firestick is a relatively new piece of technology and not all VPNs offer compatible Firestick software.
In this guide, we will detail how you can easily set up your own VPN on the Fire TV Stick and provide some additional information about why using one would be beneficial in the first place. Here is everything you need to know about using a VPN on Firestick.
How Can You Get a VPN on Firestick?
There are many ways to get a VPN on the Fire TV Stick such as downloading the VPN app via the Amazon Appstore or through a browser by visiting the VPN’s website.
You’ll need to sign in to the VPN app after it has been downloaded, so make sure that you have already set up a subscription before installation as this makes the process a lot faster and simpler. Once you have set up the VPN, you can start to use it and enjoy the benefits it brings.
How to Use Your Firestick VPN
To start using your Firestick VPN, you first need to enable a VPN connection. This is simple enough; you just need to connect your Firestick to your streaming device, then open up the VPN app on your Firestick. From here, you can choose a VPN server to connect to and click on it. Doing so will establish a VPN connection within moments.
Once you have enabled it for use, all that is left to do is open your chosen streaming platform such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video and start using it as normal. Depending on the VPN server you have connected to, you may come across foreign streaming content that was previously unavailable.
Once you have finished using your VPN, you can easily disconnect from the VPN server by simply clicking on the disconnect button. You don’t need to do anything else; you can leave the software installed on your Firestick and launch the VPN next time you require it.
Customizing the VPN’s Settings
You may also want to change some VPN settings of your choice; depending upon which VPN service provider you have chosen, these could include changing encryption protocols or enabling tools like a kill switch.
If you’re VPN savvy, then you probably already know which encryption settings work best when it comes to streaming on devices like Firesticks. If not, then we recommend you look through the settings and activate security features if you feel you need them. It is worth noting that some privacy and security features can severely slow down your internet connection, which could affect the streaming quality.
Of course, some VPN features which are available on other operating systems like Windows and Mac, haven’t been rolled out on Firestick systems yet. If this is the case for your VPN provider, don’t worry, as they may be added soon.