Can we use a VPN on Amazon FireStick?

Can we use a VPN on Amazon FireStick?

An Amazon Firestick, Fire TV Stick, and Fire Cube can turn a TV with an HDMI port into a streaming device in a cost-effective way. You can then access tens of thousands of movies, TV shows, live TV, sports, and other content.

Unfortunately, more than half of that streaming content is not accessible abroad, or one can say that it is geo-locked. 

You have to install a VPN on your Amazon Firestick or other already mentioned devices. By installing a VPN, you can access that streaming content.

How to choose the best VPN for your Firestick?

There are mainly two things that decide if a VPN is good or not:

  • Fast streaming speed,
  • A wide selection of locations to choose from.

It is a perfect match for you if you can find these things in one VPN. You can easily install some useful VPNs capable of delivering on these fronts. With the help of a guide, the installation process will take less than 2-3 minutes. 

One such VPN is ExpressVPN, the #1 VPN recommended by Fire Stick Tricks. There are other freely available VPNs like Nord VPN, SurfShark, and many more.

You should also consider one or two more things before choosing a VPN:

  1. If the VPN has a kill switch,
  2. If it has a ‘no-log policy,
  3. If it has good customer support.

Can you use a VPN service that does not have an app?

Yes, it is possible to use a VPN service if they do not have an app in the store. You can find the Android.apk file for the app and sideload it into the Firestick. The safest place to find the apk file is the VPN provider’s website. 

You might also want to create a short link to the URL. It will save you from typing in the full URL of the apk file. There are free online tools available to shorten URLs.

After doing it, you have to install the Downloader app on your Amazon Firestick. It is necessary to download this application if you want to run an apk file. Now, run the Downloader, and enter the shortened URL you created earlier. Now, launch the app, and enjoy streaming.

What are the main advantages of using a VPN in firestick?

What are the main advantages of using a VPN in firestick?

If you are here, you should have already known that VPN is all about staying anonymous and spoofing your true location. But VPN is more than that. Let’s see how:

1. You can access geo-restricted content from your home

Even if you have already subscribed to applications like Netflix, Disney Plus, YouTube, it is not a guarantee that you will get access to all of the content. Content providers have the right to restrict TV shows and movies depending on a user’s location.

With the help of a VPN, you can also enjoy your favorite shows when you’re abroad. You don’t have to wait to return to the country you were in.

2. You get a much higher level of privacy

When using your home internet service provider, you’re less likely to be at risk. However, if you are on the move, the equation changes. But if you use a VPN, especially while you are not at home, you get greater security and privacy.

3 VPNs are reasonably priced

If you think that VPN is only for wealthy people, you might be wrong. Some of the best VPN providers give a monthly subscription for as low as 2$. And you can also get a lot of handsome discounts on annual subscriptions.

4 VPNs are perfectly legal in most places

Since all countries have different laws, VPNs are not legal everywhere. For example, countries like China and North Korea legislate against some uses of a VPN. But, a majority of countries allow using VPNs. However, you might want to research before using a VPN in any other country.

Conclusion

There are a lot of free, paid, and easy-to-use VPNs that you can use on your Amazon Firestick. You can also install a .apk file if the VPN provider doesn’t have an app on the app store. The VPNs are useful and give you a good value for money.

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Abdul Wahab is a Software Engineer by profession and a Tech geek by nature. Having been associated with the tech industry for the last five years, he has covered a wide range of Tech topics and produced well-researched and engaging content. You will mostly find him reviewing tech products and writing blog posts. Binge-watching tech reviews and endlessly reading tech blogs are his favorite hobbies.

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