How to Install VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube

VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to install VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube in one minute or less.

This tutorial will also work for the new Fire TV Stick 4K that was released on October 31st, 2018.

The VPN application that I use in this tutorial, IPVanish VPN, is specifically designed and optimized for the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.  It is also recognized as the world’s fastest VPN which is the most important feature since we are using it to stream large HD video files.

Why would you want to set up a VPN for your Fire TV, Firestick, or Fire TV Cube?  So that your Internet service provider (ISP), government, and other organizations can’t see what you are streaming or downloading.  A VPN service will encrypt your connection to the Internet and create an anonymous connection through a private IP address, which will hide your identity and activity.

A VPN may increase your streaming speeds because many Internet providers impose throttling methods for various apps such as Kodi, Terrarium TV, Morpheus, Popcorn TimeShowbox, Mobdro, IPTV, etc.   A VPN will eliminate ISP throttling and allow you to connect at speeds that will stop buffering on the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

Another reason to use a VPN on your Amazon Fire TV or Firestick is to have the option of accessing sites or streams that are only available to people in certain geographical regions.  IPVanish VPN will give you the option of connecting through 1,000+ servers that are located in 60+ countries around the world.

Internet companies are cracking down on those who use various streaming apps to access video streams that are readily available on the Internet.  Many Internet companies also serve as cable television providers, which means less money for them.

Your ISP may threaten to shut down your Internet connection if they don’t like what you are accessing through your Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Fire TV Cube, or any Internet-connected device.

A VPN service will protect your identity and make it impossible for your ISP, government, or any other 3rd party from seeing what you are streaming or downloading.

Fire TV, Firestick, Fire TV Cube VPN Service Providers

Fastest VPN for Fire TV & Firestick

Fastest VPN for Fire TV & Fire TV Stick

I have used a half dozen VPN services over the past seven years and I finally came across one that works very well with the Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.  One of the most important features to look at when comparing VPN services is download/streaming speed.  No matter which VPN service that you choose, you will notice a drop in your download speed due to the fact that your traffic is routed through a separate VPN server.

IPVanish provides the best download speeds when compared to their competitors and they do not keep any traffic logs of what you stream/download or access on the Internet.

Firestick VPN Remote Control Friendly

Specifically Designed App for Fire TV/Firestick

IPVanish VPN has recently come out with a new application for the Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube that works excellent with a remote control.  The new user interface makes it simple to use a VPN on your Fire TV device.  Most VPN services do not provide a Fire TV/Fire TV Stick application which makes IPVanish the preferred choice due to its ease of use.

IPVanish does not keep track of any traffic logs so if they were ever requested to provide your streaming history, it doesn’t exist.

Not only do I use a VPN on my connected devices in my home, I also use it when I am traveling.  You should NEVER connect to a public WIFI hot-spot without protection through a VPN service.

IPVanish will allow you to use their VPN service on ten devices at the same time with one account.  This is great for those of us who use a VPN service on our computer, phone, and Fire TV or Stick.

Use Fire TV VPN on All Devices

Use IPVanish VPN on up to 5 Devices Simultaneously

IPVanish also provides applications that can be used on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.  The mobile applications for both Android and iOS are outstanding.  Due to their large ecosystem of supported operating systems, you can use your account on your different devices.

I have created additional VPN setup tutorials that you can use on your other devices as well.

If you ever travel and connect to public WIFI hotspots, you should ALWAYS connect to the access point through a VPN service.  You can use your same IPVanish account on your other devices which is a great benefit.

You will find both a video tutorial and screenshot guide below on how to install a VPN on the FireStick or Fire TV.  The video covers installation instructions along with important settings that may be customized within the application.

 

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How To Install VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, & Fire TV Cube

1 – Register for an account at IPVanish by clicking HERE.

2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”

Step 2 - Search for IPVanish VPN In Fire TV App Store

3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears

Step 3 - Click IPVanish VPN Option on Fire TV or Firestick

4 – Click the Download button.

Step 4 - Click Download

5 – Click Open to launch IPVanish VPN application.

Step 5 - Click Open To Launch VPN Application On Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

6 – Input your IPVanish username and password and then click Login

Step 6 - Input VPN Username & Password

7 – Click CONNECT button

Step 7 - Click VPN Connect Button

8 – If you receive a VPN connection request such as this, click OK

Step 8 - Click OK for VPN Connection Request On Fire TV Stick

9 – Click Disconnect button to stop service

Step 9 - VPN Will Connect On Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

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New – You may now use one IPVanish account on up to ten devices at the same time.

How To Test VPN Is Working On Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

Test VPN on Fire TV or Firestick

Test if VPN is working on Fire TV or Fire TV Stick through browser

After you have installed and activated a VPN on your Fire TV device, you may wonder how you can test to ensure that the service is working properly.  This is simple!

  1. Download and install Silk or Firefox Browser for free within the Amazon App store on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick
  2. Click the connect button within the IPVanish Fire TV/Firestick VPN to activate a secure connection
  3. Open one of the browsers that you have installed
  4. Within the address bar of the browser, type the following address https://dnsleaktest.com
  5. When the Website loads, you will see your current IP Address & location displayed which should be different than your original
  6. Click Standard test or Extended test to ensure there are no DNS leaks when VPN is on

Free VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube

Is there a free VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube?  Yes but they all come with limitations.

Usually, the free Firestick VPNs provide slow download speeds and then they try to up-sell you to their “faster plan”.  This is salesmanship at its best so beware.  It is crucial that the VPN service streamers use provides fast download speeds due to the fact that we are sending large video files to our Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

There are also free services available but they will turn around and sell your data to a third party which negates the reason of having a VPN in the first place.

IPVanish VPN has an untarnished reputation which is important when choosing a service designed to protect your identity and privacy.

General Fire TV/Stick VPN Troubleshooting Tips

Most of you will never need these, but just in case I have you covered.

  • If your IPVanish Firestick/Fire TV/Fire TV Cube VPN application is not connecting, to into Settings / VPN Protocol and change to OpenVPN (TCP) or OpenVPN (UDP), whichever one isn’t currently active
  • Restart both your Fire TV/Stick and router by unplugging from power, let sit for a minute and then plug back in.
  • If your download speed seems slow or you are experiencing buffering, choose a different server, close to where you are located within the VPN application.  Keep in mind that there are multiple servers available for each location and you can try each of them to see which provides better results.
  • If you are having problems logging into IPVanish VPN, double check that there are no spaces within the email address that you use as your login.  Sometimes a space is automatically added following the @ symbol.
  • Uninstall the IPVanish VPN App on the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick by going into Settings / Applications / Manage Applications / IPVanish and then click uninstall.  After you have removed the VPN, reinstall with the guide above.
  • If you forgot or lost your IPVanish password, you can reset it by clicking the “Forgot Password” link within the login area on the IPVanish Website.
  • If you need help with something, send IPVanish an email at [email protected] and include TROYPOINT in the subject line for an expedited reply.

Read my post on why I chose IPVanish as my exclusive VPN provider for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick by clicking the link below.

Best VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube

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Jake Thiel

Hey Troy. I have purchased real debrid and it works great. I have also purchased ipvanish. However when I put my ipvanish my real debrid links don’t work in Kodi and they don’t show in cinema apk. Is there a way to get this done? I would hate to think I wasted my money on either service if I can’t use them both together. Thanks for all your advice. Your the best!

Daz Moores
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Daz Moores

I’ve recently become unemployed so money is a bit tight. Is there a free vpn that you would recommend please.

DANIEL PHILLIPS
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DANIEL PHILLIPS

question how many devices does it work on .Example 3 fire stick on 3 tvs

Brett
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Brett

Hi Daniel,

It can be installed on as many devices as you’d like but it can be used simultaneously up to 10.

William
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William

I followed your instructions installing IPVanish on Netgear 6700 open and R7000 with ipv also Time Warner isp with road runner. For mail here’s the problem I get OUT GOING SERVER ERROR SMPT SERVICENOT AVAILABLE any suggestions would be helpfull, TROY YOU DO EXCELLENT INSTRUCDING VERY EASY TO FOLLOW THANKS AGAIN, BILL

Quad
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Quad

Hey Troy, IP vanish doesn’t populate on my Fire TV after I reset everything and downloaded Kodi again. Any reason why?

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Hi Troy, thanks for all the great info you’ve shared on this site. It’s been invaluable. I purchase IPVanish through your site & it’s been great. I recently updated my Kodi on my Firestick with the DUREX add on through your site. I had a few little glitches in the beginning but they seemed to have worked themselves out. Ever since the install though my IPVanish won’t connect. I’ve checked settings to make sure all login info is still there & I’ve unplugged & restarted my Firestick but it still won’t connect even manually. Any suggestions?

Brett
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Brett

Hi Bonnie

Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing the app?

mike brierton
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mike brierton

hey troy does ipvanish work on 1 gen firestick

Carol taylor
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Carol taylor

Hi Troy, I am going to Spain for 6 months on mon 12th Nov I take my fire stick with me, will I buy my vpn when I get there and download it whilst I’m in Spain I live in uk . Thanks carol

Brett
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Brett

Hi Carol,

You can purchase prior to your trip beginning and install for use when you are abroad.

Camille
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Camille

Troy, I have not only subscribed to your YouTube channel, I have virtually stopped using anyone else when I need info regarding all things streaming. However, I am at a loss and really need help from either you or the community. I cannot seem to stop Kodi from buffering. Here’s the list: 1) Bought a 4k Fire Stick 2)Upgraded my internet speed to highest my equipment can handle 3) Purchased/installed VPN 4)Purchased/installed RealDebrid 5) Wrote an .XML file to increase memory allocation 6) Found and installed ResolveURL because URLresolver says “Not Available” 7) Installed GAIA addon with the promise that… Read more »

Brett
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Brett

Hi Camille,

Have you tried using an APK such as Cinema for streaming? Kodi is hit and miss.

Lenny
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Lenny

Troy,
Thanks for all the great work you do and keeping us with great tv watching experiences. I just purchased the new fire stick HD, DOEA iPVanish work with this device also? Also, can you jailbrak the newHD stick with the jailbreak information you have posted?

Thanks and keep up the goo work,…………

Brett
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Brett

Hi Lenny,

Yes, both of these will work great on new Firestick.