The following tutorial will show you How To Install a VPN Kill Switch alternative on Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Android TV Box.
Many VPN apps don’t provide a kill switch or they don’t work properly and this is the next best thing!
Installing this app will enable an icon to appear in the upper right hand corner of your screen when you are connected to a VPN. This is a great tool in granting peace of mind whenever streaming on your device.
With this app installed, users will always know when their connection is safe via VPN. You will also have the option to change icon transparency and more.
A green dot indicates that your VPN is active whereas a red dot shows that it is not active.
The step by step guide below will instruct you how to install VPN Kill Switch app on a Fire TV Stick 4K. However, these steps will also work on any Fire TV Device, Android TV Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, or other devices that run the Android operating system.
The application we will use to side-load VPN Kill Switch is called Downloader. If you are using an Android TV Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, Mi Box, etc. you can follow along with this tutorial by installing the Downloader app on your device through Google Play Store.
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NOTE: If you are using a device such as NVIDIA SHIELD or other Android TV device, you may need to install a separate app for use. This is called Sideload Launcher and will allow you to access the app from your device home-screen.
Sideload Launcher is available for installation from the Google Play Store.
VPN Kill Switch Installation Guide
1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings
2. Click My Fire TV
3. Choose Developer Options
4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources
5. Choose Turn On
6. Return to the home screen and hover over the Search icon
7. Type in Downloader and click the Downloader word when it appears under the keyboard
8. Click the Downloader app
9. Click Download
10. Click Open
11. Click Allow
12. Click OK for release notes
13. Click the Browser Tab
15. In the address bar, type the following URL: troypoint.com/vpndot and click Go
16. When prompted, Click Install
17. Click Done
18. This will return you to Downloader, Click Delete
19. Click Delete Again
Installation is now complete! You can now launch the app for use.
How To Setup VPN Kill Switch
After launching the app you can click OFF switch to enable.
Once turned On, there are multiple settings to adjust the Kill Switch options. Select 3 dots in the upper right hand corner of the screen
Click Adjust Settings
Here, we can enable the app to start on device startup
We suggest also changing the icon transparency
Return to the home-screen
After connection has been made, exit IPVanish to your device home-screen
You will see the VPN Kill Switch enabled in the upper right hand corner!
If for any reason you lose connection to VPN, it will appear as a red dot in the upper right hand corner
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Details & Features
With this app now installed on your device you can stream freely without having to worry about whether or not your VPN is on.
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Overall, this is a great tool to have to ensure you are streaming privately. Give it a try today and let us know what you think in the comment section below!