This guide will walk you though the process of installing VPN on your Amazon Firestick or FireTV. I would recommend using IPVanish for VPN, but this method should be fine for other VPN servivce too. This method I will demonstrate uses the Downloader app method to install the IPVanish app.
Please note: The First Generation FireStick does not work with VPN services but will work with all other models (1st Gen Fire TV, 2nd Gen Fire TV, 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick).
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First, enable the Fire Stick / FireTV to allow apps from unknown sources:
- Open the Fire Stick
- Go to Settings > System > Developer Options.
- Then select “Apps from Unknown Sources”
- Turn the option to “ON”.
- Now exit settings
Now add the Downloader App to Firestick / FireTV
- Go to the home and select Search
- Search for ‘Downloader‘
- Select Download or Get
- Wait for the download is complete notification.
- Once downloaded. Go to Apps on the homescreen.
- Launch the Downloader app
Run the Downloader app
- Once in the Downloader app select the input box to “Enter the URL of the file you want to download”
- Enter http://bit.ly/ipvanishlatest
- Click Next to close Pop up box
- Click download and the file will download
- Select Install once completed
- IPVanish should now be installed and available in Firestick/ Fire TV
- Select Open once installation is complete
Using the App
- Add your IPVanish Username and Password and select Remember me
- Once logged in there is a choice of Tutorial or Skip. I would hit skip but you can take a look at the tutorial if you want
- Now connect to any of the servers in any of the countries that are available on your IPVanish account
- You wont see IPVanish on your home screen. When you start the Firestick and you need to open IPVanish to connect to a server.
- Go to your Apps & Games and scroll right to the end where it says See All
- When the next window opens scroll to IPVanish and you can now open it
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