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Install VPN on Firestick

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

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  • 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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