This step-by-step VPN for Firestick tutorial will walk you through the setup process through a video or screenshot guide below. This same process will also work on the Fire TV Stick 4K, 2nd Generation Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV, and Fire TV televisions.
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 Firestick for Fire TV? So that your Internet service provider (ISP), government, hackers, and other organizations can’t monitor and log what you are streaming or downloading.
A VPN 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, Cinema APK, Popcorn Time, Showbox, 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 Firestick or Fire TV 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 Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, or any Internet-connected device.
A VPN service will protect your identity and make it impossible for your ISP, government, hackers, or any other 3rd party from seeing what you are streaming or downloading.
What Is Best VPN For Firestick & Fire TV?
I have used over a dozen VPN services during the past seven years and I finally came across one that works very well with all models of the Fire TV. 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.
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 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 hot-spots, 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.