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How to Install VPN on Amazon Fire TV / Firestick

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to install IPVanish VPN on your Firestick / FireTV. The Fire TV / Firestick are great streaming device to have around this days. Nowadays, to watch TV shows and movies on Amazon sticks outside of your region most especially, you need to install a VPN on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, and there are many VPN clients out there you could try.

For the purpose of this post, we will be installing IPVanish which is one of the best reliable VPN clients out there.

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How to Install IPVanish VPN on a Firestick

Method 1:

  • Launch your Amazon FireStick or Amazon Fire TV
  • Select “Apps” at the top of your home screen
  • Next scroll and select Categories > Utility
  • Search for “IPVanish VPN” app and select it
  • Next click the “Get” button to download the IPVanish app
  • Once installation has completed, choose Open
  • At this stage, you need to sign into the VPN app using your IPVanish Username and Password
  • Finally select a server location of your choice to connect to
  • After you have established a connection, click the home button on your fire stick remote control to return to your home screen
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Methos 2 via ES File Explorer:

First lets install ES File Explorer on Fire TV Stick

  • Launch your Amazon FireStick or Amazon Fire TV
  • Go to Settings > Device > Select Developer Options
  • Enable the “Allow apps from unknown sources”
  • From the main menu > Go to “Search” and type “ES Explorer”
  • Click on the ES Explorer app icon to begin download and installation
  • After install is completed, launch the ES Explorer app

Install IPVanish next

  • Launch ES File Explorer > Go to Tools > Download Manager
  • Click on “+ New” > and enter path for URL as follows “http://bit.ly/2zqTIUn”. Next clickOK
  • Enter IPVanish as the name > the select Download Now
  • After the APK file download is completed, click on “Open file” to begin the installation of IPVanish on your Amazon Fire TV
  • On install completion, go back to your Fire TV home screen and launch the IPVanish application
  • Sign-in with your IPVanish credential and connect to desired VPN server

Note: If you are able to get the IPVanish app installed on your Fire Stick, but you lose network connectivity to Amazon services shortly after connecting, then it is likely you have a 1st generation Fire Stick which does not support our app.

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