IPVanish offers a native app for Amazon’s popular Fire TV devices. The app is compatible with second-generation-or-later Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV or Fire TV Cube devices.
The app unblocks geo-protected content, including that offered by Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer. IPVanish also encrypts your Fire TV device’s connection, protecting your streaming habits from observation by third parties.
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Installing IPVanish on your Amazon Fire TV Stick doesn’t take long if you follow these instructions:
- On your Amazon Fire TV Stick, use your remote to navigate to the search bar (the magnifying glass in the upper left-hand corner).
- Search for “IPVanish.”
- Highlight and click on the first search result.
- On the next screen, highlight and click on the IPVanish icon, found in the “APPS & GAMES” section.
- On the next screen, click the yellow “Get” button.
- The installation should take only a few moments (depending on your connection speed). Once the installation is complete, click on the yellow “Open” button.
- Enter your username and password and click the “LOGIN” button.
- On the main menu on the left side, you can immediately click to connect to the best available server in your home country.
You can also use your remote control to navigate to, select and change the options immediately below the CONNECT button (including an individual country, city or server) if you want to connect to a specific geographical location.
- You’ll then see a notice asking you to give your permission to connect to the VPN. Click “OK.”
- You are now connected to an IPVanish server. Exit the IPVanish app by clicking the Home button on your remote. Enjoy your internet freedom!
When you no longer need the VPN connection, click on the IPVanish icon and click on “DISCONNECT” to turn off the VPN connection.
IPVanish delivers top-notch VPN protection for most popular devices, including the Amazon Fire TV lineup.
The app provides an excellent way to unblock geo-blocked content – like that found on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and other streaming services – as well as protect your online viewing pleasures from being detected by third-party groups.
If you are one of the many Amazon Fire TV owners that have installed the Kodi media player onto their devices, you’ll appreciate the IPVanish VPN’s ability to open access to all sorts of usually-blocked content, while simultaneously keeping your streaming activities undercover with a layer of military-grade encryption.
IPVanish also does a decent job of protecting your privacy by keeping no customer activity logs of any kind.
The provider’s connection speeds are fast – more than up to handling the HD video that most of the Fire TV’s streaming apps deliver. They can even handle the 4K streams output on some Fire TV devices.
IPVanish not only protects your Amazon Fire TV device, it also has your other devices covered. Native app support includes macOS, Windows, Android and iOS devices.
Setup instructions are available to walk you through setting the service up on Linux and Chromebook, and the service is compatible with a large number of routers.
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Using IPVanish With a First-Generation Fire TV Device
VPN apps don’t work correctly with the first-generation Fire TV Stick. While you can install and run a VPN app on the device, the VPN connection will fail once you use another app.
However, you can still protect your older Fire TV device with IPVanish. Here’s how.
Use IPVanish With a Router
As I previously mentioned, IPVanish is compatible with various router makes and models. While IPVanish provides instructions on how to make their service work with these routers, the process is not for the technically faint of heart.
If you’re not comfortable with the process, you can purchase ready-to-go routers at FlashRouters.com.Once you have the router installed, all of your devices can gain the advantages of an IPVanish subscription by connecting to the router for their internet access.
Set Up an IPVanish-Protected Wi-Fi Hotspot
If you don’t have an IPVanish-compatible router or you simply don’t have it in you to set it up, you can also protect your Fire TV’s internet connection by connecting to an IPVanish-protected Wi-Fi hotspot.
Most macOS and Windows laptops can share their internet connection by acting as a Wi-Fi hotspot. By running the IPVanish app on the laptop and having your Fire TV device connect to its hotspot, you can protect your device.
If you’re in the market for a reliable VPN service to use with your Amazon Fire TV device, I recommend taking a close look at IPVanish. The provider’s fast connection speeds, access to geo-blocked content and encrypted connections do an excellent all-around job of protecting your online travels.
For more information, visit the IPVanish website.