Why use a VPN with your Amazon Fire TV device?
Amazon Fire TV devices provide viewers access to a vast array of streaming and on-demand services. Its Fire Stick is the most affordable in their range of devices and is incredibly easy to set up and use. All you need is an HDMI port on your TV.
Once set up, you can access all sorts of apps and games—making thousands of movies and TV shows available through your TV. That’s right—no more viewing on your phone’s or tablet’s tiny screen or your laptop, for those who’d rather enjoy a large screen experience.
Amazon is a leading force in everything they take on, so you can expect each of the alternative Fire TV devices to be just as simple and user friendly.
The full range also includes their Fire TV Cube; a full 4K Ultra HD device with Alexa voice control or even a 55” 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV with Fire TV built-in.
International content and Amazon Fire TV
Ideally, Amazon wants you to access their massive library of shows and movies, either on a pay to view basis or using their Amazon Prime subscription service.
It’s common knowledge that the shows available in one country aren’t necessarily available in another. This has much to do with international viewing rights between the different service providers and channels. So, how do you access the shows only available in another country from where you are?
That’s where a virtual location opens up the previously closed doors to masses more geoblocked viewing.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) will supply you with just that, and one that shows you to be wherever you need to be.
How does a VPN get around the location blockades?
If you’re in the UK, yet want to access USA channels and services such as Hulu, Peacock, Sling TV, Pluto, HBO Now, Showtime, and masses more, you need to let the Amazon servers see a US address to grant you access to those services.
If you want to access another country’s Netflix catalog, again, a VPN will open those doors to allow you to watch the shows unique to their region.
A VPN service will make you appear to be in the country of the TV service, and not where you’re physically located. Clever huh?
Do VPNs always work?
The simple answer is no, VPNs don’t always work. Streaming services such as Netflix are constantly seeking to identify and block users using VPNs. You won’t get into any trouble, you’ll just see the dreaded “This content isn’t available in your region” message and spend a lot of time switching servers and restarting the streaming apps to get it to work.
Which is the best VPN for Amazon Fire Stick?
Frankly, we honestly believe that our StreamLocator Fire TV app has everything you could ever need from a VPN for Firestick. This is because, despite its name, it’s not actually a VPN, so is much, MUCH more reliable.
While we use some of the VPN functionality of the Fire TV devices, our service utilizes a mix of DNS and Proxy technologies, not relying on unreliable VPN technology to “re-locate” you and avoiding the problems you typically get with streaming services blocking content even when using VPN.
Our app doesn’t affect your network speeds; it offers superb coverage, connections, and is fast and reliable. It works natively with a host of apps and provides an easy switch option between different Netflix regions.
If you want to check out just how good it is, you can see for yourself with our free 7-day trial.
That’s right; we’ll give you FREE VPN for Firestick TV for a full 7 days. That should be more than enough time for you to see just how efficient and straightforward our app is to use.
How to install StreamLocator for Fire TV
- Either search for StreamLocator on your Fire device and install it, or
- Go to your local Amazon website, search for the StreamLocator app, go to “Deliver to” and select your Fire device. It will automatically install
Click here to install the StreamLocator Fire TV app from Amazon
Other VPN apps for Fire TV
When it comes to Fire TV VPN services, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of the most highly ranking services to provide native Amazon Fire TV VPN apps are listed below:
With so many VPN Fire TV Stick options to choose from, it can be daunting finding the right one for you. They don’t all operate in quite the same way or for the same price.
You need a service that supplies super-fast streaming, reliable servers, an easy to navigate system and interface, top-grade privacy, security, and excellent support.
We’re proud to say we provide all of our users with those qualities, and we’re happy for you to test our system for yourself. Did we mention our 7-day free trial?
How to install a VPN on Firestick, Fire TV or Fire TV Cube
You can see how simple our Amazon Fire Stick VPN setup is on our support pages.
To give you a quick rundown into how to set up Firestick VPN, here’s how easy the whole process is:
- Search for Streamlocator using your Fire TV search function (the magnifying glass icon) or go to your local Amazon website and search for it there
- Select the StreamLocator VPN app
- Hit the download button – or if on the Amazon website, select “Deliver to” and choose your Fire TV device
- Once downloaded, open the app on the Fire TV
- Use the button to TURN ON STREAMING, and OK the connection request
That’s it. Our VPN app on your Firestick is turned on and ready for action.
For all of the apps that only appear in a single country, StreamLocator does all the hard work for you—and automatically. For those services that have multiple locations or regions, the StreamLocator VPN app provides options for those too. For example, which Netflix and Amazon Prime regions you want to access.
Downloading the app via your web browser
You Amazon Fire Stick setup is exceptionally straightforward, but there’s always more than one way to skin a cat (as they say).
Another alternative is to use your web browser to search for and download the StreamLocator VPN app.
If you navigate to our app on Amazon’s website, you should have the option to push the app to your Fire TV device from there. The dropdown list will include all of your registered devices. Select your Fire TV Stick from the list and push it to your stick from there.
Downloading international apps via your web browser
From your Amazon account settings, you can change your address and location in your preferences. By doing so, you can search out all the international apps you’d like to access, now you’ve got StreamLocator to foil the geolocation blocks.
Again, once you’ve found the app you want, push it directly to your Fire TV device from the ‘deliver to’ dropdown list.
Just remember to switch your location back over when you’ve finished.
There’s a full step-by-step guide on our support site: take a look here.
We’re here to help if you get stuck along the way
As simple as we believe we’ve managed to make the whole process, there are still instances where our customers need a little extra help or guidance to access precisely what they need.
Not only are our StreamLocator smart hub and apps some of the best on the market, we believe our customer service and support is too. So, if you need anything at all from us, to get you up and running, all you have to do is ask.
We’re ready and waiting and happy to help.