How to Install VPN on a Firestick (the easy way)

This guide will show you how to easily install the IPVanish VPN on your Firestick. It also has a guide for installing Private Internet Access(PIA) on your 2nd Gen Amazon Fire Stick, 1st Generation Fire TV or 2nd Generation Fire TV. You can use the guide for other VPN Clients but you will need to find a link to the Android VPN client of your VPN service. When you have that you can replace the bit.ly link I use in the guide below.

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How to Install IPVanish VPN on a Firestick (easiest method):

  • At the FireStick main menu, select the Search icon in the top left corner
  • Type "ipvanish" and click on the middle button on your remote to search for the App
  • Hover over the IPVanish VPN app and press the centre button TWICE to download and install the app
  • After the IPVanish app is done installing, you can click on Open to open the app right here or you can find it later in your app tray
  • When you open the IPVanish Fire Stick app, enter in your username and password. Next press Login
  • You'll next see an easy interface made for the Fire Stick. Press the Connect button to automatically connect to the fastest available VPN server

This will only work on a 2nd gen Fire Stick 1st Generation Fire TV, 2nd Generation Fire TV

How to Install VPN on a Firestick

  • Turn on your Fire Stick
  • Select Settings
  • Select System
  • Select Developer Options
  • Select Apps from Unknown Sources and turn ON & Select ADB Debugging & turn ON
  • You will now see a warning message regarding unknown sources. Select OK you can turn off unknown sources later but we need it on to install Kodi
  • Go back to home screen and select Search

  • Type downloader and select it

  • Select the Downloader application

  • Select Get

  • When the download has completed you will see a notification in bottom right saying it is ready to launch and with the Menu Icon and Launch Now. Press your menu icon to launch (the one with the 3 horizontal lines - if you miss that just launch it from Apps on your Home Page)

  • You will now see the following screen. Select the URL section

  • You will now see a window that allows you to enter a URL. Press the select button on your remote and enter the following address http://bit.ly/ipvanishapk (for IPVanish) or http://bit.ly/piafire (for PIA)
  • Click Next
  • Click Download and the apk will begin to download
  • You will now see the Install window. Use your remote to highlight the Install button and select it
  • When the install finishes select Open
  • You will now see the IPVanish login screen.
  • 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
  • That is it you can now connect to any of the servers in any of the countries that are available on your IPVanish account
  • IPVanish does not appear on your home screen so when you start your Fire Stick and want to open IPVanish and connect to a server you will need to do the following
  • Go tho the Your Apps & Games section and scroll right to the end where it says See All
  • When the next window opens scroll down to IPVanish and you can open it from there

If you are having issues following the guide then use the great video below from Troy Point

If you are having issues following the guide then use the great video below from Troy Point

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