How to Install a VPN on a Firestick

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Internet providers are increasingly blocking access to content and even spying on your Internet activities. We know how you feel. In order to take control over your privacy online and to prevent your activities from being recorded, there’s one option: a VPN. We’re here to show how to install a VPN on a Firestick or similar device.

A VPN, or virtual private network, encrypts your traffic and provides you a new IP address. This means installing a VPN ensures security and anonymity on the Internet to hide your activity from your Internet provider. In addition, you no longer have to worry about bandwidth limitations from your Internet provider because you will no longer be limited to one service.

The IPVanish VPN uses cutting edge tunneling and encryption to hide your IP address. Essentially, your connection to the Internet will no longer be tied to your home location and instead you can choose to become anonymous to finally have the privacy you deserve.

We have created a tutorial below to walk you through the step-by-step details on how to install a VPN on a Firestick.

Why IPVanish is the best VPN service?

After testing many VPN providers, we discovered that first, only a few are compatible with the FireTV or Firestick. Secondly, many aren’t comprehensive privacy protectors. Just to mention a few issues, some forget to delete entire log files, while others didn’t prioritize privacy first and foremost. Rather than comparing the “less than optimal” providers, we’ll cut to the chase. 

Here’s our favorite – the VPN with best performance, usability, security, privacy, and pricing: IPVanish.

IPVanish does not keep track of any traffic logs. This means that if your activity history were ever requested, it simply won’t exist. It also provides the best VPN speeds, the most secure connections, and the most competitive pricing.

Another cool point is that there is no limit to the number of VPN you can install on a Firestick. IPVanish will allow you to use their VPN service on up to 10 devices at the same time with one account. This is great for those of us who want to extend privacy protection to every device. You can now use a VPN service on your computer, phone, tablet, FireTV or Firestick, and more. It is compatible on different platforms such as Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. 

How to install IPVanish VPN on a Firestick or FireTV​

Installing the IPVanish VPN on a Firestick is very easy. First, make sure that you have a valid IPVanish account. This tutorial shows how to install a VPN on a Firestick or FireTV.

1. Access "Apps" at the top your home screen

how to install a VPN on a Firestick app

2. Select the "Categories" option 

how to install a VPN on a Firestick business

3. Scroll down to select 'Utility'

how to install a VPN on a Firestick utility

4. Select the IPVanish VPN app

how to install a VPN on a Firestick IPVanish green arrow

5. Download the VPN with the 'Get' button

how to install a VPN on a Firestick IPVanish VPN Get

6. Once the download finishes, use the "Open" button to launch IPVanish

how to install a VPN on a Firestick IPVanish VPN Open

7. Follow the login prompt by entering your personal IPVanish Username and Password to access your account. (Make sure to check "Remember Me" so you don't have to reenter the login each time.) Now select "LOGIN."

how to install a VPN on a Firestick login

8. Once logged in, you can pick any location and click the "CONNECT" button or you can go to the options to select a specific server.

VPN on a Firestick connect

Once you are connected, return to your home screen and all of your applications will be now be routed through the IPVanish VPN to protect your privacy.

To open the IPVanish app anytime, select the IPVanish icon from your Apps & Games.

We hope you enjoyed our tutorial!

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Evrett Phillips
Evrett Phillips
1 year ago

I forgot my username and password how do I get back logged in

Glenn
Glenn
1 year ago
Reply to  wst

I forget my password

Renzo
Renzo
10 months ago
Reply to  wst

I’m trying to put in a password and username it’s not allowing me whts going on.

Brenda Parker
Brenda Parker
1 year ago

I forgot my username and password how do I get back logged in

Cheryl Prado
Cheryl Prado
1 year ago
Reply to  Brenda Parker

Can’t remember username or password

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

Just call there support number and they will take care of it I know I did the same thing and they found my account and changed my pw

walter skalaski
walter skalaski
1 year ago
Reply to  Danny

What is their support number

Judith Fordham
Judith Fordham
30 days ago

How do you reach the support system?

Sa
Admin
Sa
30 days ago
Reply to  Judith Fordham

Contact the team here: https://support.ipvanish.com/hc/en-us

Tonyperez
Tonyperez
10 months ago

Need to verify new password and user name

Judith Fordham
Judith Fordham
30 days ago

Tried to log in but says info incorrect . What to doi!

Sa
Admin
Sa
30 days ago
Reply to  Judith Fordham

Please contact the support team: https://support.ipvanish.com/hc/en-us
Start a chat or send them an email.

JKelly
JKelly
1 year ago

I use a VPN on firetv but amazon will not allow me to access amazon programming when I’m logged into my VPN. In order to watch amazon content I have to log out of my VPN. Is any else seeing this same activity?

Sharon L Loveless
Sharon L Loveless
1 year ago

Will my internet provider know that I added VPN and what internet speed will I need.

A Jackson
A Jackson
1 year ago

I’m trying to connect IPVANISH and it keeps saying Connection failed. Help!!

J Davison
J Davison
1 year ago

I have 4 fire sticks will I have to install the VPN on each one?

James
James
1 year ago

I’m pretty sure my internet provider is blocking my complete access to Kodi.If I get ipvanish and connect to firestick using above instructions will that stop their blocking. My TV and setup comes through router or will I have to connect through router?

sid
sid
1 year ago

ipvanish is great. it also helped reduce buffering while streaming

jkelly
jkelly
1 year ago

My ISP can’t see where I’m going when using my VPN but they can see which devices I’m on. When they see a device and I’m using VPN they do throttle that device. Any way around this?

Dee Williams
Dee Williams
1 year ago

Trying to connect it’s not letting me checked internet it’s connected what should I do next?

wadis
wadis
1 month ago

I like IPVanish a lot, thanks for the article

Last edited 1 month ago by Sa
Tery turk
Tery turk
1 year ago

I was hoping for links to my android box.
I don’t have a Firestick or fire tv.

John Saxton
John Saxton
1 year ago

Hi I am currently using Nord VPN on my Sony Bravia Android TV. However every time I connect Nord my TV reboots after 30 minutes or so. Would this issue happen with IP Vanish. I don’t want to pay out again for a VPN that I can’t use.

Hiram Miranda
Hiram Miranda
1 year ago

Can I use IP Vanish on my Apple IPad and Fire Stick?

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

My buffering gets worse with my Ipvanish on

Mrjats
Mrjats
1 year ago
Reply to  wst

Why don’t my visible location change when I hit connect on IPVanish?

Luis Ramos
Luis Ramos
1 year ago

why does my VPN keeps getting disconnected buffering while Im watching a movie, then to reconnect I have to restart my Fire stick. in the mean while nothing work on the Fire stick and it happened very often. What Im I doing wrong ?

Gary Christopher
1 year ago

Having trouble setting up and account cant enter for new account

Mikr
1 year ago

What is the best settings for IPVanishVPN on your Apple phone and iPad. On demand or just run it always

Steven Shaw
1 year ago

It all sound very good. Im using a free one at the moment but im thinking of upgrading to IPVANISH VPN, just for pease of mind if nothing else. I just want real protection from what I think is the best VPN on the Market.
I don’t know weather I’m doing the right thing or not. Can I be advised.?

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William Alfred
William Alfred
1 year ago

I just got the 2 year deal, but I can’t log in. Forgot username and password. How do I get Support?

Julie Carter
1 year ago

I’m not able to login. Forgot username and password

Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon
1 year ago

What is the nominal internet speed for running ipvanish and how much does it slow your internet? Is there a way to check if you can’t tell me exactly?

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