It gives users access to media streaming apps like Netflix and HBO Max from devices without built-in support. These are generally older TVs.
Firestick users may want to install NordVPN to access geo-blocked streaming content. Thankfully, setting it up is quite easy.
Let’s take a look at how you can install NordVPN on your Firestick and start streaming.
Why you would want NordVPN on your Firestick
Installing a VPN, specifically the NordVPN app on your Firestick, comes with many benefits.
For starters, the VPN service lets you access Kodi and similar services without worrying about your information being compromised. Kodi, the popular streaming app, is completely legal to use — you run into problems when you use it to access copyrighted material.
You can also use the NordVPN app to bypass geo-restricted content. This lets you access other countries’ Netflix libraries, unblock country-specific streaming services like BBC iPlayer, and even watch YouTube videos not available in your area.
Your Firestick device, or any other Amazon Fire device, will let you watch all kinds of content if you’re traveling abroad. Some countries, like China, place heavy restrictions on VPN usage. Only a select few work, including NordVPN, which is one of the many reasons why we recommend it.
If you use your Firestick to browse the web, a VPN server will keep your data secure. This is doubly important if you use unsecured public Wi-Fi to access personal information.
Any hacker or cyber-snoop can access your information when you use a public Wi-Fi connection, so it’s best to be protected.
How to install NordVPN on your Fire TV Stick
Here’s a step-by-step guide to installing the NordVPN app on your Fire TV Stick.
1. Subscribe to NordVPN
NordVPN is a great firestick VPN. Many claims that it’s the fastest VPN they’ve ever used.
A VPN subscription shouldn’t cost too much money. NordVPN usually has excellent sales, which only get better as you increase the length of your subscription.
If you’re unhappy with the NordVPN app, take advantage of the 30-day-money-back guarantee.
SurfShark is a newcomer that’s made a name for itself with only three years on the market.
It has 3,200+ servers in 65 countries and seamlessly unblocks all streaming services. If you have a large household, this service might be for you. It has no limits on the number of simultaneous devices you can connect.
SurfShark has a native app that’s easy to install on your Firestick. Simply search for it and install.
It’s also one of the fastest VPNs out there, letting you stream without any buffering.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding VPNs on Amazon Firesticks.
Does NordVPN work with any Firestick?
No, NordVPN won’t work on any first-gen firestick device.
NordVPN makes a native app for second-generation devices and on. The Firestick is an Android device, but it doesn’t support the Google Play Store by default.
Thankfully, NordVPN created its app and uploaded it to the Amazon App Store for ease of use.
If you have a first-gen Firestick, you can bypass this limitation by installing a VPN on your router.
By installing a VPN on your router, every single device connected to that router will be using the VPN by default.
Is using a VPN on my Firestick legal?
For the most part, it’s completely legal to use a VPN on your Firestick (or on any device).
Some countries, like China and Iran, restrict VPN usage. If you’re using a VPN in one of these countries, it could get you into trouble.
The waters get murky when it comes to what exactly you’re using your VPN to do. If you’re just using it to encrypt your data and stay secure online, it’s perfectly legal. Using it to access geo-restricted content is also fine.
However, if you’re using a VPN to download copyrighted material, you could get yourself into trouble.
Can I use a free VPN?
You could use a free VPN, but you’ll run into a couple of issues.
First, you’ll have trouble finding a free VPN with a native app on the Amazon App Store. That means the only way to actually use such a service on your Firestick is to install it on your router.
We don’t recommend this, as free VPNs tend to be less secure than premium services like NordVPN.