The Amazon Fire Stick has been one of the top choices of streaming movies and shows, and for good reason. It is easy to use, has a huge variety of applications, and is quite affordable.
Most people who buy a Fire Stick end up “jailbreaking” it – meaning they install Kodi or any other application which allows you to watch virtually any movie, show, or channel.
Why you should use a VPN with a Fire Stick (or any media streaming device!)
The issues relating to copyright on Kodi on a Fire Stick is not Kodi itself, it’s the add-ons that come with it.
Using a proper VPN on your streaming device will ensure that your IP stays hidden to authorities, your connection is not throttled by your ISP, and the content you want to see stays unblocked.
If the above wasn’t enough of a reason to use a VPN, here’s another reason. Services such as Netflix or Hulu are known for blocking certain movies in certain regions. A VPN allows you to view the content you want whenever you want.
A VPN is the perfect layer of security if you’re streaming IPTV, Kodi, or movies. A VPN has many other benefits, including preventing data theft, unblocking websites, and browsing anonymously.
Now we know a VPN is quite important, but which VPN should you use?
There are a plethora of VPN services out there making it difficult to know who to trust. Our personal favorite for the Fire TV Stick is Nitrous VPN because it specifically caters to those who stream Kodi, Movies, Shows, and Live TV. In the tests we performed, we noticed that Nitrous can unblock hidden streaming links within Kodi. It also significantly improved our connection as it was being throttled.
We specifically chose Nitrous VPN as our top pick due to its affordability, features, and design. Nitrous VPN supports TCP and UDP ports. They also have a “Stealth” option for extra security if you are behind a heavy firewall and need to mask your OpenVPN traffic.
How to Install Nitrous VPN on a Fire TV Stick
Sign up for an account at the Nitrous VPN website. They currently have a deal going on for the summer. After you sign up, install the application on your device with ease. Make sure you have an account ready to log in with.
- Hold down your Fire TV Stick’s microphone button and say “Downloader”. If you do not have the microphone button, go to your home screen > search icon > type Downloader.
- After Downloader is installed, open the application.
- In the URL box, type this URL: https://nitrousvpn.com/downloads/firetv
- After this file is finished downloading, open and install it via the prompts on the screen.
- Nitrous is now installed. You can proceed with entering your username and password.
- Once you are logged in, click the Connect button and enjoy total VPN network security.
I don’t have a Fire TV Stick, can I still install this?
Absolutely. If you have an Android Phone, Android TV Box, or Nvidia Shield, the steps are similar to install.
Simply open your web browser on your device and type this URL https://nitrousvpn.com/downloads/firetv. Download and install the APK file, and you’re ready to go.
We hope you enjoyed this article and consider using a VPN before using Kodi – it’s a must if you are using third-party add-ons, as you won’t know who’s spying on your connection!