In this guide you'll discover if IPVanish works with the Amazon Firestick and Fire TV. We'll also be looking to see if they do work, if they're the best option or if there are others better.
The Firestick and Fire TV are amazing devices and if you've got one then you'll know how much entertainment they open up.
Install Kodi on a Firestick and you've got the ultimate home entertainment system for well under £100.
Sadly, these days you can't take your online privacy for granted, everyone from companies to the government all the way through to nefarious hackers are trying to snoop on what you're doing online. Not only that, but they're trying to leverage your personal information for their own gain.
This is why a VPN is essential but does IPVanish VPN work with the Firestick and Fire TV?
Does IPVanish Work On Firestick?
The good news is, Yes.
IPVanish works perfectly with the Firestick and Fire TV.
They were actually one of the first VPN providers to launch a dedicated Amazon app. Unlike many other providers, you can install the IPVanish service straight onto your Firestick or Fire TV directly from the Amazon app store.
The beauty of this is the app has been custom modified to work with the Amazon Firestick and Fire TV devices.
Some other providers require you to use their regular Android app which often doesn't work well with the Firestick and Fire TV and can make it impossible to utilise all of the options.
Firestick Generation 1 Issues
It's worth noting that Amazon Firestick Generation 1 devices do not work with IPVanish. In fact they don't work with any VPN service. The device just isn't powerful enough.
For this reason to use IPVanish with a Firestick you'll need a Firestick Generation 2 device. This is the one with Alexa voice remote.
IPVanish will work with any generation of Fire TV, so you don't need to worry if you have this bigger brother device.
How to Install IPVanish on a Firestick or Fire TV
In mid 2017 IPVanish became one of the very first VPN providers to offer a dedicated Amazon app for the Firestick and Fire TV.
This means installing the IPVanish app on your device is incredibly simple.
Just follow the simple steps below which take you through signing up, downloading and installing the app on your Amazon device.
How to install IPVanish on a Fire TV device:
- Visit the IPVanish website by clicking here.
- Sign-up to their service.
- On your Fire TV or Firestick launch the Amazon store.
- Using the Search option type in IPVanish.
- Install the app.
- Launch the app from your Fire TV or Firestick and login with your account details.
- Select a Server Location and press Connect.
The IPVanish app doesn't take long at all to get connected. Once it's connected anything you do or watch on your Fire TV or Firestick remains private.
You're also able to access some content that was previously restricted. You can play around with different countries on the IPVanish app to discover new and different content.
Can I use IPVanish with Kodi on a Fire TV or Firestick?
If you've got Kodi installed on your Fire TV or Firestick then it's possible to use IPVanish with Kodi too.
Simply connect to IPVanish first on your Fire TV or Firestick then launch Kodi.
You're now free to access any streams or add-ons. There's no need to install a VPN on Kodi itself.
This is the easiest way to use a VPN with Kodi on your Fire TV or Firestick device. If you haven't yet got Kodi installed on your Fire TV or Firestick read our guide on How to install Kodi on a Firestick.
Does IPVanish work on Firestick and Fire TV Conclusion
The good news is, Yes, IPVanish works perfectly on the Firestick and Fire TV devices.
All you need to do is sign up for an IPVanish account and then search for their dedicated app in the Amazon store directly on your Firestick or Fire TV device.
Once it's installed connect to a country of your choice and away you go. To learn more about IPVanish, check out our full review.