In this guide I’m looking at the well-known StrongVPN service to discover if they work with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you’ve been wondering this too then this is the guide for you.
StrongVPN is one of the oldest and most popular VPN services and with fast servers and a range of newly redesigned apps it’s not difficult to see why they’re so highly rated.
The Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have revolutionised the way we watch TV. Simply plug one into your TV and gain access to a whole range of new content.
Unfortunately though some content, apps and services are restricted to specific regions and if you use add-ons such as Kodi then you’ll want to protect the privacy of what you’re viewing.
But does StrongVPN work on the Amazon Fire TV Stick? Let’s find out.
Does StrongVPN work on the Amazon Fire TV Stick
I’ve been testing StrongVPN with the Amazon Fire TV Stick and I’m happy to report that Yes, StrongVPN works with the Amazon Fire Stick TV.
The StrongVPN service, unlike most others, has a dedicated Amazon app which can be installed right onto both the Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) and the Fire TV devices.
This can be accessed right from within the Fire TV Stick itself from the app store simply by searching for ‘StrongVPN’.
I’m not joking when I say that finding a VPN provider that has a dedicated Amazon app is really quite rare. Apart from StrongVPN and a handful of providers such as ExpressVPN, IPVanish and VPN.ac there are very few who offer dedicated and easy-to-install Amazon apps.
How to install StrongVPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick
Installing StrongVPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick is really simple. You’ll first need to sign up for the StrongVPN service and then you can install the free app.
To do this just follow the steps below.
- Visit the StrongVPN website and sign-up for their service.
- On your Fire TV Stick go to the menu and click on the Search option (the magnifying glass).
- Type in ‘StrongVPN’ and then click on the StrongVPN name when it appears below.
- Click on the StrongVPN app and then when the StrongVPN app page appears click on ‘Get‘ or ‘Download’.
- The app will now install. Once it’s installed press the Home button on your remote and then press on the newly installed StrongVPN app.
- The first time you open the app you’ll need to login with your Email and Password.
Now you can either simply click ‘Connect’ and the StrongVPN app will pick the best location for you or you can click on ‘Best Available Location’ where you’ll be able to select from the range of server locations across the world they offer.
For example, if you wanted to watch American Netflix then you would select one of their American server locations and then press Connect. You can then open the Netflix app and watch American Netflix on your TV.
What if you have a Generation 1 Fire TV Stick
All types of Fire TV devices will work with StrongVPN. These are the more expensive square type devices known as a ‘Fire TV’.
If you’ve got a Fire TV Stick which is the longer and thinner type device then you will need to ensure you have a Generation 2 Fire TV Stick.
You will know this because you’ll have an Alexa voice option at the top of your Fire TV Stick remote, like this:
Unfortunately, if you don’t have this at the top of your Fire TV Stick remote then you have a Generation 1 Fire TV Stick.
Not only will StrongVPN not work but also no VPN service will work with your device because it isn’t powerful enough.
In this case, you’ll need to buy either a Fire TV or the newer Generation 2 Fire TV Stick to be able to use StrongVPN or other VPN services.
Does StrongVPN work with Kodi?
Yes, if you’ve got Kodi installed on your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV then StrongVPN will work well.
It’s simply a case of connecting to a server of your choice and then launching Kodi to stream your content.
Not only will StrongVPN allow you to protect your privacy while watching but it will also allow you to unblock content that’s not available in your country for reasons such as region-restrictions.
There is no special set-up required to use StrongVPN with Kodi on your Fire TV Stick or Fire TV. Simply connect and then continue to use your device as normal.
Will I be able to access American Netflix?
One of the good things about the StrongVPN service is it works with multiple regions of Netflix. Two of the most popular being American Netflix and Japanese Netflix.
Each Netflix region has its own unique content and the two most populous are the American and Japanese Netflix regions. StrongVPN works with both and just like Amazon VPN apps it’s not a common feature.
To access American Netflix and others on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick you’ll need to connect to one of the US-based VPN servers on the StrongVPN app.
You can then open the Netflix app on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick where you’ll be able to access more and different content.
Yes, StrongVPN works on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and works well.
They’re one of few providers who have a dedicated Amazon app that can be installed directly from your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick device.
Once installed it’s quick and effortless to choose a country and location and to connect to get yourself secure and allow you to access more content on your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.
To get StrongVPN simply click the button below, once you’ve signed up, install the Amazon app on your device and away you go.