Whether your Firestick feels too limited the way it is, or if you are planning an international trip and you wish to secure access to all of your favourite channels, using VPN with your device is the best way to achieve the goal.
With Surfshark being one of the leading VPN services you may wonder if it's suitable for use on your Fire TV, Firestick or other Amazon Fire device.
Today, we are going to answer this question so you can choose if it's the service for you or not.
Let's find out.
Does it work?
First things first.
Does Surfshark actually work with and support the Amazon Firestick?
Well, the good news is, Yes.
Surfshark has a dedicated Firestick app that's also compatible with the Fire TV and Fire TV Cube.
But what are the reasons for using it on your Firestick, let's discover them.
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Why use Surfshark with Firestick?
As you may or may not know, Surfshark is a relatively new VPN service.
Even so, it is easily among the best, and it does its job just as professionally as any other top VPN in the industry.
Surfshark uses the most robust security features that you can find, which includes the most reliable security protocol, OpenVPN and the strongest encryption, 256-bit AES.
In addition to that, the service also has extra security and safety features, like a Kill Switch, MultiHop, Whitelister (Split Tunnelling), and others.
As for its server network, Surfshark offers over 1,040 different servers in more than 61 countries, which means that there is pretty much no content that you won't be able to access via your Firestick.
Surfshark also offers excellent prices that are a bit lower than the industry's standard, so using it doesn't come at a significant cost, either.
For example, their 24-month plan is just $1.99 per month.
It even has an extended, 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can get your refund if you end up not liking the service.
Lastly, Surfshark doesn't keep logs of your activities, which is yet another point for increased privacy. What you do while connected to their service remains private.
How to use Surfshark with FireStick?
If all of this sounds good to you, then it is time to learn how to set everything up, and reach the full potential of your Firestick or Fire TV.
Thankfully the procedure is much the same as with other devices and with Surfshark's dedicated app, it makes setting up a breeze.
The first step is to go to the Surfshark website and sign up for an account.
This should be easy enough, and all you need to do is enter your email, select a payment plan, and enter your payment details.
You can sign up between 1-month and 24-months.
While it may be tempting to grab the month account (just in case), it's a lot cheaper to take the 24-month package and if you don't like it then use their 30-day money back guarantee to get a refund.
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Set up Surfshark on your Fire TV
When it comes to setting up Surfshark on Fire TV, the process is a bit different, and it goes like this:
- Start by clicking on your Fire TV's homepage, and navigate to the search bar.
- Type ‘Surfshark‘ in your search bar, and when the VPN's icon appears, click it.
- Once you enter the app's page, click the Download / Get / Install button to start the download process.
- The installation will be done automatically, and after it is finished, you can launch the app.
- Log in with your email used for the creation of your Surfshark account, as well as the password that the service provided you with.
- Once inside the app, find the list of locations, select the one you wish to connect to. It can be a server in your home country, if you are travelling abroad, or to any other place.
- Alternatively, use the Quick Connect feature, and Surfshark will connect you automatically for the server it deems the best, depending on your location.
- And, that's it. You can now access anything that Fire TV has to offer in the region where the server you are connected to is located.
Is using a VPN illegal?
This is a common concern for law-abiding internet users, but let us set your mind at ease. No, using a VPN is not illegal.
In fact, you can use it without any problems in most countries in the world.
Some states, such as China or Russia might give you trouble for it, so it is always best to explore the VPN-related laws of the country you are travelling to.
But, as far as the majority of the world is concerned, VPNs are legal, and sometimes even encouraged, in some regions that are particularly privacy-friendly.
Using a VPN with your Firestick or Fire TV has never been easier, as you can use one of the dedicated apps and gain access to pretty much anything that TVs have to offer.
Surfshark is now one of the best options available and, fortunately, that they offer a dedicated Amazon app for your TV streaming use.
If you need to unblock a specific TV app, then sign up for Surfshark, download their Amazon app directly onto your Firestick or Fire TV and then connect to the country of your choice to unblock the service.
I would love to know what you're using a VPN for on your Firestick so pop a comment in the comments section below.