In this guide we will show you how to install a secure VPN on your FireTV Stick or Fire TV Box. The IPVanish VPN makes you anonymous and highly secure over the internet using cutting edge tunneling and encryption. Maybe you already have noticed that more and more Internet providers blocking access to Kodi builds, addons, and wizards. By installing a VPN on your Kodi box, you will enjoy unlimited access to these blocked Kodi resources as well as geo-restricted content. Another big problem is, that a lot of internet providers are limiting your internet bandwith a lot when you´re using various Kodi addons and this results in buffering of videos during playback again and again. Using the IPVanish VPN service will usually help with buffering as well.
But the biggest problem – form our point of view – is, that government agencies are starting to reprimand those who are using various Kodi addons, that provide free movies, tv shows, live feeds, etc. We´re recommending you to NOT use these type of plugins. It is simply illegal. But if you don´t care, you should definitely use a VPN service or you could get in some serious trouble.
A VPN or virtual private network will encrypt your traffic and provide you with a new IP address, which will hide your activity from your Internet Service provider. Your connection to the Internet will become anonymous, which will provide you with the privacy that you deserve. Some of you may have received threatening letters from your Internet service provider, claiming that you have downloaded or streamed media that has a copyright. They may even tell you that you may be contacted by the authorities for copyright infringement. By installing a VPN on Kodi, you will not need to worry about receiving these letters anymore from your ISP. But again, we are not responsible for what you´re doing with Kodi and your entertainment boxes.
With the best VPN Service from IPVanish you can hide your IP address when using Kodi is by simply installing IPVanish onto the streaming device that you are currently using. We have created a tutorial below, that will walk you through the step-by-step details on how to install a VPN on your FireTV or FireTV Stick.
We have tested a lot of VPN providers in the past and made the experience, that only a few of them are working good with the FireTV or FireTV Stick. Some of them are very fast but forget to delete their logfiles. Without naming the “not so good” providers we go straight forward to one provider which we had the best experience with regarding to performance, usability, security, privacy and pricing.
The VPN service providers that we recommend is IPVanish. IPVanish does not keep track of any traffic logs so if they were ever requested to provide your streaming history, it doesn’t exist. The cool thing is, that you´re not limited to use it on your FireTV devices. You can use it on different plattforms like Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Phone and so on. IPVanish will allow you to use their VPN service on five devices at the same time with one account. This is great for those of us who use a VPN service on our computer, phone, and Fire TV or Stick. Below we have summarized all benefits you will get by choosing IPVanish.
As we stated above, this tutorial will not work on the 1st Generation Fire TV Stick but will work with all other models (1st Generation Fire TV, 2nd Generation Fire TV, 2nd Generation Fire TV Stick). You will know if you have a 2nd Generation FireStick by looking on the outside of the unit and if the Model Name is LY73PR, it is a 2nd Generation device and your good to go. For the FireTV (Box) there is no limitation. It works on all FireTV´s.
Step 1: Sign up for an IPVanish Account here. You get the cheapest plan for $6.49. To be honest, for the features you will get, its a steal. But don´t worry, you´re taking no risk because of the 7-day money-back guarantee. Keep your account information on a safe place.
Step 2: Watch the video below to get IPVanish on your FireTV or Stick