IPVanish ranks as one of the top VPN options available. While it's simple to set up, IPVanish just became even easier to install on the Amazon Fire TV. As of a June 12, 2017, blog post, IPVanish is available as a free download from the Amazon appstore. Because of this new app, it's simple to use the IPVanish VPN on Fire TV. Before installing and configuring the IPVanish app, we suggest signing up for IPVanish. As a special offer, htpcBeginner visitors get 20% off any plan for one IPVanish billing cycle.
Anonymity while streaming: IPVanish VPN on Fire TV
IPVanish released its ultra popular VPN as an Android app via the Amazon appstore. Previously, IPVanish VPN on Fire TV was possible through sideloading an APK. But now FireOS devices benefit from a native app. You can sideload apps on the Amazon Fire TV using several methods including ES File Explorer, adbLink sideloader, AGK Fire, and the Downloader app. [Read: VPN vs DNS: Which one should you choose and why?]
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To load IPVanish VPN on Fire TV, simply download the Underground app for Amazon appstore access. Then search for IPVanish VPN. Download the Amazon app from the appstore. Then launch IPVanish VPN on Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick. Once that's open, log into your IPVanish account.
Note however that users with a sideloaded version of IPVanish will need to uninstall the previous APK before installing and running the native Amazon app. With an increase in snooping Internet service providers, a VPN is an excellent choice. Even for general web browsing, a VPN offers anonymity for a more secure online presence. IPVanish is one of our top recommended VPN options. Plex and a VPN make for a superb home server combination. [Read: VPN on Kodi: Should you use it? What does it do?]
OpenVPN is an excellent open-source VPN application that's compatible with OpenVPN. You can install OpenVPN using Docker for a private VPN server. Additionally, you can auto connect to OpenVPN on Windows 10 as well as configure OpenVPN on Windows. Alternately, on Linux configure OpenVPN to autostart. You may also wish to run a VPN on OSMC using OpenVPN on for Raspberry Pi.
Are you using a VPN with your Fire TV device? Which VPNs do you recommend?