The Best VPNs for Fire Stick | Cheap & fast VPNs to access more content on FireTV

Using a VPN for Fire Stick will improve your online privacy and security, but best of all it will allow you to unblock loads more content online. A VPN changes your IP address, which means that when you visit websites and streaming services, you appear to be in a country of your choice. This allows you to access TV shows and movies that are currently blocked in your region. 

In this guide, we list the best VPNs for Fire Stick and show you how to set up a VPN service. 

What is the Best VPN for Fire Stick?

If you're looking for a fast answer, we've listed our top 5 picks for a VPN for Fire Stick below. Be sure to keep reading for more information on any of these services, or if you need help to get set up.

  1. ExpressVPN - The best VPN for Fire Stick and Fire TV. It has fast speeds & unblocks almost anything. It also has a dedicated Fire Stick app.
  2. CyberGhost VPN - An easy to use VPN app for Fire Stick & Fire TV. Servers are labelled for streaming in their app, so you can get set up in minutes.
  3. Private Internet Access - A secure VPN option for Fire TV and Fire Stick. It offers great privacy & security features on all of its apps - including Android.
  4. Surfshark - The cheapest VPN app for Fire Stick users on our list. Its Android app is packed with features to help with unblocking & streaming.
  5. VyprVPN - This slick VPN app for Fire TV balances speed and security perfectly. It's has decent speeds & great features like a Smart DNS service.

Regardless of which VPN you choose, each provider in our list comes recommended, and will make life easier for Fire Stick users. To ensure that this is the case, we check for:

Fire Stick apps don’t really need to do anything fancy, but in all likelihood, you will want to use the same VPN account on your laptop, phone, and desktop PC, etc. The number of simultaneous connections a provider allows is the number of devices you can run the same VPN account on at the same time. In addition, they all offer a wealth of bells and whistles that will improve your VPN experience on various platforms.

Now we have covered what we're looking for, let's take a closer look at our Fire TV VPN recommendations. 

Best 5 VPNs for Fire Stick and Fire TV | In-depth analysis

We take a closer look at the best VPNs for Fire Stick below. If you still want to know more about these services, check out our detailed VPN reviews.

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for Fire Stick because it's one of the fastest services around and it unblocks just about anything. It's easy to set up, just download the app from Amazon App store.

  • Pricing

    From  $6.67 - $12.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for Fire Stick and Fire TV. This is one of the fastest VPN services on the market. It consistently provides users with high speeds so you won't get stuck waiting for shows and movies to buffer. It has a dedicated app Fire Stick and Fire TV which is available for Fire Stick 2nd Gen onwards and all Fire TV devices.


You can use this services on five devices, which allows you to unblock more content and improve your online privacy whilst you're on the go. It also has apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and routers. These are very simple to use, yet hide powerful VPN features, including a firewall-based kill switch, DNS leak protection, and superb OpenVPN encryption.


It has superb customer support, which includes a genuine, no-quibble, 30-day money-back guarantee, and 24/7 live chat support. The money-back guarantee is fantastic and will allow you to try the service and check if it unblocks the services you want to access.


Its dedicated Fire Stick app is not as fully featured, but then it doesn't need to be! The ExpressVPN Fire TV Stick app is easy to install and worked flawlessly. What more do you want? 

CyberGhost VPN is an easy to use VPN for Fire Stick. It labels what servers are best for streaming within the app which saves you from having to look for the best server.

  • Pricing

    From  $2.75 - $12.99
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

Based in privacy-friendly Romania (with its software being developed in Germany), CyberGhost is a stellar no-logs service. Besides a very generous 45-day money-back guarantee, you can try out CyberGhost for free and with no credit card required for 24 hours.


Mac users should disable WebRTC in their browsers, but CyberGhost otherwise provides excellent technical security. A kill switch is baked into the desktop clients, which along with the mobile apps also feature a variety of additional security features such as WiFi protection, ad-blocking, and tracking protection. 


Users can connect up to seven devices at once and torrent to their heart’s delight. What's more, CyberGhost has a whopping 6,300 servers in more than 88 worldwide locations, meaning you'll be able to access streaming content from across the globe in a few clicks. These servers utilize sturdy AES 256-bit encryption, and your Fire Stick will also be protected from DNS and IP leaks when connected.

Private Internet Access is a fantastic VPN for Fire TV and Fire Stick. It is also offers users fantastic privacy and security features to keep your browsing secret.

  • Pricing

    From  $2.69 - $11.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

Private Internet Access (PIA) is a US-based VPN that is a favorite among Reddit users. The VPN is the perfect marriage of privacy, security, and unblocking capabilities. It has apps for all platforms, and users can opt between various encryption settings and strengths. This ensures that you get the best possible speeds for streaming on your Fire Stick, while still benefiting from the privacy and security provided by the VPN connection.


PIA has servers in 47 countries, and these are located in places that will allow you to unblock lots of extra content on Kodi. This will allow you to stream regionally restricted content such as iPlayer or Netflix US. With PIA, you can also bypass ISP throttling to improve your connection speeds while streaming. You can test PIA thanks to no quibbles 30-day money-back guarantee. And this VPN has software for all platforms; allowing you to connect it to your Fire Stick device easily. 

Surfshark is one of the cheapest VPNs for Fire Stick. Although this service costs less that $2 per month, it is packed with features and great for streaming.

  • Pricing

    From  $1.94 - $11.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

Surfshark might be relatively new to the VPN scene, but it's already making waves in the market thanks to blazing fast speed performances and 1,700 servers in more than 63 countries.


As per the industry standard, Surfshark offers its users a 30-day money-back guarantee and 24/7 live chat support, as well as an FAQ page on its official site. What's less typical, however, is that Surfshark allows you to connect as many devices as you want to the service at the same time!


Throw in split tunneling so you can choose which apps routes through the VPN and which don’t, a full Smart DNS service, and the fact that Surfshark has unblocked every service we threw at it, and you can see why it won our coveted Newcomer Award.


Surfshark is registered in the British Virgin Islands and easily meets our requirements for a no-logs VPN. Technical security is also top-notch, and we appreciate the wealth of extra privacy and security features on offer. These include double-hop VPN, DNS-based ad blocking, and malware protection. 

VyprVPN has slick VPN app for Fire Stick and Fire TV users. This service also includes a smart DNS which is great for unblocking shows on your Smart TV.

  • Pricing

    From  $2.50 - $12.95
  • Available on

    • Windows
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Linux
  • Unblocks

    • Netflix
    • iPlayer
    • Hulu

VyprVPN is notable for being one of the rare VPN services to own and control its entire network infrastructure. The result is fantastically fast connection speeds around the world.


VyprVPN offers a great selection of features, such as a SmartDNS service, robust customer support, port selection, and servers in over 70 countries. VyprVPN's “Chameleon” stealth technology is great for defeating censorship in places such as China or Iran. Like ExpressVPN, VyprVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.


Just recently VyprVPN went 100% no-logs, and it is now one of the only VPNs on the market to have undergone a full audit.


Most importantly for this article, VyprVPN has a dedicated Amazon Fire Stick App (2nd Gen. only), which makes it ridiculously easy to use a VPN on your Fire Stick!

Can I get a free VPN for Fire Stick?

Fire Stick runs on Android, so just about every free Android service can be sideloaded onto your Fire Stick. Some services also offer users a dedicated Fire Stick app.

Before you download a free VPN for your Fire Stick, however, it's important to note that it might not be trustworthy. A majority of free services track what you do online in order to sell it to third-parties for advertising purposes. Others leak your IP address, and some even contain malware.

Take a look at our Free VPN page for a discussion on free VPNs and a list of recommended providers.

How to set up a VPN for Fire Stick

The quickest and easiest way to set up a VPN on Fire Stick is to download the app on the Fire TV app store. All the VPNs we recommend have apps on there.

  1. Firstly, navigate to the Fire TV app store.

  2. Search for the VPN that you have or are planning on buying.

  3. Once the app has downloaded to your Fire Stick, click open to launch it.
  4. When the app opens, you will be prompted to sign in. Simply log in to your VPN using the username and password that you chose for your account when you signed up.
  5. Once you’re in, select a server that is based in the same country as the content that you want to unblock.
  6. Click the home button on your remote and the VPN app will run in the background.
  7. Start streaming whatever you want.

If you are unclear about any of the steps we have listed above, please check out our more in-depth guide on Setting a VPN on Fire Stick.

Why do you need a VPN for Fire Stick?

There are plenty of reasons to use a VPN with your Fire Stick - here are some of the best:

Youtube on firestick

What can I unblock with a VPN for Fire Stick?

As already noted, one of the most useful things you can do with a VPN for Fire Stick is unblocking content that is blocked based on where you live. 

Using a VPN lets you unblock loads more content, and they do this by changing your IP address to make it seem as though you're in another country. This allows you to unblock geo-restricted content that isn't currently available within your region. Some of the things you'll be able to access include:

In theory, all you need do is connect to a VPN server based in a country where the content is available and you will be able to access it. However, not all VPN providers can unblock content like Netflix, as streaming services actively block VPN users from accessing regional restricted content. This is due to copyright reasons.

All the services listed within this article will unblock streaming sites like Netflix and more. 

If your chosen VPN service is blocked by streaming services app, then try to watch the service via its web portal instead, as apps can be too generous with the information they share about you to their developers.

Note that while services such BBC iPlayer can be watched for free (it is paid for by UK license holders), most streaming services require that you have a subscription. The good news though is that services such as Netflix don’t care about where your subscription is based if you can get around its IP-blocks.

A VPN will also allow you to access Kodi resources and content that may be blocked by your ISP. Please see our comparison on the best VPNs for Kodi for more information and a guide on how to install Kodi on Fire Stick. It will also allow you to access Popcorn Time content, while at the same time protecting you from getting into trouble for doing so. For more information, please see Best VPNs for Popcorn Time

What features make the best VPN for Fire Stick?

VPNs that offer a dedicated Fire Stick app via the Amazon Fire TV Store make using a VPN on your Fire Stick very easy, and the list of these is growing longer by the day.

It is entirely possible, however, to use any VPN service that offers a regular Android VPN app with your Fire Stick by sideloading that app. We will take you through this process below. Indeed, by sideloading the Android TV version of the OpenVPN for Android app, you can use any VPN service which supports regular OpenVPN configuration files (which is pretty much all of them).

Dedicated Fire Stick or Android TV apps are somewhat easier to use on your Fire Stick because they have been optimized for use on a big screen and are designed to be controlled via a remote rather than a touchscreen.

It is worth noting that Fire TV apps are identical to ordinary Android TV apps, with the only difference being that they are available through the Amazon Fire TV store (via your Fire Stick’s search function)

The Fire Stick uses a very heavily customized version of Android TV, but Amazon has removed all trace of Google from its custom OS, including the Google Play Store.

In theory, the only way to install apps onto a Fire Stick is via the Amazon App Store. And the Fire Stick will only show “Amazon Fire TV apps” when you perform a search for them on your device. These “Amazon Fire TV apps,” though, are regular Android TV apps that Amazon has authorized to feature in its Store.

The other major features to look out for in a Fire Stick VPN are whether it unblocks the services you want unblocked (please see links above), and how fast it is. A slow VPN connection will cause buffering problems – especially when watching content at a higher quality.

Check out our VPN speed test page to see how various providers do in this department, but please be aware that distance is a big issue. The closer you are to a VPN server, the faster your connection is likely to be.

It is important that a VPN service runs servers in locations whose services you want to watch. Popular locations include the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, although VPNs are also useful for accessing “own language” regional programming.

The privacy and technical security chops of a VPN service are unlikely to be a major concern as far as using it on your Fire Stick are concerned, but you will probably also be using it on other devices where these things matter much more. 

Indeed, more generally, when choosing a VPN for your Fire Stick you should also consider what other devices you plan to use it on. Most VPN services allow up to at least 5 simultaneous connections these days.

So, to summarize, a good Fire Stick VPN:

FAQs

The following are answers to some common questions asked about VPNs and the Fire Stick, as sourced from Reddit and a number of other platforms.

Written by: Douglas Crawford

Has worked for almost six years as senior staff writer and resident tech and VPN industry expert at ProPrivacy.com. Widely quoted on issues relating cybersecurity and digital privacy in the UK national press (The Independent & Daily Mail Online) and international technology publications such as Ars Technica.

1 Comment

Paul
on April 14, 2020
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NordVPN seem to find themselves on every list, but they really shouldn't be here as they state quite clearly on their website "We currently do not support BBC iPlayer on Firestick and Roku devices." https://support.nordvpn.com/General-info/SmartPlay/1047407672/How-to-securely-watch-BBC-with-NordVPN.htm Brits and many others would agree that iplayer access is just as important as Netflix. I really don't think a VPN that doesn't unblock such a high profile service on a Firestick should feature here when others that do are not mentioned.
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