This tutorial has detailed instructions on how to install & use ExpressVPN on FireStick or Fire TV devices. ExpressVPN has an app tailor-made just for Fire TV devices. It is compatible with all versions of Fire TV and 2nd generation and above FireStick including FireStick 4K, FireStick 4K Max, FireStick Lite, and more.
In today’s day and age, using a VPN has become a necessity. And ExpressVPN is undoubtedly the best all-around VPN for FireStick. You can install the ExpressVPN app from the Amazon Appstore. The app is lightweight and easy to use.
ExpressVPN has an impressive fleet of 3000+ servers across 94 countries. But most importantly, it offers blazing fast speed. VPNs are notorious for reducing internet speed by half even, whereas ExpressVPN keeps the internet speed almost intact. While speed-testing, we found that ExpressVPN reduces the speed by less than 2%, which is significantly less than its competitors.
ExpressVPN also has strong encryption protocols in place. Furthermore, you can simultaneously connect up to 5 devices with one account.
Why Should You Use ExpressVPN on FireStick?
Although ExpressVPN subscription plans are not the cheapest, it certainly is worth every penny and does everything it claims.
|✅ 3000+ high-speed servers in 94 Countries|
✅ Easy to install & use
✅ Best-in-class Encryption
✅ Works fantastically with FireStick
✅ 24/7 live chat support
✅ Allows up to 5 connections simultaneously
✅ Strong data protection
✅ 30-day money-back guarantee
✅ High speed and excellent performance
✅ Strict No Log Policy
✅ Unlimited bandwidth
✅ Client Apps available for all Popular devices
✅ Network Lock ExpressVPN kill switch
✅ Bitcoin Payment via BitPay Available
|❌ No Free Trials|
❌ Slightly Expensive
Let’s take a look at the important benefits of using ExpressVPN:
✅ Unblock Geo-restricted Content
Owing to its 3000+ servers in 94 countries, ExpressVPN can unblock geo-restricted streaming services & websites including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, BBC iPlayer, and more. It also pairs well with Kodi.
Some apps and services are exclusive to certain countries. For example, BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK. You can access it anywhere in the World with the help of ExpressVPN. All you have to do is choose an ExpressVPN server based in the UK.
Most streaming services have different content in different countries. That usually happens due to the copyright laws. For instance, some shows available on US Netflix and US Prime Video can’t be accessed in other regions like the UK or Australia. ExpressVPN will also allow you to watch geo-blocked content anywhere in the World by bypassing the geo-restrictions.
Note: To stream content from a specific country, set your VPN server location to that particular country. For Prime Video, your Amazon Account also be need to be set to the same country. To change the Amazon country setting, go to Your Account > Your Content and Devices > Preferences > Country/Region.
✅ Blazing Fast Speeds
We have tested quite a few VPNs over the years and I have to say ExpressVPN is, by far, the fastest VPN available currently. You will be able to stream in HD and 4K definitions without any buffering issues with ExpressVPN, which you normally can’t do with most average VPNs.
ExpressVPN is the most streaming-friendly VPN available. Besides Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, etc., it also works great with third-party apps such as Cinema HD, Cyberflix TV, Ocean Streamz, Strix, and more.
✅ Utmost Privacy & Security
ExpressVPN has a zero-logs policy coupled with best-in-class AES 256-bit encryption. It ensures that your internet activities remain private and anonymous.
This becomes especially important if you use third-party apps like Cinema HD, BeeTV, CucoTV, Kodi, etc. The content available through these apps and addons could be copyrighted. Even if you end up streaming such content unintentionally (well, it can be hard to tell the difference), you could get tangled in legal issues. To keep yourself safe from prying eyes, it’s becomes important to use a VPN.
ExpressVPN is easy to use, you will be able to navigate the app easily with no problems at all. We have also covered it in detail how to use section.
How to Install ExpressVPN on FireStick
Installing ExpressVPN on FireStick is extremely easy and will only take a minute. Please follow the steps:
1. First of all, sign Up for ExpressVPN HERE
2. Click Find on your FireStick home screen.
3. Then, go to the Search option
4. Type ExpressVPN with the help of the onscreen keypad. Then, go ahead and select it from the Search results below.
5. Select the ExpressVPN icon under the Apps & Games
6. Click on Get /Download
7. Wait until the app is installed on your FireStick
8. You may click Open to launch the ExpressVPN app right away or open it later by following the instructions in the next section
How to Use ExpressVPN on FireStick
First things first, let’s open the ExpressVPN app that we just installed on FireStick:
1. Hold down the Home Button on FireStick Remote for a couple of seconds and click on Apps.
2. Click the ExpressVPN icon to launch it
Here’s how you can setup ExpressVPN on FireStick & use it:
1. Select Sign In. If you don’t have an ExpressVPN account already, you may get the login credentials HERE.
2. Enter the login credentials that you used when you registered for ExpressVPN. Choose Sign In
3. Then, the below prompt will appear asking if you would like to share anonymous information to help make ExpressVPN better. Click OK or No Thanks depending on your preference.
4. Select OK
5. You will see a connection request on your FireStick screen, choose OK.
Connect to a Server Location on ExpressVPN
With ExpressVPN, you can quickly connect to the VPN by clicking the Power Icon
Once connected, your IP address will automatically change, making sure your Internet activities are now anonymous. All you online activity including streaming activity on this FireStick device is now safe from the prying eyes.
By default, ExpressVPN suggests a Smart Location for optimal performance. However, you can change it easily.
To select a different VPN server location, here’s what you need to do:
1. Open the ExpressVPn app, click on the Current Location tab
2. You will find two tabs — RECOMMENDED and ALL LOCATIONS
3. For example, if you’d like to connect to a server located in the USA, click ALL LOCATIONS
4. Click United States
5. You will see the list of server locations. Select the server of your choice with your remote to connect to that server
You can switch servers to find the one that works best with the movies and shows you want to watch
You can also add a server location to FAVORITES by highlighting it first and then holding down the SELECT button on your remote. The location will be added to the FAVORITES tab.
Customize your ExpressVPN Connection
ExpressVPN lets you customize the way it works. You can tweak the settings easily by going to settings. Here’s how:
1. Click the Hamburger Menu (3 horizontal line buttons) on the upper left corner of the screen
2. Click Settings.
You will find the below features here:
✅Autoconnect: With this feature, you can choose to automatically connect ExpressVPN whenever you turn on your Firestick. It will connect to the last server you were connected to.
✅Network Protection: This feature has the kill switch option. There is also an option to choose your device visibility to other devices on your local network.
✅Split Tunneling: This feature lets you direct some of the app or device traffic through the encrypted VPN tunnel, whereas other apps or devices access the internet directly without encryption. It is useful if you don’t want to use a VPN with particular Apps or certain devices.
✅VPN Protocol: There are two options here — UDP and TCP encryption. However, we recommend keeping this option Automatic.
✅Apps & Websites Shortcuts: Here, you can add apps that will be recommended once you’re connected to ExpressVPN. You may add your frequently used apps here if you’d like.
You can also use the in-built Speed Test checked in the settings.
ExpressVPN is undeniably one of the best VPN for Firestick and other Fire TV devices. I have been using this VPN for several years now and I swear by it. It offers privacy, security, and can also unblock geo-restricted content. The ExpressVPN app for FireStick is extremely user-friendly.
Hope this guide helped to install & use ExpressVPN on Firestick/Fire TV. If you have any queries, please leave them in the comments section below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will streaming services detect I’m using a VPN with my account?
Streaming services usually detect VPN if that VPN’s server locations have been blacklisted previously. ExpressVPN works well with most of the popular streaming services. So, you shouldn’t face any difficulty in most cases. Even if the streaming services detect VPN, they usually only block the streams. In that case, you can try another VPN server location to find which one works for you.
Does ExpressVPN work with Netflix on Firestick?
Yes, ExpressVPN works with Netflix on Firestick. There’s a dedicated ExpressVPN app for FireStick, which you can download from the Amazon App store.
How do I know if ExpressVPN is working on Firestick?
If the ExpressVPN app says Connected it means, your FireStick is connected to the VPN.
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