Amazon Fire TV devices feature a ton of entertainment options with native support for many of the best video streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. The Fire TV Stick also offers access to a decent collection of apps to enhance your media streaming experience, including the Amazon Silk browser and Spotify.
However, as with any other internet-connected device, the traffic you generate from your Fire Stick is visible to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). That’s not ideal. Everyone should consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to keep their private data out of the reach of ISPs. VPNs can also help you access region-locked content in some cases, but note that many video streaming services are actively working to prevent this workaround.
Individuals who plan to stream illegal content with their Fire Sticks may also need a VPN. To be absolutely clear, we do not support or condone using a VPN to cover up illegal activity. Yes, in theory, a VPN should make such activities undetectable. However, like any other technology, VPNs are subject to failure and exploitation, so you should not consider yourself exempt from copyright law if you do use one. If you get caught performing illicit activities online, you are legally responsible for your actions.
Installing a VPN on a Fire Stick can be a bit of a hassle in some cases, but don’t worry; we take you through every step of the process. Just make sure to read our entire guide. If you have any issues or want to discuss your own experiences, make sure to leave a comment. Check out our roundup of other Fire TV Stick tricks and…