The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular streamers on the planet – and just like a desktop computer, your ISP can see everything you do on it.
The good news is that it has a surprisingly large selection of VPN apps available for it, though.
Our top 3 will work on your Amazon Fire TV Stick or any Fire TV device via a native app. Simply download one, set it up and all of your streaming, gaming and Kodi activity will be protected.
The apps in this round-up guarantee a great choice of servers around the world, fast speeds for smooth streaming, and a simple, no-nonsense interface.
Why are these the Best VPNs for Fire Tv Stick
We comprehensively test every VPN service we feature on VPNFORKODI so that we can provide our lists with the utmost confidence in our recommendations. All the VPNs above have been tested as delivering an excellent experience with Fire TV and the Fire TV Stick.
To appear in the hotly-contested top slots, a VPN that’s best for Fire TV must have high quality software that’s compatible with the latest Mac OS and iOS and offers an exceptional experience and performance. On top of that, it must achieve top-drawer results in our speed tests and reliably serve up buttery-smooth streaming of high-def video on the most popular SVOD services, such as Netflix. We also look for rich privacy features to protect you.
We also take into account the overall quality of the service – and the experience on other devices – as you will expect your new VPN to deliver across the board. However, these secondary aspects are weighted slightly lower in the overall reckoning, as you might expect. For a round-up of why we selected each VPN see below or click through to the full review for the full picture.
With its user-friendly and full-featured Fire TV app, NordVPN is a cheaper alternative to more established services like IPVanish. It places lower than the providers above it due to its much smaller, untested network and a lack of instant customer support.
The dedicated app means instant setup while compatibility with Kodi add-ons means no headaches. It’s very fast on local connections (typically around 212Mbps but even faster in certain locations) and equally impressive on distant servers. Netflix and BBC iPlayer access is rock solid and dedicated streaming servers make watching your favorite shows super easy.
We love that the Fire TV app includes many of the advanced privacy features found on the desktop app. Torrenters should note that a strict zero logs policy and first-party DNS servers means that no data exists with which to identify you – even with it being based in privacy-unfriendly Sweden.
It’s not guaranteed that PrivateVPN can maintain this excellent performance without collecting so much as basic usage stats but, for now, it’s well worth a look, especially at $3.60 on the 17-month plan.
ExpressVPN is an excellent all-round VPN that’s also a smart pick for the Amazon Fire TV Stick thanks to its dedicated app, Kodi add-ons, consistently high speeds across its huge network and reliable access to big streaming services like Netflix and BBC iPlayer. The Fire TV Stick app doesn’t include any advanced features, though, and the absence of dedicated streaming servers push it lower down our list.
Downloads on local connections are reliably at around 133Mbps with low latency, so no unexpected slowdowns while streaming. Distant connections are also impressive. Other services may be faster on specific servers but ExpressVPN is by far the most consistent.
The dedicated app means instant setup and it’s pretty easy to use with 24/7 live chat if you need it. The three simultaneous connection limit could be more generous, but it’s fine if you just want to protect your Fire TV Stick and a couple of other devices.
It’s not the cheapest, but you can bring the monthly fee down to $6.67 on a 15-month plan. That’s great value for such a great all-round performer that’s both strong on privacy and easy enough to use with your Fire TV Stick.
In our testing, NordVPN delivered very good performance, with impressive speeds on short connections, and some very serviceable results with longer distances. There are plenty of servers to choose from, too. The provider offers tutorials on how to set up your router with a VPN or share the VPN connection from your PC in order to use the service with the Fire Stick. Since recently, there is also a dedicated Android TV app that you can download from Amazon Appstore and use it with your Fire TV.
NordVPN excels on the security front, offering double data encryption (where your connection gets passed through two separate VPN servers), along with support for all the major security protocols. On top of that, the firm has a ‘no logs’ policy, which is always good to see.
There’s a free trial but you’d never know about it unless you dig around on the website. Out of the four available price plans (all of which have a 30-day money-back guarantee), the monthly plan is very expensive, but the limited three-year subscription is a fantastic deal. The packages available are: