Is There A Free VPN For Firestick?
Firestick is a little bit different from most other TV boxes. This is because the Firestick uses its own app store instead of the Google play store and therefore, it has less variety when it comes to the apps you can install on it. This includes VPNs however, there might still be a free VPN on the firestick for you.
The best free VPNs are actually premium ones that offer a free 30-day trial. For a full free VPN experience, you are looking at windscribe. With that being said, most free VPNs are not good at all and they are very limited in terms of the bandwidth that you can use and the countries that you can change your location to.
In this article, we are going to discuss whether or not you should use a free VPN, and then we will look at the best free VPNs for your Firestick.
We will discuss whether or not it is worth it and finally, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how to download a VPN even if you cannot find it in the Amazon app store. Let’s get into it.
Should You Use A VPN With Firestick?
In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to use a VPN for anything at all but we do not live in a perfect world. So, for many of the things we do online, having a VPN can be recommended, and in some cases, they are necessary but what about when it comes to the Firestick?
If you want to change your location on Firestick so that you can watch shows on apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime that are not available in your country, then you need to use a VPN.
If you want to stream content from an unauthorized website then you should use a VPN because your ISP can block what you are trying to do and make it almost impossible for you to use those sites on your Firestick again.
The Benefits Of Using A VPN With Firestick
We will keep this section brief. Here is a list of a few benefits of having a VPN with your firestick
- A VPN will allow you to watch shows that are not available in your country.
- It hides what you are watching so your ISP cannot block you from certain sites.
- It protects your data.
Top Free VPNs For Firestick
In this section, I will tell you about the best free VPN for firestick and after doing so, we will discuss a little bit about whether or not it is worth it to use a free VPN on your firestick. So, let’s get into it
When it comes to free VPNs for your firestick I would say that windscribe is the best. This is because they offer the best performance. However, the free version is still limited.
With the free version of windscribe you are only allowed to use the VPN for 10 gigabytes of data. That is really small and you won’t even be able to finish one season of most series in HD.
They also limit you to the number of locations that you can select. While they do have the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, and a few more, you really want more than that out of a VPN
Nord VPN (Free for 30 days)
Nord VPN is one of my favorites and one of the best things is that they offer you a free trial for up to 30 days. In my opinion, the best thing for you to do would be to use this trial and also try out windscribe.
Doing this will allow you to conclude a comparison between the two and you will see why using a premium VPN is the best way to go.
Is Using A Free VPN With Firestick Worth It?
This question has a very subjective answer. Whether or not a free VPN is worth it, depends on you and your needs.
In my experience, free VPNs are not worth it and for legal reasons, I must state that in this section, I am not talking about all free VPNs. Most of them do not offer very good security and don’t do what they are advertised to do.
You also need to ask yourself how they make money and a lot of the time, a VPN will pretend that it is hiding your data when in reality, it collects your data and sells it on to third-party companies.
So, to conclude this section I will have to say that no, free VPNs are not worth it whether it is on your firestick, PC, mobile device, or any other device you want to install it on.
The Best VPNs For Firestick
Now that we have spoken about the best free VPN for firestick, I think it would be a good idea to list a few of the best VPNs for firestick. It is only recently that these VPNs have started supporting the platform which I think is great. Here is a list of the top VPNs for your firestick.
As we mentioned above, Nord VPN is one of my absolute favorites. They have over 5400 servers all across the world and they are always well maintained to offer up maximum speeds. They also have no limits to how much data you can stream through their network which is great, especially for people who watch a lot of content.
Surfshark also has no bandwidth limit. It also comes with an ad blocker included and because it allows you to install Surfshark on all of your devices, that ad blocker can be really handy for your PC. For Netflix, you can select up to 15 different Netflix libraries and what that means is, you can set your Netflix to 15 different countries.
Express VPN is one of the fastest VPNs around. It has also been around for a very long time so they definitely know what they are doing. They have servers in over 160 locations and they offer unlimited speeds. Again, this is great for people who stream a lot of content.
How To Install A VPN On Firestick
When it comes to installing a VPN on your firestick, you can either do it through the Fire OS app store or you can do it via the download manager. Via the download manager, you can download VPNs and other apps that are found online and not in the app store. Let’s get into it
Install A VPN Through The Amazon App Store
We are not going to do a step-by-step guide for this section because it is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is open the Amazon app store, search for one of the VPNs we mentioned, download it, and then follow the setup wizard of your desired VPN.
Install A VPN Via The Download Manager
This is referred to as “side loading”. Basically, you are taking apps directly off the web that are not available on the app store and you are using the download manager to install them onto the firestick. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this.
- Go to the settings menu.
- You will see an option called “My Fire TV”. Select it.
- Select the “Developer Options”.
- Turn on “Unknown Sources”.
- Go to the search bar and search for “downloader”. Install it.
- Once you have that done, Search for the VPN you want and download it.
- Once it has downloaded, you need to go to the downloader.
- Launch the install file.
- You are done. You can do this for any app that is not in the app store.
I would say your best bet is to use a premium VPN. You can start off by using their free trials and in fact, you can test out all of the different premium VPNs by doing this.
Not only would you get up to three or four months of free VPN usage, but you can also use that time to decide which VPN is right for you and your firestick.