If you are looking for ways to bypass the geographical restrictions imposed by your internet service provider (ISP), you have come to the right place. You are about to discover how to setup and use PureVPN on the Netflix app on your Firestick TV so that you can access content when and where you want, all without having to worry about your ISP snooping on your internet usage.
What Is a VPN and Why Should You Care?
First things first, what is a VPN? Short for Virtual Private Network, a VPN is a software or a service that allows you to create a secure tunnel over the internet that can be accessed from anywhere. This allows you to access content that is geo-blocked or censored due to your geographical location. Some common examples of VPNs are Nord VPN, IPVANOVA, or Private Internet Access. Once you have set up a VPN, you will have to download and install VPN apps on your mobile devices.
Why should you care about VPNs? Besides having the ability to access content that might be geo-blocked in your country, VPNs also provide you with additional security and privacy while online. When you connect to a VPN, your internet traffic is scrambled and unreadable to anyone–including your ISP. In other words, your ISP cannot snoop on or see your internet traffic while it is traveling over a VPN connection. Your VPN app will need to be updated regularly with the most up-to-date security patches to ensure that your privacy is not compromised. In case you are wondering, VPNs protect your privacy and security just like a firewall does, but on the internet instead of while using an app or program on your phone or computer. To learn more, you can check out the following websites:
Why do you need a VPN when using the Netflix app on the Fire TV? To start off, let’s examine how Netflix determines your location. When you use the Netflix app on your Fire TV or mobile devices, the company’s servers will analyze your IP address to determine your location. While this is just one factor among many that contribute to your Netflix viewing experience, it is the one that will ultimately affect the content that you see. If you aren’t located in the United States, for example, American movies will not be available for streaming. Even if you are located in the country that produces the content, like Germany, you will see American content interspersed with German and other foreign movies and shows. To circumvent this, use a VPN! When you connect to a VPN, the geographic location of the server you are connected to will be concealed, so Netflix will think that you are actually located in the United States — and the American movies will be available for streaming!
How to Install and Use PureVPN on Firestick
Although VPNs allow you to access content from around the world, the companies that produce the software and services usually don’t support all regions of the world. As a result, some countries will see content that is not available in the country where the server is located due to licensing and copyright restrictions. To ensure that you always get the best possible experience, you will need to install and use the VPN on your Firestick TV. To learn how, follow this step-by-step tutorial and you will be able to use PureVPN to its fullest extent in no time!
Before we start, make sure that you have a strong and stable WiFi connection. If you don’t have a WiFi connection on the device, you can always use a mobile hotspot. The internet on your phone or tablet will work just as well as a WiFi connection for this tutorial. You will be connecting to WiFi networks to download and use the VPN software, so make sure that they are secure and that the password is kept secret. If you don’t want anyone to know that you are using a VPN, turn off your phone’s hotspot when you are not using it to ensure that other people cannot eavesdrop on your network traffic. You can also use a VPN on your mobile device to ensure that your network traffic is fully encrypted and cannot be intercepted by your ISP or other third parties. Strong passwords are also critical to securing your network and keeping your data secure so make sure that you don’t use easily guessable passwords when creating accounts or logging into websites or apps that you have already created. In case you are wondering, the stronger the encryption used by the VPN, the more secure your data will be — this also means that it will take longer to download and stream content!
The first step in setting up PureVPN on your Firestick is to connect to WiFi. Navigate to the Settings app on your device and click the WiFi icon to bring up the WiFi network list. If you see a network called PureVPN, connect to it. If not, choose an available network and click the ‘connect’ button.
Now that you are connected, click on the ‘gear’ icon near the top right corner of the screen to bring up the Settings menu. From here, click on the Advanced option and enter your VPN credentials (username, password, and email address).
Once you have entered this information and clicked the ‘okay’ button, your device will be connected to the VPN and all internet traffic will be encrypted. To verify that you are connected to the correct VPN and network, open up a new web browser tab and enter the following address:
If you are now able to view content from locations around the world, congratulations! You just installed and used PureVPN on your Firestick successfully.
The next step is to download and install the app on your mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, or Android). The iOS version of the app will be called ‘VPN for iOS’, while the Android version will be called ‘MyVPN’; both can be found in the Google Play Store or the App Store.
On your iPhone or iPad, open up the App Store and search for ‘VPN for iOS’. If you are prompted to ‘update’ the app, please do so. If everything goes well, you should now see ‘VPN for iOS’ in the search results. If you don’t see it right away, try opening up the App Store on a different device or using a different account to see if the app shows up under a different name.
On your Android device, open up the Google Play Store and search for ‘MyVPN’. If you are prompted to ‘update’ the app, please do so. If everything goes well, you should now see ‘MyVPN’ in the search results. If you don’t see it right away, try opening up the Play Store on a different device or using a different account to see if the app shows up under a different name.
Once you have successfully installed the app on one device, you can log into your account and download the software to other devices. Enter your username and password when prompted and click the ‘okay’ button to continue. If everything goes well, you will see the message ‘You’re all set! Enjoy your VPN.’.
Why not have the best of both worlds? You can use your Firestick to access Netflix content from anywhere in the world, while also keeping your personal data secure online with a VPN! If you are interested in using VPNs to access content that is ‘unavailable’ in your country or area, you can find plenty of content available through legitimate VPNs and keep your eyes open for hacked offerings.