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FireTV is a game-changing device that puts the power of a computer in the palm of your hand. Not only can you stream content from almost anywhere, but you can also use the device to browse the internet, play games, and even make calls using its built-in microphone. Not only that, but Amazon created the device with the content producer’s in mind, so most of the apps come with various content sources built in.
While the device is a great choice for customers who want to consume content on the go, it can be a little tricky to set up and use without any previous experience with smartphones and tablets. One of the most popular services with the platform is NordVPN, so we decided to give it a try and see how easy it is to set up and use. We will walk you through the steps to get started with NordVPN on FireTV.
Launch The App And Login
After the initial setup process, you will be greeted with the main dashboard of the app. From here, you can access your account settings, search for content, and pay your bills. To get started, simply click the Login button at the bottom right of the screen.
Once you are logged in, you will see the main menu at the top of the page. From here you can select which device you are using (phone, tablet, or computer) and what country you are in. Make sure you are logged in on the device you will use to access your account (you can’t access it from another device).
You can also access the FAQ section of the app to get some answers to frequently asked questions. Don’t forget to check the documentation as well if you are unsure of how to use the app correctly.
Connect To The Internet Without Being Blocked
Since NordVPN is a server-based app, it connects you to a global network of servers that help encrypt your data when you are online. This encryption helps protect your identity and privacy when you are browsing the internet or using other apps that connect to the web. You will see the servers offered by NordVPN in the list that comes up after you click the Login button.
To ensure you can connect to the internet without being blocked, the team at BestVPN tested numerous servers around the world and selected only the ones that work without being restricted or censored. Once you are connected, you will see a big green button that says Connected. You can click this button to verify that you are, in fact, connected to the internet.
To stop connecting to the internet through NordVPN, click the red button that says Disconnect or click the button below it which says No Thanks.
If you are using a VPN for the first time and are not sure how to use it correctly, it is best to read the instructions on the packaging or the manufacturer’s website for the device.
Configure Automatic Renewal
One of the features found in most VPNs is automatic renewal. Depending on the service you use, you may need to renew your account every month or year to keep your internet connection active.
NordVPN does not charge you any fees for the service, so there’s no reason to worry about running out of money if you forget to renew your account. To configure automatic renewal, simply go to your Account Settings and set the automatic renewal option.
If you are using the free version of the app, you will be prompted to update your subscription every month. Simply follow the prompts to continue using the service. You can prevent this dialog from appearing by going into your Account Settings and disabling the automatic renewal option. Then click the Update Subscription button at the bottom of the screen.
If you accidentally click the button to cancel your subscription, you can restore it by following the prompts to set up automatic renewal again. This is a common mistake made by people who use the free version of the app. You should not have to worry about subscribing to VPN services because they are designed to be used for free. If you are having trouble with the free version, you can upgrade to a premium account to remove all ads and access to more features.
Configure DNS Overriding
Some people prefer accessing the internet through the DNS servers listed in their internet provider’s DNS settings, instead of the default DNS servers provided by their ISP. To configure this option, click the gear icon on the far right of the Connected button and select the DNS servers you want to use.
Some VPN services block specific DNS servers to ensure your traffic is secure while you are online. However, those that don’t block them by default may still do so by configuring your device or account.
Browse The Internet Without Limits
One of the unique selling points of the FireTV is its built-in web browser. If you have a 4K TV with the platform, you can even use it as a display to browse the internet. Your traffic is not only encrypted, but it is also compressed which makes pages load much faster. In addition, the built-in web browser is private by default, so it will not show any websites you previously visited in the browser. Once you load a website in the private mode, you will see a little gear icon next to the URL. Click this icon to switch to the private mode, and all your previously visited websites will be hidden from view.
Now that you are setup with NordVPN, you can use the platform to stream content from anywhere in the world without fear of being connected to a restricted or censored network.