How To Hide Your Ip On The Firestick
Last Updated: February 26, 2020
The Firestick can do a lot. This is a portable device you can take anywhere with you. It is ideal for streaming whatever you want to watch on the TV. But, geo-restrictions can ruin all the fun on the Firestick.
They limit what you can and can’t do. That’s why you need a VPN provider. Something that will help you bypass all the restrictions. That’s exactly why we made this guide for you. Here we will show you how you can hide your IP address on the Firestick with a VPN. Let’s get started.
The first thing you should do is create a VPN account. To go ExpressVPN and type in a username and password.
Turn on your Fire TV. Go to the “Apps” menu in the top bar and open it.
Go to “Categories” and select “Utility”.
Select the ExpressVPN app. If you can’t find it in the “Utility” option, you can always type the name of the app in the search option. You can find the app via the Amazon Store.
Press “Get” to start downloading the app to your Fire TV. When the app has finished downloading, install it.
Sign in with the same account you used for the ExpressVPN – the one you just created. Type in the password and the username.
When the VPN connection is ready, click on the “Home” button on the remote control you use for the Firestick. The VPN is now successfully installed on your Fire TV. Connect to any VPN server you want.
How Does It Work?
The VPN you just installed on your Fire TV will borrow a different IP address to hide your current IP. The IP the VPN will be using is from a completely different country. In other words, the VPN gives you access to content that is restricted to that particular country.
Anyone who would want to track you down will have a problem locating your real IP address. This will help you keep your privacy. Especially when it comes to the things you download on your Firestick. By hiding your IP address, you bypass blacklisting, bans, and various content filters.
But, most importantly, no one can surveil your data. This is an ideal way to mask whatever you want to do on the Fire TV.
If you purchased the Firestick to watch Hulu and Netflix in every country you go to, unfortunately, it is not that easy. Don’t get your hopes up. The only way you can gain access to restricted content across the world is by hiding your IP address.
To do that, you will need a VPN on your Fire TV. This way, you can bypass all the restrictions imposed on a specific geographical area. That’s why we shared this step-by-step guide with you. To show you a neat trick.
It is a very useful trick you will love. Not only do you get access to restricted content, but you will also protect your data from anyone who wants to surveil you. Let us know if you found this guide helpful in the comment section below.