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The best VPNs for Amazon's Fire TV Stick — free and paid options

These VPNs for the Fire Stick allow you to get access to more content via streaming providers like Netflix and Prime Video.
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November 12, 2022
Fire TV Stick 4K Max stick close up
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The main reason to use a VPN for your Fire Stick is to access more content via streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others on your TV. Just download a VPN app on the device, switch it on, connect to a server of choice, and you’re good to go.

Without a VPN, you are limited to the content that’s only available in your country. That’s not a big issue if you live in the US since streaming services offer plenty of movies and TV shows to watch. But if you live in any other region, you may only have access to half as much content — or less — than US consumers.

Not all VPN providers support the Fire TV Stick natively.

Not all VPN providers support the Fire Stick natively, though. We’ve done some research and found the best ones available, all of which have an official app in the Amazon Appstore.

Before we jump into the list and reveal our picks, it’s important to note that every single VPN provider on this list also works on Android, Windows, iOS, and macOS devices. Some even support Linux and offer extensions for various browsers, including Chrome and Firefox.

The best VPNs for the Fire Stick:

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best Fire Stick VPNs as new ones launch.

Comparison table

VPNAmount of serversNumber of simultaneous connectionsMoney-back guarantee?Price
VPN
PureVPN
Amount of servers
Over 6,500
Number of simultaneous connections
10
Money-back guarantee?
31
Price
Starts at $1.41/mo
VPN
ExpressVPN
Amount of servers
Over 3,000
Number of simultaneous connections
5
Money-back guarantee?
30
Price
Starts at $6.67 per month
VPN
NordVPN
Amount of servers
5,270
Number of simultaneous connections
6
Money-back guarantee?
30
Price
Starts at $2.99 per month
VPN
Surfshark
Amount of servers
Over 3,200
Number of simultaneous connections
Unlimited
Money-back guarantee?
30
Price
Starts at $2.05 per month
VPN
CyberGhost
Amount of servers
9,282
Number of simultaneous connections
7
Money-back guarantee?
45
Price
Starts at $2.03 per month
VPN
Hotspot Shield
Amount of servers
Over 3,200
Number of simultaneous connections
5
Money-back guarantee?
45
Price
Starts at $6.99 per month
VPN
IPVanish
Amount of servers
Over 2,000
Number of simultaneous connections
Unlimited
Money-back guarantee?
30
Price
Starts at $3.19 per month
VPN
Private VPN
Amount of servers
Over 200
Number of simultaneous connections
10
Money-back guarantee?
30
Price
Starts at $2.00 per month
VPN
Private Internet Access
Amount of servers
Over 35,000
Number of simultaneous connections
10
Money-back guarantee?
30
Price
Starts at $2.03 per month
VPN
Hotspot Shield free
Amount of servers

Number of simultaneous connections
1
Money-back guarantee?
N/A
Price
Free
VPN
Windscribe
Amount of servers
11
Number of simultaneous connections
Unlimited
Money-back guarantee?
N/A
Price
Free
VPN
Proton VPN
Amount of servers
Over 100
Number of simultaneous connections
1
Money-back guarantee?
N/A
Price
Free
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PureVPN

PureVPN Splash Image
PureVPN

PureVPN offers features you might expect from high-dollar VPNs at a price almost anyone can afford! And when it comes to Fire Stick integration, PureVPN has integrations that leading VPNs just flat don’t.

For instance, it has a dedicated TV app localized in 12 languages. It also has a “Shortcuts” feature that lets you save your favorite streaming services for quick and easy access. This feature is already massively popular on iOS as well as Android-enabled mobile devices and TVs. PureVPN stays in touch with its users and constantly develops requested features like “Auto-connect on TV launch.”

PureVPN has Proxy protocols to optimize for buffer-free streaming, and if you’re looking to protect your whole family, then it’s got you covered with up to 10 simultaneous logins. Its obfuscation tech in the Fire Stick app evades VPN blocking, enabling geo-spoofing for Netflix, PrimeVideo, Hotstar, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, SkySports, and more. Quantum Resistant encryption means you don’t have to worry about future advances in cryptography suddenly rendering your data vulnerable, and dedicated P2P servers offer fast and secure torrenting. You can even use split tunneling for app- and website-specific VPN use. There’s a lot to love with PureVPN!

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of Servers: More than 6,500
  • Number of countries: More than 78
  • Simultaneous connections: Ten
  • Pricing: Starts at $1.41/mo
  • Money-back guarantee: 31 days

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN stock photos 3
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ExpressVPN is one of the biggest names in the industry, and for good reason. The service has more than 3,000 servers in 94 countries. It offers complete anonymity online, promising it doesn’t have any activity or connection logs.

The service is packed with features, including a kill switch that blocks access to the internet if the VPN connection drops. Then there’s split tunneling, which allows you to exclude specific apps and websites from connecting via a VPN.

In our review of ExpressVPN, we found that the service ticks all the right boxes. It’s easy to use and, more importantly, offers excellent speeds. However, it is among the most expensive options out there.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: More than 3,000
  • Number of countries: 94
  • Simultaneous connections: Five
  • Pricing: Starts at $6.67 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 30 days

NordVPN

Nord VPN app on phone stock photo
Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

Not only is this one of the best VPNs for the Fire Stick, but it’s also one of the best VPNs in general. It has over 5,000 servers in 59 countries worldwide and offers fast speeds. As expected, the company promises it has a strict no-logs policy, which means it isn’t tracking your online activities.

NordVPN has many great features, including an automatic kill switch and Double VPN, which routes your traffic over two servers instead of one for an extra layer of protection. However, keep in mind that this does affect internet speeds.

The service has a live chat option if you need help fast and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s not as expensive as ExpressVPN, but it definitely isn’t the cheapest option on this list.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: 5,270
  • Number of countries: 59
  • Simultaneous connections: Six
  • Pricing: Starts at $2.99 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 30 days

Surfshark

Surfshark -- best VPN for Fire Stick

The next service on our list of the best Fire Stick VPNs is Surfshark, which has a lot going for it. It hasn’t been around as long as ExpressVPN or NordVPN but is gaining tracking among users for several reasons.

The service doesn’t have a limit on how many devices can be connected at the same time. It also comes with a kill switch, supports split tunneling, and includes an ad blocker. Of course, it has a no-logs policy as well.

Surfshark has over 3,200 servers in 65 countries around the globe. That’s not industry-leading, but remember that this is the cheapest VPN on this list, costing you just $2.49 if you opt for a two-year plan.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: More than 3,200
  • Number of countries: 100
  • Simultaneous connections: Unlimited
  • Pricing: Starts at $2.05 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 30 days

CyberGhost

cyberghost vpn
Ankit Banerjee / Android Authority

Our review described CyberGhost as “just shy of truly elite.” The service isn’t perfect — no VPN is — but it is right up there with the best of them.

One of the best things about it is that it takes the guesswork out of server selections, as you can quickly find a server based on what you want to use it for — torrenting, streaming, etc. There are over 9,200 servers available in 91 countries, so there’s plenty to choose from.

The service has an automatic kill switch, supports split tunneling, and promises it won’t log your online activities. It also has a 45-day money-back guarantee as well as a 45-day free trial for mobile devices. All these things combined make CyberGhost one of the best VPNs for the Fire Stick you can get.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: 9,282
  • Number of countries: 91
  • Simultaneous connections: Seven
  • Pricing: Starts at $2.03 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 45 days

Hotspot Shield

The best VPNs for Fire Stick

Hotspot Shield prides itself on being one of the fastest VPNs out there. It offers over 1,800 servers in over 80 countries and has a strict no-logs policy for peace of mind.

It allows for five simultaneous connections and has a 45-day money-back guarantee, so you can try the services before fully committing to them. There are also many safety features available, including a kill switch.

Hotspot Shield is definitely one of the best VPNs for the Fire Stick you can currently get. Pricing starts at $6.99 per month, although there’s a free plan available that we’ll discuss later on.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: More than 3,200
  • Number of countries: More than 80
  • Simultaneous connections: Five
  • Pricing: Starts at $6.99 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 45 days

IPVanish

ipvanish logo

We called IPVanish “one of the best VPNs” out there in our review. It offers decent speeds, has a no-logs policy, and allows unlimited simultaneous connections.

When it comes to servers, there are more than 2,000 of them available in 55 countries. The service offers 24/7 customer support and has a seven-day money-back guarantee, which is a lot shorter than what most of the other providers on this list are offering.

Plans start at $3.19 per month if you opt for a year-long subscription, which means IPVanish is among the most expensive VPN providers on this list.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: More than 2,000
  • Number of countries: 55
  • Simultaneous connections: Unlimited
  • Pricing: Starts at $3.19 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 30 days

PrivateVPN

PrivateVPN

PrivateVPN has a relatively small network of servers compared to other providers on this list. There are around 200 of them available in 63 countries across the globe. Regardless, this is still one of the best VPNs for the Fire Stick you can get.

PrivateVPN offers a seven-day trial as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee. It can be used on 10 devices simultaneously and promises not to log your online activities.

The interesting thing about it is that the provider assures you it does not outsource support, so you will talk to the development team when you run into an issue and need some help.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: More than 200
  • Number of countries: 63
  • Simultaneous connections: 10
  • Pricing: Starts at $2.00 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 30 days

Private Internet Access

PIA VPN for Fire Stick

The last provider on our list of the best Fire Stick VPNs is Private Internet Access, which has over 35,000 servers in 84 countries. It has a no-logs policy and can be used on 10 devices at the same time.

One of the great things about it is that you can pay for a subscription with a gift card from Starbucks, Walmart, Best Buy, and other big companies, meaning you don’t have to share your financial info with the provider.

In addition to keeping you anonymous online, Private Internet Access also blocks ads, trackers, and malware. It starts at $2.03 per month and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Number of servers: More than 35,000
  • Number of countries: 84
  • Simultaneous connections: 10
  • Pricing: Starts at $2.03 per month
  • Money-back guarantee: 30 days

What about free VPNs for the Fire Stick?

Here at Android Authority, we generally don’t recommend using free VPNs. That’s because a lot of free VPN providers are sketchy and could sell your personal info or your browsing history — or both — to the highest bidder.

The fact is that running a VPN service is expensive, and the provider has to make money one way or the other. If it’s not making it from subscription fees, it could be making it off your data. If you want to dive deeper into this topic, check out our “Free VPN providers: Which ones are the best and are they even worth it?” post at the link.

However, there are a few free VPN providers that seem trustworthy. You’ll find the top three ones below, all of which have a dedicated Fire Stick app. Most also have data limits in place, so you can’t use them to stream video for hours and hours every day. The exact amount of time you can do it depends on the data limit of each provider, the video service you’re using, and the resolution of the video. But to get a general idea, check out our “How much data does Netflix actually use?” post at the link.

The best free VPNs for Fire Stick:

  1. Hotspot Shield
  2. Windscribe
  3. Proton VPN

Editor’s note: We will regularly update this list of the best free VPNs for the Fire Stick as new services launch.

Hotspot Shield free VPN for Fire Stick

best free VPN for fire stick -- Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield gets you unlimited data if you choose to watch ads. It can be annoying, but it is more than what you get with most other free VPNs.

It’s super easy to set it up, as you don’t have to share your email address or credit card info with the provider. Just download the app on your device, tap “Connect,” and you’re ready to go. The major drawback is that you can’t select the server you want to connect to — the app will do that for you automatically — which means this isn’t really the best option if you want to unblock Netflix US.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Data allowance: Unlimited with ads
  • Server selection: Automatic
  • No-logging policy: Yes

Windscribe free VPN for Fire Stick

Windscribe -- best free VPN for fire stick
Windscribe

Windscribe offers 10GB of free data per month, but only if you share your email address with the provider. If you don’t, you’ll have to do with just 2GB of data per month.

You can manually select the server you want to connect to. There are plenty to choose from — 20 servers in 11 different countries. There are also loads of great features available, including split tunneling, which allows you to choose which apps go over the VPN.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Free data allowance: 2 or 10GB per month
  • Server selection: Manual — 11 locations available
  • No-logging policy: Yes

Proton VPN

protonvpn

Proton VPN is nearly impossible to beat if you want no data limits and are on a tight budget. That’s because Proton VPN actually offers an unlimited data allowance, with no ads, and a no-logs guarantee. The only catch is you have to sign up for an account, but that’s a small price to pay for a no-cost, unlimited VPN.

The free plan offers over 100 servers in three countries: the United States, the Netherlands, and Japan. It also limits you to one connection per account.

The nitty-gritty:

  • Free data allowance: Unlimited
  • Server selection: Manual or automatic, over 100 servers
  • No-logging policy: Yes

FAQs

You can only use VPNs that support Fire TV.

Free VPNs can be good enough, but they often lack many features you get from a paid service. They may also limit your data, servers, and more.

You can use VPNs on more than your Fire TV Stick as long as the service allows for multiple simultaneous connections. Most paid ones do, and some allow unlimited connections.

It depends on your budget and needs. Generally speaking, though, a good VPN should cost anywhere between $2-8 a month.

VPNs aren’t illegal to use in the United States, as long as you don’t use them to do anything illegal. That said, every country, state, and city has its own set of laws. You need to research your local laws before proceeding.

Streaming services aren’t fans of VPNs, especially geo-restricted ones. These will try to recognize VPN use and block users when caught. The short answer is: not always.