Is there a free VPN on the Amazon Fire TV Stick?
There are several reasons why an Amazon Fire TV Stick VPN should be installed on your video streaming device.
If you want to use a VPN, you'll have to install it yourself because your Fire Stick doesn't come with one. It's also worth noting that any free VPN won't be able to provide you with the level of optimization that you'd expect from a VPN on your Fire Stick. Below, we'll explain why.
Is my Fire Stick equipped with a VPN?
The short answer is yes. No. The Amazon Fire TV Stick does not come with a built-in VPN. You'll need to sign up for a third-party service and install a VPN on your Fire Stick via Amazon's app.
There are manual solutions if a VPN doesn't have its own dedicated Fire TV app, though all of the best VPNs we recommend for Fire Stick use have their own elegant apps.
Is it possible to acquire a VPN for my Amazon Fire Stick for free?
If you search for "free VPN" on the Fire TV appstore, you'll likely find a few options that won't cost you anything. However, we strongly advise everyone not to choose the first free service they come across because they come with a slew of restrictions and risks. Given that a VPN's primary purpose is to improve your device's security and privacy, this change appears to be counterproductive.
Not only is there a chance that free services will sell your data to third parties in order to fund their software's infrastructure, but you'll also be assaulted with annoying adverts. Because of the limitations on premium features and data usage limits, you're unlikely to get very far with a streaming VPN.
Except for Proton VPN, which only offers its streaming service unblocking capability to its paying users, none of the free providers we suggest offer a Fire TV app to download right to your device.
So, which VPN providers have earned our recommendation for Fire Stick users?
ExpressVPN consistently ranks at the top of several of our buying guides, and that's because it consistently outperforms the competition in a variety of categories. ExpressVPN checks all the boxes for a VPN for your Fire Stick, including the ability to unblock Disney Plus, Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer. It's also a fantastic Netflix VPN, allowing you to access exclusive content from all over the world.
It also has above-average speeds, averaging 420-630Mbps, while NordVPN is the fastest VPN in our top three, with peak speeds of 730-760Mbps. Nord is also one of the most secure VPNs available, as well as a master at geo-unblocking.
While Express has higher pricing than the norm, NordVPN is in the middle. Private Internet Access, on the other hand, is one of the cheapest VPNs available right now if you want a feature-rich VPN that still works on your Fire Stick - you'll simply need to sign up for a multi-year plan to get the best pricing.