Using a free VPN on your Amazon Fire TV Stick can be far from ideal, as they often come with severe limitations that will massively restrict your streaming experience.
We’ve rounded up the three most reliable choices to use with the device, all offering excellent speeds and solid levels of privacy, as well as sleek custom apps.
If you’re not prepared to put up with stingy data caps and access to a reduced number of servers, take a look at our overall Best VPNs for Firestick.
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There are very few free VPNs that offer custom solutions for Firestick, so we made sure to only choose those with user-friendly custom apps for the device.
We tested their performance both locally and internationally to ensure you won’t have any problems streaming content from sites such as Netflix, even if access to these services isn’t as reliable as it is with premium providers.
Your privacy is also of utmost importance, so we check out each VPN’s logging policy and make sure they aren’t collecting or storing any unnecessary information.
All of our recommendations can be downloaded directly onto your device from the Amazon Appstore, but if you feel like some manual configuration, you can also sideload an Android VPN app from another Google Play-connected device.
If you’re going to be using Kodi, you’ll need to install that separately. There are a few different ways to do this depending on the generation of Fire TV device you’re going to be using. Make sure you connect to the VPN before you start streaming anything, though.
Unless you want to go through the hassle of having to manually install a VPN at router level, you need to make sure the provider you choose has a dedicated Firestick app on the Amazon Appstore.
This means that all you have to do is download, connect, and you’re ready to begin streaming.
All of the free VPNs we’ve recommended have some sort of monthly data cap – you just need to decide how much this will affect your Firestick usage.
If you’re only planning on streaming the occasional show, it won’t be such a big deal. If you’re a total Netflix fanatic, however, opt for the most generous data cap you can find.
Access to certain apps can be a lot more hit-and-miss with free VPNs, but a handful of them still work with services such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. If accessing content on these sorts of sites is important to you, take a look at the Streaming & Torrenting section in each provider’s review.
Connecting to a nearby server means you get the best possible performance. A lot of free VPNs only allow you to connect to a reduced number of server locations, so make sure your choice will allow you to access the countries you need.
Faster speeds make for smooth, buffer-free streaming. Check out the Speed & Reliability sections of our independent VPN reviews for more information on each provider’s performance in our proprietary speed tests.
Look for a VPN that collects the bare minimum of connection logs, or even better, one that doesn’t collect any information at all.
We understand that it’s often necessary for providers to monitor some data in order to provide a reliable service, but look out for any sort of personally-identifiable logs such as your IP address.