If you have not purchased NordVPN yet, you will not be able to complete this tutorial.
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There is not a lot of information out there on how to specifically install and set up NordVPN on the Amazon Firestick. Nord VPN has a native Android app that can be downloaded from the Play Store, but it wasn’t specifically built to be used on the Firestick. So, here is a little tutorial so you can finally hide your IP details from your ISP and anyone else who might be watching, and watch your favorite Kodi apps. If you don’t have NordVPN yet, you can click here to sign up. Sometimes the special deal pops up to get it at $3.29/month, but if it doesn’t, at checkout you can enter the coupon code 2YDeal2017 to get it for $3.29/mo.
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If you are looking for Netflix specifically, I recommend you check out this post I wrote detailing the best VPNs that still work for Netflix. Netflix is a different beast because they specifically block VPNs so you need to correct one to get around that.
I assume most people are here to use this VPN for Kodi. That is what I personally use it for and highly recommend a VPN. People are getting arrested and fined in the UK right now because they are not concealing their identity. It is only a matter of time before that begins happening in the US and other parts of the world, if it isn’t already. So, without further ado here is how to install Nord VPN on Kodi and FireStick/Fire TV
Tools Needed to Complete This Tutorial:
- Amazon Firestick or Fire TV
- Android Phone or tablet
- Connection to the Internet
- NordVPN Subscription
- Make sure you phone is connected to the same wifi connection as your firestick and not using 3g/4g
If you do not have an Android phone/tablet, I suggest you borrow one from a friend. Amazon Fire OS is built on top of Android so iPhone will not work here.
First and foremost, if you haven’t already, make sure your Fire stick or TV is able to accept apps from unknown sources. This can be found under Settings > Device > Developer Options. Turn on ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources.
On your Amazon Firestick/TV – go to Search and type “Es file” then click on the word to search it.
That should bring up ES File Explorer. Download that app to your firestick.
Then, pull out your trusty Android Phone and navigate to the Play Store. You will search for and download three different apps here. The first is “Open VPN for Android”, the second is “Apps2Fire”, and the third is “Es File Explorer”.
Next step is to open “Apps2Fire” and find setup on the menu.
Enter the IP Address of your Amazon Firestick into the field. To find your Fire stick or Fire TV IP Address, go to your Firestick and navigate to Settings > Device > About > Network and you should see your IP Address there looking something like this. I have crossed mine out for security reasons. (I love being able to edit my images with a pen on my Galaxy Note)
After you have connected you Firestick by entering in the IP address, you can now send the “OpenVPN for Android” app to your firestick. Go to Local Apps on the top menu of “Apps2Fire” all the way on the left-hand side. Scroll down to find the OpenVPN app. Click it and then click install. This will install it on your Amazon Fire stick TV. You should be able to see it from the list of apps under Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications. No need to go to it yet. We will be doing that shortly. That is just to verify it is there.
Now, on your Android phone, go to https://nordvpn.com/ovpn/ to find a list of configuration files. Each one is prefixed with a country code. For example, if you are a US citizen, or you want to make sure you have a US IP address then scroll down to the ones that start with “us”. If you will notice, they have ones that have tcp and ones with udp at the end. Try a TCP one first as TCP is typically a more reliable connection. If it isn’t working then go with a UDP. I have tried both and they both worked for me.
Next, go to ES File Explorer on both your Android phone and your firestick. For the phone, it will be in your “Apps” section and for the Firestick, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > ES File Explorer.
Go to your Android phone and inside the ES File Explorer, click the hamburger menu at the top left and go to Local > Download.
The server config file you downloaded moments ago from the NordVPN website should be there. Long press this (press and hold) to select it. Then down in the bottom right click “More” with the three dots and then click “Send”
ES File Explorer will now search for another device on the network. Assuming you opened ES File Explorer on your Firestick/TV then you should see one device. Mine is labeled AFTM. Click on that device. Then look at your TV screen for a confirmation message and click “OK” to download the config file you are sending from your phone. Exit out of the application on your firestick once it is downloaded. You do not need to go to the file or anything.
On the Firestick, go back to Manage Installed Applications and Click on “OpenVPN for Android”.
At the to right click the little download icon with the down arrow.
If the “open from” dialog menu doesn;t open up immediately, click the menu on the top left and click internal storage. Your config file should be there. If it isn’t you may have saved it in a strange place, so click on ES File Explorer, which is right under Internal Storage and find the file in the folder you saved it in. Again, it should automatically go into internal storage.
Now just click the file to begin the process. Go to the opening screen of “OpenVPN for Android” and click profiles and then click on your VPN config file. You will need to login to your NordVPN account at some point here.
Then go to Settings at the top and you may want to check the boxes to automatically “Connect on Boot” and anything else you may want.
After that you should be connected and good to go. You may now use Kodi on a VPN or Prime TV or anything else you use the FireStick or Fire TV for.