OPENVPN ON FIRESTICK

Guide on How to Install OpenVPN on Firestick

The Firestick, an Amazon streaming media player, offers full HD streaming with multiple channel options. It is also portable, making it ideal for travel.

But if you’re streaming while traveling and not able to enjoy your favorite content, what will you do?

To avoid these geographic barriers, users may go for a virtual private network (VPN). It works by blocking IP addresses with US IP.

VPNs also handle spyware traffic and secure streaming methods from ISPs and government agencies.

OpenVPN is a VPN technology that provides a secure connection. It can be used on devices like cloud, Windows and Android. Since the Amazon Fire TV Stick is an Android device, you can easily install OpenVPN on the Fire Stick by following our guide How to Install OpenVPN on Firestick.

Why OpenVPN?

Fire TVs with OpenVPN provide more secure access to network resources. You can enjoy IP anonymity and data encryption for your device. This means your data and networks are protected against online and cyber threats.

OpenVPN has a special VPN tunnel that keeps track of your network and devices.

OpenVPN has many features and can be accessed from the cloud as well as standard servers and virtual devices. It can be extended with third-party plug-ins and supports 256-bit encryption.

How to Install OpenVPN on Firestick

Method 1: By using Downloader Application

Amazon AppStore does not officially support OpenVPN yet. However, you can use it by using the unpublished download method discussed below.

Step 1: Install and run the Downloader app on Firestick.

By using Downloader Application

Step 2: OpenVPN doesn’t support remote control, so install MouseToggle.

Step 3: In the menu, go to Settings> select Devices / MyFire TV> then click Developer

Developer options

Step 4: Then click to enable ADB debugging first> then enable application from an unknown source.

Note- Third-party applications (e.g. OpenVPN) can be installed easily on the FireStick with Downloader.

Step 5: Initially, switch on the smart TV that is connected by the Firestick.

Step 6: On Fire TV, click the section My Apps & Channels.

Apps and channels

Step 7: Browse and open the Downloader app.

Step 6: In the home tab of Downloader, enter the OpenVPN URL as https://bit.ly/2mf6zU8.

open the Downloader app.

Step 7: After entering the URL, hit GO.

Enter the URL

Step 8: On the web page that opens, scroll down and click the download button to download the latest version of the OpenVPN app.

OpenVPN app

Step 9: Click the version number in the Downloads section> Scroll down and hit the button “Download APK”.

Download APK
Click and Download APK

Step 10: The next screen displays the device’s permissions and privacy> Hit the install button.

Download progress
View network connections

Step 11: When the download is complete, tap the Open option or you can also launch OpenVPN by going back to the main Firestick screen and clicking on My Apps & Channels.

OpenVPN connect

Step 12: When the application opens, log in to your account or create a new account to enjoy OpenVPN services.

OpenVPN services

Method 2: By using ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer is another option to download OpenVPN from Firestick.

Step 1: Install and run the ES File Explorer app on Firestick.

By using ES File Explorer

Step 2: OpenVPN doesn’t support remote control, so install MouseToggle.

Step 3: In the menu, go to Settings> select Devices / MyFire TV> then click Developer

ES File Explorer

Step 4: Then click to enable ADB debugging first> then enable application from an unknown source.

Step 5: First you need to go to the search option on the home screen of Firestick.

Search option on the home screen of Firestick

Step 6: Open ES File Explorer using the on-screen keyboard. Choose the same from the list of suggestions.

Step 7: Click the Tools menu on the default browser screen.

Step 8: Click on the Download Manager option.

Step 9: Next, you need to tap on the “+ New” icon.

Internal storage

Step 10: Enter the OpenVPN URL in the format https://bit.ly/2mf6zU8> Hit the OK button.

Step 11: Click the Download Now button to continue.

Step 12: When the download is complete, you will need to click Open File to use OpenVPN on your Firestick.

OpenVPN on your Firestick

Method 3: By using APPS2FIRE Application

Apps2Fire is an application that you can use to install Android apps on Firestick from your phone. Learn how to install OpenVPN on Firestick with Apps2Fire.

Step 1: First go to the google play store on your phone

Step 2: Now search and install OpenVPN

Step 3: Then, go back to the search bar of Play Store and enter Apps2Fire to search

By using APPS2FIRE Application

Step 4: Hit and install the Apps2Fire application on your phone.

Apps Firestick

Step 5: Go to the settings of your Firestick.

Step 6: Select Option My Fire TV/Device> Select Developer

Select Developer

Step 7: Enable Apps from Unknown Sources by turning on ADB Debugging.

Step 8: Now again go back to the settings of your Firestick> Go to the System> Select option About.

Select option About

Step 9: Now select Network to locate your Firestick’s IP address and note it down.

Locate your Firestick's  IP address

Step 10: Open application Apps2Fire app> Select Setup> Here you need to enter your Firestick’s IP address.

Apps2Fire set up

Step 11: Go to the Apps2Fire main apps tab on your Android device> Click on the OpenVPN app.

Step 12: Hit the Install button to install the OpenVPN application on the Firestick. Done!

Method 4: By using ADBlink

Step 1: Go to the Settings of your Firestick> Go to Device> Then Go to Developer Option.

By using ADBlink

Step 2: Enable Apps from Unknown Sources by turning on ADB Debugging.

Step 3: Now copy your IP address (Go to Settings> Then Select Device> Hit About> Go to Network)

Copy your IP address

Step 4: Download ADBlink by going to the URL http://jocala.com

Step 5: Download OpenVPN by choosing the first APK for Android.

Install APK

Step 6: Download the VPN configuration file .ovpn from the VPN provider.

Step 5: Edit the .ovpn file on the auth-user-pass line with a text editor and convert it to auth-user-pass auth.txt.

.TXT path

Step 6: Create a file called auth.txt, enter your username (enter your email address if you’re using OpenVPN) and your password on the second line.

Create a file called auth.txt

Step 7: Now open adbLink> Set the IP address to “Temporary IP Address” and click “Connect”.

Step 8: Click Install APK and select OpenVPN for Android apk. Wait for a pop-up window to confirm that the APK has been installed.

adblink

Step 9: Go to the file manager>Select Mkdir aka OpenVPN> double-click the folder you created> Hit Push> Choose the .ovpn and auth.txt files.

Step 10: Go to your Fire TV option> Now select your Apps

Step 11: Now hit option See All> Al last, choose OpenVPN for Android.

YourApps and games

Step 12: Now, go to the top right> Select Import.

Add profile

Step 13: Scroll down until you locate the OpenVPN folder>Hit on the .ovpn file and name the config file and hit confirm.

Step 14: Now Go back to the Profiles tab and select the profile you made.
Profile import

It’s here! Now you need to connect to the VPN server. Now return to your home screen and safely use your favorite apps without being detected or blocked.

Conclusion

If you follow the above methods, installing OpenVPN for Firestick is very easy. Agreed, it is not compatible with Firestick, but MouseToggle provides easy access to users.

So, if you install OpenVPN on your Fire TV Stick, you can utilize this OpenVPN for your Firestick. With OpenVPN, you can secure your connection and protect your data from being stolen over the internet.

In general, the OpenVPN engine can provide better security through encryption. Follow the above guide on How to Install OpenVPN on Firestick, test it, and share your feedback in the comments below.

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