Firestick definitely needs a VPN connection to access anything without limits in a secure way. OpenVPN is an award-winning VPN service that is built with the open-source code. It is a fully-featured VPN tool that aims to provide security through transparency. Above all, you need not spend too much of money to access OpenVPN on Firestick as is so affordable. It is rated one of the secure and scalable communication services. Business VPN and Consumer VPN are the two variants of OpenVPN and thus you can choose based on your need. Get into the article to more in detail about OpenVPN for Firestick.
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- With OpenVPN on Fire TV, you can access the network resources in a more secure way possible ever.
- It will keep your device’s IP anonymous and data encrypted.
- Your data, device, and network will be protected against online and cyber threats.
- OpenVPN features Private Tunnel VPN with which your network and device will remain secure.
- OpenVPN is useful for various means and it can be accessed on standard servers or the virtual devices and on the cloud.
- It has 256-bit encryption and can be extended with the third-party plugins.
How to Install OpenVPN On Firestick
As of now, Amazon App Store don’t have official support for OpenVPN. However, you can install it with the side loading methods that are discussed below.
Getting your Firestick ready
#1. Download and install Downloader or ES File Explorer app on Firestick
#2. Install Mouse Toggle as OpenVPN isn’t remote friendly.
See how install Mouse Toggle on Firestick.
#3. Click Settings on Firestick to select Device/ My Fire TV and tap on Developer option. Now click to turn on ADB Debugging at first and then enable Apps from Unknown Sources.
Steps to Download OpenVPN on Firestick using Downloader
Any third-party apps like OpenVPN can be installed on the Firestick with the help of Downloader.
#1. Power on your smart TV connected with Firestick at first.
#2. Hover to click on the My Apps & Channels section on your Fire TV.
#3. Navigate to select and open the Downloader app.
See how to install Downloader on Firestick if you are a first time user.
#4. Downloader will open with the Home tab and you have to type the URL of OpenVPN as https://bit.ly/2mf6zU8
#5. Click on the GO button to proceed further. On the resultant webpage, scroll down to the bottom and click the Download button (down arrow) next to the latest version of the OpenVPN app.
Under the Download section, click on the version number.
Now scroll down and click the Download APK button.
Meanwhile, you will see the downloading progress of OpenVPN on Fire TV.
#6. Now, the next screen shows you the device access and privacy. Just tap on the Install button.
#7. Once after the download gets completed, click on the Open button.
#8. Alternatively, you can navigate back to Firestick home screen to click on My Apps & Channel to launch OpenVPN.
#9 As soon the app opens up, sign in to your account or create a new one to continue using OpenVPN.
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Steps to Download OpenVPN on Firestick using ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer is yet another option to sideload OpenVPN on Firestick.
#1. Firstly, you should click on the search bar on the Firestick home screen.
#2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type as ES File Explorer. Choose the same from the suggestions list.
Click the link to see how to install ES File Explorer on Firestick
#3. On the File Explorer’s home screen, click on Tools menu.
#4. Make a tap on the Download Manager option.
#5. After that, you should click on the ‘+New‘ icon.
#6. Type in the URL of OpenVPN as https://bit.ly/2mf6zU8 and then click the OK button.
#7. Navigate to click on the Download Now button to proceed further.
#8. Once after the download, you should tap on the Open File to start using OpenVPN on Fire TV.
How to Access OpenVPN on Firestick
Follow the steps given below to access the OpenVPN on Fire TV.
#1. Go to My Apps & Channels section of Fire TV to click on OpenVPN app at first.
#2. The home screen shows three option namely Private Tunnel, Access Server and OVPN Profile.
#3. Open Mouse Toggle on Firestick by clicking Play/Pause button twice on your Firestick remote.
Note: OpenVPN isn’t Firestick remote-friendly and so you need Mouse Toggle.
#4. Now, you can control the OpenVPN using Firestick remote with the help of Mouse Toggle.
#5. Tap on Private Tunnel button to further proceed.
#6 (a). Provide Email and password if you have OpenVPN account. Tap on Login.
#6 (b). Else register for an OpenVPN account on the same page. Select a plan that fits you to thereby access OpenVPN on Fire TV.
#7. At last, you should choose a server to connect your Fire TV/Firestick.
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Installation of OpenVPN for Firestick is so easy if you have Downloader or ES File Explorer.