Buying a cable or a satellite connection to watch TV is so 2007. Why bother with all of the ads when you can binge watch as many of your favorite TV shows with no regard for what time they are going to be on? That is what smart devices like Amazon Firestick or Google Chromecast allow you to do.
Amazon Firestick has a ton of advantages over its competitors and is the main choice for people who like to watch TV on their own terms rather than the entertainment industry’s. However, there are also certain limitations and risks for those who like to enjoy content using plug-ins such as Kodi. In order to combat these limitations, you’re going to want to learn how to install PureVPN on Firestick.
Is Firestick any good?
Firestick does seem to be better than pretty much all of its competitors. Of course, there is the fact that you can stream pretty much any movie or show that you want. For one, Firestick will sync up seamlessly with your Amazon prime account. On top of that, you will also be able to use it for pretty much every other mainstream streaming service including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and Hulu.
When Firestick is compared with its competitors such as Roku and Google Chromecast, it also comes out ahead. For one, it has a total of 8GB of storage for its apps and games. Not only that, but it also has 1GB of RAM (it may seem like it’s not a lot, but it is more than enough for a device like Firestick).
Is Firestick perfect?
While reading all the text above, you may be have noticed that you need to subscribe to various different services if you want to enjoy the Firestick to its full potential. Well, there’s no need to worry, as Firestick can also be used to endlessly stream content from platforms such as Youtube and Kodi.
Of course, you may already know that Kodi and its various different plugins bring with it their own share of problems. These problems can be dealt with simply by using a VPN such as PureVPN, and we will take you through the entire process in a step by step manner.
On top of this, there are two other limitations that you have to deal with while streaming on the Firestick. One of them is geo-blocking and the other is privacy.
Although you can stream content on Netflix, it’s different for each country. This means that you’ll only be able to access content in your own country, and you will be missing out on a lot of shows unless you are from the US.
Privacy and security
Even if you’re from the US, you will still have to deal with all the safety concerns that go along with using Firestick.
For one, you will still be under threat of being spied on. It is no secret that it is possible for anyone including your very own government to spy on you. This means that they will be able to see whatever it is you are watching on your Firestick.
That is not all, as there is also the threat of you being sued if you are using any illegal plugin on Kodi. It is not that difficult to install Kodi on the Firestick, and once you do that, you have access to pretty much more content than any single streaming service you could use.
The good thing is that there’s an easy way for you to circumvent these issues and make sure you’re safe by using PureVPN on Firestick.
Advantages of using PureVPN on Firestick
If you want to solve all of the problems we’ve mentioned above, then all you need to do is use a VPN.
A Virtual Private Network protects you and makes sure that you can go around any geo-block by using one of its own servers as a middleman between you and the service that you are using.
Once you are connected to a VPN, no one will be able to take a look at your traffic since all that they will be able to see is that you are connected to a VPN. You will finally have no concern for your privacy whenever you are using a VPN like PureVPN.
Because of the fact that there is a server that is interacting with the service (e.g Netflix) for you, you will also be able to access all of the content available in any region. You will also be able to use BBC iPlayer, which only works in the UK unless you have a VPN.
The problem is that these services have advanced VPN detection systems, so you need to use a VPN which manages to fool Netflix and BBC iPlayer like PureVPN.
How to install PureVPN on Firestick
There was a time when installing a VPN on Firestick was difficult due to their being no dedicated applications for them. That is no longer the case as many VPNs, including PureVPN have a dedicated app for it.
Do remember that in order to use PureVPN, you first need to purchase a subscription for it. You can purchase the subscription from their website or you can do it through the app itself.
Here’s how you install PureVPN on your Firestick:
- Subscribe to PureVPN. Remember that you can save a lot of money if you subscribe for a longer period of time.
- Fire up your Firestick, head to the search bar and type in “PureVPN.” From here, you will be able to select the application and begin your download.
- When you subscribed to the plan, you will have set up your username and password. Launch the app once it has been downloaded and use your credentials to log in.
- From here, you can connect to a server of your choice. If you are unsure of what to connect to, PureVPN will automatically select a server for you that works best. Remember that if you are planning to use Netflix, the US or UK servers will work best since those regions have the most content.
- You can now begin using PureVPN.
Once you have PureVPN properly set up on your Firestick, you no longer have to worry about your privacy or anonymity when using any of the streaming services or applications on the app. On top of that, you will also be able to use Kodi without worrying about getting yourself into trouble over any of the plugins.
That’s not all, as you will also be able to access all of the geo-blocked regions on Netflix as well as services such as Hulu and Netflix. The fact is that everyone who uses Netflix pays the same amount of money, and it is only fair that everyone gets to experience the same kind of service. Although we understand why Netflix does this, it is still not fair to many of its users.
Due to its application, it is extremely easy for you to install PureVPN. So, go ahead and start streaming!