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By Raymondo17, Member on 21st January 2016, 07:12 PM
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Can anyone elaborate on how to set up a VPN on their Fire TV box/stick? Particularly with Kodi? Tweaking the router is not an option, as apparently Comcast frowns on such endeavors.
 
 
21st January 2016, 08:31 PM |#2  
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Following link was posted in another thread and may help you...

http://www.amazon.com/review/R29NVVQD7RRLIG
21st January 2016, 10:07 PM |#3  
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Hey, thanks for the link, jbl0ggs! I'll give this a shot tonight.
22nd January 2016, 07:56 PM |#4  
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This didnt work for me on my fire stick , first hurdle was it said it was incompatible with my system but I downloaded it from the link at bottom of page,
It does say its connected but my ip doesnt change ,so I tried changing dns servers to that of pia but still not working,
I use a dd-wrt router with openvpn installed but just wanted to try this out
22nd January 2016, 08:17 PM |#5  
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check the google play store for vpn apps.
22nd January 2016, 08:51 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by kayiman74

check the google play store for vpn apps.

When I went on to Amazon.com to look for VPN apps for my Fire TV, it displays little red Xs next to my device name, indicating that all the VPN apps I found were not compatible with my Fire TV.

Might I have better luck trying straight out of the Fire TV? Is there a specific VPN app that stands out for the Fire TV?
23rd January 2016, 12:48 AM |#7  
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It worked on my fire phone in the first time but on fire tv stick got an error about imagen does not support openvpn service api.
I hope it will work on the comming update.
23rd January 2016, 12:36 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by R4fo

It worked on my fire phone in the first time but on fire tv stick got an error about imagen does not support openvpn service api.
I hope it will work on the comming update.

I'm actually using Fire OS 5.0.3 (532008220)
thought that might be the problem
24th January 2016, 07:32 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Petesky

I'm actually using Fire OS 5.0.3 (532008220)
thought that might be the problem

you right, that is the problem, that os on that hardware does not have vpn files. Since there is no software root for a firetvstick I'll just assume The OP did not do the hardware root to put them their. Perhaps using a router with a vpn built in will solve the problem. Otherwise look here if and when your device gets rooted.

https://vpntips.com/fire-tv-vpn-install/

but until then here is your vpn solution
https://vpntips.com/how-to-unblock-a...-media-player/
24th January 2016, 07:24 PM |#10  
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My fire phone is not rooted and openvpn for android found in http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BBVPKUW (free version) worked but not on fire tv stick v1.
25th January 2016, 10:41 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by R4fo

My fire phone is not rooted and openvpn for android found in http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BBVPKUW (free version) worked but not on fire tv stick v1.

Yes, an android phone is not a ftvstick or box. Putting a vpn in the ftv line of products is not what amazon wants to do from a business model as they have arrangements to only send content to geographic regions they have licenses to distribute such content to. Natively running the vpn client on the device without root is most likely not going to happen and don't hold your breath for an update to allow it. I have been known to be wrong before, but I'm willing to place a pretty solid bet on this one. cheers.
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