When it comes down to streaming, it goes without saying that Firestick by Amazon is one of the most popular and reliable streaming devices. It can be sued to stream on multiple networks and works with voice control assistants, which means you can connect it with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. However, these streaming devices are still prone to cyber threats, which is why many people use NordVPN. So, let’s see how we can be sure about the NordVPN activation on Firestick!
How Do I Know If NordVPN Is Working On Firestick?
Firestick is one of the most convenient streaming devices, but it still needs a VPN service, so you can stream without any security risks. NordVPN is a widely used service that allows a secure streaming experience. To begin with, you need to remember that the first-generation Amazon Firestick does not work with a VPN service. On the other hand, if you are using a recently launched model, you can connect it with NordVPN and get the IP address changed.
The Firestick doesn’t come with a pre-installed VPN, which means you have to set up the VPN service. As far as checking the activation status of NordVPN is concerned, you need to check the status. First of all, if the NordVPN is connected to Firestick and is working, the status will show “protected” appearing on the top of your Firestick screen. Secondly, you can check the IP address, and if the VPN connection is working properly, the IP address will be different from the address that’s assigned by the internet service provider.
Connecting NordVPN To Firestick
We have already mentioned that the VPN is not pre-installed on the streaming device, which means you need to install it on the device to activate. So, let’s see which instructions you have to follow;
- Open the Firestick menu and choose the search icon (it is usually placed near the home button)
- Enter NordVPN in the search bar and choose the select button
- As a result, the download will start, and NordVPN will appear on the main screen
- Open the NordVPN app on your device and use your account credentials to log in
- When you are logged in, just hit the connect button, and your Firestick will be connected to the VPN
If you are unable to activate NordVPN on Firestick or if it’s not working on the streaming device, you need to check the connection because it might be leaking the data. In the majority of cases, WebRTC, IPv6, and DNS are the leaks, so make sure you have properly set up the connection, and the “protected” status will be achieved. In particular, you need to disable IPv6 from the internet settings to make sure the VPN service can encrypt the internet connection as well as the Firestick connection.
The Bottom Line
On a concluding note, NordVPN is one of the best VPN services available for Amazon Firestick, so just check the IP address and look for the “protected” status on the screen to ensure the streaming experience is secure.