How to setup NordVPN or OpenVPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

ok I had no idea how to do this and couldn’t find any tutorials on how to do so either… so I kind of pieced it together out various info I found… I’m not giving out links etc. a quick Google search should give you more info. I’m writing this out of memory but it should help anyone attempting to do the same. It took me a lot of trial and error before I achieved success…

In addition to my Windows desktop I used an android phone. You’ll also need a NordVPN account which is what I used, or some other OpenVPN compatible account that gives you configuration files like Nord does.

Install the ES Explorer app on your Fire Stick by doing a search for it on your Amazon screen…

Then on your android phone find and install the “Open VPN for Android’ app at Google Play, then do the same and find an app called “Apps2fire”, open Apps2fire, it will ask you for the IP address of your firestick etc, then once you’re connected you can easily send the OpenVPN for Android” app to your firestick…

Then you can go to your Fire stick Settings ->Apps -->Managed Installed Applications I think it is and you should be able to see that you now have the Open VPN app on your fire stick…

Then I went to ES Explorer, scrolled down the side tab to Network -->LAN… found my desktop, entered my login info, found the configuration files I had downloaded and unzipped in the user area of Nord VPN, clicked on the first one in ES explorer, it will ask you how you want to open it, choose the bottom option Other I think it is, then scroll down and click Open VPN Configuration file… then it will load it as a configuration file.

Then select the NORDaccount that it creates, enter your username and password for NordVPN and you should be connected. I adjusted my settings on the app to connect automatically when it boots up and to always stay connected…

Then you have a private secure tunnel from your fire TV, all your ISP sees is your encrypted secure connection to NordVPN… Also all the sites you’re downloading from see is your connection to NordVPN.

If you haven’t signed up for NordVPN and are going to, please use my referral link which will help me get some free credits there…

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Most popular post on the forum, lots of people are interested in this…

Anyways, my method worked for me and I didn’t have to buy a fancy VPN router or anything like all the other methods I saw online want you to do.

If it helps, you have anything to add or have problems login and poast…

You’re welcome, I will have to check mine again, I checked the IP on it a few times after first setting it up and all seemed well.

Billdo, How do you get that many view on a thread. Is that thread searchable in a way that others aren’t? Is it linked elsewhere on the site?

More interesting search terms just?

Just by people searching the internet for it.

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I haven’t tried a DNS test on the downloader browser/app, not even sure what it is… I have checked the IP before though and it was showing a Nord IP… As far as configuration files go I think I used the very first one in the zip file of files. I will check the IP that my firestick is showing later when I get a chance and report back.

BTW I’m using the newer firestick, no experience with the older ones. Oh and welcome to the board @Nbeers22 and @alstar2k6

@Nbeers22 , and @alstar2k6 , I just checked my Firestick device IP and it’s showing a Nord IP not my ISP.

Yes I have the newer one with Alexa voice control.

I think the link to the zip files is inside your Nord members area.

Nbeers22 posted this link yesterday…

If you figure out a solution for your problem please post it here for others having the same.

Hi Susanne! My computer is password protected, when I try to access it on the network I need my login and password that I use to login to Windows.

Hi Bdlane, after you install Open VPN you should be able to find it in your Firestick Apps and open it from there… what you have to open as an other type of file is the configuration file from NordVPN.

@Nbeers22 @alstar2k6 @Miamila

How has NordVPN been working for you? It has seemed kind of slow lately for me and hanging a lot on my computer.

I tried the Nord App on Firestick but it didn’t display at a size that I was able to use. If you can get it working though please share.

Unable to transfer the vpn config file from my droid cell phone to the firestick using ES File Explorer. Both phone and firestick are connected to the same network. In ES File Explorer, on the phone there is an option for “Sender” under “Network”. On the firestick ES File Explorer this option isn’t available. The last option under “Network” is “Net Manager”. Get a “No recipient found. Tap to rescan” message when trying to transfer the file from phone to firestick using the “Send” feature of ES File Explorer. Anyone encounter this problem?

Outside of this I was able to upload ““Open VPN for Android” from my droid phone to the firestick using Apps2Fire. Not sure how close I am to finishing this. It’s been 3 days of driving me nuts trying to figure this out.

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Hi Mold, I just installed the Open VPN for Android with the Apps2Fire, then I was able to use ES File Explorer on the Firestick to network into my desktop PC, where the Nord Config files are and open it as an Open VPN Configuration file.

I only used Apps2Fire to get Open VPN for Android on my Firestick, the rest was done with ES Explorer and my Desktop, not sure if you can do it all from a phone.

Thanks. That sounds complicated. Was there a particular website you used for this step?

was it a regular PC with a hardline to the network or did you have a laptop with shared wifi…because my PC doesn’t have a wifi card. It’s just an ethernet jack to the router

Not really complicated, if you have your PC and TV connected to the same network, use ES File Explorer from the Firestick, click on LAN I think it is, (Probably more details in my original post) find your PC in ES Explorer, mine asked me for my PC login and password and then I was in, found the Nord Config files I had downloaded earlier, clicked Open as Other I think it is when I clicked on it and then Open as an Open VPN Configuration file…

You might be able to tunnel into your phone the same way from ES Explorer on the firestick, I really don’t know.

I did it like you’re doing, I messed around with it for 3 days until I finally got it! Good luck.

Thanks. Trying now.

We’ve got WiFI that runs our computers and tv, not sure how you’d do it in your case!

hahahahaha I was soooo close…