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How to set up VPN with Fire TV Stick

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Hello! I’m Harii from Japan. I live in Germany.

If you want to watch your home-country’s version Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services with VPN, I highly recommend you to use Fire TV Stick together!

Using both Fire TV Stick and VPN, you can enjoy following things.

  1. You can watch Netflix, Hulu etc. on a large TV screen.
  2. You can switch many streaming services easily with a remote control.

Fire TV Stick and VPN combination could be Must-Haves for abroad life!

You can find following things in this article
  • How to set up VPN on Fire TV Stick overseas
  • Contents you can watch with Fire TV Stick, but without VPN
  • Whether or not you can watch Netflix on your TV screen without Fire TV Stick

Fire TV Stick works overseas, too!


I bought my Fire TV Stick in Japan, my home country. It can be also used in Germany, Poland, and other foreign countries without problem!

Rather, Japanese one is more convenient for me because it is equipped by default with Japanese video streaming service applications. I can watch Japanese video programs on the big screen of my TV in Germany! I feel as if I’m in Japan!!

In order to watch your home-country version Netflix, Hulu and so on from Germany, VPN is necessary.

For details of VPN, please read this article.

What happens if I use Fire TV Stick from abroad without VPN?

Can I use Fire TV Stick from abroad without VPN?

Yes, you can use your Fire TV Stick abroad without VPN.

BUT! You cannot watch all the programs you used to watch in your country. Here is an example of programs and content that can be viewed without a VPN

Contents Example
  • Youtube
  • Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video in the country of your stay (You need to pay subscription)

What you can see on Netflix, Hulu, etc. is programs of the country of your stay.

For example, if you use a Fire TV Stick in Germany, you can watch only German version Netflix/Hulu. Even if the Fire TV Stick is bought in Japan. Therefore, the number of Japanese programs is very limited, and the number of Japanese subtitles for foreign films is also much less.

So if you use your Fire TV Stick overseas, I recommend you use VPN together!

There are many paid/free VPN services all over the world.

However, among them, there are not many VPN, that you can watch your home-country versions Netflix/Hulu.

I recommend you to check following things carefully before choosing VPN.

  • Does the VPN work to watch your favorite video streaming service?
  • Is there a money-back guarantee?
  • Is it safe?

30-day money back guarantee.

How to set up VPN with Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick

You can easily watch a lot of video streaming service of your home-country on the big screen!

Connection & setup is very easy. I explain using the case of connecting to a Japanese server of Nord VPN as an example.

(1) Connect Amazon Fire TV Stick to TV

Connect to the HDMI port. If the image or picture quality is not fine, try connecting to a different HDMI port. In my case, it worked good with the “HDMI2” port!

(2) Follow the on-screen instructions for WIFI connection, etc.

Amazon Fire TV Stick remote control

All operations can be done with this remote control.

(3) Install the Nord VPN app

Please search for “Nord VPN” in the search or voice search. Or you can go to “Apps => Categories => Utilities”.

(4) Enter your Nord VPN account and log in

You can find details about registration for Nord VPN in following article!

(5) From “Home ⇒ Search”, enter “JP” and click “Japan”.

Now Fire TV Stick was connected to VPN!

After the second time, simply click on “Japan” on the home screen.

When VPN is no longer needed, it can be deactivated with a single click on the “Disconnect” button on the home page.

How to watch Netflix on your TV screen without Fire TV Stick

Can I watch Netflix or Hulu with VPN on my TV screen without Fire TV Stick?

Yes, you can. However, it takes more time and effort, so it would be much convenient to buy a Fire TV Stick. Just for your information, I tell you following two ways.

Without Fire TV Stick
  1. Mirroring from your phone
  2. Using an HDMI cable

Let me briefly show you how to do each of these.

Mirroring from a smartphone

You can do mirroring from your smartphone connected to VPN to to your TV via Chromecast or other means.

It could be sometime worked, but I don’t recommend it because some apps do not work in this way.

Using a HDMI cable

This is a primitive way, but simple. You connect your computer with VPN to your TV with an HDMI cable, so you can watch Netflix, Hulu and others on your TV screen.

It’s easy to set up, but it is very annoying to have to go to the computer every time you want to operate something..

Enjoy Netflix on the Big Screen

VPN, Set up the sounds too complicated!!

That’s what I used to think, but when I actually tried it, I was surprised how easy it was.

Registration to Nord VPN ⇒ approx. 5 min.

Amazon Fire TV Stick setup => approx. 5 min.

Only 10 minutes total, and you can watch your home-country’s version streaming services on your TV screen!! It’s worth doing it!

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