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This tutorial will show you how to set up the ExpressVPN app on your Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV.

The ExpressVPN app is compatible with:

  • Fire TV: All versions
  • Fire TV Stick: 2nd generation and above

You can download the ExpressVPN app via the Amazon Appstore. If you cannot find the app on the Amazon Appstore or access the Amazon Appstore, you can sideload the ExpressVPN app.

Important: The ExpressVPN app is not compatible with 1st generation Fire TV Sticks.
Important: If you want to stream content from a specific country on your Amazon device, ensure your VPN server location and your Amazon account (only applies to Amazon Prime) are set to the same country. Your Amazon country setting can be found under Your Account > Your Content and Devices > Preferences > Country/Region.

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1. Download the ExpressVPN Android app
2. Set up the ExpressVPN app
3. Connect to a VPN server location
Disconnect from a VPN server location
Choose a different VPN server location
How to uninstall ExpressVPN from your Fire device
Cast or mirror from your device to Amazon Fire


1. Download the ExpressVPN app

Important: If you cannot access the Amazon Appstore, sideload the ExpressVPN app to your Fire device.

On your Fire device, go to "Search" icon.. Enter ExpressVPN.

Enter "ExpressVPN."

Select ExpressVPN.

Select "ExpressVPN."

Important: If you cannot find the ExpressVPN app on the Amazon Appstore, sideload the ExpressVPN app to your Fire device.

Select Download.

Select “Download.”

Select Open.

Proceed to activating the ExpressVPN app.

Important: Follow the steps below to sideload the ExpressVPN app APK only if the ExpressVPN app is not available to download directly to your Fire device.

Note: ExpressVPN is not affiliated with any third-party apps.

On your Fire device, go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options.

Toggle Apps from Unknown Sources on.

Toggle "Apps from Unknown Sources” on.

On the main menu, go to "Search" icon.. Enter Downloader.

Select Download.

Select "Download' to get the Downloader app.

Select Allow to give Downloader access to your photos, media and files.

Select "Allow" to allow Downloader to access photos, media and files.

Select OK to proceed.

Enter the URL of the ExpressVPN APK installer. (To obtain the URL, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team.)

Select Go.

Enter the URL to download the ExpressVPN APK.

Select Install to complete the installation.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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2. Set up the ExpressVPN app

Select Sign In.

Select “Sign In.”

Enter the email and password for your ExpressVPN account. Select Sign In.

Select “Sign In.”

The app will ask if you would like to share anonymous information to help make ExpressVPN faster and more reliable. Select your preference to continue.

Select your preference for helping improve ExpressVPN.

Select OK.

To set up your VPN, select "OK."

When asked to accept ExpressVPN’s connection request, select OK.

Select “OK.”

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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3. Connect to a VPN server location

To connect to a VPN server location, select On button.. By default, ExpressVPN will suggest a Smart Location, the location that provides you with the optimal experience.

To connect, select the On Button.

Once you see the “Connected” message, you can begin using the internet with added privacy and security.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Disconnect from a VPN server location

To disconnect from a VPN server location, select On button. .

To disconnect, select the On Button.

You will see the message, “Not connected.”

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Choose a different VPN server location

To choose a different VPN server location, select More icon..

Select the Location Picker.

By default, you will see two tabs, RECOMMENDED and ALL LOCATIONS.

The "Recommended" tab shows you ExpressVPN’s top picks for you.

To connect to a location, select it with your remote. You can also add a location to your list of favorites by holding the “select” button on the location. Your favorite locations will be added in a tab labeled FAVORITES.

You can access your favorite locations in the "Favorites" tab.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Uninstall ExpressVPN from your Fire device

  1. On your Fire device, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications.
  2. Scroll down the list to find ExpressVPN.
  3. Select Uninstall > Uninstall.

The app is now removed from your Fire device.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Cast or mirror from your device to Amazon Fire

Casting and mirroring are wireless technologies that allow you to stream content from your device to a TV with Amazon Fire TV.

If you want to stream from your device (with VPN) to a TV via your Amazon Fire TV, here are the compatible casting and mirroring options:

Casting Mirroring
Android (with VPN)✘ Not supported✔ Supported
Windows (with VPN)✔ Supported (in Chromium-based browsers)✘ Not supported
Chromebook (with VPN)✘ Not supported✘ Not supported
Linux (with VPN)✘ Not supported✘ Not supported

(It is not possible to cast or mirror content from iOS or macOS to your Amazon Fire TV.)

Alternatively, you can connect your Amazon Fire TV to a VPN router, a manually configured VPN, or a virtual VPN router. Under this option, you do not need to cast or mirror content from your device to your Amazon Fire TV. You simply need a VPN-connected Amazon Fire TV to stream the content.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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