In this guide, I will show you how to start watching Netflix on FireStick. These step-by-step instructions work on all Amazon Fire TV variants, including FireStick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, and Fire TV Cube.
Amazon FireStick is making waves in the video streaming service segment. Since its introduction, FireStick has constantly topped the popularity charts on Amazon. And why not? It offers an easy-to-use fluid interface; the navigation is seamless; and Amazon is continuously updating FireStick with new additions. On top of that, FireStick has a huge library of apps and games, including Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, YouTube, and more. Among them, Netflix is probably the first app that you should install,l as it opens up a vast library of movies and TV series to watch on a big screen.
With availability in more than 200 countries, Netflix is an entertainment hub for millions of users worldwide. Due to licensing issues and exclusive partnerships, you don’t get to enjoy Netflix’s huge content outside the US. Yes, the US Netflix library contains more movies and TV shows than other Netflix country libraries.
There is a workaround, though. Using a VPN service such as ExpressVPN, one can easily access and watch the US, UK, or any other country’s Netflix library at any location.
ExpressVPN is one of the most secure and fastest VPN services out there. It is very easy to install on any device, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t like their service, you can always ask for a full refund. ExpressVPN also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on an annual plan.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
Install and Watch Netflix on FireStick
Since Netflix is available from the Amazon store, the installation process is effortless. Go through the steps below to install and watch Netflix on your FireStick.
1. Click Find or the lens icon on the FireStick home screen.
2. Click Search.
3. Type Netflix and select the first option from the results.
4. Click on the Netflix app.
5. Select the Download or Get option. The download process will take a few minutes.
After a successful installation, open the app and you are ready to with Netflix on FireStick. Now that you have installed Netflix on FireStick, it’s time to sign up for the service and start using it on FireStick.
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How to Stream on FireStick Anonymously
As soon as you install the right apps, your FireStick is all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
Sign Up for Netflix
First, we will cover how to sign up for Netflix from PC. If you already have a Netflix account then you can skip this part and move to the second part that explains the steps to set up your Netflix for FireStick. Let’s get started.
1. Visit Netflix on the web. Enter your email address and click on Get Started.
2. Create a password from the following screen.
3. Choose your preferred Netflix plan that meets your requirements. Since you are planning to use Netflix on FireStick, we would advise you to go with either a Standard or Premium plan. From the following screen, select your preferred payment method and add Credit/Debit card information. After you successfully submit your payment, click Finish.
You have successfully signed up for the Netflix account. Now it’s time to set it up on FireStick. Go through the steps below.
1. Launch the Netflix app on FireStick.
2. Click Sign In below the welcome page.
3. Enter your Netflix email and password from the following screen. Click Sign In. You can also use Sign In from Web option that allows you to sign in to Netflix by scanning the QR code. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the one-time setup. You will soon land on Netflix’s home screen.
You have successfully installed Netflix on FireStick. Use the default remote or ask Alexa to play your favorite show on Netflix. Amazon recently upgraded the FireStick remote with dedicated buttons for Netflix, Prime Video, and Amazon Music. Neat!
How to Unblock Netflix from Other Countries
Now that you have installed Netflix on FireStick, you would want to start browsing the huge Netflix library. However, shows such as Parks and Recreation, House, 30 Rock, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, etc. are not available outside the US. ExpressVPN and Surfshark are here to rescue. Using a third-party VPN, you can easily unlock Netflix in other countries.
While Surfshark works perfectly fine with the FireStick, we found ExpressVPN to be a better option with robust security and blazing speed. Read along to find a guide covering how to install ExpressVPN on your Fire TV Stick. However, if you’re more interested in Surfshark, this guide can help you out.
Reasons to Getting ExpressVPN for FireStick
ExpressVPN holds the upper hand when it comes to the basics of any VPN app: Speed, Privacy, Security, and Ease of use. Let’s take a look at some of the head-turning features of ExpressVPN.
Blazing Fast Speeds
Available across 160 locations in 105 countries, ExpressVPN offers excellent speeds no matter where you are. The setup makes sure that you can stream Netflix content at the highest available resolution at home. Something that’s not possible with an average VPN.
Robust Security & Privacy
This is the most important factor in any VPN app. And oh boy! ExpressVPN completely shines here. ExpressVPN avoids logging your internet traffic or VPN connections. Therefore, no authority can connect you with an IP address or timestamp. On top of that, the company ensures 256-bit encryption, making your online activities secure and private from potential threats.
The practice is important if you plan to use Kodi or other third-party Android streaming services such as Cinema HD, CatMouse, etc. Some of the content on these services is pirated, making you vulnerable to legal issues. Many so-called free VPN services compromise on this front, but that’s not the case with ExpressVPN. It makes sure to keep your online activities anonymous to governments and local ISP providers.
Long-list of Features
ExpressVPN provides advanced features like a Network Lock Kill Switch and VPN Split Tunneling. Besides Netflix, you also get to enjoy other streaming services such as Disney+, Hulu, Peacock, and more that are not available in your region.
This guide showed you how to install and watch Netflix on FireStick. Since Netflix comes pre-installed on the Amazon App Store, it’s quite easy to install and use on FireStick. While you are at it, don’t forget to use a Netflix VPN to unblock US content anywhere in the world.
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