Setting up VPNUK access on Amazon Fire Devices.
The setup of a VPN on Amazon devices will void any kind of warranty that you have on the device, you may be better off using our SmartDNS system or native VPN connection if your Amazon Device is still under warantee or if you are not happy installing unapproved apps. Amazon Fire TV require root permission in order to install OpenVPN.To date there isn’t an ‘Official’ OpenVPN connection for any Amazon Fire devices and Amazon will not really want you ‘Side-Loading’ apps like this. Bearing that in mind, Amazon devices run off an Android O/S so you will not cause any damage loading .apk files on the device. We will show you how to setup your Amazon Fire using OpenVPN for Android by Arne Schwabe. If you already have an OpenVPN application installed on your Amazon Fire Device, you can get our config files from here: OpenVPN Configuration Files.
The VPNUK Smart DNS service is a brilliant way to access certain web sites and services including streaming media and social networking services. The VPNUK Smart DNS services works on virtually every kind of system or device, this includes Smart TV’s and Games Consoles! You can now bypass the need to log in or even create a VPN connection. In order to connect to the VPNUK Smart DNS service you only have to to make one small edit to the connection settings of the system or device you would like to connect.
What are the benefits of the VPNUK Smart DNS service
Using VPNUK Smart DNS and its ever expanding whitelist of available services is a brilliant way of maintaining a low ping time and high speed in countries that have poor routing, throttle or even filter VPN connections. If you do not require the additional security of a VPN connection you are now able to connect to your VPNUK account through the VPNUK Smart DNS service. Another massive benefit with our Smart DNS service is that you can access content from multiple countries without having to switch server IP, the Smart DNS service does all of that for you in the background without you even realising!
Older Amazon ‘Fire’ Devices have native L2TP VPN compatibility built into its operating system which we recommend configuring to your VPNUK account. L2TP connections configured on Amazon devices are secure, reliable and very easy to setup. (Not possible on Fire TV, see below).
Older Amazon ‘Fire’ Devices have native PPTP VPN compatibility built into its operating system which we recommend configuring to your VPNUK account. PPTP connections configured on Amazon devices are secure, reliable and very easy to setup. (Not possible on Fire TV, see below).
The setup of a native VPN connection directly onto Amazon Fire TV devices is not currently possible, however, you can setup the connection through a compatible VPN router. VPNUK recommends VPN connections through a DD-WRT or ASUS compatible router.