I've received a few questions along the lines of "Do I need to use a VPN with the jailbroken firestick?" Now I wouldn't say that you "need" to use a vpn, since I have many customers who do not use one and have not heard of them having any problems. However if you want to be more discreet and protect your privacy it may be a good idea. As far as VPN's go there are some free options but I've not had any luck at all with the free VPN providers. Since the free VPN's for firestick are used by thousands of people at any given moment they can be very slow and unreliable. They are also not easy to install and not user friendly. If your really interested in having a true VPN for Kodi or other apps on your jailbroken firestick then I highly recommend IPvanish. The best thing about IPvanish is that they already have an easy to install app for firestick. Below I will outline how to install the app and sign up for an account.
Step 1: First you will you need to make sure you have your own personal account logged into the firestick. Our firesticks come with a "Dummy" account that we login in with to program them. You can easily deregister this account and login with your own account. To do this simply go to the firestick home screen. Then go to Settings then to My Account tab. Once on the My Account tab click My Account and you can go ahead and Deregister the current account. You will get a message saying this will remove content from the device and features may not work. Don't worry though this will not effect and of the Apps or Add-ons that are installed on your Jailbroken Firestick. Once you do this you will go back to the registration screen. Here you just sign in with an account you already have or create a new one at Amazon.com.
Step 2. Once your logged in with your own personal account you need to install IpVanish. To download it simply go to the search icon in the upper left corner of the Fire TV homescreen.Click on the search Icon and type in IpVanish. You will see the Ipvanish app icon shown below. Click this and install it. Please take a look at the image below.
Step 3: Now that you have your IpVanish app installed all you need to do is sign up for an account. Simply follow this link IpVanish.com then click Start Now. Once you have your account all set up all you need to do is login to the ipvanish app on your jailbroken firestick and turn on the VPN.