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Amazon FireTV / FireStick - OpenVPN


Here you can find setup information for your chosen VPN and also how to fix any problems you might encounter.

You can use the Table of Contents on the right hand side of this window to navigate between the different sections.


Install Guide



This guide is provided 'as-is', it is NOT supported by our Team as it uses unofficial apps


INTRODUCTION - PLEASE READ
Our guide below can be used with a Mac/Windows/Linux computer to 'side load' a VPN application onto the Fire TV/stick/tablet, the steps provided below are not Operating System (Mac, Windows, etc) dependant.

One of our members put together a guide on their blog, link directly below, the user blog covers Step 1 → Step 5 of our guide here using a Windows computer with screenshots. You will need to follow 'Step 6' on this page after, to add the configuration files:

https://slashdevslashnull.com/2017/05/29/how-to-sideload-apps-on-to-amazon-fire-tv-fire-stick-or-fire-tablet/



Step 1
Retrieve your VPN username and password, if you are a new member this is contained in the StreamVia Account Information email you received after ordering.



Step 2
Use something like APKPure, to download the 'OpenVPN Connect' Android APK file to your computer

https://apkpure.com


Step 3
Enable Unknown Sources and ADB on the FireTV

Settings → Device → Developer Options, Enable ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources


Step 4
Open the below link, to download the OpenVPN Connect configuration files to your computer and extract the Zip file. Once the Zip file has been extracted, you will have a folder called 'SV - OpenVPN Connect', inside are the StreamVia 'ovpn' configuration files:




Step 5
Run the below commands on the Mac/Windows computer with ADB (Android Debug) installed, from the Terminal/Command Prompt.



adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb connect fire-tv-ip-address 
adb install C:\full-path-to-apk\OpenVPN_Connect_v1.1.17.apk

N.B. replace fire-tv-ip-address with the FireTV IP address, can get this from Settings → Device → About → Network


Step 6
Now, we need to push the configuration file(s) you downloaded in Step 4 of this guide, again run from the Terminal/Command Prompt on your Mac/Windows computer

adb shell mkdir /sdcard/openvpn
adb push C:\SV - OpenVPN Connect\SV-Netherlands1.ovpn /sdcard/openvpn




Step 7
Start the 'OpenVPN Connect' App on your FireTV


Step 8
With the OpenVPN Connect app running on your FireTV, press the menu button on your FireTV remote, Import, Import Profile from SD Card, navigate to /sdcard/openvpn here you should find the ovpn files pushed in step 6


Step 9
Enter your VPN username/password, press Connect, away you go..



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