Amazon fire stick - do I need a vpn (1 Viewer)

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I did not need a VPN when I was using a UK data SIM with my Firestick.

When I used a Spanish SIM then I needed a VPN to enable me to watch UK channels on the Firestick.
What vpn please new to this, have unlimited data on a Spanish sim presently in Spain would be good to catch up and watch stuff

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I've used Express VPN with the firestick. They have an app specifically for Express. Check your Firestick app library. Worked OK for me.
 

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You can use a firestick without a VPN.
Without a VPN it will offer content that is only for that country you are in.
For example, content made by Netflix is usually available all around the world. But third party content on netflix will vary from country to country depending on rights agreements.

But if you want to watch the likes of iPlayer etc, that are for UK use only, then that is when you will need a VPN, to hide the fact you are trying to watch UK only content from outside the UK.
 
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You can use a firestick without a VPN.
Without a VPN it will offer content that is only for that country you are in.
For example, content made by Netflix is usually available all around the world. But third party content on netflix will vary from country to country depending on rights agreements.

But if you want to watch the likes of iPlayer etc, that are for UK use only, then that is when you will need a VPN, to hide the fact you are trying to watch UK only content from outside the UK.
Just for clarity, that is unless OP is watching off a UK sim card, so might need to check your roaming allowance sueandjohn

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You can use a firestick without a VPN.
Without a VPN it will offer content that is only for that country you are in.
For example, content made by Netflix is usually available all around the world. But third party content on netflix will vary from country to country depending on rights agreements.

But if you want to watch the likes of iPlayer etc, that are for UK use only, then that is when you will need a VPN, to hide the fact you are trying to watch UK only content from outside the UK.
Not sure if you recall. You fitted a terrestrial aerial for me in Spain.

We are using telitec fibre now. Just wondering if you know how to use a VPN with their router ?
 

Satandpcguy

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Not sure if you recall. You fitted a terrestrial aerial for me in Spain.

We are using telitec fibre now. Just wondering if you know how to use a VPN with their router ?
I always advise to install a vpn onto a seperate router, connected to your main router.
That way you dont mess up your main router (potentially losing your main internet connection should things go wrong!) , and you then have the choice of original provider router and vpn router signals to use.
 
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I always advise to install a vpn onto a seperate router, connected to your main router.
That way you dont mess up your main router (potentially losing your main internet connection should things go wrong!) , and you then have the choice of original provider router and vpn router signals to use.
Thank you

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Does this also apply to a Roku stick ?
It’s the content provider you’re trying to fool. Not the device you’re watching their media on.
So I’d expect a Roku device to need VPN routing yy

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