VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and it helps you by giving you a new IP address, unlocking geo-restricted content, and more. A VPN is one of the most necessary tools you want to add to your device nowadays.
Android devices and Firesticks are one of the most popular devices to stream content. However, using a VPN makes these devices unlock their true potential. I’ll tell you about some of the best VPNs you can use for both Android and Firestick.
1) Express VPN
Express VPN is the best VPN for both android and Firestick devices. Express VPN is hard to beat in speed, unblocking capabilities, and security (check out this ExpressVPN review to find out why).
It is one of the fastest VPNs for both android and Firestick. It is easier to install on both devices. It might be complex on smart TVs or gaming consoles, but it is easier to install on a Firestick because you do not need to follow a router setup process. ExpressVPN works with a fire stick and unlocks geo-restricted content from it.
In our tests, it maintained up to 90% of the internet speed, and streaming did not buffer in 1080p and 4K UHD. Express VPN has servers across 90+ countries, so you will find most of the content unblocked.
Express VPN also gives you detailed FAQs, setup guides, troubleshooting articles, and more. It offers 24*7 customer support and a 30-days money-back guarantee.
It does not keep logs of your internet activity and provides military-level encryption. You can also turn on the Smart DNS feature to unblock geo-restricted content, but it would not have the same privacy as it has, generally.
For all those features, security, and privacy, Express VPN provides a premium subscription, which is not that cheap. It costs you almost $100 yearly (or 15 months if you get a limited-time deal of three premium months free with a year’s subscription). It also has $13 monthly and $60 for six months plans. Avoid buying a two-year subscription because of market volatility.
2) Surfsfark VPN
Surfshark VPN is a decent option for Amazon Firestick. It is ideal for android devices also but works best with a Firestick because its android version does not have that user-friendly interface.
Surfshark does not have as many servers as its competitors, but it provides more speed and features at a lower price. Its most impressive USP is that it supports unlimited devices. No competitor gives you an option to connect unlimited devices under the same subscription.
Surfshark VPN offers more than 3000 servers across 60+ countries. Surfshark manages to give almost 85% of the internet speed. It was way better than its previous years’ results.
A fast VPN helps you use your preferred broadcast news app, high-quality streaming, live streaming, geo-locked content, gaming, etc., without lag. Surfshark also provides military-level encryption, making it one of the most secure VPNs out there. It also offers a kill switch button you can use to prevent leakage of network data in case the VPN connection fails. This button keeps the data secure in VPN’s secure tunnel.
Many VPNs fail to stream the content of Netflix, but Surfshark does not. It unblocks geo-restricted content of several OTT platforms, including Netflix. It also offers a multihop option which jumps your IP/connection through several countries and servers to hide your trail.
It is one of the least expensive VPNs, and you can buy a subscription for as low as $2.30 monthly. You have to pay $60 upfront, which gives you 24 months of premium subscription.
I do not recommend buying two or more year plans because apps like VPNs are never reliable. Government can ban them, they can shut down their services at will, and more can happen in two or more years. So, stick to the one-year or six months plan.
You can buy Surfshark’s six-month plan for $6.49 monthly. In this case, you have to pay $40 upfront. You need to pay $13 monthly for one month plan. You can also take advantage of a free 30-day trial and can set a reminder to cancel the subscription before the trial offer ends.
These two VPNs work well with both Android and Firestick devices. You can also use Nord, Turbo, and more VPNs on both Android and Firestick devices to stream your favorite content without interruptions.
Express and Surfshark VPNs are the best out there. One gives faster internet speeds, and the other is cheaper but gives unlimited connection. Try these VPNs before going for others available in the market.
Avoid using free VPNs because they keep your data and sell it to third parties.