How to use the Amazon Fire TV Stick in Ireland

Lee Kirwin

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Lee is an avid 80's action fan classing 300, Predator and Terminator among his favourites. When he's not binging movies he can be found keeping fit, attending Comic Con and wearing Star Wars socks of all things.

The Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV have become staple media devices in most households worldwide.

Ireland is no different but sadly, they’re not officially available there.

Whether you’re living or travelling in Ireland and you’ve got your Amazon Firestick with you, then you’ve probably found that it doesn’t work quite as you’d expect it to.

Most of the apps you’re trying to access won’t work like they usually do. This is due to the fact that Fire Stick, Fire TV, or Fire Cube aren’t officially available in Ireland yet, and need to be imported from overseas from countries like the UK, USA, or India.

No matter where your Firestick is from, you’ll find that it has limited capabilities in Ireland. Thankfully, it doesn’t need to be like that.

If you’re looking to have full use of your Amazon Fire Stick in Ireland, then this is the guide that you need.

Below I’ll show you how to use your Amazon Fire Stick restriction-free by using a VPN app like ExpressVPN. The best part? It only takes a few minutes to set up.

What you need and where to find it

As I’ve mentioned earlier in this article, if you’re in Ireland, then you’ll need to use a VPN app if you want to use your Amazon Fire Stick to its full potential.

Throughout this article, I’ll be referring to it as the Fire Stick, but this also works for the Fire TV and Fire TV Cube.

By using a VPN app on your Fire TV Stick, you’ll be able to trick it into believing that you’re in another location of your choosing, such as the UK, USA, India, or anywhere else in the world.

For instance, you could be sat at home in Dublin while watching BBC iPlayer, and your Fire Stick would think you’re in the UK.

You can get a VPN app from the Amazon app store, just as you would with any other app.

What’s the best VPN for the job?

The number 1 VPN you can use and my recommendation for you is ExpressVPN. One of the main reasons is that ExpressVPN supports Amazon Fire Stick with a VPN app. This is something that many other VPNs don’t do.

ExpressVPN is also one of the most reliable VPNs and provides some of the fastest VPN connections globally, making it the perfect VPN for streaming high-quality video content on your TV.

However, if you want to check out some alternatives to ExpressVPN, then you should check out NordVPN and Surfshark VPN.

All three VPN services are highly rated and tested regularly by myself. Each one offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try their services risk-free.

Deciding on which to choose is up to you.

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How to unblock the Fire TV in Ireland

Now that you’ve chosen the VPN you want, it’s time to install it on your Fire Stick so that you can use it in Ireland.

To set yourself up, follow these simple steps below.

In this example, I’ll be using ExpressVPN for demonstration purposes. However, the set-up process will be pretty similar for all three of the VPNs I’ve mentioned above.

  1. Go to the ExpressVPN website and select a subscription package (such as their 12-month plan that comes with 3 free months and saves you 49%). Then sign up for their service by entering your email and payment information followed by clicking “Join Now”.
  2. Open the app store on your Amazon Fire Stick and search for ExpressVPN. Then download the app.
  3. Click the home button on your Fire Stick remote and open the ExpressVPN app and log in using your email address and password. The app may ask you to activate it using a code rather than logging in.
  4. Press Selected Location and then choose a connection from the United Kingdom, USA, or India. Then hit the Connect button (the large on-screen power button).

ExpressVPN app on Fire TV

Now that you’re connected to another location using your ExpressVPN, you can open up any apps you want on your Fire Stick without restriction.

Apps such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, NBC Sports, Netflix, and many more will now be available to you in Ireland.

All of the apps from your chosen “Home country” will be available to you restriction free. You’ll even have access to other Netflix libraries from all over the world.

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Are there any additional costs?

Nope, none at all.

Once you’re signed up for a VPN service such as one of the providers mentioned above, there are no extra costs associated with the VPN.

You can use your VPN and Fire Stick as much as you want while you’re in Ireland, watching all of your favourite TV content without any restrictions.

There are no hidden costs or fee’s that need to be paid. Once you sign up for your VPN, you’re good to go.

Summary

If you’ve been looking to use your Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV or Fire TV Cube in Ireland, then you’ll need to use a VPN app to unblock many of the apps that you want to have access to.

A VPN such as ExpressVPN comes in app form and can be downloaded to your Fire Stick by searching for it on your Amazon app store.

It’s worth noting that only a handful of VPNs work with Amazon Fire Stick, so try to stick with the three that I’ve recommended in this article as I know that they work as I test them regularly.

ExpressVPN is my top choice for you, they’re effortless to use and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you aren’t happy, you can get your money back… It’s risk-free.

Here’s a recap of what you need to do.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN.
  2. Download the ExpressVPN app to your Amazon Fire Stick and log in.
  3. Select a home country such as UK, USA, etc. Then hit the Connect button.

Now sit back and enjoy all of the new content you now have access to on your Fire Stick.

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