The Amazon Fire Stick is a popular streaming device. Its wide range of features makes it highly sought-after around the world. Being able to use it in Nigeria gives you a chance to view content like never before.
Does Amazon Fire Stick Work in Nigeria?
No, it doesn’t work in Nigeria — ordinarily. Amazon Fire Stick comes with some geo-restrictions, so there are certain regions where you can’t use it. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t unlock it and start enjoying all the benefits it has to offer. We will show you the steps to take so it can start working.
How to set up your Amazon Fire Stick
Before you can use Amazon Fire Stick, you need to get some things ready.
- wireless connection — Amazon Fire Stick is a streaming device so this is necessary.
- compatible TV — most TVs are compatible with it. Just make sure your TV has HD or UHD, and an HDMI port.
- 2 AAA batteries — for the remote
- amazon account — you need an Amazon account to be able to use it.
- Add power
Plug the power adaptor into your Amazon Fire Stick then plug the other end into a power outlet. Turn on the Amazon Fire Stick.
- Plug into TV’s HDMI port
You’ll find the HDMI port at the back or side of the TV. You’ll plug the Amazon Fire Stick into it.
- Select your channel
Switch the TV channel to the same channel the Amazon Fire Stick is. The screen will show Amazon Fire Stick Logo. Wait until it finishes loading.
- Setup remote
You’ll put the 2 AAA batteries in the remote, and the remote will automatically pair with the stick. If it doesn’t pair, locate the home button then press and hold it for up to 10 seconds. This will put it in “discovery mode” and it will pair with the stick in no time.
- Connect to the Internet
You’ll see on-screen instructions on how to connect your TV stick to your Wi-Fi. Follow the instructions.
- Register your device
You’re almost done. All that remains now is to register your Stick to your Amazon account. You’ll get on-screen instructions on how to do that.
How to Use Amazon Fire Stick in Nigeria
You’ll need to get a little creative to be able to use this service, but it won’t cost you any penny.
- Get a VPN
VPN is a security and privacy app that makes you anonymous by changing your location when browsing the web.
To use Amazon Fire Stick in Nigeria, you will have to use a VPN. Not all VPNs work seamlessly. If it’s a free VPN, it’s will have few servers, so it’s preferable to opt for a paid one.
You can make use of ExpressVPN. Other good VPNs are CyberGhost and NordVPN. You can also do your research and find VPNs that work seamlessly.
- Create a VPN account
Download and install the VPN from your Fire TV app store. Launch the VPN and create an account. Now you’ll log in to the VPN by providing your details.
A list of servers in different countries will appear. You can select a US server or any other country that Amazon Fire Stick supports. Click on it and wait a few seconds for it to connect.
After it connects, all the contents you couldn’t view and settings you couldn’t change will now be unlocked. Any streaming service app you want can be installed and opened to view your favorite TV shows or movies. You can also install games and apps.
If you choose a region in the VPN that supports all kinds of content, you’ll be able to use services in the UK such as ITV Hub, BBC iPlayer, and so on. You’ll also be able to view popular streaming services in Asia, and other countries.
Is it Illegal to Use a VPN with Amazon Fire Stick?
If you’re a law-abiding citizen, this will definitely cross your mind. Besides, you wouldn’t want your Amazon Fire Stick account getting banned.
You shouldn’t be worried about this because Amazon itself allows its users to download VPNs directly from its app store. If they didn’t want you to do this then they would have blocked the possibility of installing a VPN on their device.
This doesn’t mean using a VPN for other purposes is illegal. Using a VPN is legal and it’s permissible to use it in any situation. As said earlier, VPN is a privacy and security tool, and who wouldn’t want to feel safe on the internet. Besides, the VPN has other uses apart from using it to unblock streaming services.
Amazon Fire Stick popularity isn’t dwindling anytime soon. Besides, they keep adding new features which makes it much better every time. Being able to access the contents and features on it means you won’t be left out. You too can have a fun-filled moment with Amazon Fire Stick.