The entertainment world is changing daily, and so are the ways of streaming. One of the most recent streaming devices is Amazon Firesticks which converts traditional TVs into smart TVs.

Apple TVs, Rokus, and Chromecast are other popular streaming devices people love to use. You can use these devices to stream movies, TV shows, and more by using apps, add-ons, websites, etc.

Unfortunately, you can not stream all content types because of geo-restrictions. In this blog, I’ll tell you all about geo-restrictions, their impact, solution, and more.

What are Geo-Restrictions?

Geo-restrictions mean restricting content based on your location. It can frustrate you in two ways.

  1. It won’t allow you to stream content that is not available in your country. This content can be blocked by the government or your Internet Service Providers.
  2. You will not be able to stream your country-specific content in other countries. For instance, if a TV show is available only in your country, you would not be able to stream that show anywhere else.

How to Watch Geo-Restricted Content on Firestick?

There are several tips you can follow to stream geo-restricted content on your Firestick device. Here are some of the best ones.

1) VPN

A Virtual Private Network is one of the best ways to bypass geo-restrictions. A VPN changes your location to another country and also hides your IP address. Express VPN provides the fastest VPN service for Amazon Fire TV Stick, but you can pick any VPN you prefer. Here are some other benefits of using a VPN.

  1.  It secures your network from hackers and malware by hiding your IP address and giving you a new one,
  2.  It helps you avoid legal troubles from original content owners, ISPs, and the government,
  3.  It can help you in stopping internet throttling. For those who do not know, internet throttling is a process where your Internet Service Provider intentionally slows your internet speed. They can do that to keep their VIP customers happy or to try slowing down your streaming activities. Using a VPN keeps your internet activities anonymous.
  4.  A VPN stops hackers and malware from entering your system.,
  5. A VPN can secure you on both browser and system levels,
  6. It also gives you more security if you have connected your Firestick to your laptop, and is using a public network.
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You might only want to use premium VPNs because free VPNs keep logs of your online activities. Keeping logs means keeping a record or track of your online activities like surfing, downloading, streaming, etc. After that, these free VPNs sell this data to third parties like businesses, ISPs, and the government.

2) Use of a Proxy Server

A proxy server means an intermediary between a server you are requesting the service to and your Firestick devices. A proxy server uses an IP address, which helps it to access the geo-restricted services, but much faster than VPNs.

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3) Using a Smart DNS Service

A smart DNS changes your original DNS address to a new one. VPNs and other proxy servers change your IP address, but a DNS Service overrides DNS entries which helps ISPs or the government see the user’s location. After overriding your DNS entries, it re-routs your connection by a proxy server to a specific location, where the website exists. It changes your location to a country where that content is legal or unrestricted.

Using a VPN is one of the most reliable ways to stream geo-restricted content, but you can try to use the other two methods also.

Disclaimer

Streaming, downloading, and sharing copyrighted content is not a good option, and I do not promote or instigate anyone to do so. You can end up behind bars if you are unlucky, and original content owners, ISPs, or the government decide to take legal action.

Wrapping Up

Using a VPN is one of the most reliable options to stream geo-restricted content on Firestick devices.

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