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In this tutorial we will show you how to install CactusVPN app for Fire TV and how to connect to VPN or Smart DNS using our app, but first let’s see what are our requirements.
In order to use the CactusVPN app you will need:
With our VPN app for Fire TV your life becomes much easier. No more manual setup and a lot of new features are waiting you.
First you have to install our VPN app for Fire TV. Go to the Amazon App Store on your Fire TV and search for “CactusVPN”.Then choose our app from search results (1).
Choose “Get” (2).
Choose “Open” (3).
On the sign in screen you have two options: to sign in to use our VPN services or to sign in to use our Smart DNS services. You can do this by tapping on the “VPN” or “Smart DNS” tabs.
If you want to connect to Smart DNS and don’t need VPN, just skip part II and go directly to the part “III. Connect to Smart DNS”.
To sign in to VPN you should make sure the “VPN” tab (5) is selected on the sign in screen.Enter your VPN username and password (6).You can find them in the your account on our website, by going to Settings -> App Login Credentials. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).
You can save them for later usage (7).
Tap on “Sign in” button (8).
If you forgot your credentials you can request a password reset (9).
On this screen you can also order our VPN + Smart DNS package (9) if you still don’t have one.
Once you are signed in you can choose the VPN server you want to connect to (10).img src=”/wp-content/themes/cactusvpn/images/tutorials/software-fire-tv/CactusVPN-Fire-TV-VPN-App-5.png” alt=”How to set up CactusVPN App for Fire TV: Step 5″>
Tap on the desired server (11). After you will select the server the app will return to the connections screen.“Sort by speed” feature will allow you to find the fastest servers for you – after pressing this button the servers will be sorted by the lowest ping to your computer.
Tap on “Connect” button (13).
You might be warned that a VPN connection will be set up. Choose “OK” (14).
In several seconds the VPN app for Fire TV does its job and VPN connection on your Fire TV will be created and you’ll see the “You are connected” message below the button – this means your connection is now active.
To disconnect just choose “Disconnect” (15). Now you can choose another location to connect to.
You can configure how the app works. To do that choose the menu icon (16).
Choose “Settings” (17).
You’ll see all the Settings:”Sign in at app start” – automatically signs in when the app starts.
“Connect VPN on sign in” – automatically connect to VPN after signing in.
“Hide app on connect” – hide the CactusVPN app after connecting to VPN.
“Reconnect if connection dropped” – automatically reconnect if connection is dropped.
“Start on boot” – starts the app automatically when the Fire boots.
“Group servers by country when sorting by speed” – when you sort VPN servers by speed, they will be grouped by country.
“OpenVPN protocol” – choose the OpenVPN protocol you want to use: TCP or UDP.
“OpenVPN port” – choose the OpenVPN port you want to use.
Tap on “Sign in” button (20).
“DNS Server” – choose the one that is closest to you.
You might get a notification that our app is trying to create a VPN connection. Don’t worry! It will be a simulated VPN connection where both VPN server and client are your mobile device. We use it so you could have Smart DNS access regardless if you are connected to Wi-Fi or using mobile data.
To disable Smart DNS tap on “Disable Smart DNS” button.
“Sign in at app. start” – sign in into your account when CactusVPN app starts.
“Enable Smart DNS on Sign in” – automatically enable Smart DNS after signing in.