Why You Should Use VPNs
Before we move on to the enabling process, we have a bit of advice for you. If you’re using third-party add-ons on your Firestick or Fire TV then you have quite a good reason to be concerned about the add-ons that you use. For one, some add-ons may not work in your location because of the geographical locking (georestrictions) of some content. In order to overcome this block, you should utilize a VPN. VPNs basically shield your network, thus hiding not only your location but also your identity by cloaking your IP address and replacing it with another one in a different city, country or even continent. By using VPNs, you’ll have unlimited access to all of the content available on add-ons that have been blocked by region. All you have to do is choose a country where the stream or content is available and the VPN server will make it appear as if that’s where you are.
Bypassing georestrictions is not the only reason to consider a VPN though. VPNs are key when it comes to security which is especially important in today’s environment. A VPN helps create a secure, private network where all of your internet traffic is sent through an encrypted tunnel. Tracking your activities online is not possible which is super important.
But which VPN should you use? There are thousands of VPNs available online- both free and paid. The advantage of the free VPNs is obviously the lack of monetary investment. This can be quite convenient for those of us that are looking to save a few bucks down the line but there is a downside to using those VPNs. For one thing, the VPNs keep a record of what you’re doing online on a server they own and that might be problematic since governments and even hacking groups can gain access to that and based on things like your location and IP address, track you down. This is means that there is a massive security issue when using free VPNs. Aside from that though, there are other reasons to steer clear of free VPNs – namely they slow down your internet traffic and they can also install malicious software on your machine. The adage, “you get what you pay for”, definitely applies as free VPNs could end up costing you money!
In fact, most paid VPNs have a no logging policy. This means that they do not store your IP address or even your web history on any servers. This is done to ensure that your privacy is intact. If you use such VPNs there’s really no record of what you’ve been up to on the internet. If you’re one of those people who do a lot of torrenting or even access streams through some of Kodi’s third-party add-ons, then we highly recommend such VPNs as they are able to protect your information from being misused by third parties online with malicious intent. That way you’ll be pretty safe online and you’ll also know that there’s no way that anyone can ever use your information to blackmail you.
Similarly, if you’re trying to overcome government censorship than paid VPNs services might actually be very helpful to you as well. With them, you’ll be free from any sort of worry that your government might try to coerce the company into releasing your data activity because paid VPNs with no logging policies just don’t have any of your information available to hand out so all of your problems are solved!
With so many advantages, it’s quite obvious that choosing a paid VPN service is best for you. So which one should you choose? This is where our favorite, Shellfire VPN, comes into play. It is a very secure VPN service that is used by individuals worldwide. It is also available in a wide range of operating systems including iOS, Linux, Windows, and Android. The advantage Shellfire VPN has over other paid services is the Shellfire Box. This tiny little device sits beside your internet router and gives you another secure hotspot that you can use for all of your online streaming. Aside from the fact that you’re not limited to a set number of simultaneous connections through the Shellfire Box, you can actually enable VPN services on devices that would normally not be able to use a VPN – like a Smart TV. Shellfire VPN has servers all over the world and you can easily configure the Shellfire Box to use one of these servers if you have a preference.
Step #1 – From the home screen, go to the Downloader app.
Step #2 – On the Downloader app go to Settings.
And that’s it!