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Private Internet Access may not be available on Amazon App Store, but it can still be installed on FireStick device by 2 methods. These include Downloader app and ES File Explorer.

In this guide, I will be telling you how to install Private Internet Access. Until its dedicated app is added on Amazon Store, this will be your recommended solution to setup PIA VPN.

Private Internet Access has over 3,325 servers available in 29 countries. Even though it has a third-part app, it works great on Fire TV Stick. It completely hides your IP address and keeps your online activity secure while streaming.

If aren’t satisfied with this service, you can check out the best Fire Stick VPN guide. Now, let’s begin with the Private Internet Access setup guide.

How to Install Private Internet Access VPN on FireStick

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The task of installing Private Internet Access on VPN FireStick is an interesting one and only takes 3 minutes at max.

Since there is no PIA VPN Fire Stick app, I have mentioned two methods i.e. ES File Explorer and Downloader App. But before doing anything, you will need to download PIA APK on your computer.

Once the APK is installed, you need to transfer the file to your Amazon FireStick. This can be done by connecting the USB wire of FireStick to your computer. Transfer the files to the internal storage of the device.

Now connect the FireStick wire to your TV and turn the device on.

Method 1: Setup PIA FireStick via Downloader App


This is the easiest of the two methods. Follow these simple steps below:

  • Open FireStick Home > Go to Settings
  • Choose Device/ Fire TV > Then Developer Options
  • Turn ON Allow Apps from Unknown Sources and ADB Debugging
  • Go back to FireStick Home > Then Search option at the top
  • Type Downloader and click on it
  • Download this app if you haven’t already
  • Open the Downloader App > Paste this URL
  • Click Go > The PIA file will now download
  • It will ask for you to install PIA so click Install at the bottom
  • Press Done when the installation is completed
  • Go back to FireStick Home > Click on Settings > Then Applications
  • Go to Manage Installed Applications > Select Private Internet Access
  • Start using the service and stream Movies and TV Shows with the best Fire TV Stick apps 2020.

Method 2: ES File Explorer

Step 1: Go to Search > Type ‘ES File Explorer’
Step 2: ES File Explorer will appear, click on Download 
Step 3: Install Mouse Toggle (Optional)
Step 4: Install Mouse Toggle app to improve the functionality of FireStick remote
Step 5: On your mobile device, search for the app on Play Store or iTunes Store (It costs $2.99
Step 6: Install the app
Step 7: Now go to Settings on your FireStick device > Then Device/Fire TV > Click Developer Options
Step 8: Turn ON ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
Step 9: Now Open Mouse Toggle app on mobile device
Step 10: Click on the 3 horizontal lines located at the top-left corner
Step 11: It will open the menu and will list the names of Fire TV Stick devices in vicinity
Step 12: Select your FireStick device
Step 13: It will ask you to install Fire TV App
Step 14: Once installed, it will upload Mouse Toggle app on FireStick
Step 15: No install Private Internet Access APK
Step 16: Now Open ES File Explorer on your Fire Stick
Step 17: Select the file PIA-Latest-Android.apk
Step 18: Press Install again
Step 19: Click Open when the installation is complete
Step 20: Sign UP to the account > Connect to US server > Enjoy!

Advantages of using Private Internet Access on FireStick

When you use PIA VPN for FireStick, you are able to attain a comprehensive list of different benefits. Here is the list of various advantages that consists of:

  • Offers Internet Kill Switch and DNS leak protection features to users
  • Provides 256-bit military-grade encryption
  • Allows you to bypass ISP throttling hassles
  • Helps you in unblocking region-blocked content

Find out more about the hidden gems of the service by reading Private Internet Access review.

What should I do if PIA is not working on Fire TV Stick?

If you are unable to use PIA on your Fire TV Stick device, you can still try out a workaround. In case your VPN app does not connect, you should reboot your Fire TV Stick devices. If you still face the same problem, you should restore your Amazon Fire TV Stick devices to its factory settings.

Private Internet Access User Reviews

PIA has about 4-star ratings out of 5 with 575 user ratings. If you see at the image below, you will find that 65% of the rating coming from 5-Star reviews.


See what PIA users have to say about this VPNs performance:


The above user says that PIA VPN is easy to install on FireStick despite downloading its third-party app, while he’s been using this app for 3 years and has always received excellent performance.


Another user complains that despite it is available on Amazon store for review, this VPN doesn’t unblock Amazon Prime. That’s true, PIA doesn’t unblock Amazon Prime streaming service.

Wrapping Up

Private Internet Access works great despite the fact that it isn’t available on the Amazon store. But in this guide, I have discussed how to setup Private Internet Access on FireStick device with third-party app. It’s large server network helps FireStick users in keeping their online activity private because that is the ultimate goal of this VPN.

While doing that, it also unblocks streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and others. Moreover, if you don’t wanna spend a lot of money, check out some free firestick VPN.

If you want to contribute anything in this guide, please share your views in the comment section.

Shahmeer Baloch

Shahmeer Baloch

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Shahmeer Baloch is a marketing professional-turned-tech writer who despite had a successful career at Evyap made a drastic change when his interest in technology and international cyber laws became evident. Baloch’s love for new technology is profound and well addressed. Loves to play tennis on weekends.

2 Responses to How to Install Private Internet Access (PIA) on FireStick in 2020

  1. SherylinLaCruz says:

    I’ve been using PIAVPN for over a year on laptop, tablet and phones. Used this information to load PIA on Android tv device but was unable to login with my username and password. Nothing showed in the boxes. Anyone have suggestions?

    • VPNRanks says:

      Hello SherylinLaCruz,

      Are you receiving any error messages? If so, please try contacting the technical support of PIA. They’ll be able to help you through the specific errors that you are encountering.

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