For most compatible devices, the PIA application is available on the app store from the device itself. If it is not in the app store for your device, you may still be able to install the application on your device using the following steps.
This method of setting up the PIA VPN application on an Amazon Firestick may require the use of a third party application, as well as a computer. Please note that use of third party softawre will always be done at your own discretion and should be considered carefully. After the need for such software has been executed, removal should also be a consideration.
To use this setup, you will need an application will allow you to download APK files directly, and execute them for installation. In this guide that application is called Downloader and can be found in the Amazon store on your Fire TV device.
Install the Downloader App
Next, we will install Downloader. This is an application that will allow you to browse the local content of the Firestick, much like the File Explorer in a desktop operating system.
Step 1. From the Main Menu, select Settings
Step 2. Select My Fire TV
Step 3. Select Developer Options
Step 4. Select Apps from Unknown Sources
Step 5. Select Turn On
NOTE: Turning this on is not needed for Downloader, but it is needed to install the PIA APK later.
Step 6. Go back to the Home screen and select Search
Step 7. Input "Downloader"
Step 8. Select the Downloader app
Step 9. Select Download
Step 10. Select Open
Step 11. Select Allow
Step 12. Select OK
The Downloader app can now be used to install third party APKs directly to your Firestick.
Install the PIA VPN Application
Step 1. First, you will need to open Downloader.
Step 2. In the text-entry box to the right, input "https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/installer/download_installer_android"
Step 3. Select Go to start the download.
Step 4. You will be prompted with confirmation of the required permissions for the PIA VPN app approve them, and select Install.
Step 5. The application will then perform the installation process.
Step 6. Open the PIA application.
Step 7. You will be presented with a quick summary of features available. At the end, double click the ‘Play’ button on your remote to activate the cursor. You can use up, down, left, and right, to move the cursor and the center button to click this cursor much like a mouse; use it to select ‘Done’.
Step 8. You will be presented with a notification from us, warning you that the device is about to prompt you with a security warning, and an assurance that we do not filter or log. We don’t. Select OK.
Step 9. The warning you were warned about will then appear. We don’t monitor network traffic! Select OK.
Step 10. You will be then be presented with a login screen.
Step 11. Here you will input the username and password provided by your PIA subscription.
Step 12. Once both fields have the appropriate information, select Login to save your credentials. On the following screen you will be able to utilize your new mouse cursor again. Activate your connection by clicking on the slider.
This will cause the slider to move to the middle and change from red to orange as the connection is being made.
Once the connection is made, the slider will move fully to the right and change to green.
You are now connected to the PIA VPN on you Firestick.