Last Updated on August 11, 2022 by Andrew White
If you want to know how to change location on firestick then stay here, this complete step-by-step guide will help you in changing location or country on a firestick.
I have written lots of articles here related to firestick and today I was just going through the comment section and after reading your comments I found there are so many users who are facing difficulty in installing some apps on their firestick devices because of location issues.
We all know the firestick app store has lots of different apps but there are some apps that are only available in the selective regions. So if you are sitting in the UK and you want to download the app that is only available in the United States or vice versa then you can’t download it directly from the Amazon app store.
I live in the United States and I won’t lie I have come across this situation a hell lot of times, but don’t worry it is not that big issue you can easily solve it by changing the location on firestick. It is not that difficult at all to change location on a firestick, however, many of you guys are new to firestick so they might don’t know how to change firestick location in this guide I will be teaching you the perfect to change firestick location.
Once you change the location or change the country on Firestick you will be able to access the particular app that is available only for that particular country.
Different ways to Change Firestick Location
There are basically 2 ways that can help you in changing the country of your firestick or you can say changing the location of your firestick, the very first way is using the firestick’s settings to change the location and another way is by using a VPN.
The very first way doesn’t require any app or any other thing to install, you can simply change the location from your firestick’s settings. However, the second method requires you to use a VPN like ExpressVPN to change the location.
In my opinion, the VPN way is way better because it is more secure and it will not only help you in changing the country of your firestick but it will also help you in hiding your IP address. So, if you are someone who streams lots of free movies on a firestick or if you stream copyrighted content then I highly and strongly suggest you use a working VPN.
Don’t worry I have written both ways to change firestick location, you can follow any of the methods according to your preference and suitability. First, we will be seeing the first method to change the location on the firestick and that is changing the location within the firestick but for that, it is very important for us to firstly change the country on the Amazon account.
How to Change Country on Amazon Account
Before we see how to change the location on firestick, we need to first change the country on the Amazon account and once you have done that you will be able to see the prime video content but that doesn’t mean you can watch it, you still need to use a VPN to access it.
- First of all, open up the Amazon website. You can open the website on your smartphone, laptop, or fire tv.
- Now in the top right corner, you will see the option of signing in. Simply do that.
- After signing in, hover over the Accounts & Lists option.
- Now click on the Your content and devices option.
- Click on the Preferences option.
- You will now see your current selected country and now to change it simply click on the “Change” option.
- It will now ask you to enter some details regarding your address and name, so go ahead and do fill-up the form.
Once you have done that you need to reboot your firestick device. After rebooting it you need to set up your firestick device again the same way you did when you bought it for the first time.
Done! You have successfully changed the location on your Amazon account and now let’s change the location/country on firestick from the firestick’s settings.
How to Change Location on Firestick from Settings
Now, this method is not as effective as using a VPN but if you still want to get some weather updates from Alexa then you can give this method a try. It is very easy, all you need to do is change the location from firestick settings, to do so follow the below steps.
- Open your fire TV and go to the home screen.
- Go to your firestick settings, you can open the settings either by pressing the settings button on your fire tv remote or manually going to the settings.
- After reaching the setting page click on “Preferences”.
- Now select the Location option.
- Enter the postcode of the country that you are interested in.
- Click on the “Next” after entering the postcode.
Done! Settings have been updated and your firestick location has been changed successfully.
How to change location or country on firestick via VPN
Now, this is the method that I highly suggest you follow because it more modern and secure way to change your location as well as it is very effective.
You can use VPN to change the country on firestick within a second and you can get access to almost all apps that are geo-restricted and you can watch movies/shows on Prime Video, Netflix, etc that are geo-restricted.
There are tons of VPNs available online but I myself using ExpressVPN for a very long time and I have literally no complaints. It is one of the most trusted and downloaded VPNs available.
Follow the below steps to know how you can install ExpressVPN on your FireStick.
- First of all, go to your FireStick home screen.
- Now go to the search option and type ‘ExpressVPN‘
- Now the app will appear right in front of your screen.
- Click on the Get button to start the downloading process.
- Now visit the ExpressVPN website and place your order.
- Enter your Login ID and Password.
- After sign in you can start using VPN.
Done! You have now changed your firestick location via VPN and now you are good to go. You can now get access to tons of apps and websites that are geo-restricted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question) How to hide location on firestick?
Well, you can not turn off the location directly on the firestick but you can change it. There are 2 ways to do so, the first way is to change the location within firestick settings and another way is to change it through VPN.
Question) Is VPN safe to use on Firestick?
Yes, why not. VPNs are 100% safe to use and there is no harm in using a VPN on firestick. In fact, it helps you in securing and protecting your IP address. VPN is a very must for those who use firestick to stream free movies, tv shows, etc on firestick. VPN will help you in hiding your IP address and thus preventing you from any legal actions.
Question) Best VPN for Firestick?
I have tried lots of VPNs in the past and trust me nothing can beat express VPN. For the last 2 years, I am using ExpressVPN on firestick and I am literally loving it. So if it is your first time choosing a VPN then I highly recommend you to go with ExpressVPN.
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So, this was the guide where I shared two methods to change location on firestick. There are plenty of reasons to change location on firestick and the main reason why everyone wants to change location or country on firestick is to download apps that are geo-restricted. Well, I hope I helped you in changing the location of your firestick.
If you still got some doubts or if you are facing problem while performing any of the above steps then do let me know by dropping a comment below and I will try my best to solve your problem as soon as possible.