IPVanish VPN has worked on Amazon Fire TV devices for quite sometime with no issue. It did however require a few extra steps and while these steps were not that difficult to accomplish, it did pose problems for some users that were unfamiliar with side loading apps manually.
I recommend all Fire TV Stick users to use this method to add IPVanish VPN to their device. If you already have side loaded the app, uninstall it and reinstall it via the Amazon App Store.
Easy 1 Click Install
You will be able to easily add IPVanish VPN with a simple search on the Amazon Fire TV Stick and search for IPVanish. Then download and install the software to your device. Once it is installed simply launch the application, then enter your login details you received when purchasing IPVanish VPN.
This is one of the most prominent reasons I would recommend removing your side loaded copy of IPVanish and install the application using the Amazon App Store. Usually when you install an app using the side load method, it will not automatically notify you of new updates. This in turn requires you to occasionally uninstall the app and reinstall it after downloading the newest version.
If you have it installed directly from the app store, automatic updates should occur. If they do not automatically update, you will at least be given a notification of a new version and the option to update to the latest version keeping your IPVanish VPN protecting you and your privacy on all cylinders at all times.