Use Amazon Fire TV with Smart DNS
If you want to get the most from Internet streaming sites then a DNS service is definitly the way to go for most people.
A DNS will let you use your FIre TV device to watch any available Netflix, eg USA Netflix in the UK or Australia, spotify music streaming service, BBC iPlayer outside the UK and NFL Pass within the Unites States which is waaaay cheaper than regular cable subscriptions. It also lets you stream at full speed.
Before configuring the DNS service some work needs to be done to get the most out of your Fire TV device.
Setting up your Amazon Account for DNS
1) Set up 1 click purchasing with a US address
2) Go to Your Account > Manage Your Content and Devices > Country Settings and set country to United States
How to Change the DNS settings on Fire TV
To change the DNS settings on your Device, you first need to have an account with a Smart DNS Provider. I recommend SmartDNSProxy and Overplay, but if you want a VPN as well PureVPN also offers a DNS solution. This will get your new IP addresses and register your device on their network in preperation.
On your Fire TV Device just follow these simple steps from the menu
- Go to Settings
- Go to System
- Go to WiFi
- Select your WiFi Network and enter your credentials if you aren’t already connected
- Click on Advanced
- Enter the first three groups of numbers exactly the same as the IP address of your router. As an example, if your router IP is 192.168.0.1, then use the IP address 192.168.0.7 or something to that nature. The important part is to change the last digit so you get an IP from the same IP range as the router.
- For the Default gateway enter the IP of your router
- Input 24 for the Network Prefix Length and Click Next Enter the DNS addresses given to by your Smart DNS Provider
Still not enough streaming material? Check out my guide on how to install Kodi on Fire TV
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