How to Set Up an Amazon Fire TV with KeepSolid SmartDNS

Method I. Set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on your router
Method II. Set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on your Amazon Fire TV
Important notice before you start Amazon Fire TV setup
Step 1. Find your router IP address
Step 2. Change Amazon Fire TV DNS settings
What else you need

Method I. Set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on your router

Instead of doing Amazon Fire TV setup, you can configure your router. Check out KeepSolid SmartDNS guides for various routers here. With router setup, all devices connected to your router will also be using KeepSolid SmartDNS proxy. 

Method II. Set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on your Amazon Fire TV

In case you have no access to the router you’re connected to, or if your want to change DNS settings of your Amazon Fire TV only, follow the Amazon Fire setup instructions below. 

Important notice before you start Amazon Fire TV setup

  • Before you start setting up Fire TV proxy, we recommend you to make a note of your current DNS settings. You will need this information when you want to revert to the original settings later. 
  • To unblock streaming services with our KeepSolid SmartDNS app, you have to register your IP address. Check out how to manage your IP address in the KeepSolid SmartDNS App and your KeepSolid User Office here
  • Also note that whenever your IP changes, our service will stop working for you. To avoid this, make sure to update your IP address via your User Office or KeepSolid SmartDNS app. 
  • Besides, we recommend you to block Google DNS servers (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) on your router, otherwise you may not be able to bypass geo-restrictions and access the desired content. 

Step 1. Find your router IP address 

First of all, you need to find the IP address of your router. The steps vary depending on your OS. Select the appropriate instruction below and take a note of your router IP. 

How to find the router IP on Windows 

  1. Open the Command Prompt on your Windows device
  2. Type ipconfig and press Enter
  3. The default gateway IP address is usually the IP address of your router.  

How to find the router IP on OS X

  1. Proceed to your macOS System Preferences
  2. Navigate to Network
  3. Select Wi-Fi or Ethernet, depending on your primary connection
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Go to TCP/IP and find your router IP address there.

Note: With the update of Amazon Fire TV OS to version 5.0.5, Fire TV devices ignore IPv4 DNS settings in favor of IPv6 if available. In case you notice IPv6 address for DNS in the network settings of your device, make sure to disable it on your router to let your Fire TV use our DNS service.

Step 2. Change Amazon Fire TV DNS settings

The instructions on how to set up KeepSolid SmartDNS on Amazon Fire TV depend on the type of your connection, wireless or wired.  

Changing the DNS on Amazon Fire TV (Wireless) 

  1. Go to your Amazon Fire TV Settings.
  2. Choose Systems > WI-FI.
  3. Select your WI-FI network and forget WI-FI network. To do this, press the button with 3 lines on it. 
  4. Press Select
  5. Select your WI-FI network.
  6. Enter the password for your WI-FI network and Click on Advanced.
  7. Now you’ll need the IP address of your router. Type in the first three groups of numbers exactly the same as your router IP. The last digit should be changed, so you get an IP address from the same IP range as your router. For example, if your router IP is 192.168.0.1, you could enter the IP address 192.168.0.7 or something of that nature (in the range from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.255).     
  8. Enter the IP address of your router in the Default gateway field. 
  9. For the Network Prefix Length, input 24 and click Next.
  10. Enter the DNS addresses of KeepSolid SmartDNS servers: 

    European DNS - 62.210.136.158 
    US DNS - 69.162.67.202 

    Note: Use the DNS server closest to your real location as the primary DNS (DNS 1) and the other one as the secondary DNS (DNS 2) for your Amazon Fire TV.
  11. Restart your Amazon Fire TV for the changes to come into force. 

Changing the DNS on Amazon Fire TV (Wired) 

  1. Navigate to your Amazon Fire TV Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Choose Network (wired).
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Now you’ll need the IP address of your router. Type in the first three groups of numbers exactly the same as your router IP. The last digit should be changed, so you get an IP address from the same IP range as your router. For example, if your router IP is 192.168.0.1, you could enter the IP address 192.168.0.7 or something of that nature (in the range from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.255).      
  6. For the Network Prefix Length, input 24 and press Next.
  7. Set gateway to your router IP (you can find the information following the same instructions provided in Step 1. Find your router IP address).
  8. Press Next
  9. Fill out DNS 1 and DNS 2 fields using KeepSolid SmartDNS addresses: 

    European DNS - 62.210.136.158 
    US DNS - 69.162.67.202

    Note: Use the DNS server closest to your real location as the primary DNS (DNS 1) and the other one as the secondary DNS (DNS 2) for your Amazon Fire TV.
  10. Restart your Amazon Fire TV for the changes to come into force. 

What else you need

  • Make sure that in your Amazon Account you have 1-click US address.
  • Also, go to your Account on Amazon.com > Manage Your Content and Devices > Country Settings and set the country to United States. 

That’s it! Now you know how to change DNS settings for Netflix and other services. And everything is set for you to enjoy unrestricted streaming of all your favorite movies and shows on your Amazon Fire TV. 

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