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Hi!

I need your help. :)
I use AirVPN only on my desktop PC, since my router isn't powerful enough for it. That's working fine.

But since with the new self-isolation thingy going on, I'd like to use streaming services with full bandwidth (and not with EU limited).
So, the question is that is there a way to achieve this on TV and on a Fire TV Stick 4K (e.g. with modifying only DNS entries)?

Thanks!

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Depends on the TV. The way I hear it, Eddie is available on and compatible with both Android TV and Fire TV (+Stick). For specifics I'd like to refer to the forums search, there are some threads about each in the past.

Keep in mind though that some streaming services like Netflix are not officially supported any longer because it's very difficult to find a server which works with it. Some threads also keep coming up now and then about BBC iPlayer and a bit about Prime Video. Then, we've no reports on all the new streaming services which came out this year yet, namely Disney+ and Apple TV+. We would appreciate a report from you which service you are using and how well it works with AirVPN.


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Thanks for the reply.
So there's no easy "only DNS set" in the devices apart from using the VPN service?
Maybe it'd be a good idea to consider :)

The TV is LG B8, meaning WebOS. There's Netflix and Amazon on TV, Disney+ and AppleTV+ on the fire stick.

I'll take a look on Fire TV.
But the big concern is whether the device (TV, Fire stick) is powerful enough to handle the VPN connection by itself with 30 Mbps.

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1 hour ago, ecabdf said:

So there's no easy "only DNS set" in the devices apart from using the VPN service?


No. AirDNS only works inside the VPN, therefore, you must connect to AirVPN to use AirDNS features…
 
1 hour ago, ecabdf said:

Maybe it'd be a good idea to consider :)


… therefore, no. :)
 
1 hour ago, ecabdf said:
But the big concern is whether the device (TV, Fire stick) is powerful enough to handle the VPN connection by itself with 30 Mbps.

Should be. I mean, it's "only" streaming.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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@ecabdf

Hello!

Yes, even our 1st gen, very old FireStick can stream HD with no problems even with OpenVPN on AES-256 - and you have also the option to gain more performance with CHACHA20-POLY1305. We see that the LG B8 features a CPU that's at least as powerful as the 2nd generation Firestick, so no problems for it as well.

Kind regards
 

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22 hours ago, Staff said:
@ecabdf
Yes, even our 1st gen, very old FireStick can stream HD with no problems even with OpenVPN on AES-256 - and you have also the option to gain more performance with CHACHA20-POLY1305. We see that the LG B8 features a CPU that's at least as powerful as the 2nd generation Firestick, so no problems for it as well.
 
Thanks, it sounds good.
I'm waiting for an ethernet adapter for the Fire stick 4k, I'll try it out when it's arrived.

But about the LG B8: there's no "Eddie" app in the LG Store.
Note that LG B8 doesn't have android but WebOS.

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So, I managed to try out (apart from Netflix) on the Fire TV Stick 4k:
only AppleTV+ works with US servers. Although I'm not sure about the increased bandwidth, because input video bitrate never went above 15000 on the built-in OSD. I'll try to roughly "measure" it with Eddie's built-in counter.

The rest don't work:
- Amazon: main menu works (including previews!), but when you try to stream content then it doesn't
- Disney+: it couldn't even get to main menu, a message said that the service isn't available in that region, plus it deleted all the account info :)

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