McAfee is one of the reputed brands in personalized protection and device security. It has its own VPN in name McAfee Secure VPN. The VPN is available for free with limited features. Unfortunately, the McAfee Secure VPN is not available on the Amazon App Store for Firestick and Fire TVs. To use the VPN on your Firestick, you need to sideload the VPN using its APK file. In the free version, you will get a 250 MB daily limit with one device access. To get unlimited access and 5 device access, you need to buy the premium version.

Highlights of McAfee VPN

Below are the highlights of using McAfee VPN on Firestick:

  • McAfee VPN is the only VPN that offers bank-grade encryption with a free plan.
  • For premium users, it offers 24/7/365 customer support.
  • The VPN has servers in 50+ countries.
  • The Premium VPN is capable of bypassing geo-restriction from Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, and Netflix.
  • Using the built-in Ad-blocker, you can block unwanted ads while browsing on your Firestick.

McAfee VPN Pricing

McAfee VPN offers only one VPN plan.

  • $39.99 per year

There is no monthly plan available in the VPN. There is no free trial available on IPTV. But you will get a 30-day money-back policy. You can visit the McAfee VPN website ( to subscribe to its plans.

How to Download and Add McAfee VPN on Firestick

As the McAfee VPN is not available on the Amazon App Store, you need to use third-party apps like the Downloader to get the VPN. If you use third-party apps like the Downloader, you need to turn on the Apps from Unknown Sources feature.

Go to Settings My Fire TV Developer Options Install Unknown AppsTurn On the toggle for Downloader or ES File Explorer.

How to Sideload McAfee VPN on Firestick using Downloader

1. Select the Find tab and choose the Search tile.

Firestick home screen

2. Type Downloader and search for it.

3. Select the Downloader app. The app will be listed in the Apps & Games section.

GEt Downloader to sideload McAfee VPN on Firestick

4. Click the Download icon to install the app. You can also click the Get icon.

5. Now, click the Open button to launch the Downloader app instantly.

6. Click on the Search bar and type the McAfee VPN’s download link ( After that, click the Go button.

7. Now, click the Install button to install the VPN.

8. Once the installation process is completed, click on Open to launch the app.

Alternative Method: How to Get McAfee VPN on Firestick

Follow the steps below to put McAfee VPN on Firestick using ES File Explorer. To install APKs using ES File Explorer, you need to buy its premium version, which costs $9.99 per month.

1. Select the Find tab → Search tile from the home screen.

2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type and search for the ES File Explorer app.

ES File Explorer

3. Choose the ES File Explorer app from the search result.

4. Click on the Get or Download button.

Click the Download button

5. Now, the ES File Explorer app will be installed on your Firestick.

6. Next, click on the Open button to launch the ES File Explorer app.

7. Choose the Downloader icon from the home screen.

8. Select the New tab from the lower-left corner.

9. Enter the URL of the APK File ( of the McAfee VPN.

10. Also, enter the name of the APK file below.

11. Click on the Download Now button to download the McAfee VPN APK file.


12. Finally, the McAfee VPN app will start to download. Click on Open File after McAfee VPN APK File is downloaded.

13. Next, select the Install button.

15. The McAfee VPN app will be installed on your Firestick.

How to Use McAfee VPN on Firestick

When you are done with the installation, complete the setup process to use the VPN on your Firestick.

1. Go to the My Apps & Channels section on your Firestick.

Firestick Apps

2. Select McAfee VPN from the list.

3. Sign in with your account credentials.

4. Now, select any server location to connect.

5. Start streaming or browsing anonymously with McAfee VPN.

Why is McAfee VPN not working on Firestick?

  • If you have any buffering issues or are not loading problems, make sure that the internet connection is connected to the Firestick device properly.
  • In case the McAfee VPN doesn’t turn on, then ensure you have an active subscription to the VPN.
  • McAfee VPN not connecting issues may occur due to lack of updates too. So update the app to the latest version to fix the issue.
  • In the Firestick 1st Gen, you can’t use any VPN apps. If you have the Firestick 1st Gen, upgrade the device to any of its latest models.

Best Alternatives for McAfee VPN

If you are not satisfied with the McAfee VPN or if you want a VPN that is available on the Amazon App Store, you can try os the alternatives mentioned below.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does McAfee have a VPN for Firestick?

No, the McAfee VPN app is not available on the Amazon App Store. You need to sideload the app using third-party installers.

2. Does McAfee VPN work on Fire Stick?

Yes, using its APK file, you can connect to the VPN network on Firestick. But you can’t use McAfee or any other VPNs on 1st Firestick.