I did a search and found a few old posts while looking for something else and noticed the complaints about VPNSafetyDot and VPN’s not having working killswitches (all VPN’s should have a reliable one or what good are they?) and I’d like to offer a possible workaround for some.
I use NordVPN (got a 3 year deal for $99, never had any issues when it was running) and was noticing that 1. VPNSafetyDot has a habit of disabling itself, and 2. If you use split tunneling (assuming the VPN supports it, NordVPN does) and exempt an app, VPNSafetyDot still shows the connection as protected.
So what do you do to ensure you’re always protected? Remove the control/monitoring from FireTV.
Install a router that has a built-in VPN killswitch and install/configure your VPN on the router rather than from within FireOS itself.
I used this one.
Awesome travel router, VPN and killswitch support built in and it didn’t break the bank.
Now I no longer need the VPN or VPN SafetyDot on my FireStick 4k and I don’t have to worry about unprotected connections