What You'll Need
As you may well expect, there are two basic things you’ll need no matter what solution you opt for:
- An Apple TV 4th generation or 5th generation. That’s any Apple TV manufactured from 2015 onwards, plus the model more commonly known as the Apple TV 4K.
- An VPN account. So long as the provider is of a decent reputation then it should work just fine for what we’re going to lay out in this guide.
Apple is notoriously cagey about the apps it’ll allow on its devices and, as yet, there are no bespoke Apple TV VPN apps (like the kind you might find for your Amazon Fire TV Stick).
That said, setting up a VPN on your Apple TV is really no more difficult than connecting to a WiFi network, and this guide will walk you through the simple steps involved.
If you prefer, you can set up your VPN on your router; that’ll allow you to run every device through your VPN without the need for additional set-up. This will also give you privacy protection.
We’ll explain the difference in approaches as we walk through the guide.