How Do I Install a VPN on Apple TV?
It isn’t possible to install a VPN directly onto your Apple TV. This is because Apple is very restrictive about what it allows on the Apple TV App Store.
Instead, we recommend installing your VPN on your router (method 5) – which will put your Apple TV inside the VPN ‘tunnel’.
Can I Download a VPN onto a Samsung Smart TV?
Tizen (the operating system used on Samsung Smart TVs) doesn’t have any native VPN apps. It is based on Linux, not Android, which means Tizen does not support .APK files.
This means the best way to get a VPN working on your Samsung Smart TV (or any Tizen Smart TV) is to put in on your router (method 5).
You can also share a VPN connection from a Windows PC (method 3) or Mac computer (method 4).
How Can I Put a VPN on my LG Smart TV?
LG Smart TVs run on a Linux-based operating system called WebOS, which doesn’t have access to the Google Play Store or ny native VPN apps.
The best solution is to either share your VPN connection from your PC (method 3) or Mac (method 4), or to set your VPN up on a router (method 5).
How Do I Install a VPN on My Android TV?
The most popular popular Android TVs include:
- Hisense Smart TV
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Xiaomi Mi Box
- Sony Bravia Smart TV
- Sharp Smart TV
- Philips Smart TV
Make sure your TV is running on Android before proceeding, as these techniques won’t work with other TVs and could even cause damage to your device.
Android TVs are generally very easy to install VPNs onto. You should be able to download an app from the Google Play Store (method 1).
Failing that, you can sideload a .APK (method 2) – this should only take a few minutes.
What Is the Best Way to Install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV?
Most VPNs actually have Fire TV apps, so all you’ll have to do is search for them in the Amazon App Store.
For some VPNs, though, you will need to find a work around.
Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are both built on top of Android, which means you can sideload a .APK (method 2). You can also share a VPN connection from your Mac (method 4), from your PC (method 3), or from a router (method 5).
Alternatively, we have a dedicated guide for installing a VPN on Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV.
Can I Install a VPN on a Roku TV?
You cannot install a VPN directly onto Roku.
Instead, you should install your VPN on a router (method 5), and connect your Roku to that router.
(If you don’t have a compatible router you can try method 3 or 4, instead).
In order to get around geo-restricted content, you will also need to configure your Roku with a regional account:
- Navigate to https://owner.roku.com
- Select the country whose content you want to access
- Enter a valid postcode/ZIP code
- Hold down the reset button on the back of your Roku for 15 seconds to perform a factory reset
Can I Use a VPN with Chromecast?
While you control your Chromecast from a phone or computer, it does connect directly to the internet when you stream content (which is why you can turn your phone off mid-stream without interrupting it).
As there is no internal VPN functionality on the actual Chromecast, your only option is to install the VPN on a router (method 5), which will funnel all connected devices through the VPN.
Learn more by reading our full guide on how to use Chromecast with a VPN.