If you’ve ever wondered how to set up an Apple TV VPN then there’s some fantastic news: it’s now easier to do than ever before. So long as you are running tvOS 17 or later, you are now able to simply download a VPN app on your device, sign in and get going. What’s more, lots of VPN companies are adding the service with loads already on there.
Buthow does a VPN workand why should you have one? Quite simply, a VPN will allow you to unblock geo-restricted content, get around data throttling and prevent your own ISP from spying on what you’re looking at. Thebest VPN servicesoffer greater privacy and online security. There are certainly loads of uses — in fact, we can think of20 ways to get the most out of your VPN.
In the case of Apple TV, you will be able to watch content that isn’t available in your country and access services if you’re using your device abroad. So let’s take a look at how to set up a VPN on your Apple TV.
How to set up a VPN on your Apple TV
Don’t forget, you will need to installtvOS 17to make use of this method.
1. Search for a VPN
Make sure you are running tvOS 17 or later, and then launch the App Store. Now search for a VPN — you can either type "VPN" to see all available options or look for one you’re already signed up to.
It's worth remembering at this point that there are lots of VPNs available on the Apple TV App Store — some are better than others and we wouldn't recommend simply downloading any VPN service. We've rounded up a list of the best Apple TV VPNs to help you sort the wheat from the chaff.
2. Download the VPN
Select the VPN you wish to use and install it on your Apple TV (just select Get). Enter your App Store password when prompted. Once it has been downloaded, select Open or look for the VPN icon on the Apple TV home screen.
3. Sign into VPN
4. Allow VPN configurations
Your VPN will ask for permission to set up a configuration on your device. Select Allow.
5. Find a location
The method will vary from VPN to VPN but in the case of ExpressVPN, for example, you will be able to select a location from across the world.
7. Connect to your VPN
When you have found a location, the VPN will connect and you are ready to leave the app and start using the connection.
We have plenty more guides to help you get the most out of your tech, including plenty of Apple TV tutorials. Next, find out how to AirPlay to an Apple TV, how to watch Apple TV Plus on Android and how to pair AirPods with an Apple TV.
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Regarding the article you mentioned, setting up a VPN on Apple TV is now easier than ever before. If you are running tvOS 17 or later, you can simply download a VPN app on your device, sign in, and get started. Many VPN companies offer their services on the Apple TV App Store.
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to unblock geo-restricted content, bypass data throttling, and enhance your online privacy and security. With a VPN on Apple TV, you can watch content that is not available in your country and access services while using your device abroad.
To set up a VPN on your Apple TV, follow these steps:
Search for a VPN: Make sure you are running tvOS 17 or later and launch the App Store on your Apple TV. Search for a VPN by typing "VPN" or look for one you are already signed up to. It is important to choose a reputable VPN service.
Download the VPN: Select the VPN you wish to use and install it on your Apple TV by selecting "Get." Enter your App Store password when prompted. Once downloaded, select "Open" or look for the VPN icon on the Apple TV home screen.
Allow VPN configurations: Your VPN will ask for permission to set up a configuration on your device. Select "Allow" to proceed.
Find a location: The method for selecting a location may vary depending on the VPN you are using. For example, with ExpressVPN, you can choose a location from around the world.
Connect to your VPN: Once you have selected a location, the VPN will connect, and you are ready to leave the app and start using the VPN connection on your Apple TV.
Please note that these steps are a general guide, and the specific process may vary depending on the VPN service you choose. It is always recommended to refer to the VPN provider's instructions for detailed guidance.
If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask!