Set up a VPN on Apple TV 4K to avoid geo-restrictions and access services you might not normally be able to access. With tvOS 17, VPN apps can now be installed directly on Apple TV.
VPN apps currently available for Apple TV include IPVanish, PureVPN, FlowVPN and more, with more VPN providers joining the list with the release of tvOS 17. Here are all the best VPN apps for Apple TV available now …
Using a VPN to virtually change your location has many benefits when it comes to is about streaming services, since so much video content is scattered due to licensing agreements for different regions. The services offer vastly different content lists depending on where you are geographically.
Until now, however, it has been quite difficult to use a VPN with the Apple TV. Apple TV didn't natively support VPN, which meant you had to set up a VPN on your router and proxy connections through it. But with tvOS 17, Apple TV can be easily set up to use a VPN connection directly by downloading a compatible VPN app from the App Store.
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To set up a VPN on Apple TV, update to tvOS 17, then download one of the compatible VPN apps listed below from the App Store.
Sign up for a VPN service and click the power button inside the app to activate the VPN connection on your Apple TV. Once the connection is successfully established, tvOS will display a “VPN App Connected” warning. in the corner of the screen.
When you're done, you can disable the VPN through the app or go to the Settings app and manage installed VPN profiles in VPN & Section “Device Management”.
VPN applications for Apple TV
PureVPN has racked up thousands of five-star reviews for its iPhone and iPad app and is now also available in the Apple TV app store. Their user interface shows a grid of available server locations with simple download and upload speed tests to compare your options before connecting. PureVPN offers high-speed connections in over 90 locations worldwide, ideal for 4K and HD streaming.
IPVanish is now available in the tvOS app store. IPVanish offers over 2,500 servers to choose from, located all over the world. Their tvOS app allows you to easily search their catalog to find the server you need. You can save multiple locations as favorites to easily switch between them, and use the best location feature to automatically connect to the closest VPN relay server with the best connection, optimizing speed and response latency.
The first VPN app available for Apple TV is FlowVPN. The app allows you to easily connect through their VPN and select your preferred VPN server using a visual map user interface. You will then be assigned a virtual IP address located in that geographic location. FlowVPN supports WireGard and IPSec protocol options. You can try FlowVPN with a free trial. Download the FlowVPN app from the App Store.
SwizzVPN offers VPNs physically located in Switzerland and many other countries around the world with unlimited access. speed and throughput. They offer a unique unlocking experience so you don't need a monthly subscription to use it. Their Apple TV app may not be the prettiest app you've ever seen, but it's functional: choose from a list of servers, then click the big green “Connect” button. button to get started.
Tailscale is now also available on Apple TV. Tailscale allows you to create your own secure peer-to-peer network without relying on an intermediary company server network. You can select an egress node to relay all traffic from the Apple TV, or you can designate the Apple TV itself as an egress node. You can use Tailscale for free for up to 3 users and 100 devices.
VPNIFY is now available on Apple TV and their VPN is unique in offering a generous ad-supported free tier. This means that you can use a regular proxy server without paying anything; Reasonably priced premium paid plans are available as optional upgrades. They have many geolocations to choose from and no restrictions on bandwidth usage for streaming and downloading.
SafeShell promises fast and secure browsing with its collection of high-quality, high-speed servers available in different points of the world. Their high-speed VPN connections allow you to stream in HD. Try SafeShell with a free trial before upgrading to a subscription level. You can easily sign up via in-app purchases with weekly, monthly or yearly plans. Their “zero logs”; The policy means you can rest assured that they don't keep logs of online activity or connections.
We'll update this list as new VPN apps become available for Apple TV on tvOS 17.