How to Setup VPN on Apple TV
A VPN is a critical tool to circumvent regional blocks for accessing content from anywhere. Therefore, in this blog, you’ll walk through simple steps to know how to setup a VPN on Apple TV.
Using a VPN on Apple TV is an effective way to unblock tons of channels and geo-blocked shows from anywhere in the world.
Lots of shows are geo-blocked and can’t be streamed on Apple TV. In addition to that, Apple TV doesn’t support a built-in VPN.
Getting an Apple TV has its benefits. It brings you the entire content library for iTunes, Netflix, HBO, and Hulu. Meaning you can have everything from music to games and from movies to TV shows on your TV.
However, getting rid of content censorship is the only thing that Apple TV can’t do without a VPN.
Using a VPN with other devices is quite easy and a straightforward process. Luckily, a few workarounds will help you to configure iProVPN on Apple TV to combat geo-restrictions.
Which Apple TV Generations Are Compatible with iProVPN?
iProVPN supports Apple TV generations generation Apple TV, including Apple TV 4K.
You can also install the iProVPN app on iOS or Macbook and share your VPN connection through Wi-Fi to enable VPN protection.
How to Setup VPN on Apple TV
Using iProVPN for any device is simple and only needs you to install and run the VPN app. Unfortunately, this is not the case with Apple TV since it doesn’t support a VPN app. The workaround is installing a VPN in your router.
It may sound complicated, but we have made it easy to understand. Visit our support page here to see how to setup iProVPN on different routers. Enabling VPN in the router allows you to connect any device and receive VPN protection instantly – without any app.
Connect Apple TV with iProVPN Running on Laptop
It is an alternative method and one that you can easily follow.
If you have a laptop, then download the iProVPN app. Connect to any USA server. Use the laptop’s hotspot functionality to allow other devices to connect. Use this hotspot to connect the Apple TV device.
It is better if you use a LAN cable for the laptop’s internet connection, but a wireless connection works either way.
Setup VPN on Apple TV using Network Sharing (The Ethernet Method)
This method varies for different devices. However, the explained process is only suitable for Windows laptop/desktop PC.
In this process, you can use your computer as a VPN router. Simply, install the iProVPN software on your Windows laptop/computer.
Once you’ve installed the iProVPN app on your Windows computer, now connect your computer with the Wi-Fi network.
Use a LAN cable by attaching one end to the computer and the other with an Apple TV device. Connect VPN and choose the USA server location.
After the VPN has connected, follow the quick steps below:
- Head to the “Control Panel” and tap the “Network Sharing Center”
- See the top left corner and click on “Change Adapter Settings”.
- Move to your connection properties.
- Click where you find “Allow other network users to connect through this computer connection” under the Sharing tab.
- See the menu and choose your “Home networking connection”.
- It will enable your Apple TV to connect with the internet and VPN using your computer.
Is It Legal to Use a VPN on Apple TV?
Connecting a VPN on Apple TV for streaming content is absolutely legal.
How Does a VPN Unblock Content on Apple TV?
When you connect a VPN on your Apple TV device, it encrypts your traffic and assigns you a new IP address of your selected virtual location. In this way, the destination address thinks that you are visiting from that location. It’s how you can access services that are available only in a few regions.
What is the difference between Apple TV and Apple TV+?
Apple TV is a device that enables you to stream multiple media streaming services, including HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Whereas Apple TV+ itself is a streaming service with lots of original shows and movies available to stream.
How to Watch Netflix on Apple TV?
Watching Netflix on Apple TV is easier than you might have thought. Go to the App Store, find and download the Netflix app. Now, open and log in to the app using your account credentials, and start streaming.
A VPN goes a long way in protecting your online activities. Because internet communication is encrypted, the ISP cannot see what you do online. It prevents the ISP from throttling your bandwidth. Bandwidth throttling is a real issue that can hamper the streaming experience.