VPNs can offer a myriad of benefits, from providing secure browsing to accessing geo-locked content like US Netflix. You can get VPNs for iOS, Android, Mac and PC, so why should your Android TV be any different?

Of course, with the Android TV, the ability to access geo-locked content is hugely desirable; imagine being able to change your location to access different content on Netflix, or be able to access geo-locked content like BBC iPlayer from outside the UK.

It’s all possible with a VPN, though we must admit that not all VPNs are created equally and the ability to trick streaming sites like Netflix is limited to more advanced, paid-for options

It’s not just for access to geo-locked content though; VPNs can protect you against hackers viewing your online activity, as well as stopping your ISP from collecting information about your viewing habits and behaviours. If you’re privacy-focused, using a VPN is the way forward.

The good news is that, if you opt for one of the many VPN apps available on Google Play, it’s easy to set up and use a VPN on your Android TV. Here’s how.

Which VPN providers offer Android TV apps?

While there’s a sea of VPN providers for you to choose from, not all offer dedicated Android TV apps. While you could sideload an Android mobile app onto the TV, it’s much easier to just sign-up with a provider that already has one.

Of those available on Google Play, we recommend:

How to install a VPN on Android TV

  1. Open Google Play and browse for the VPN provider of your choice.
  2. Open the VPN app of your choice.
  3. Log in or sign up a free trial (depending on your provider).
  4. Follow on-screen information to configure the VPN on the Android TV.

There we go! It really is that simple to get a VPN on Android TV.