How To Use A VPN With Android TV

Although Android TV is a fairly new platform to most general consumers, it is one which is slowly gaining in popularity as more people turn to an app-based approach to TV and video consumption. Of course, one of the other major trends of the last year or two is the increase in interest in VPN services. While VPNs used to be thought of as primarily a means to get around geo-blocked content, that outlook has changed more recently with many people now considering a VPN as an essential part of their online lifestyle. Which means for some, making use of Android TV will also require making use of a VPN service. Finding one which is compatible with Android TV, however, is easier said than done.

While some VPN Android apps will work if you sideload them to your device, this is likely to be more work than many consumers will want to undertake when shopping for an app that can be used with their new device. One app that is 'out of the box' ready for Android TV is PureVPN. This is a VPN service that will already be familiar to some as it is one of the more popular options currently available. Just as important as its recognition as a trusted service, however, is its accessibility, and on that note PureVPN is of the services that offers a variety of apps and ways to connect to its servers - including an app that is purpose-designed with Android TV users in mind.

So straight away this is an app that you can download from the Google Play Store directly to your Android TV device. In turn, this also means that it is one which will be fully optimized to work on most, if not, all Android TV devices, and without the need for extra peripherals (such as a connected mouse) to gain full access to the app's features - something which proves to be a common issue for those who sideload Android apps that are not optimized for the Android TV interface. Once installed the user will be able to benefit from all the main headline features associated with a VPN service, including a more secure browsing experience in general, the option to mask your identity (IP address), the ability to maintain fast speeds for streaming and downloading, and of course, the benefit of being able to unblock geo-restricted content (whether it be international or domestic). On this last point, PureVPN provides access to connections in more than 140 different countries.

Getting started with PureVPN on Android TV is pretty simple. Begin by heading through the link below and signing up for the service. Once done, this will provide you with access to any and all of the service's solutions, including the Android TV specific app. Download this the app by clicking here and sending it to your Android TV device. Alternatively, you can search for “PureVPN” through the Google Play Store on an Android TV device and download it that way. Once downloaded, launch the app and login with your credentials and you are good to go. Simply connect to one of the many servers, including any of the international servers to gain access to content specific to that location.

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John Anon

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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]
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