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Set up your #1 Android TV VPN

  • Private streaming without throttling or buffering
  • Fast and reliable servers in 100+ countries
  • Support for all major Android TV boxes
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How to set up an Android TV VPN

How to set up an Android TV VPN

Download the Surfshark app

Get Surfshark here or download it from Google Play.

Open the app

Open the Surfshark app and log in (or create an account).

Connect to any server

Click Connect, and you’re done!

For a more detailed explanation, read our full guide on how to set up a VPN on an Android TV.

Secure your Android TV quickly and easily

Stream at blazing speeds from wherever

Over 3200 lightning-fast servers around the world with up to 10Gbit ports.

Support for your Android TV box

Old and new alike, you can use Surfshark VPN for all Android TV boxes.

User-friendly interface

Connecting to a VPN server with a TV remote? Piece of cake. You don’t have to be a tech whiz to make Surfshark work its magic.

Improved security

By closing ports, encrypting data, and hiding your IP address, hacking you will be more trouble than worth.

Easy to install

No lengthy manuals or complicated processes — install, connect, done!

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Protect all your devices

Surfshark offers unlimited simultaneous connections. This includes not only your phones and computers but also smart TVs, gaming consoles, tablets, and routers. You only need one VPN subscription to secure them all.

3200+ servers, 100 countries, 6 continents

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Australia AUS
Brazil BRA
Canada CAN
Chile CHL
France FRA
Germany DEU
Hong Kong HKG
India IND
Israel ISR
Japan JPN
New Zealand NZL
Norway NOR
Netherlands NLD
Singapore SGP
South Korea KOR
Spain ESP
Sweden SWE
Switzerland CHE
Turkey TUR
United Kingdom GBR
United States USA
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Surfshark VPN vs. free VPNs

Why choose Surfshark when there are plenty of free VPNs on the market? There are multiple reasons why you should opt for a premium VPN to use with your Android TV or any other platform. Here are just a few of them:

Lightning-fast servers

Lightning-fast servers

Free VPNs have fewer servers, which leads to overcrowding and slow speeds. Surfshark has thousands of fast servers for you to choose from.

Unlimited data

Unlimited data

Free VPN providers may limit your data. As a premium VPN provider, Surfshark includes unlimited data and simultaneous connections in all plans.



Maintaining your security costs a lot of money and resources. Premium VPNs are happy to invest as much as needed, while free VPNs can’t afford to.

No activity logs

No activity logs

Free VPNs tend to keep logs, as some providers may earn money by selling your data to third parties. Not Surfshark — an independent auditor has confirmed that we don’t track your online activities.

Additional features

Additional features

Premium VPNs invest a lot into additional security or comfort features such as kill switches, ad blockers, split-tunneling tools, and more. All of which you won’t find with most free VPNs.

Modern protocols

Modern protocols

Surfshark uses only the best protocols available. Free VPN service providers often choose outdated, slower, and less secure protocols.

Try Surfshark with a 30-day money-back guarantee

If you feel like you’re not ready to commit, you’ll have 30 days to try Surfshark VPN and refund your purchase if needed — no questions asked. One way or the other, it’s a risk-free deal.

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Is it safe to use a VPN on a smart TV?

Yes, it is completely safe to use a VPN on an Android TV or Android TV box.

If you are not sure what the difference between the two is, no worries! Android TV is a smart TV running Android OS. An Android TV box is a device that helps your old TV connect to the internet and do everything a smart TV can do. Surfshark supports all Android TV boxes with Android v5 or newer.

You can visit our guide on how to set up Surfshark on Android TV to learn more.

Will a VPN work on my Android TV?

Yes. Surfshark VPN is guaranteed to work with any up-to-date Android operating system. But if your Android version is older than Android 5 (Lollipop), you may not even see the Surfshark app on the Google Play Store.

Is there anything you can do in this case? Yes, you can sideload the app (refer to the “How to set up an Android TV VPN” section above).

Do I need an Android TV VPN?

There are a few reasons why you might need a VPN for Android TV.

Streaming video content uses a lot of internet bandwidth. Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) sees your traffic and may slow your connection. A VPN shields your data from your ISP, allowing you to watch what you want without slowing down your streaming speeds. 

Furthermore, streaming devices can be hacked. But when a VPN secures connection, this becomes much harder.

Is a VPN for Android TV legal?

Yes, there’s nothing illegal about using a VPN on Android platforms. Some countries like Russia or China restrict or heavily regulate VPN use, but it’s not an issue in most of the world. However, it’s safe to say that doing anything against the law with a VPN is still illegal.

Disclaimer: Please note that using Surfshark services for any illegal activities is strictly forbidden and violates our Terms of Service. Make sure that any use of Surfshark services for your particular activities conforms to all relevant laws and regulations, including those of any service providers and websites you access using Surfshark.

Does Netflix work with a VPN for Android TV?

Yes, Netflix works on Android TV with an active VPN connection. Using a VPN may help you overcome ISP throttling and solve any buffering issues. Simply download the APK for the  Surfshark Android TV VPN and try it yourself.

How do I check if my VPN is on Android TV?

  1. Go to the VPN app and turn it on. Once connected, you should see a new IP address that the VPN has provided you with.
  2. Find out your IP:
    • Once you’re on the Android TV dashboard, go to Settings (press on the cog icon) and select Network and Internet;
    • Then, select the network you’re connected to, and a drop-down menu with your IP address will appear.
  3. Check if the IP addresses match. If your VPN shows you the same IP address as the one in the Network and Internet settings, it means that your VPN is working.

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