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Stream at blazing speeds from wherever

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

Supports your Android TV box

Old and new alike, our app is compatible with all Android TV boxes.

User-friendly interface

Connect to a VPN server with a TV remote? Cakewalk. 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, we make the challenge of hacking you more trouble than it’s worth.

Easy to install

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

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.

3200+ servers, 100 countries, 6 continents

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Brazil BRA
Canada CAN
Chile CHL
France FRA
Germany DEU
Hong Kong HKG
India IND
Israel ISR
Japan JPN
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Norway NOR
Netherlands NLD
Singapore SGP
South Korea KOR
Spain ESP
Sweden SWE
Switzerland CHE
Turkey TUR
United Kingdom GBR
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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 avoid free VPNs on Android TV or any other platform. Here are just a few of them:

Lightning-fast servers

Lightning-fast servers

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

Unlimited data

Unlimited data

Free VPN providers may limit your data. Surfshark would never do that to you. Unlimited data and simultaneous connections are included in all Surfshark 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.



An independent auditor has confirmed that Surfshark doesn't track your online activities. Free VPNs tend to keep logs, as some providers may earn money by selling your data to third parties.

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 chooses to use only the best protocols available. Free VPN service providers often choose outdated, slower, and less secure protocols.


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 an Android TV VPN.

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 shields your 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: We prohibit using Surfshark services for any unlawful purposes as it is against our Terms of Service. Please be sure to act in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of other service providers.

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 will appear with your IP address.
  1. 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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