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How can I benefit from a VPN on my Apple TV?

Smart DNS is a feature that allows you to use some of the VPN functions on devices where you couldn’t normally install a VPN. For example, smart DNS can help you access streaming services, such as Netflix or Hulu.

How to set up smart DNS on Apple TV?

STEP 1 01

Sign in your Surfshark account. New here? Signing up will only take a minute!

STEP 2 02

In My account page, you will see the option to turn on smart DNS feature. Click Activate!

STEP 3 03

You’ll get an email once your smart DNS is ready. Set it up on your Apple TV and you’re good to go.

Not sure about enabling smart DNS on your TV? Don’t worry - we’ve got a detailed guide that will make the setup a breeze.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between smart DNS and VPN?

In some ways, they are similar - you can use either to access streaming services. However, with smart DNS you won’t have access to most of the usual Surfshark features.

Can I set up a VPN on my Apple TV?

Setting up smart DNS will provide you with some of the VPN functionalities on your Apple TV. However, if you’d like the additional layer of security that stems from encrypting all your traffic, there is an alternative option.

You can set up a VPN on your router, and therefore protect all your network devices - plus, enjoy the same benefits that smart DNS has. You can find all the setup guides here.

Is smart DNS safe to use on my Apple TV?

Surfshark apps and smart DNS are both safe to use, as long as you’re following both your local and international laws. Please note that if you’re concerned about your privacy and want to enjoy our toughest security features, you will benefit from using our apps.

Will smart DNS slow down my connection speed on Apple TV?

Your internet speed should be about the same as it normally is when you turn on smart DNS.

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