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How to set up a VPN on your Samsung Smart TV
Samsung Smart TV doesn’t have native VPN support. Since you can’t download a VPN app directly from the Google Play Store, there are two alternative methods to secure your Samsung Smart TV with a VPN: Smart DNS and a VPN on your router
Set up Smart DNS — it’s easy!
Smart DNS allows you to overcome basic firewall and ISP blocks.
Sign in to your Surfshark account or create a new one.
On the My account page, you’ll find the option to turn on the Smart DNS feature. Click Activate!
You’ll receive an email once your Smart DNS is ready. Follow the instructions to set it up by changing the DNS settings on your Samsung TV.
Still not sure about how to enable Smart DNS on your TV?
Don’t worry – we’ve got a detailed guide that will make the setup a breeze.
Install a VPN on your router
Setting up a VPN on your router protects all your devices simultaneously if they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This includes your Smart TV – once connected to Wi-Fi, you’ll be able to enjoy more VPN features than Smart DNS offers.
However, the setup is not a one size fits all situation as each type of router has a different installation process. We suggest following this comprehensive guide on VPN router setup:
What to look for in a VPN for your Samsung TV?
Look for a VPN that provides fast speeds and a variety of up-to-date servers to choose from. Surfshark invests in the latest server hardware, so you don’t have to look at that irritating loading icon.
Private DNS & leak protection
Good VPN providers use good VPN protocols. By default, Surfshark users are set on Wireguard, which is a great protocol for any occasion!
A reliable VPN provider should keep your information safe and not store it. Surfshark doesn’t log your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browsing history, used bandwidth, session information, network traffic, and connection timestamps.
Disclaimer: Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of other service providers.
Free VPNs vs. Surfshark VPN
Free VPNs will never be as secure as paid VPNs. Not to mention free services also lack many features a paid VPN service will provide.
Don’t let a free VPN decide how long you can stay connected for or how much data you can use.
Free VPN apps do not have the resources to put your security first.
Modern protocols are optimized to deal with the newest threats and work with the latest systems.
Premium VPN services can maintain fast servers and minimize speed drops.
A secure VPN service will never log or sell your data the way free VPNs do.
Thousands of servers
More servers results in a faster connection as they’re less crowded.
Surfshark has 3200+ servers worldwideAll servers
Can I use a free VPN on a Samsung Smart TV?
You can, but you shouldn’t. Free VPNs are inherently worse in every aspect of operation except for the price. You’ll have fewer servers to choose from and worse speeds. Not to mention, you’d be putting your information at risk of being sold to third parties. We wouldn’t recommend it.
Why is my VPN not working on my Samsung Smart TV?
There might be several issues affecting your connection. If your VPN is not working on your smart TV, check your internet connection, make sure your Smart DNS is on and updated, and see if your router is working properly. Otherwise, contact our success team, available 24/7, for further assistance!
How do I set up a VPN on Samsung Smart TV?
Does Samsung have a built-in VPN?
Unfortunately, no, Samsung smart TVs do not offer built in VPNs. The best way to get a VPN for your Samsung TV is to subscribe to a VPN service.
Can I use Surfshark on my Samsung Smart TV and other devices at the same time?
Yes! Surfshark does not limit the number of devices you use. You could watch a movie on your TV while looking up movie reviews on your phone.