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Hacking

Data thieves look for unprotected devices, and those that do not use encryption are easy targets.

Malware & phishing

These types of attacks are common, and it’s difficult to avoid them without protection.

Identity theft

If you don’t use security software, you might end up getting your login credentials stolen.

Ad manipulation

It is easy for advertisers to influence your behavior if you expose all your browsing habits.

ISP tracking

Without a VPN, your internet provider can collect & sell your data to advertisers.

Price discrimination

Online businesses might show you higher prices if they see you are in a more affluent city.

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Samsung TV VPN

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

Smart DNS allows you to overcome basic firewall and ISP blocks.

STEP 1

Sign in to your Surfshark account or create a new one.

STEP 2

On the My account page, you’ll find the option to turn on the Smart DNS feature. Click Activate!

STEP 3

You’ll receive an email once your Smart DNS is ready. Follow the instructions to set it up 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

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 the 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?

Server speeds

Server speeds

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.

VPN protocols

A variety of protocols

Good VPN providers use good VPN protocols. By default, Surfshark users are set on Wireguard, which is a great protocol for any occasion!

No-logs policy

No-logs policy

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.

Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of other service providers.

FAQ

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. Make sure to check your internet connection, if your Smart DNS is on and updated, or if your router is working properly. Otherwise, contact our success team, available 24/7, for further assistance!

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