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How can I benefit from a VPN on my smart TV?
A VPN is your solution to internet throttling. We all know there’s nothing worse than getting ready to watch something and then having to suffer through the loading screen or significantly reduced video quality.
A VPN will also hide your activity from prying eyes, be it your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or third-party advertisers.
Disclaimer: Surfshark does not encourage using a VPN in any way that would potentially violate the Terms of Service of other service providers.
Surfshark VPN vs. free VPNs
A free VPN may be tempting, but its services will be lackluster. Invest in real protection.
Premium VPN services don’t rely on selling your data to get by. Free VPNs do.
Paid VPNs have the resources to offer the features you want, like ad blockers.
Dedicated customer support
A good VPN service will make sure you’re never lost. Free services cannot sustain 24/7 customer support.
Know that when and for how long you use your VPN connection is up to you, not the provider.
Thousands of servers
Premium VPN services are able to offer thousands of servers which ensures no VPN server is overloaded. This gives you a better experience.
Enjoy speeds that aren’t throttled by the service. Paid VPNs are able to provide good speeds based on your internet connection.
How to install a VPN on smart TV
Do you have an Apple TV or one that supports apps from the Google Play Store? Then you can simply download and install a VPN app, and you’re done!
Does your smart TV not support VPN apps? Smart DNS could be the solution for you. Get a VPN, log into your account to activate smart DNS, follow the guide for your TV, and you’ll have it set up in no time – and risk-free!
VPN on a router
Want to go big, or just are very passionate about getting a VPN even if the TV doesn’t support it? Then get a VPN router – or see if you can install a VPN on one you already own.
Need a more detailed guide on how to set up a VPN on smart TV? We have one.
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Can you put a VPN on a smart TV?
Yes. You can put a VPN on your smart TV – if the manufacturer and operating system are right. If your smart TV has an app store that features VPN apps, it’ll be really easy to set up. In other circumstances, you might need to put in some extra work, like setting up a VPN on a router.
What’s the difference between smart DNS and a VPN?
They work better with different devices. Both smart DNS and a VPN can bypass region blocking, and neither of them will harm your device. The methods differ because of certain TV providers. If you are using a Samsung Smart TV, for example, you will be unable to download the app and will need to use SmartDNS. Other than that, it’s your choice. However, a VPN, compared to smart DNS, goes the extra security and privacy mile by also hiding your IP, encrypting data, and more.
Will a VPN slow down the internet connection speed on my smart TV?
Yes. Since a VPN connection encrypts your data, smart TV users are likely to experience some sort of speed drop. There are things you can do to minimize this, like use an ethernet cable. Still, with a fast VPN like Surfshark, the speed drop is minimal and shouldn’t interfere with streaming too much.
Will smart DNS slow down my connection speed on my smart TV?
No, speed shouldn’t be an issue at all since Smart DNS only changes your DNS settings. You’ll be able to enjoy streaming services and smart TV apps the same as you always do.