How to set up a VPN on a Smart TV: The easiest way
Smart TVs are great but if you are trying to install a VPN on one of them, you will likely end up with headaches like a lot of people do.
In this guide, we will show you the easiest way on how to set up a VPN on a Smart TV, which is actually so easy that even your grandmother can do it.
The guide is suitable for all range of Smart TV from Samsung Smart TV to other brands as well.
We have two solutions.
The first is suitable for every Smart TV and is easy to implement. The second is suitable if your smart TV has an Android operating system similar to your phone.
So let’s get started.
Method 1: Suitable for everyone and every smart TV
Many smart TVs do not have a built-in VPN function, which is likely why you have struggled in the past.
It’s not just a case of installing software like a computer or an app on your phone as these are not found on most Smart TVs.
To install on your Smart TV if it is not using Android, you will need a device so the best and cheapest way is to get Invizbox Go.
Invizbox Go is a small box that has a functionally built-in VPN and creates a new Wi-Fi hotspot. Then whatever device you connect to uses the VPN connection.
Follow the steps below to enable the VPN function on your smart TV using Invizbox Go.
- Buy Invizbox Go, you can save 10% using this link.
- When it arrives, follow the installation instructions.
- Connect the Invizbox Go to your home Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Connect your smart TV to the Invizbox Go Wi-Fi wireless hotspot.
Your smart TV is now using a VPN connection and your privacy is secure.
If you want to access certain services, for example, BBC iPlayer from abroad or Sky Go, you must set Invizbox Go to connect to a UK server.
It may also be possible to access things like American Netflix using the Netflix app, just select the USA server on Invizbox Go and then launch the Netflix app on your Smart TV. Despite Netflix clamping down on VPN services, this can be difficult and fatal.
For all the other apps that are blocked in the region, you shouldn’t have any issues.
No matter what country you are in, you can now change your location and access blocked services.
Method 2: Suitable if your Smart TV uses Android
If your Android Smart TV is like your mobile phone or tablet, it will be easier and cheaper to install!
First, you need to get a VPN service for yourself.
We recommend IPVanish because it is fast and reliable, and it also scored the highest rating ever this year which earned it an Editor’s Choice Award. You can register using the button below.
Once registered, follow the instructions below.
- Launch the Google Play Store on your smart TV.
- Search for “IPVanish VPN”.
- Select Install.
- Once installed, launch the IPVanish VPN app.
You can now select a country of your choice and connect.
The majority of Android Smart TVs should have no problem with this method and you are free to bypass geo-blocking and access restricted content.
If this method did not work for you, you will need to go back to the first method, which will work.
You can now enjoy access to blocked content or blocked content from other regions using your Smart TV.