How to Use FastVPN on Apple TV

Apple TV is a popular digital media player that allows you to watch movies and shows on your TV but you’re bound to experience the same issues as with other streaming services and devices. Fortunately, you can solve these problems by setting up and using a VPN for Apple TV.

However, since Apple TV isn’t compatible with a VPN software, you’ll have to install VPN in a way that you Apple TV can use it. To learn how to do this, read on!

There are three options available for you.

Option 1: Use a FastVPN on your router

If your Apple TV gets its internet connection from your router, it is the next device in the chain which can provide a VPN connection.

To configure FastVPN on your router, you can use our routers setup guide.

When your FastVPN connection is successfully configured on your router, you are welcome to connect Apple TV to it.

You can connect Apple TV with the wireless router in a few clicks:

1. Switch on your Apple TV device.

2. Go to Settings:

Icons on the Apple TV home screen with an arrow pointing to Settings

3. Navigate General > Network > Configure Wi-Fi:

Within the Apple TV settings, an arrow points to Network

Within the Apple TV Network Settings an arrow points to WiFi

4. Select your Wi-Fi Network > Enter Password > Done!

However, running FastVPN on your router has certain upsides and downsides.

Pros:

  • Your router will cover all your devices including your Apple TV.
  • You’re always protected as long as your router is on and running, of course.
  • Everyone will be protected whether they are guests or your family members. They’re going to enjoy top-notch online security as soon as they hop onto your network.
Cons:

  • The setup process is inconvenient. Setting a VPN connection on your router isn’t as straightforward as downloading the app or software on your device. What’s more, you’ll have to access your router’s user interface every time you want to change your server or country.
  • Incoming access is blocked. You won’t be able to connect to any devices from outside your Wi-Fi network when your router is running a VPN.
  • You won’t be able to select the encryption protocols that give you the best possible security unless you opt for a powerful router. Low-power routers won’t get the job done if security is your main priority.
  • Since the encryption procedure takes place on your router, your traffic will remain unsecured until it reaches your VPN-enabled router. However, this shouldn’t be much of a problem if your home network is well protected.

Option 2: Set up a VPN for Apple TV via your Mac

If you don’t want to run your entire home network through a VPN router, another option is to use a Mac and an Ethernet cable (if you’ve got both to hand). Make sure that your Mac has an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi and is in range of your Apple TV.

1. Connect a cable from Apple TV to a computer.

2. Setup Internet Sharing on your Mac.

3. Switch on your Apple TV device. To share your FastVPN connection with your device, select the shared FastVPN connection.

4. Select System from the Settings menu:


5. Choose Restart:


Option 3: Set up a VPN for Apple TV via your Windows.

There’s also a way to share a connection between your Apple TV and a Windows 10 PC. It’s essentially the same method as connecting VPN with a Mac but utilizes the Windows equivalent of Internet Sharing. As above, your computer will need both an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi (or a second Ethernet port) as it will need to be able to connect to your broadband router for an internet connection.

1. Connect the Apple TV to Computer via cable.

2. Setup Internet Connection Sharing on your Windows PC.

3. Switch on your Apple TV device. To share your FastVPN connection with your device, select the shared FastVPN connection.

4. Select System from the Settings menu:


5. Choose Restart:


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