How to use FastVPN on Samsung Smart TV (Tizen)

Samsung TVs now run on Tizen OS that doesn’t support VPN apps. However, there are some workarounds which you can use to get a virtual private network to work on your Samsung Smart TV. This guide will show you different ways to install VPN service on your Samsung Smart TV in a few easy steps.

Option 1: Use a FastVPN on your router

Since your Samsung Smart TV gets its internet connection from your router, this is the next device in the chain which can provide a VPN connection.

To set up a FastVPN service 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 Samsung Smart TV to it.

You can connect Samsung Smart TV with the wireless router in a few clicks. For this, you just need to select the correct network:

1. Switch on your Samsung Smart TV.

2. Go to Settings > General:

Arrow points to the Settings options on a Samsung Spart TV.


3.  Select Network:



4. Go to Open Network Settings > Wireless and select the name of your Wi-Fi network:




5. Enter the network password if prompted and select Done. Then click OK:

A check mark indicates the Wireless Connection is successful on a Samsung Smart TV.

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

Pros:

  • Your router will cover all your devices including your Samsung Smart 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 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 Samsung Smart 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 Samsung Smart TV.

1. Connect a cable from your Samsung Smart TV to a computer.

2. Setup Internet Sharing on your Mac.

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

Option 3: Set up a VPN for Samsung Smart TV via your Windows PC

There’s also a way to share a connection between your Samsung TV and a Windows 10 PC. It’s essentially the same method as connecting VPN with a Mac but it 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 should able to connect to your broadband router for an internet connection.

1. Connect the Samsung Smart TV to your computer via cable.

2. Setup Internet Connection Sharing on your Windows PC.

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

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