Set up VPN on Apple TV Using the VPN Sharing Method
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For the Apple TV VPN setup, you have multiple options such as Using a Smart DNS or a VPN supported Wifi router. However, in case your VPN provider doesn't offer a smart DNS service or you do not have a VPN-supported router, or do not want to set up the VPN on a centralized device, then VPN sharing is another option. Using this method, you can use VPN on Apple TV by making your Windows or Mac computer a virtual router.

Follow these steps to set up the VPN on Apple TV using the virtual router method.

Using a Windows PC

  • Connect your Windows PC to the Apple TV using an Ethernet cable
  • Connect to your VPN on Windows PC
  • On the Windows search option, type and enter NCPA.CPL to open the network connections.
  • Find your VPN adapter, right click on it and click "Properties"
  • Click on the “Sharing” tab. Now check mark the option “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection”. Then click “OK”
  • On your Apple TV go to the available connections, and select the connection which you just created

Using a MacOS

  • Connect to your VPN on MacOS
  • Click on Apple Logo > System Preferences and then "Sharing"
  • Under “Share Your Connection From”, select the ‘AirPort’ mode.
  • Under “To Computer Using”, select “Ethernet”.

Now your Apple TV should start using the same VPN connection which you've connected on your PC.

To setup the VPN on Apple TV, some suggested VPN services are Surfshark VPN and NordVPN. As Apple TV doesn't come up with a built-in VPN client, therefore, making your Windows or Mac computer a virtual router is a handy option to use the VPN on Apple TV. Other than this virtual router method, you can set up the VPN on Apple TV using two more methods.

  • Set up a smart DNS on your Apple TV: Click Here
  • Set up the VPN on a VPN supported Wifi router: Click Here
  • If you have any questions related to the Apple TV VPN setup, you may Contact us for your queries, feedback or suggestions.

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