An obvious question. Why should I install a VPN on my TV? There are several answers. which directly pertains to content you see through your Smart TV has to do with the reproduction of series or movies in high resolution. Have you ever seen how the quality was going down until you see the image blurred? If your connection is fine, maybe the problem is with the streaming platform.
A possible solution consists of change servers that provide you with that content. Since you cannot choose them by hand, one option is through a VPN like Surfshark, whose servers offer speeds of up to 10Gbit.
But there is more. For reasons of comfort, it is possible that depending on which applications on your Smart TV they bombard you with advertising. One possible solution is to protect yourself from those ads with a VPN on your TV. And so you will prevent them from tracking your usage data such as which pages you visit or which apps you use.
How to install Surfshark VPN on your TV
As in other devices, install a VPN like Surfshark has no difficulty. To start with, you can install Surfshark on devices to connect to your TV like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast either Nvidia Shield. Additionally, you can install Surfshark on TVs that support AndroidTV and on televisions Samsung Y LG.
In most cases, the installation process is as simple as create an account Surfshark from one of your devices. To be able to be from your computer. It will be more comfortable for you. Then you will only have to install the official application from the official store of your device. For example, the Apple App Store, Google Play on Android, the Fire TV App Store, etc. Once the application is downloaded and installed, enter your user and password that you previously created. You already have Surfshark VPN working on your Smart TV.
To handle the VPN, you hardly have to touch anything. Simply choose a server based on what you want to do on your TV. You may select a specific country or simply let the VPN decide for you between its servers in search of the fastest or the closest one.
VPN on your TV with Smart DNS
If you choose to install Surfshark VPN directly on your TV and it does not have native VPN support, you have two alternatives at your disposal: use SmartDNS or install the VPN on your router. The first is the most comfortable, since the official routers of your internet provider do not usually make it easy for you to install anything.
You just have to create a Surfshark account, access it from its official page. Anger my account (My account) and activate the option SmartDNS. You will receive an email indicating that the service is already active. In addition, you will get instructions to configure DNS on your TV. You can watch the video above to see those instructions or refer to the official guide.
Basically you have to find what are your assigned DNS for SmartDNS. You can consult them here. With those two DNS addresses, you’ll need to go to your TV’s settings. Each model is different, but they have sections in common. Look for the one dedicated to networks either Internet and look for the IP and DNS. It can be something like IP Settings either DNS Settings. We will leave the IP the same. But we will change the DNS to one or the two assigned to us by Surfshark. Depending on the TV you can enter one or two.
And remember that as a Surfshark user you can consult their Help Center in English or contact them directly if you have any questions or problems. On their official page you will find their email address and their chat to speak with live customer service.