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One VPN service for all smart TVs

ExpressVPN is compatible with a wide range of smart TVs and streaming devices.

See the instructions below to use ExpressVPN with:

ExpressVPN is also compatible with: Android TV box | Mi Box | Nvidia Shield APK


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Why do you need a VPN for your smart TV?

Smart TVs are internet-connected televisions. Though there many smart TV brands, models, and operating systems, almost all smart TVs have apps that let you watch TV shows and movies from streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO, all of which can be viewed securely with a VPN.

Change your smart TV’s location with a VPN

What is VPN: Internet traffic running through VPN tunnel from user's device to the internet

Using a VPN service lets you change the apparent location of your smart TV. This makes your apps work as intended no matter where you are in the world. It also defeats censorship, encrypts your traffic, and may alleviate bandwidth throttling from your ISP.

ExpressVPN has solutions for all smart TVs

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Some smart TV systems allow you to install a VPN app directly onto the device, while others may require manual configurations.

Some smart TVs may only allow you to change the DNS settings, which masks your location without the added privacy benefits of a VPN.

You can also connect your smart TV to a VPN-enabled router to achieve full VPN protection with a minimal amount of extra setup.

Frequently asked questions

A “smart TV” is any television set with an internet connection and access to on-demand streaming media. Samsung uses the term as a brand name for its line of such products (Samsung Smart TV), but many other manufacturers also produce smart TVs.

The list of smart TV devices is too large to guarantee that all of them will be able to use ExpressVPN directly. Most Android TV devices are able to run ExpressVPN’s VPN app for Android with no issues. Samsung Smart TVs cannot run VPN software, but they can use ExpressVPN’s MediaStreamer service. For specific advice, contact Support or consult our guide to popular devices.

Regardless of the above, however, any device with an internet connection can connect to ExpressVPN through a VPN-enabled Wi-Fi router.

No. MediaStreamer will allow your device to access content that would otherwise be blocked, but it does so without the privacy benefits of tunneling and encryption. To use a smart TV with all the protection of a VPN, connect it to a VPN-enabled router using the ExpressVPN App for Routers.

ExpressVPN is first and foremost a privacy company and therefore stores no activity logs and no connection logs. ExpressVPN also never collects any data that would allow anyone to trace a specific network activity or behavior back to an individual user. Read more about ExpressVPN’s commitment to privacy and policy toward logs.

Yes! ExpressVPN is available on a wide array of devices including computers, smartphones, and game consoles. As many as five devices can connect to ExpressVPN simultaneously using a single subscription. And if you install ExpressVPN on your Wi-Fi router, every device connected to that router will be protected, no matter how many you have.

Every ExpressVPN account comes with a risk-free money-back guarantee. You can enjoy the full-featured version of ExpressVPN for up to 30 days and still get a full refund.



ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service for more details.

Why choose ExpressVPN?

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Connecting to ExpressVPN for smart TVs is quick and easy. Just sign up, download, and connect!

Stream with no restrictions

Bypass internet censorship, firewalls, and ISP throttling with ExpressVPN for smart TVs.

Superior connection reliability

Enjoy industry-leading connection stability and reliability, no matter where you are in the world.

VPN for all your devices

Protect every device in your home by using ExpressVPN apps and manual configurations.

Live chat support

Contact Support around the clock if you have questions about ExpressVPN for your smart TV.

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Why streaming-video fans love ExpressVPN

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Bruce Johnson

I have used numerous VPN's and did not like that they slowed my streaming down or crashed while I was in the middle of a Amazon purchase. Express is the best and I use it on my Iphone Ipad PC and Fire TV all for one low price.

Dave Harris

Apart from the obvious uses like being able to discreetly surf without trading your digital freedom, for me, an English ex pat in the USA this vpn service allows me to watch U.K. tv, the only thing I really miss from home!

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Piotr Sadowski

Most of the time I am staying outside the US, but I love watching my favorite TV series. Express VPN enables me to do it wherever I am, and I do not have to worry about 'This show is unavailable in your area' information.

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