No matter if you want to access the extensive cadre of Indian programming outside of India or if you need an Indian IP address for any other reason, an India VPN, i.e., a VPN provider with at least one server in India, is usually your best, cheapest and often only option to get one.
In this article, we will show you how to easily simulate an Indian IP address with Shellfire VPN, as well as the other advantages it can offer you, apart from accessing streaming services.
How to Get an Indian IP Address
You can get an Indian IP address either automatically whenever you are in India, or by using a VPN software, such as Shellfire.
A VPN software is an application that ensures that your internet connection is encrypted and routed through a VPN server located in a country you can usually select for yourself.
Because of this, you can surf the Internet more securely (see our list of VPN benefits), while also getting an IP address from the country where the VPN server is located, such as India.
To get an Indian IP address, all you need to do is:
- Download the Shellfire VPN software for the operating system of your choice.
- Install the Shellfire VPN software.
- In the application, select India as the destination country and then connect to the Internet.
Advantages of Using an Indian VPN
Stream Indian TV programs
Probably the biggest advantage of an Indian VPN is that it makes streaming Indian programming more accessible, even if you are not in India at all.
Cricket and Bollywood movies are certainly among the highlights, but in general, the Indian streaming service Disney+ Hotstar is highly recommended due to the wide range of content as well as its excellent price-performance ratio.
Of course, with an Indian IP address, you can also access the Netflix India streaming service.
Cheaper subscriptions for YouTube Premium, Spotify & More
As widely reported online, it’s already possible to take out a monthly subscription for YouTube Premium for a low single-digit euro or dollar amount, which corresponds to savings of around 90%.
There are no disadvantages worth mentioning here, since YouTube Premium offers the same product all over the world, just at prices which vary considerably.
An Indian VPN, or rather an Indian IP address, can therefore help you save a whole lot of money.
Gamers can play in easier lobbies
Another topic of particular interest to videogame fans is the ability to play in easier lobbies.
Traditionally, India, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region have been among the easier areas for gamers, especially compared to the often extremely competitive lobbies in Europe and the US.
So, if you’re frustrated by lobbies in Europe or North America that are too difficult, an Indian IP address can help you access easier lobbies with more fun and sense of achievement in the future.
Privacy and security
Finally, a VPN also offers you a great deal of privacy and security.
With a VPN you can use public Wi-Fi networks much more securely, and make it harder for aggressive advertisers to track your online activity, and if you’re a gamer, you can even effectively protect yourself against DDoS attacks.
Do Indian IP Addresses Work on Smart TVs or Game Consoles?
Whether it’s a Smart-TV, Streaming Stick like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series; although these devices usually don’t have VPN support out of the box, the answer to this question is still “yes”, thanks to our plug & play VPN-router, the Shellfire Box.
In the video below, we demonstrate how easy it is to set up and use the Shellfire Box in practice:
There are no disadvantages for you. Any device that connects to the Shellfire Box Wi-Fi network will automatically use Shellfire’s VPN. All other devices will continue to use your regular home network.
Of course, the advantages of a VPN are exactly the same as those outlined in this article.
Is Simulating an Indian IP Address Legal?
Note: The following paragraph does not constitute legal advice and you remain responsible for your actions online.
An Indian IP address offers so many advantages these days that no one should do without it. One of the best streaming offers in the world, cheaper access to services like YouTube Premium or Spotify, easier lobbies for gamers and more security when browsing online—these are just some of the arguments in favor of using an India VPN.
So what are you waiting? Download Shellfire VPN today and start reaping the benefits of an Indian IP address. If you want, thanks to Shellfire Box, you can do so on any device, including Smart TVs and game consoles.
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