VPN on Apple TV: Easy 5-Minute Set Up

Nowadays, most modern televisions are also Smart TVs that have all kinds of apps up their sleeves. The Apple TV is seldom included; instead, the American service provider requires an extra box. Would you like to connect Apple TV to a VPN and benefit from the advantages? Below, we’ll tell you how it works.

How to Set Up a VPN for Apple TV

Basically, you have two options. Either your Smart TV already has Apple TV integrated—in which case, you can simply set up the VPN connection directly on the device. If this is not possible, you can choose the second option, the Shellfire Box, explained below:

Option 1: VPN for Apple TV via Smart-TV VPN

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Unfortunately, you can’t use this to connect to an Apple TV Box, because it is not possible to install new apps on the Apple system. The only exception is the VPN application for Smart TVs that also have Apple TV integrated. This is very rare nowadays (at the moment, only the latest Samsung Smart TVs have this feature), so Shellfire Box is the better alternative.

Option 2: VPN for Apple TV via Shellfire Box

In the following video we explain how the Shellfire Box works. Of course, you can also find the details yourself on this page.

After purchasing the Box, you can set it up in a few steps.

  1. Plug in the power cable.
  2. Connect your Shellfire Box to the router with a network cable.
  3. Connect the Apple TV to the Shellfire WLAN network.

Now you are ready to go, and your Apple TV is connected to the VPN. This makes it possible, for example,  to simulate a foreign IP address or access your country’s IP address when abroad. The box also makes it possible to connect to other devices, such as a Sony PlayStation or a Microsoft Xbox.

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What Are The Benefits of Using a VPN for Apple TV?

With a Smart TV, you can already access numerous apps and providers such as Netflix or Amazon Prime. To enjoy more movies and series, you need an Apple TV that also includes a wide selection of media. In the meantime, we have reached 4k for Apple TV, and the box is gradually being updated and improved by Apple.

An extra advantage—if you own an Apple TV, you don’t need a Smart TV. Most of the relevant streaming offers are directly included in Apple’s small box, so the apps on Apple TV can access Amazon Prime, DAZN, Eurosport and other services.

The picture quality of the small box is first-class and at the same time, Siri can control the Apple TV. The use of a VPN service also offers more advantages:

  • You can browse the media library with an anonymous IP address that does not match your own IP address.
  • You can switch back and forth between the VPN and your home network at any time
  • You can switch between the IP Addresses of individual countries in seconds.
  • The VPN-Client simply runs int the background and remains active as long as you want to steam anonymously and securely to the Apple TV.
  • The Shellfire VPN Box is also suitable for other devices such as game consoles

Is There a Free VPN for Apple TV?

Since the Apple TV is manufactured as a closed system, there is no possibility of installing an external app on the box. If this were possible (such as on a smartphone or tablet), the free VPN from Shellfire would be perfect choice.

Unfortunately, in the case of the Apple TV, however, users must resort to hardware. A VPN network is set up with a Shellfire Box, which your Apple TV can easily connect to. It is not free, but the initial costs prove worth it since you can also benefit from the advantages with any other device.

VPN for Apple TV: Conclusion

Users are spoiled for choice when it comes to streaming. Some series run on Netflix, others on Amazon Prime. But what about the series’ and films that cannot be found with either service and only run via Apple TV? In this case, no external app can be installed, but a hardware solution has to be found. With the Shellfire Box, you create a VPN network with a fake IP address from one of the offered countries. In this way, you can connect your Apple TV Box to the VPN and take advantage of the many streaming benefits the virtual network offers.

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