You can access many different streaming services with Google’s Chromecast TV stick. Whether using Netflix or Amazon Prime, simply plug it in and start streaming. Combined with a VPN service, there are also no local geographical restrictions, it’s possible to benefit twice.
Why Chromecast Anyway?
If you don’t own a Smart TV or an Apple TV, a Chromecast stick might be an option for you. Streaming services can be used with this device. You can transfer a wide variety of content to your TV from almost any device. All you need is the desired app on the Chromecast.
Among others, apps are available for:
- Amazon Prime
- TV NOW PLUS
- Sky Ticket
There are more than 1000 different apps for series, movies, music, fun, and games. You can check on the official Chromecast page to see if the app you want is supported.
How to Set up Chromecast via VPN
Setting up Chromecast via VPN is child’s play. In general, the small streaming stick is simply plugged into the HDMI port of your television. After that, content can be transferred from almost any device to the television.
Chromecast does not offer its own VPN to allow the use of a VPN service and has no configurable settings. However, VPN deployment with Chromecast is still possible with a VPN that runs via the router. There are several options for this, but your own router is not always VPN-compatible. Conversely, not every VPN is able to support all routers. It is, therefore, necessary to choose a VPN service that would be compatible with the router.
It is easier to use the Shellfire Box. This is its own Plug-&-Play VPN-Router. You can connect the Shellfire Box to all desired devices in seconds and create a secure VPN network with the desired IP address. The connection is possible via WLAN as well as via LAN cable.
- Simply plug the power cable into the Shellfire Box.
- Connect the Shellfire Box to your internet router.
- Now connect your Chromecast to the WLAN network of the Shellfire Box.
If you no longer want to use the VPN connection for Chromecast, you can simply switch back to your usual WLAN or LAN. You can learn everything about the practical Shellfire Box here.
You can also use the Shellfire Box with any other device:
What are the Advantages of VPN for Chromecast?
The Chromecast Streaming-Stick is already very worthwhile by itself. Although the deal is already decent, it is nevertheless limited depending on your region. The American offerings, in particular, are greater, but to take advantage of it a Chromecast user needs an American IP address.
A suitable VPN service can simulate this IP address (or an IP address from another country). Simply connect to a VPN service with the desired device and simulate an IP address from America.
Overall, you can look forward to the following advantages when using the Shellfire Box:
- Secure all your devices equally with a VPN connection
- Overcome potential censorship and access all content
- Access many different server locations worldwide
- Easily connect the Box to your router, the rest runs automatically
- Enjoy an encrypted 256-bit connection
- Surf without a speed limit
- Enjoy unlimited traffic
Can you use a VPN with Chromecast?
Since Chromecast does not provide its own apps, it is not possible to download the Shellfire app without a VPN-enabled router. Were this the case, it would have been possible to use our free VPN app. For Chromecast, the Shellfire Box is necessary to establish a VPN connection quickly and effortlessly.
Depending on the version, we will give you 1-2 years’ use of our premium VPN when you buy a Shellfire Box. Thus, if you decide to buy a Shellfire box, you don’t have to worry about any connection problems.
VPN for Chromecast: Conclusion
If you use a Chromecast stick to stream content to your TV, you will be able to massively expand its function with a VPN. Thus, it is not only possible to access contents from a given country with an IP of that same country, but also all other content. For example, you can use the Shellfire Box to simulate an IP address from a country of your choice (e.g. from America) and thus access American streaming services. At the same time, your devices remain secure thanks to the VPN. There are many advantages that make it worth using Chromecast with a CPN connection.