8 Best VPNs for Android TV (Free and Paid)

While there is a lack of quality web browsers on Android TV, it does feature top-of-the-line VPNs and all of them are optimized for the TV platform. You don’t have to sideload VPNs to use them on Android TV. Almost all major VPNs can be installed through the Play Store and they work fine. What’s more, VPNs also remain active in the background and do not get killed due to low RAM. I would say, if you want to unlock geo-restricted content or browse certain apps anonymously then you should be looking at the best VPNs for Android TV. So on that note, let’s go through the list.

Best VPNs For Android TV (2022)

Here, we have curated the 8 best Android TV VPNs having a mix of both free and paid services. Be assured, security on all the VPNs are top-notch and we have put special emphasis on privacy before compiling the list. You can click on the link below and move to the corresponding VPN easily.

1. ProtonVPN

If you are looking for the best VPN for Android TV that offers you unrestricted data for free, good speed, and a decent number of servers around the world then ProtonVPN would be my top recommendation. I have been using it for quite some time on my Android device and after its recent release on Android TV, I have fully moved to ProtonVPN.

Best VPNs For Android TV (2021)

Similar to the smartphone version, you get multiple free servers from 3 major locations — the US, Netherlands, and Japan. Apart from that, since the company is headquartered in Switzerland, you are protected by the strong privacy laws of the EU.

Not to mention, ProtonVPN recently open-sourced its VPN tool which makes it one of the most trusted VPNs out there. The only downside is that you need to create an account, but worry not, ProtonVPN has a no-log policy and it does not share data with third-parties even for free users. So to put it straight, ProtonVPN brings everything to make your experience great on an Android TV with ironclad security and all-around privacy protection.

Install: ProtonVPN (Free, Offers in-app purchases)

2. Windscribe

Windscribe is another great Android TV VPN that you must use if you want high-speed connectivity for free. Unlike ProtonVPN, it does not offer unlimited data but provides a sizeable data allowance of 10GB and access to over 10 countries across the globe. I think it’s quite reasonable since you get access to high-speed VPN servers without much speed throttling.

However, keep in mind, you will have to create an account on Windscribe to use the free service. That said, Windscribe maintains that it does not log user activity in any manner for both free and premium users so that is great.

As for the country of origin, Windscribe is based out of Canada which is pretty good as far as privacy laws are concerned. Not to mention, if you want to choose your own VPN protocol like OpenVPN, IKEv2, and SOCKS5, then you can do so with Windscride. All in all, if you are looking for a free VPN for Android TV then Windscribe is a worthy pick.

Install: Windscribe (Free, Offers in-app purchases)

3. Private Internet Access (PIA)

One of the oldest VPNs around, Private Internet Access has a reputable name in the VPN industry for protecting user privacy for a decade. And the best part is that it’s officially available on the Android TV platform. Bear in mind, unlike ProtonVPN and Windscrive, PIA is a completely paid VPN service and does not offer a limited free tier.

As for security, the VPN has not seen any major breaches in the past and has constantly implemented different security protocols to guard its 3000+ servers. It uses the two most advanced security protocols, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec to protect your internet traffic. Other than that, PIA has options for both 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption which can be selected depending on your performance requirement.

What’s more, PIA allows you to connect to 10 devices without any reduction in speed. The only con for some users might be that the company is based in the US and is subject to US laws. Anyway, if you are looking for a premium VPN service to guard your privacy on Android TV then you should definitely take a look at PIA. Do note that it’s quite cheaper than other premium VPNs in the market.

Install: PIA (Starts at $3.33/month with the yearly plan)

4. NordVPN

Despite NordVPN’s breach in 2019, it’s still ranked among the best VPN services as the hacker could not access user browsing history since it does not log those data in the first place. So if you want to use NordVPN on your Android TV, you can very well install it from the Play Store.

First of all, it’s a paid service and does not have a free tier just like PIA. You get industry-standard security and privacy safeguards to protect you against all kinds of sophisticated attacks. Finally, the company is based in Panama which means the US and other countries won’t have the jurisdiction to obtain your data.

What I like about NordVPN is that it brings pretty fast internet speed thanks to its worldwide server locations. As of now, the company runs over 5446 remote servers in 59 countries, with the largest number of servers located in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, and more. Basically, you will have no streaming issues while unlocking Netflix content of another region.

Install: NordVPN (Starts at $4.92/month with the yearly plan)

5. Hotspot Shield

If you want a free VPN for Android TV that offers unlimited data then HotSpot Shield is what you need. Unlike other free VPNs, it does not throttle the speed and the servers are always up which translates to excellent performance. However, bear in mind, under the free service, you have servers only from the US region which could be a bummer for some.

Nevertheless, the best part about Hotspot Shield is that it offers the same level of privacy and security features for both basic and premium users. Further, Hotspot Shield abides by its strict “No Logs Kept” policy which prevents data collection from users’ online activities.

I would say since Hotspot Shield provides unlimited data and the US as a primary server, it suffices most of the users’ needs. All in all, Hotspot Shield is an excellent free VPN app for Android TV and you must give it a try. Not to forget, the VPN is headquartered in Switzerland which means your privacy is well protected.

Install: Hotspot Shield (Free, offers in-app purchases)

6. CyberGhost

CyberGhost is another premium VPN for Android TV that truly rivals PIA and NordVPN in terms of servers and region coverage. It has got more than 6000 servers spread across 88 countries around the world. That is more than NordVPN’s 5000 servers and it is simply great. You can also share your VPN network with 6 other devices — apart from your Android TV — without any reduction in speed.

Next, CyberGhost is based in Romania which follows EU privacy laws and rejects the data retention policy. All it means is that your data will not be retained for future compliance by any regulation or government. Further, on the security front, you get OpenVPN protocol support, L2TP-IPsec, and PPTP protocols with Automatic Kill Switch and 256-bit encryption.

Considering all the points, CyberGhost seems like a great Android TV VPN and if you want top-notch speed on your Android TV aided by solid security then CyberGhost makes a lot of sense.

Install: CyberGhost (Starts at $3.99/month with the yearly plan)

7. VPN SecureLine by Avast

If you are concerned about your online security and privacy while using Android TV then you can opt for VPN SecureLine by Avast. Avast is a leading antivirus provider, and it offers only paid plans for Android TV users who want enhanced protection. In case, you want to try out the VPN service before buying it, you can do so with its 7 days free trial.

Apart from tunneling the network, the VPN also protects you from hackers and malicious exploits while browsing the internet, in case you wish to use Chrome on Android TV. To sum it up, VPN SecureLine by Avast is a security-driven app for Android TV and you can give it a look.

Install: VPN SecureLine by Avast (Free trial for 7 days, Paid plan starts at $0.99/month with the yearly plan)

8. IPVanish

If you want a premium VPN solely for hiding your identity while playing online content on Android TV then IPVanish is the perfect VPN you can opt for. It has more than 1300 anonymous servers spanned across 55 countries which offer excellent performance and without any downtime.

On the security side of the thing, IPVanish has implemented 256-bit encryption and you can choose your protocol of choice from IKEv2, OpenVPN (TCP and UDP), L2TP, and PPTP, and more. I would say go with OpenVPN protocol for maximum protection and performance.

Further, this VPN allows network tunneling on 10 devices including Android TV and it can be very helpful if you have a family and want to share your private connection. Strictly put, IPVanish is a solid VPN for Android TV and you can give it a try for its all-around protection.

Install: IPVanish (Starts at $6.49/month with the yearly plan)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is There a Free VPN with Unlimited Data?

Yes, there are several VPN services that offer unlimited data such as ProtonVPN and Hotspot Shield. However, you will get slower internet speed or limited server options.

Q. Is It Illegal to Watch Netflix with a VPN?

No, it’s not illegal to watch Netflix with a VPN.

Q. How to Sideload a VPN on an Android TV Box?

You can follow our guide on how to sideload apps on Android TV. The process is also similar for VPNs and Android TV Boxes.

Q. Will a VPN Slow My Streaming Speed Through my Android TV Box?

If you are using a free VPN service then you are likely to have a slower streaming speed while using a VPN on Android TV Box. You should go for the paid plan if you want unrestricted internet speed.

Q. Can I Use My VPN on Other Devices?

Yes, you can use major VPNs on several devices and platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Android TV, Linux, and more.

Q. Can I Use a Free VPN for Netflix?

Yes, you can use a free VPN for Netflix but the internet speed won’t be that great. ProtonVPN offers unlimited data whereas Windscribe offers 10GB data for one month.

Q. Are Free VPNs Even Safe? Can it Hide My Activities From My ISP?

If you are using a VPN from a reliable and trustworthy company like Proton and TunnelBear then it’s safe to use free VPN services. And yes, it does hide your activities from the ISP.

Q. Can My Internet Provider See My VPN?

Yes, your ISP can see that you are using a VPN, but it can’t check what websites you are visiting or the data you are transferring.

Q. Is VPN Safe for Online Banking?

If you are using paid VPNs from major companies that don’t have a zero-log policy then it’s safer to use VPN for online banking.

Q. Can Netflix Detect VPN?

Yes, Netflix can detect VPNs, but VPNs regularly use new ways to circumvent the detection tools.

Q. Does VPN block Chromecast?

No, VPN does not block Chromecast.

List of Android TVs that Support VPNs

The list below shows popular TVs that support VPNs mentioned in this list. The list is by no means exhaustive and is only here to serve an example.

BRANDModel NameSize
Marq (flipkart)Marq 43AAUHDM43
Marq 43AAFHDM43
Marq 32AAHDM32
Marq 65SAUHD65
Marq 49SAUHD48.5
Marq 32VNSSHDM32
Marq 49SAUHD/49SAHD-Black49
AconaticAconatic 32HS521AN32
Aconatic 43HS521AN43
Aconatic 55RS543AN55
Aconatic 55US300AN55
Aconati c65RS543AN65
iFFALCON 65K7165
iFFALCON 55H7155
iFFALCON 65H7165
iFFALCON 43K3143
iFFALCON 50K3150
iFFALCON 55K3155
LLoydLLoyd 32HS301B32
LLoyd 43FS301B43
LLoyd 43US900B43
LLoyd 55US900B55
LLoyd GL32H0B0ZS32
LLoyd L32HS670A32
MicromaxMicromax L32CANVAS432
Micromax L32TA6445HD32
Micromax L40TA6445FHD40
Micromax L43TA7000UHD43
Micromax L55TA7001UHD55
MI L32M5-AL32
MI L43M5-AN43
MI L43M4-4AIN43
MI L50M5-5AIN50
MI L55M6-EQG55
MI L32M6-EI32
MI L55M4-4XINA55
MI L65M5-5SIN65
MI L49M5-AN49
MI L32M5-AN32
MI L43M5-AI43
MI L32M5-AI32
MI L40M6-EI40
MI L75M6-ESG75
PanasonicPanasonic TH-65HX700DX65
Panasonic TH-55HX700DX55
Panasonic TH-43HX700DX43
Panasonic TH-55HX635DX55
Panasonic TH-43HX635DX43
Panasonic TH-43HX625DX43
Panasonic TH-58HX45058
Panasonic TH-50HX45050
Panasonic TH-65GX655DX65
Panasonic TH-55GX655DX55
Panasonic TH-49GX655DX49
Panasonic TH-43GX655DX43
SanyoSanyo XT-43A081U43
Sanyo XT-49A081U49
Sanyo XT-55A081U55
Sanyo XT-65A081U65
Sanyo XT-43UHD4S43
Sanyo XT-50UHD4S50
Sanyo XT-55UHD4S55
Sanyo XT-65UHD4S65
Sanyo XT-43FHD4S43
Sanyo XT-32RHD4S32
SonySony KD-55X7400H55
Sony KDL-49W800G49
Sony KDL-43W800G43
Sony KD-55X9500G55
Sony KD-49X8000H49
Sony KD-55X8000H55
Sony KD-43X8000G43
Sony KD-49X7500H49
Sony KD-65A8F65
Sony KD-55A8G55
Sony KD-55X8000G55
Sony KD-65X9300E65
Sony KD-65A8G65
Sony KD-55X9300E55
Sony KD-65X8000H65
Sony KD-65A9F65
Sony KD-65X9500E65
Sony KD-55A8F55
Sony KD-75X8500F75
Sony KD-65A9G65
Sony KDL-43W800F43
Sony KD-49X8000G49
Sony KD-55X8500G55
Sony KD-43X7500F43
Sony KD-65X8000G65
Sony KD-49X8500F49
Sony KD-43X8500F43
Sony KDL-49W800F49
Sony KD-43X8200E43
Sony KDL-43W800D43
Sony KD-65X9500G65
Sony KD-75X8000H75
Sony KD-55X9000E55
Sony KD-49X9000E49
Sony KD-55X9500E55
Sony KD-65X9000E65
Sony KD-55X9000F55
Sony KD-65X7500F65
Sony KD-49X8200E49
Sony KD-65X9000F65
Sony KD-55X8500F55
Sony KD-55A9F55
Sony KD-55A155
Sony KD-65A165
Sony KD-49X7500F49
Sony KD-55A9G55
Sony KD-85X8000H85
Sony 43X7400H43
Sony 55X7500H55
Sony 43X7500H43
Sony 65X7400H65
TCLTCL 50C71550
TCL 32S65A32
TCL 55C71555
TCL 55P71555
TCL 65P865
TCL 43P843
TCL 43S6500FS43
TCL 85P8M85
TCL 32S6500S32
TCL 65P71565
TCL 43P8B43
TCL 43P71543
TCL 55C81555
TCL 50P71550
TCL 55P8E55
TCL 55P855
TCL 49S6500S49
TCL 65P8E65
TCL 65C665
TCL 75P71575
TCL 55P8S55
TCL 65X4US65
TCL 50P8E50
TCL 65C71565
TCL 50P850
TCL 75C81575
TCL 55C855
TCL 40S650040
TCL 43P8E43
iFFALCON 50K6150
iFFALCON 55K6155
iFFALCON 43K3143
iFFALCON 55K3155
iFFALCON 55H7155
iFFALCON 55K7155
iFFALCON 43K7143
iFFALCON 65K3165
iFFALCON 65K7165
iFFALCON 50K3150
iFFALCON 65H7165
VU 32US32
VU 55PM55
VU 50PM50
VU 43GA43
VU 55UT55
VU 85QPX85
VU 65PM65
VU 50UT50
VU 32GA32
VU 43PM43
VU 43CA43
VU 43UA43
VU 43UT43
VU 55-OA55
VU 43-OA43
VU 65UT65
VU 50-OA50
VU 43 OA43
VU 43 OA -V143
VU 55-OA55
VU 55-OA V155
VU 50CA50
VU 55CA55
HisenseHisense 43A71F43
Hisense 55A71F55
Hisense 55A73F55
Hisense 40A56E40
Hisense 32A56E32
Hisense 50A71F50
Hisense 65U7QF65
HaierHaier LE43K6600UGA43
Haier LE40K6600GA40
Haier LE43K6600GA43
Haier LE50K6600HQGA50
Haier LE32K6600GA32
Haier LE55U6900HQGA55
Haier LE65S8000EGA65
Haier LE50U6900HQGA50
Haier LE32W200032
Haier LE55U6500UAG55
Haier LE50F9000UAP50
Haier LE55K6600HQGA55
Haier LE65U6500UAG65
Haier LE65U6900HQGA65
InfinixInfinix 43X143
Infinix 32X132
KodakKodak 50CA707750
Kodak 65CA010165
Kodak 32HDX7XPRO32
Kodak 43CA202243
Kodak 55CA090955
Kodak 43UHDX7XPRO43
Kodak 55UHDX7XPRO55
Kodak 40FHDX7XPRO40
Kodak 43FHDX7XPRO43
Kodak 32HDXSMART32
Kodak 32HDXSMART V132
Kodak 32HDXSMART32
Kodak 40FHDXSMART V140
MotorolaMotorola 55SAUHDMQ55
Motorola 55SAUHDMG55
Motorola 43SAUHDMQ43
Motorola 43SAFHDM43
Motorola 43SAUHDMG43
Motorola 65SAUHDM65
Motorola 40SAFHDME40
Motorola 55SAUHDM55
Motorola 32SAHDME32
Motorola 32SAFHDM32
Motorola 50SAUHDM50
Motorola 43SAUHDM43
Motorola 50SAUHDMQ50
Motorola 75SAUHDM75
NokiaNokia 43TAFHDN43
Nokia 32TAHDN32
Nokia 43TAUHDN43
Nokia 50TAUHDN50
Nokia 55TAUHDN55
Nokia 65TAUHDN65
Nokia 43CAUHDN43
Nokia 55CAUHDN55
Nokia 65CAUHDN65
OnePlusOnePlus 43FA0A0043
OnePlus 32HA0A0032
OnePlus 55Q1IN-155
OnePlus 55Q1IN55
OnePlus 55UA0A0055
PhilipsPhilips 58PUT660458
Philips 50PUT660450
Philips 43PUT779143
RealmeRealme RMV200443
Realme RMV200550
RedmiRedmi L50M6-RA50
Redmi L55M6-RA55
Redmi L65M6-RA65
ThomsonThomson 43TH600043
Thomson 50TH100050
Thomson 40M409940
Thomson 40M4099 PRO40
Thomson 32M3277 PRO32
Thomson 43TH009943
Thomson 43TH6000_UD943
Thomson 32PATH001132
Thomson 50OATHPRO121250
Thomson 55 OATHPRO 010155
Thomson 43 OATHPRO 200043
Thomson 43PATH454543
Thomson 55PATH505055
Thomson 65 OATHPRO 202065
Thomson 40PATH777740
Thomson 32PATH0011BL32
Thomson 50PATH101050
Thomson 43PATH000943
Thomson 75 OATHPRO212175
Thomson 43 OATH 100043
Thomson 49 OATH 900049
Thomson 32M327732
Thomson 55TH100055
ToshibaToshiba 32L505032
Toshiba 55U505055
Toshiba 43L505043

Use the Best Android TV VPN for Free

So these are the best Android TV VPNs that you can install on your Android TV and unlock content on apps that are geo-restricted. As I mentioned above, before ProtonVPN arrived on Android TV, I was using Windscribe and it worked reliably well. Based on your preference, you can choose a VPN of your choice and get it right away. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are looking for the best Android TV apps then follow our linked article. And if you have any questions then shoot them in the comment section below.

Comments 7
  • Bob from Ohio says:

    The free version of ProtonVPN does not allow streaming. They are quite clear about this on their website. It should as if you had actually used it for streaming, so I installed it on my Google TV, but it did not work.

    Good article. It looks like I’ll have to try one of the paid ones, though.

  • Clanoz says:

    HotspotShield isn’t free or useable even for Android TV. The streaming feature is behind their subscription service.

  • Tuko says:

    When i try to connect with nordvpn (free) or protonvpn (free), on my android tv, internet always disconnects. To connect again to internet, i have to cancel conection with the vpn and go to network settings to put my IP adress either with DHCP or static. So with nordvpn (free) and protonvpn (free) i could not connect to any server.
    When i first connected with windscribevpn (free), internet disconnected. Then, after puting the IP adress, i managed to connect to a windscribe server. But the speed what was not enough for streaming HD movies. For streaming i use KODI.
    I will try the other free vpn’s that you recomend, to see if there is a free vpn suitable for streaming HD movies with KODI.
    What is your opinion for Bitdefender premium VPN?

  • Billy says:

    Very informative article about VPNs. Samsung TVs aren’t on your List of Android TVs that Support VPNs. I appreciate that you mentioned that the list is not exhaustive, so how do I find this information?

  • Rakesh Botadkar says:

    Hi Rupesh.
    This is Rakesh from Mumbai.
    Big fan of Beebom.
    I want to use VPN ONLY for using on my android tv to watch British and American shows etc on Netflix and Prime Video. I don’t want to use VPN for anything else.
    Q1. Is there any free vpn you can suggest to do this? If free then is it okay to use?
    Q2. If you suggest a paid one, which is the most basic one, just to use for USA AND UK?
    Q3. If you suggest to use VPN for everything else like my phone tablet, etc, then please suggest which one?

    • Arjun Sha says:

      ProtonVPN will let you watch US shows as it offers free servers from that region. If you are looking for a paid VPN then I would recommend ExpressVPN.

    • Lucky says:

      Bro use Proton VPN as Tupesh mentioned in the article above
      I do use it .. and it’s good it doesn’t buffer but has limited servers .. U can use them on Android tv Mobile laptop ..
      It’s good but u have to register /Sign up ..

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