The best VPN for streaming live TV

Stream live TV shows privately from anywhere in the world, without buffering or throttling, with Proton VPN’s global server network.

  • Watch live television shows from anywhere
  • Access global live TV channels
  • Stream without buffering, slowdowns, or throttling

How to stream live TV with Proton VPN

    Why choose Proton VPN for streaming live television?

    Using Proton VPN to stream live TV means you get to watch your favorite shows and televised events as they happen, without annoying lags or buffering. We created Proton VPN to enable everyone to watch the content of their choice, from anywhere, regardless of their location. Proton VPN also adds an extra level of security to your streaming by hiding your IP address and bypassing censorship.

    Global high-speed server network

    When it comes to streaming live TV via a VPN, server speed and location are crucial. Our streaming servers are located in over 60 countries around the world and deliver high-speed connections of up to 10 Gbps, so you can stream live TV from anywhere.

    Unlimited streaming

    We do not impose any data restrictions or network throttling on Proton VPN, so you can be sure your live television stream will remain uninterrupted. And with up to 10 VPN connections on a Plus plan, you can continue streaming on all your devices.

    Strongest encryption

    Proton VPN keeps all your streaming activity secure, using only the strongest VPN protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2, and WireGuard. In addition, all connections are protected with advanced encryption ciphers, such as AES-256 or ChaCha20, both of which are extremely secure.

    A high speed VPN for streaming live TV


    WireGuard is a lightweight, fast, and secure VPN protocol that gives you exceptional VPN speeds, improved performance, and drains less battery power — perfect for when you are streaming television shows from your laptop or mobile devices.

    No throttling

    If you do not use a VPN, your ISP is able to see your online activity and can slow down your internet connection while streaming live TV shows. Proton VPN hides your online activity from your ISP, preventing them from targeting and throttling your live streaming traffic.

    VPN Accelerator

    Our VPN Accelerator provides fast VPN connections even if there is a long distance between your device and the VPN server you are connecting to. So even when you are traveling, you can still stream your favorite live TV shows from back home.

    Secure streaming with Proton VPN

    • No data limits or bandwidth restrictions
    • Connect to high-speed servers in over 60 countries
    • Bypass censorship and geo-restrictions
    • Stream live TV seamlessly from anywhere
    • Keep your IP address private and secure

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes. If you’re watching a live event which is being televised from the country you are in, using a VPN will help you to bypass throttling, as your ISP will not be able to identify and slow down live streaming traffic. If you’re watching a live televised event from another country, connecting to a server in that country will help you to bypass geo-restrictions that may be placed on the streaming platform or the live stream itself.

    However, some live television streaming services may require you to sign up for an account on their platform, and will ask you to verify that you have a home address in that country in order to do so.

    To stream live TV from another country, you will often have to connect to a VPN server in that country, in order to bypass any geo-restrictions that the streaming platform has placed on the live stream.

    To stream live TV from another country using Proton VPN, you need to sign up for a Proton VPN Plus account (or upgrade to Plus if you currently have a free account) in order to access our streaming servers. You will also need to download and install the correct application for your device.

    Once you have logged in to Proton VPN, connect to a Plus server in the country you would like to stream from. After you have connected, you can go to the video platform you would like to watch live TV from, and start streaming live TV.

    Although using a VPN can slow down your internet speed, it’s unlikely this will impact streaming live television, as long as you connect to a service that uses high-speed servers. Proton VPN’s streaming servers have connection speeds of up to 10 Gbps, so you can securely stream live TV via VPN without interruption. Even on unstable connections, using WireGuard and Proton VPN’s VPN Accelerator technology work to increase your speeds by over 400%.