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How to use Proton VPN on Android TV

With Proton VPN, you can stream and watch video content on any Android TV by installing the app directly on your TV set. The app allows you to watch content from more than 90 countries if you have a paid plan.

To stream content from media platforms including Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, you need a Proton VPN Plus plan and an account with the service you would like to use. If you are new to using a VPN to access video content, read our guide on streaming.

Android TV is built into some TVs and also comes installed on a selection of streaming sticks and boxes that can plug into any TV with a spare HDMI port.

The Proton VPN app for Android TV works on Chromecast with Google TV stick, and on any TVs that use the (Android-based) Google TV interface. Users of Chromecast-only devices (Chromecast 1st Gen, 2nd Gen, Ultra, and 3rd Gen) will instead need a VPN router to use their device with our VPN service.

Learn how to use our app on Amazon Fire TV / Firestick device

How to set up Proton VPN on Android TV

To install Proton VPN on your Android TV, follow these steps:

1. Download the application from your TV’s app store. Alternatively, you can install the app using your desktop browser from the Google Play Store. Choose your Android TV as the device to install to automatically start the installation on your TV.

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2. Follow the instructions on your TV screen:

When you open the app for the first time, a code will be displayed.

Sign in

Go to https://protonvpn.com/tv, enter your Proton VPN username and password at the login screen, then enter the code displayed on your TV when prompted. If you don’t yet have a Proton account, you can sign up for a Free plan for Android.

Once you have verified the code, you can start using Android TV Proton VPN to watch your favorite content.

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Use your remote to navigate between countries and connect to a server by selecting Connect

Connect to a VPN server

To add a country to the Quick connect menu on the main screen, check Favorite.

Recents

To select a specific server, click Server list…

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.. And pick a server from the list.

Pick a server

You can now enjoy watching your favorite content through your Android TV device.

Android TV and Ethernet problems

Some Android TV s and boxes have a bug that causes Ethernet connections to drop when a VPN connection is established. This is a bug known to Google in the Android TV firmware and affects all VPN apps. To resolve the issue, either update your Android TV’s firmware or connect to the internet using WiFi. 

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