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How to install the Proton VPN APK

The Proton VPN Android app is now available in several app repositories to ensure you can easily get Proton VPN for free on Android. Some of these repositories, like GitHub and F-Droid, do not download and install the app directly on your device as Google Play does with Android devices […]


Setup Guide for new users

Welcome to the Proton VPN community. This guide will help you download and install the proper Proton VPN app for your device. It will also address some of the more common questions we get from our new users. You’re just a couple steps away from making your online activity secure […]


How to set up Proton VPN on a DD-WRT router using OpenVPN

You can set up Proton VPN on your router, which will protect every device that connects to the internet through that router. In this guide, we take a step-by-step look at how to set up Proton VPN on a DD-WRT router using the OpenVPN VPN protocol.  Learn more about OpenVPN […]


How to install the new beta Proton VPN app for Linux

Proton VPN offers both a Linux app with a graphical user interface and a Linux CLI. In this article, we explain how to install and use the early-access version of our Linux CLI. The early-access version of the Proton VPN Linux CLI is available for many Linux Debian-based distros and […]


What is a kill switch?

Important note: As we have reported, Apple’s macOS and iOS operating systems don’t close all existing connections when you connect to a VPN, specifically certain DNS queries from Apple services. But if you use Proton VPN while connected to public WiFi, your sensitive traffic is still safe. We are aware of this issue, […]


How to access the Tor network using Proton VPN

Proton VPN offers a Tor over VPN feature that lets you connect to the Tor anonymity network, including .onion websites (the “darkweb”) in your regular browser without the need to download or install additional software (such as Tor Browser).  Learn more about why use Tor over VPN Tor over VPN […]


How to use Proton VPN on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

The Proton VPN app for Android TV protects your privacy and allows you to access blocked content and stream your favorite shows and movies on your smart TV.  Install the Proton VPN app free from the Amazon app store on your Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick (also known as […]


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. Users with free accounts can select from three countries. […]


How to use the Proton VPN app for Windows

In this article, we look at how to install and use the Proton VPN app for Windows 7+. How to install Proton VPN for Windows By default, Windows 10 and 11 only allow apps to be installed from the Microsoft Store. To install the Proton VPN app, you’ll need to […]


How to use the Proton VPN macOS app

How to use the Proton VPN macOS app Our app runs on macOS 10.12 and higher and is the recommended way to use Proton VPN on your MacBook, Mac mini, iMac, or Mac Pro. It provides the easiest way to connect to our servers and allows you to benefit from […]


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