TVOS 17: How to Download a VPN to Apple TV?


On Monday (June 5), when Apple opened up WWDC 2023, all eyes were on the Vision Pro headset that the company was showcasing. However, there is more to this story than meets the eye since the tech giant also released something pretty cool: Apple TV will soon support virtual private networks (VPNs) provided by third parties. This is fantastic!

You will be able to install virtual private network (VPN) apps developed by a trustworthy third party on your Apple TV after Apple releases version 17 of its TV operating system later this autumn. Besides that, you can choose to hide your watching patterns from your internet service provider while at the same time opening up a whole new world of streaming options on your Apple TV device. Quite impressive, isn’t it?!

Up until now, the only options to utilize a VPN on your TV with an Apple TV device were to either run the VPN via a router or just share your VPN connection from your computer, all of which can be difficult or costly.

The fantastic thing about a virtual private network (VPN) is that it may change your visible IP address to the address of the VPN server that you’re connecting through. This gives the impression to the websites that you visit that you are located in a different area than you actually are. The best part? You are able to access geographically restricted material online from streaming services such as Netflix by simply connecting to VPN servers located in different areas all over the world.

It will be a lot less challenging to use a virtual private network on Apple TV devices now that the tech giant has officially opened the door for third-party VPN compatibility with the release of TVOS 17.

To recall, other streaming devices, such as the popular Android/Google TV or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, have enabled third-party VPN apps for a considerable amount quite some time now.

Georgia Nica
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