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How to Install and Use NordVPN on Android TV

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NordVPN on Android TV

When you consider the best VPNs for Android TV, NordVPN will surely top the list. NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN service providers in the world. With NordVPN, you can bypass geo-restriction from any streaming apps like Netflix, fuboTV, Sling TV, and Disney Plus on Android TV. NordVPN is one of the fewest VPNs that is officially available for Android TVs and Android TV Boxes.


  • NordVPN has 5500+ servers in 59 countries around the world.
  • The VPN is equipped with the Kill Switch feature that will disconnect all their internet connection if a VPN network is disconnected abruptly.
  • If you want an extra layer of protection, you can enable the Double VPN option, which will give you two layers of IP protection.
  • You can get 24/7 assistance from the NordVPN customer center.
  • With a single NordVPN account, you can use the VPN on six different devices.


NordVPN offers nine different subscription plans based on the number of days and the advanced VPN features.

Plans / Time PeriodMonthly1-Year2-Year
Standard$11.99$99.48 ($59.88 for 1st year alone)$198.96 ($78.96 for 1st two years)
Plus$12.69$126.95 ($68.28 for !st year alone)$253.92 ($95.76 for 1st two years)
Complete$13.99$198.84 ($83.88 for 1st year alone)$397.68 ($126.96 for 1st two years)

Based on the plan, the features you get will differ. In the Complete plan, there will be no restrictions. In the Plus plan, you won’t get the 1TB encrypted cloud storage. In the Standard plan, along with the 1TB cloud storage, you won’t get the built-in password manager tool and data breach scanner.

NordVPN on Android TV

To install NordVPN on Android TV, you can use the built-in Play Store. There is no need to sideload the NordVPN on Android TV using any third-party installers.

Supported Android TVs

  • Mi Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Mi Box
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Formuler Box
  • MINIX Box
  • AT&T TV
  • AIR TV

How to Sign Up for NordVPN

For NordVPN, you have to sign up from the official website. In Android TV, while signing up for NordVPN, a lot of users are getting invalid credentials error. To eliminate the error, use a smartphone or PC and create a NordVPN account.

[1] From your smartphone or PC browser, go to NordVPN’s official website.

[2] Click on the Get NordVPN button on the top.

NordVPN on Android TV

[3] Choose any of the available plans and complete security & privacy (if needed).

[4] Click on Continue to payment to proceed further.


[5] Here, enter the Email ID and choose the mode of payment.

[6] Complete the payment online via any of the selected modes.

NordVPN on Android TV

[7] Finally, set the password and provide the required details for your account.

[8] That’s it. You have successfully signed up for NordVPN.

How to Install and Use NordVPN on Android TV

[1] Launch Google Play Store on your Android TV.

Play Store - NordVPN on Android TV

[2] Search for the NordVPN from the Play Store.

[3] Select the NordVPN app from the results.

[4] On the next screen, tap the Install button

[5] Upon installation, open the VPN on your Android TV.

Alternative Ways

Apart from installing via the Play Store, you can also access NordVPN on your Android TV in two possible ways.

Via Smartphone Hotspot – Download and install NordVPN on your Android smartphone or iPhone from the Play Store or App Store. Log in with your NordVPN account and connect the VPN to any of the available server locations. Turn on the hotspot on your smartphone and connect your Android TV to that WiFi hotspot to get the VPN connection.

Sideloading APKSideloading apps on Android TV is another way of accessing NordVPN on your Android TV. Although the app is available on the Play Store, you can still access the app using APK by following the steps below.

How to Sideload NordVPN on Android TV

[1] Go to Google Play Store and search for Downloader.

Google Play Store

[2] Download and install the Downloader app from the Play Store.

Downloader - NordVPN on Android TV

[3] In the same way, install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV from the Play Store.

[4] Before opening the Downloader, go to Settings and choose Security & restrictions.

Security and Restrictions - NordVPN on Android TV

[5] Go to Unknown Sources >> Downloader >> Turn on.

Unknown source

[6] Launch Downloader on your TV.

[7] Install the AFTVnews Plugin using the URL browser.aftvnews.com. Without the plugin, you can’t install APK files on Downloader.

[8] Enter the NordVPN Android TV APK URL in the required tab.


[9] Click on Go to download and install NordVPN.

[10] After installation, launch the app and sign up with your credentials.

[11] Connect the VPN and browse the app or content you want.

Connect - NordVPN on Android TV

How to Use NordVPN on Android TV

[1] Open the NordVPN on your Android TV.

Open NordVPN on Android TV

[2] Enter your subscribed NordVPN credentials and click the Log In button.

[3] Now, you will get the NordVPN home screen.

Login to NordVPN account

[4] Click the Connect Now button to connect to the fastest and nearest server.

Click the Connect Now button

[5] If you want to choose a specific country’s server, go to the All Countries menu and choose your desired country.

Choose the servers manually on NordVPN

[6] If you want advanced encryption, go to Specialty Servers and choose from P2P, Onion over VPN, Double VPN, and Dedicated IP.

Specialty Servers on NordVPN for Android TV

[7] If you are connecting the NordVPN on your Android TV, you will get the permission prompt. Click the Continue button.

Click the Continue button

[8] Tick the I trust this application checkbox and click the OK button.

Click the OK button

[9] Then, follow the prompts to connect to the VPN.

[10] When the VPN is connected, you will get the green indication light with the server location on the top right of your TV screen.

Connect to NordVPN server on Android TV

[11] Now, open any of the streaming apps on your Android TV, like Netflix, and stream video content without any restrictions.

[12] If a VPN connection is not working on Netflix on Android TV, change the server on the NordVPN and try again.

[13] To disconnect the VPN, click the Disconnect button.

Disconnect the NordVPN on Android TV

Other Supported Devices

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chromecast
  • Chromebook
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Fire TV, Stick, and Cube
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Routers
  • Roku
  • Playstation 3 & Playstation 4
  • Windows 10 & Windows 11
  • Linux
  • Xbox 360 & Xbox One


1. Can I install NordVPN on Samsung smart TV?

No, NordVPN is not available for Samsung Smart TVs.

2. Is ExpressVPN or NordVPN better?

NordVPN is a little bit cheaper than ExpressVPN. But ExpressVPN on Android TV offers great speed when compared to NordVPN. Based on your requirements, choose a VPN for your Android TV.

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