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How to Install TunnelBear on Android TV

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TunnelBear VPN for Android TV

TunnelBear is a popular VPN application which is a division of McAfee since 2018. It was introduced by Daniel Kaldor and Ryan Dochuk in 2011. TunnelBear VPN allows you to connect through an encrypted tunnel to locations around the world. Eventually, it will hide your IP address and bypass geo-restriction even though if you are connected to a public network. This VPN comes with secured AES-256 encryption to protect your data from hackers for all the supported devices. TunnelBear VPN is currently not available for Android TV, but you can install it using the sideload method.


TunnelBear VPN offers three different plans based on user requirements. You can get this plan easily by visiting their official website tunnelbear.com/pricing.

  • Free Plan
    • Limited protection up to 500MB.
  • Unlimited – $3.33/month.
    • Provides access to unlimited secure browsing.
    • Connect up to 5 devices at a time.
    • Customer service support.
  • Teams – $5.75/month.
    • No limit for secure browsing.
    • Ideal for 2+ business users.
    • Can connect 5 devices per user.
    • Account manager to organize user data.
    • Centralized team billing and management.

TunnelBear on Android TV

TunnelBear application is presently available on iOS, Android, Mac, Browser Extension, and Linux. If you would like to install the VPN on your Android TV, you have to sideload. Downloader by AFTVnews is a trusted open source cross=platform to download TunnelBear for your Android TV.

TunnelBear VPN

Supported Android TVs

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

TunnelBear Supported Android TV Box

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Mi Box 4K
  • AT&T TV

How to Sideload TunnelBear on Android TV

#1. Launch Google Play store on your Android TV.

#2. Navigate to the search bar and type Downloader.

#3. Click on Downloader by AFTVnews to install the app.

Downloaded by AFTVnews

#4. Once installed, go back to the home screen and open Settings.

Device preferences on settings

#5. Select Device Preferences > Security & restrictions.

security & restrictions

#6. Tap on unknown sources and click Downloader to turn on the toggle.

Install unknown apps - TunnelBear on Android TV

#7. Launch the Downloader app on your Android TV.

#8. Enter the TunnelBear Android TV apk link.

Enter TunnelBear Android TV apk link

#9. Now, tap on the Go option to install the respective apk file.

#10. After it gets installed, launch the VPN.

#11. Log in with your TunnelBear VPN credentials.

#12. Once it is done, connect to any server and start browsing anonymously.

TunnelBear available server locations

Other Supported Devices

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Browser
  • Chrome Extension

Related: How to Install IPVanish VPN on Android TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What devices are compatible with TunnelBear?

 TunnelBear VPN is compatible with iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows, with limited support for Linux.

2) In which platforms TunnelBear cannot work?

TunnelBear is not supported for Kindles, Windows smartphones, Apple TV, and Roku.

3) Is TunnelBear good for streaming?

The premium version of TunnelBear VPN can bypass geo-restriction from Netflix and Hulu.

4) Does TunnelBear collect data?

No, TunnelBear VPN will not collect or store user logs.

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