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How to Install TunnelBear on Android TV/ Android TV Box

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TunnelBear on Android TV

VPN is highly helpful for bypassing the geo-restriction of streaming apps. When you face geo-restriction issues on your Android Smart TV, you can get TunnelBear VPN, the most trusted VPN for bypassing geo-restriction. It is one of the best VPNs for Android TV/ Android TV boxes. The VPN is compatible with major smart devices. This premium VPN has no limitation on data, and thereby, you can use it for long hours.

TunnelBear VPN is one of the few VPN services that offers 5000 VPN servers. You can get servers in 48 countries, and you will have the option to select the VPN server of your choice. This VPN can connect to unlimited devices, including your Android TV. You can also get this VPN as a browser extension for your device.

This article provides the best possible way to get the TunnelBear VPN on your Android TV. You can get this VPN for free through the Trial plan for 7 days.


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 2GB.
  • 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.

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How to Sideload TunnelBear on Android TV

The TunnelBear is not available for Android TV. So, to access this VPN, you need to sideload the app on Android TV using the Downloader app.

1. Install the Downloader app on your Android TV from the Play Store.

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2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

3. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Device preferences on settings

4. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

Install unknown apps - TunnelBear on Android TV

5. Now, open the Downloader app on Android TV from the home screen.

6. Tap Allow to accept the storage permissions.

7. Choose Home from the left pane, and enter the download link of TunnelBear APK [https://bit.ly/3Eh2dRa] in the URL field.

Enter TunnelBear Android TV apk link

8. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

9. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install to install the VPN on Android TV.

10. Then, click Open to launch the VPN app and access the content.

TunnelBear available server locations

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • OnePlus Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Vu Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Airtel Xstream
  • MXQ Pro 4K
  • Mi Box 4K


1) Does TunnelBear collect data?

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

2) In which platforms TunnelBear cannot work?

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

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