If you have Android TV and you usually binge-watch TV programs from overseas, the geo-locks will almost always be a problem. By geo-lock, we mean that some streaming channels and programs are only available in their respective territories. This is where a VPN (virtual private network) becomes useful, but installing and using it on an Android TV platform seems to be a real hassle. Not anymore, says NordVPN.
NordVPN has just launched its Android TV application, allowing Android TV users all over the globe to stream content that would otherwise be geo-locked. This is not by any means the only option available on Android TV, but NordVPN is one of the popular ones. And if you already have a subscription to NordVPN, the same subscription will now work on its Android TV app. That’s pretty cool.
Take the FIFA World Cup, for instance, which is happening in Russia these days. Some streaming content will be blacked out for other regions, but with NordVPN (or any other VPN, for that matter) users will be able to connect to a server in another city or country and remove the geo-lock or black out restrictions. This will be true for other programs that you might need to pay for, streaming it in the US. With the VPN, you can watch it for free.
With a VPN, you can also secure your streaming habits, as the traffic will be secure from your ISP and not sold to advertisers everywhere. NordVPN is not free, and you will have to pay for its excellent service. There’s a special deal right now that gives you a three-year subscription for only USD$2.75 per month.