Some people use virtual private networks, which extends a private network across a public network. It encrypts your connection and allows for secure connections to certain networks. This may also encrypt data that could otherwise be intercepted by an Internet service provider (ISP) or government agency if they’re collecting your browsing data. It can also be a way to get around geoblocking, where your connection to a site fails because of your physical location.
Although VPN applications have been available to download on many different platforms, Golden Frog’s app VyprVPN appears to be the first VPN software to support Android TV. Golden Frog, the company producing the software, just announced the news earlier this week. Their Android app can be downloaded for free on the Google Play Store.
The app itself is very similar to its mobile counterpart, but with a modified interface to accommodate a larger screen. You will need to sign up for a VyprVPN account. Although there is a free tier, which gives you 500MB of data, there are premium plans which give users unlimited data usage for $6.67, $8.33, or $10/month.