Watching region-locked content using VPNs has always been popular, and now, Apple TV users can join in. ExpressVPN has released an app for tvOS, allowing users to connect to servers in 105 countries and watch their favorite shows and movies, all while hiding their IP address.
Keep in mind that downloading the app will require tvOS 17, as earlier versions do not support native VPN apps. Once set up, the app will route your traffic through servers around the world before forwarding it to streaming services or other internet servers the Apple TV contacts. The company’s Lightway protocol is used for this process.
Reddit users have reported seeing the app last week and have been able to bypass region restrictions. However, some experienced issues logging in or getting it to work with specific apps. Notably, the app lacks advanced VPN features like split tunneling. ExpressVPN’s new features will soon be available to beta testers.
Apple’s native VPN support, which was initially seen as a feature for business and education, is now being embraced by VPN providers like ExpressVPN, as they make their services available to a wider audience. In addition to ExpressVPN, other VPN providers have also recently released apps for Apple TV, indicating a growing trend.
Lastly, keep in mind that while VPNs open up a world of possibilities, they can also slow down your internet connection. Furthermore, streaming services do not endorse bypassing region restrictions. In addition to the Apple TV app, ExpressVPN has updated its Android TV app, offering QR code sign-in, dark mode, and an improved user experience when changing server locations.