ATV 4, where are the VPN app(s)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ianrip, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. ianrip macrumors 6502

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    why do we have loads of VPN apps is the iOs store, but none for ATV
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Because not needed, has little purpose?
    You aren't going to be checking banking/financial/health stuff on your appletv from a public wifi spot.

    On iOS, you don't need an app, VPN is built into the OS. I do it to my ddwrt server all the time.
     
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    VPNs are used for more than that....think Region changing for Netflix and NFL GamePass for a couple.
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Because the Network Extension framework (which is used by apps on iOS to create custom VPN configurations) is not available on tvOS.
     
  5. ianrip thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I’m hoping someone brings out a VPN app, it won’t last long as it will get pulled
    But if we can get it installed early, then it solves my outside of the UK problem
     
  6. RB1959 macrumors member

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    Ask Santa for a VPN router :)
     
  7. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Most of the time you don't need everything going through a VPN - just specific devices.
     
  8. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    Can't you use a DNS service like Unblock-Us to make the ATV think you are in the USA?
     

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