ExpressVPN Brings Simplified VPN Protection to Apple TV Devices


The largest VPN provider, ExpressVPN, recently unveiled a dedicated app for Apple TV boxes – finally bringing simplified privacy tools to the big screen. The release leverages new support for virtual private networks introduced in tvOS 17, meaning Apple users can now cloak streaming activity and location on their television sets.

In today’s era of geo-restricted content and data harvesting, ExpressVPN saw a gaping need for living room security. While tech-savvy users run VPNs on routers or individual devices, the average person lacks awareness or technical know-how. ExpressVPN’s dead-simple Apple TV experience bridges this divide.

The company enjoys renown as a privacy trailblazer with best-in-class speeds to boot. And initial testing suggests the Apple TV app retains ExpressVPN’s hallmark simplicity without sacrificing too much configurability. Users need only log in to route connections via one of the company’s 100+ worldwide server locations.

This grants access to region-locked catalogs on services like Netflix or BBC iPlayer. It also prevents internet providers from snooping on television viewing habits and harvesting valuable personal data. ExpressVPN handles the encryption, tunneling and network details behind the scenes.

Early reviews laud the app’s efficiency but note a lack of advanced options techies may expect. For example, there’s no current ability to dictate connection protocols or enable split-tunneling. However ExpressVPN built flexibility into its Apple TV solution, so future updates may add things like protocol customization.

But for most everyday users, the ability to cloak their identity and bypass geo-blocks with a couple taps delivers everything needed from a living room VPN tool. In an era where privacy risks bombard people from every device, expanding defenses to the largest screen in the home brings peace of mind.

So thanks to ExpressVPN rapidly embracing Apple’s newest APIs, Apple TV can finally join phones, laptops and tablets with turnkey tools to take control of data privacy. The app’s release kicks off a new wave of privacy possibilities in the living room.

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