NordVPN Launches Android TV App

Consumers are canceling traditional pay-TV service at faster rates than expected, causing a transition revolution from cable TV to smart TV and streaming. In the U.S. alone, more than 22 million users have cut the cord on the cable on 2017. The number of smart TV users – such as Android TV –  has doubled in the past year.

However, some of the biggest problems that smart TV users face are streaming limitations and lack of Internet security.

NordVPN, a VPN service provider, is contributing to a solution to these problems by launching a brand new NordVPN app for Android TV. Now FIFA World Cup and Olympics fans or Games of Thrones followers can stream securely and without limitations.

First of all, smart TV users will be able to protect their online security. Since a smart TV is connected to the Internet, it becomes vulnerable to the same cyber threats as one’s computer or smartphone. NordVPN for Android TV uses the OpenVPN security protocol to encrypt a user’s online traffic, so that all sensitive data becomes protected from hackers or snoopers.

In addition, VPN for smart TV provides an opportunity to enjoy all the video apps pre-installed with the Android TV box. Sometimes, living in a specific part of the world might mean lesser selection of online content. A VPN app connects user’s smart TV to a server in any country of choice, so they can watch TV as if they were in that country. NordVPN offers 4000+ servers in 62 countries around the globe.

In the U.S., video streamers might also face bandwidth throttling. Sometimes, American Internet service providers (ISPs) can slow down the Internet speed for specific websites, which can result in video buffering. NordVPN can prevent throttling by redirecting all traffic through an encrypted tunnel.

The native NordVPN app interface makes it very easy to use; everything, from setting it up to connecting to VPN, is straightforward and quick. It offers such features as Quick Connect, which automatically picks the best server in terms of speed, latency, and performance. The CyberSec security suite is integrated into the app to protect an Internet-connected smart TV against malware and cyber-threats, and shield from intrusive ads.

One NordVPN account can be used to secure up to six devices simultaneously. NordVPN also offers applications for Windows, macOS, and iOS.

The app can be downloaded from Google Play store on Android TV.

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