What is VPN?
VPN stands for virtual private network. A VPN app allows you to access restricted apps in your area by anonymously changing your current location to the location where the app is not restricted.
What is NordVPN?
NordVPN is a VPN application which allows you to access restricted apps on your Roku without any privacy issues. It provides more than 5000 servers in more than 50 countries. Some apps are geo-restricted which means that you can not install them in your location. With the help of NordVPN you can install the apps whether they are geo-restricted in your location or not by anonymously connecting you to a server from another country where it is not restricted.
There are different ways to use NordVPN. In this article we will show you how to use NordVPN.
Is NordVPN Available On Roku?
No, NordVPN is officially not available on the Roku channel store. But do not worry we will guide you through different ways to enable VPN.
How To Use NordVPN On Roku:
There are two methods to access NordVPN on Roku.
Method 1: Physical Router Setup
It is a bit more complicated than the other one but it will directly configure the VPN to your Roku. But make sure that your router is compatible with VPN while purchasing.
Make sure you have a subscription to NordVPN.
Login to your router using a smartphone or a PC to set up the NordVPN and follow the following steps.
- Tap the VPN menu from the left side menu pane.
- Click VPN client > Add profile.
- Choose OpenVPN and enter the details.
- Visit this webpage and download the utility files for the server that you want.
- Upload all the files you downloaded on the box provided on the VPN client page.
- After uploading the files, click OK and hit the WAN menu from the sidebar.
- Under the WAN DNS Setting section, enter the DNS server addresses on the DNS 1 and DNS 2 columns.
- Now click Apply and get back to the VPN client page.
- Click Activate, and a blue tick will appear to show that you have successfully configured the VPN.
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Go to settings on your Roku device.
Select Network and click on the option Setup connection.
Select wireless and connect to the network where you have configured the VPN.
Now you can access the apps and websites that are restricted in your location.
Method 2: Virtual Router Setup
With this method, you need a Windows PC or a MAC to create a virtual network that is configured with NordVPN. Then you have to connect the Roku device to that virtual network to access the geo-restricted apps.
Virtual Router Using Windows:
Install the NordVPN app on your PC and make sure you have the subscription of NordVPN.
Open the network and internet settings.
Click on the Mobile hotspot menu from the left pane and enable the option Share my Internet connection with other devices.
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Click the Status tab and then click on Change Adapter Settings.
Now right click on NordVPN Tap Adapter and select properties.
Go to Sharing and Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.
Now on the dropdown menu select the Hotspot which you have created.
Now launch the NordVPN and select the server of your own choice.
Now visit the website www.my.roku.com and login to your Roku account. Set the country to the US and enter a US zip code.
Reset the Roku device.
After reset, configure your Roku device with a new US region account.
From the Roku home screen, go to Settings > Network > Setup connection > Wireless.
Now select the virtual WiFi you have created using Windows PC.
Virtual Router Using MAC:
Click on the Apple logo on your MAC device.
Goto system preferences and select networks
A pop up window will appear. Select Interface as VPN, VPN Type as IKEv2 and Service name as Roku.
Go to the site and copy the NordVPN address and Enter in the pop up window.
Click on Authentication settings and select Login credentials of NordVPN and then click OK.
Click Advance and select Send all traffic over VPN connection.
Click on OK and then Apply.
Now click on the Apple logo and select System Preferences then click on Sharing. Choose Internet Sharing and Wi-Fi.
Enter the following details:
- Network Name as Name of the network
- Channel as Default
- Security as Choose WPA2 personal
- Password as create your password
- Verify: Reenter the password.
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Now click OK to complete the setup.
Now once you have completed the above steps, connect your Roku to the Wifi network by following the same method as explained in the Windows Method.
NordVPN is officially not available on Roku, you have to follow the above mentioned methods to configure the NordVPN on your Roku. We hope this article helped you in configuring the NordVPN on Roku. There are two ways to configure NordVPN on Roku which are mentioned above. In order to access the geo-restricted apps in your location, you have to configure NordVPN. Still if you have any confusion or any queries regarding configuring NordVPN on your Roku device, feel free to ask in the comment section. We are here to help you and guide you to find solutions to your problems. You can also tell if you found this article helpful in configuring NordVPN on your Roku device by writing to us in the comment section. We will appreciate your response.