How to Install and Use Surfshark VPN on NVIDIA Shield TV & Android TV | 2024


This is a step-by-step guide in which we will show you how to install and use Surfshark on NVIDIA Shield TV and Android TV.

Surfshark VPN is one of the best VPN out there that works on every device including NVIDIA Shield TV. It has 3200 servers that are situated in 65+ countries. 

Surfshark comes with dedicated AES-256-GCM encryption for the security of your data. Telling about encryption, it has secure protocols with IKEv2/IPsec for default but still, you can select to use OpenVPN.

This VPN is very affordable and is available for just $2.21/month (Black Friday Deal) with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

In most countries, Surfshark VPN is unavailable on the Play Store, so you will need to sideload Surfshark VPN APK onto your NVIDIA Shield TV, so we’ve discussed that method.

How to Install Surfshark VPN on NVIDIA Shield TV & Android TV

Before getting started with installation you must subscribe to any package of Surfshark and activate it on your Surfshark account to log in later.

Surfshark is not available on Google Play Store so, we will install it from a side loader application named Downloader. So, follow along to download Surfshark VPN on NVIDIA Shield TV:

Step 1: From the NVIDIA Shield TV Home screen, open Google Play Store


Step 2: Tap on the search bar appearing in front


Step 3: Type Downloader and hit Search


Step 4: Select the Downloader icon from the list and select Install


Step 5: Wait for the installation process


Step 6: Hit the Open button


Step 7: At the start, the app will ask for some permissions just click Allow


Step 8: And the Quick Start Guide, click OK


Step 9: This is the Home screen of the Downloader App, but before downloading we need to give access to the Downloader app


Step 10: Go back to the Nvidia Shield TV Home screen, click on the Settings icon


Step 11: Select Device Preferences


Step 12: Now, go to Security & restrictions


Step 13: Click on Unknown Sources


Step 14: Tap on Downloader to enable it


Step 15: Click on the ‘Back’ button on the remote and also disable Verify Apps


Step 16: After all these settings, open the downloader app and type and click GO


Step 17: Download will begin eventually once hit go, wait for it to complete


Step 18: Once the download is complete, click on Install to get started with the installation


Step 19: Wait for the installation to finish


Step 20: Once finish, click Open


After this, your Surfshark application will open on your Nvidia Shield TV, and you can enjoy safe and sound entertainment.

How to Use Surfshark on Nvidia Shield TV

Although Surfshark has a very interactive user interface with a very discrete design, still we will guide you through the process of how to connect any VPN server on Surfshark.

Follow the steps below to connect the Australian server on your Suurshark application:

Step 1: Open the Surfshark application, if you don’t have an account click on Create Account, and if you already have an account then click on Log in, just like me.


Step 2: Enter your credentials and log in to Surfshark


Step 3: This is the Home menu and the design of Surfshark


Step 4: For the Australian server, scroll down to Australia and your preferred city, click on it


Step 5: A prompt will appear with a connection request, click OK


Step 6: On the right panel you can see the activated VPN server and its connection time. You can disconnect it anytime with the Disconnect button


Now, you are all protected with AES-256-GCM encryption and you can access any content from the restricted Australian IP address.

Features of Surfshark

Choosing Surfshark is like getting on the winning side because it has every feature you need from a premium VPN service. Following are the features available with Surfshark:

  • Strict no-log policy

By this feature, Surfshark ensures that they do NOT store, monitor, or track any of the data from you. It means there will be no logs of your activity.

  • Kill Switch

Kill Switch is a very interesting feature because it means if it is turned on then if your VPN connection drops due to any reason, your internet connection will also be blocked. It will protect your data from getting leaked.

  • Private DNS & Leak Protection

It is very important for any VPN to leak protection and private DNS. Surfshark provides DNS and leak protection on every server when using the IPv4 stack.

  • Camouflage Mode

In this mode Surfshark makes you blend so much that your internet provider can’t tell that you are using or connected to a VPN.

  • Browse Privately

It is a common feature for every VPN that they hide or encrypt your internet data to prevent it from getting tracked or stolen.

  • Encryption

Surfshark uses AES-256-GCM encryption for the protection of your data.

  • No Borders Mode

With this feature Surfshark allows you to use Surfshark anywhere from the world.

Alternatives to Surfshark

Nobody can be perfect, so there are other VPNs you can also try instead of Surfshark:

  1. ExpressVPN on Shield TV
  2. NordVPN on Shield TV
  3. CyberGhost on Shield TV
  4. Private Internet Access on Shield TV
  5. IPVanish on Shield TV

Choose whatever VPN you prefer but do not use a free VPN. It is highly prohibited to use free VPNs.

FAQs – Surfshark

How to use Surfshark for free?

You can use Surfshark’s 7 days free trial for Android, iOS, and macOS. Other than these platforms 7-day trial is not available but you can use a 30-day money-back policy if you don’t like the service.

Does Surfshark allow torrenting?

Yes, Surfshark offers you high speed and unlimited bandwidth for your quick and fast torrenting. With the support of P2P in their servers, it helps you with torrenting.

Is VPN legal?

It depends on the country where you live, as VPNs are allowed in the US but not in China so, it clearly depends on the country to allow VPNs or ban them.


Surfhark VPN doesn’t have an official presence in the play store as you may have seen while using the NVIDIA Shield TV yourself. However, you will need to install Surfshark APK.

Surfshark can be used with anything, and you won’t feel any difference in the speed because of its so good server latency.

With Surfshark installed you can unblock any websites and applications like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Not only applications but some shows and movies are launched for specific regions, you also watch them.

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