Configurando VPN no Chromecast

With a Google Chromecast you can easily stream from, for example, your mobile device to your TV. In this way you don’t need a smart TV to be able to use apps on your TV. It is a popular way to watch movies and series on the big screen. To use your Chromecast safely and anonymously, it may be wise to use a VPN. A VPN also gives you more freedom and therefore even more streaming pleasure. Below we explain the different ways to protect a Chromecast with a VPN.

Would you like to have a Google Chromecast connect to the internet via a VPN?

For example, so you can watch American Netflix, or just to secure your connection? Then you will need to set up the VPN on your router or on a virtual router. On your router, this works as follows:

  1. Make sure you have a router that works with a VPN.
  2. Flash your router (if necessary) and install your VPN on the router.
  3. Connect your Chromecast to the router’s Wi-Fi network.

Will you connect your Chromecast through a virtual router or hotspot?

  1. Choose a VPN to install on your computer.
  2. Set up a wifi hotspot or virtual router on this device.
  3. Connect your Chromecast to the wifi network of the virtual router/hotspot.

How do I install a VPN connection on Chromecast?

If you want to use a VPN on a Google Chromecast, you will have to do it through your (virtual) router. This means that you have to install the VPN on your (virtual) router and then let your Chromecast access the Internet through this connection. You can read how to set up a VPN for Chromecast here.

Why do people use a VPN on Chromecast?

Using a VPN on your Chromecast has several advantages. It allows you to bypass geographical blockages, giving you access to American Netflix, for example. A VPN also provides a secure connection, so you can stream safely online without worry and also safely use Kodi.

What is the best VPN for Chromecast?

A VPN that works well for Chromecast is Surfshark. This VPN is very fast and almost always works properly. It is also ééone of the cheapest options. Other VPN providers we d recommend for Chromecast are ExpressVPN and NordVPN.

How to set up a VPN for Google Chromecast

It is unfortunately not possible to install a VPN app directly on the Chromecast dongle. If you do want to provide your Chromecast with a VPN connection you can:

  • install a VPN on your router
  • Set up a VPN on a virtual router on PC or MAC

Setting up a VPN client on your router

Setting up a VPN on your router is an excellent way to secure all the devices in your home with a VPN connection. However, you need to make sure your router is suitable for this. This is because it is necessary to change your router’s firmware (flashing) and this is not possible with every router. If you are looking for a suitable VPN router and do not know where to start, you can visit our article: VPN router – an easy overview to quickly find the best VPN router.

  • If you have a suitable router and are ready to flash it, you should take great care to do so carefully. After all, flashing a router is not without risks. If you do it wrong, your router can get damaged.
  • To help you with this we have written an extensive manual on installing a VPN on your router. This manual also explains how to install a VPN on your router.
  • Is the router suitable, have you adjusted the firmware and have you installed a VPN? Then you’re ready to get your Chromecast connected to this router. This works the same as connecting your Chromecast to a regular network.

Setting up VPN on your router, step by step:

  1. Check whether you have an appropriate router to ‘flash’. If you can’t figure this out, check out our article on VPN routers.
  2. Adjust the firmware of your router and install your VPN on this router according to our extensive step-by-step plan.
  3. Connect your Chromecast (and possibly other devices) to the wifi network of the flashed router.

Setting up a VPN using a virtual router on PC or Mac

Is it not possible to modify the firmware of your router, or do you not want to? Then you can also set up a wifi hotspot on your Windows PC or Mac. Then you can have your Chromecast connect to it. If you then secure this connection on your PC or Mac using a VPN, your Chromecast is safely connected. This way, you’ll be secure on your Chromecast in no time and ready to bypass geographical blockages.

Setting up VPN on a virtual router, step by step:

  1. Install a VPN on your PC or Mac.
  2. Handbook for setting up a VPN on Windows 10
  3. Handbook for setting up a VPN on Mac
  4. Set up a wifi hotspot on your PC or Mac. The exact steps to follow in doing this will depend on your device.
  5. Connect your Chromecast to the VPN secured network on your PC or Mac.

Melhor VPN para Google Chromecast

We have tested several VPN providers for Google Chromecast. Based on speed, server locations and price-quality ratio we have chosen the following providers that are ideal to use in combination with the Chromecast dongle. Should you be looking for another VPN you can visit our overview page with best VPN apps. A free VPN is also among the options, but with an eye on the streaming speed we would not recommend this.

ExpressVPN for Google Chromecast: perfect for streaming

ExpressVPN has been at the top of our list of the best VPN providers for quite some time. With over 3000 servers in 94 countries and a professional team of developers, ExpressVPN has quickly become a major player in the VPN market. The wide range of servers also ensures that bypassing geographical blockades is not a problem. For example, using ExpressVPN you can enjoy the American Netflix.

  1. ExpressVPN has excellent customer service and for some devices and purposes has even written short tutorials on how to install the service. Combined with the good 256-bit encryption, all these points make ExpressVPN an excellent VPN service for Chromecast.
  2. ExpressVPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee. So you can try this VPN at your leisure for a month.

Surfshark for Google Chromecast: fast streaming

Surfshark is a relatively new player in the VPN market. Nevertheless, this VPN provider has won over many hearts in a short time. For example, it is ideal that Surfshark has no limit on the number of people who can use a subscription at the same time.

  1. In addition, this VPN is very user-friendly and therefore also suitable for novice VPN users. Surfshark also offers a 30 day money back guarantee . If you are not satisfied with this VPN, you will get your money back.
  2. Surfshark has fast servers all over the world. This ensures that you can stream easily. Another advantage of the many servers is that you can watch content from many different countries. Finally, Surfshark is also one of the cheapest VPN providers at the moment.

NordVPN for Google Chromecast: secure streaming

NordVPN is an excellent VPN in terms of price-quality ratio. With its relatively low price and excellent performance, NordVPN will be a good alternative no matter what your VPN goal is.

  1. Although the speed is sometimes slower than other competing services, NordVPN stands out for its strong security options.
  2. Pair that with the friendly price tag and you have an excellent VPN. Try out the VPN first and take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee.

Conclusion: setting up VPN on Google Chromecast

Installing a VPN for Chromecast is not as easy as, say, installing a VPN for Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS. This is because you cannot install the VPN software directly on the device itself. But if you still want to secure your Chromecast with a VPN, there are two methods to achieve this. First, you can install a VPN on your router to allow your Chromecast and all other devices in your home to enjoy a VPN connection. The second way is to set up a virtual router on your PC or Mac, and then protect it with a VPN. That way, you can still get the benefits of a VPN on your Chromecast. Then you can enjoy all your favorite movies and series safely and without limit.

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