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How to Set Up and Use NordVPN on Chromecast

Written by Shummas Humayun
Last updated May 15, 2024

Google Chromecast devices come in various shapes and formats, which means you'll need to take a personal approach to setting up NordVPN. That said, you can set up NordVPN on Chromecast with Google TV by installing its app, which is the simplest and fastest method available.

If you have an older Chromecast (without Google TV), you can set up NordVPN on a router, which will protect all your devices on the network. Alternatively, you can share a VPN connection from your PC by turning it into a virtual router.

In this article, we will teach you how to set up NordVPN on Chrome using the methods mentioned just above, with comprehensive instructions.

How to Set Up NordVPN on Chromecast

To set up NordVPN on Chromecast, you first need to check whether your Chromecast comes with Google TV or not. Based on that, these are your options.

Method #1: Install NordVPN on Chromecast with Google TV

Your Chromecast with Google TV gives you access to the Play Store, which makes it easy to install NordVPN. Just follow the steps below:

1. Sign up for NordVPN by visiting its website using your computer, phone, or tablet.

2. Open 'Play Store' on your Chromecast with Google TV.

3. Search for NordVPN and tap on 'Get' or 'Install.'

4. Launch the VPN and log in with your credentials.

NordVPN on Android TV Home Screen

4. Go ahead with 'OK' to add VPN profiles to your Chromecast (this is a one-time setup prompt).

NordVPN Asking for Connection Request on Android TV

5. Click 'Connect Now' to connect to the nearest server, or choose 'All Countries' to pick a server.

NordVPN Server Selection on Android TV

6. NordVPN is now ready to work with Chromecast.

Method #2: Set Up NordVPN on a Router

By setting up NordVPN on a router, you'll create a single VPN-protected Wi-Fi network that will secure all devices connected to the WiFi, including Chromecast. Here's the step-by-step process:

1. Get your NordVPN subscription from its official website using any Web-connected device.

2. Next, set up NordVPN on your router based on your router's firmware and brand.

3. Open the Google Home app on an iOS/Android phone, pick 'Chromecast,' and check if your smartphone is connected to your home Wi-Fi.

4. You can start streaming online content and use your Chromecast to watch it on the TV screen.

Method #3: Share NordVPN from Your Windows PC

Another way to use NordVPN with your Chromecast is to install it on your PC. Then, you'll share NordVPN's connection by turning your PC into a virtual router. Here's how that's done:

1. Subscribe to NordVPN using your PC and any Web browser.

2. Install NordVPN on your PC and launch its client.

3. Log in with your credentials and connect to a server of your choice.

4. Go to your Windows 'Settings' > 'Network & Internet' > turn on 'Mobile Hotspot.'

Enabling mobile hotspot settings in Windows 11 Home.

5. Scroll down and choose 'Advanced Network Settings.'

6. Click on the NordVPN's adapter and choose 'Edit.'

Opening NordVPN's Windows Adapter.

7. Click on the 'Sharing' tab.

8. Check the box, 'Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection.'

9. Select the hotspot you just created from the dropdown menu and click on 'OK.'

Changing the Sharing settings of NordVPN adapter in Windows.

10. Connect your device with the Google Home app to your newly created Wi-Fi network.

11. Your Chromecast will join automatically. That's it!

Final Thoughts

There are multiple ways to set up NordVPN on Chromecast. On newer Chromecast models that come with Google TV, you can download and install NordVPN's app from the Play Store. That's the easiest method. However, if you have an older Chromecast, you'll have to rely on alternative methods.

Overall, installing the VPN on a physical/virtual router is the best option because it not only secures all devices connected to your Wi-Fi but also lets you use unlimited devices with NordVPN. Advanced users will also want to read our guide to setting up NordVPN on all their devices like gaming consoles, smart TVs, and more.

That’s all! Now you know how to set up and use NordVPN on Chromecast. If you have further queries, drop us a comment through the button below. Thanks for reading!

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