How to Download, Install and Use NordVPN

Written by Shummas Humayun
Last updated May 23, 2024

NordVPN is among the most capable VPNs out there because it comes with top-notch security features and 6,300+ ultrafast servers in 111 countries. At the same time, you can also use it on up to 10 devices simultaneously. That said, NordVPN supports all major platforms and devices, including phones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, and more.

However, certain devices, such as gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch) and specific smart TVs, don't support VPN apps. You can still use NordVPN on such devices by installing it on your router or using its SmartDNS. And you don't really have to be a tech geek to install and use NordVPN on any device. All you need to do is follow our step-by-step NordVPN installation guides.

In this article, we've compiled a list of our comprehensive guides for downloading and installing NordVPN on a wide range of devices.


NordVPN comes with dedicated apps for all widely used operating systems. Whether you're using a Windows PC or a macOS computer, you can download and install its native client to secure all network traffic from your device. Here's a list of our guides for various computer operating systems.

Mobile Devices

Using NordVPN's app on your iOS or Android phone secures your Web activities on the go. This is important when you're connecting to a public Wi-Fi hotspot from your mobile device, because such networks are prone to get targeted by hackers. Here is how you can install and use NordVPN on mobile devices.

Media Streaming Devices

If you love to stream content on a big screen, you can use NordVPN on your Smart TV to unblock a wide range of geo-restricted channels and streaming services. If your Smart TV does not support VPN apps, you can use NordVPN's SmartDNS feature to spoof your location and bypass geo-restrictions without a VPN. Find our guides for installing NordVPN on Smart TVs below. 

Web Browsers

NordVPN's Web browser extensions are useful if you want to connect on the go and secure only your browser's traffic. However, it is important to note that its browser extensions come with limited functionalities. For instance, they don't offer a kill switch, a choice to change protocols, or some other features. That said, read our guides below to install NordVPN on your web browser.

Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles usually don't support native VPN apps. Hence, you need to configure the NordVPN on them manually to enjoy online privacy while gaming. It'll also help you unblock geo-restricted streaming platforms on your console. We've provided step-by-step guides to help you use NordVPN on different gaming consoles. 


You can install NordVPN on your router and secure an unlimited number of devices (as many as your router supports). It's a fully manual process in which you'll set up NordVPN's OpenVPN client in your router's interface. However, you need an OpenVPN-compatible router with a supported firmware. Here are our detailed guides on setting up NordVPN on different firmwares and router brands.



NAS Devices

NAS devices are very effective when it comes to storing your complete data, including business documents and media files. However, when you're using a local network for transfers, your data's security can get compromised. By configuring NordVPN on your NAS device, you can enhance the safety of your data. To learn more about it, read our guides below.

Other Devices

NordVPN also supports several other platforms, such as Kindle Fire and Chromecast. Take a look at the guides below to learn how you can set up NordVPN on these devices.

Proxy Setup

You want to use NordVPN's proxy servers for privacy purposes, especially during activities like torrenting. It will make sure that your IP address stays hidden from other users on the P2P network. That said, read our guides below to set up NordVPN's proxy with different torrent clients.

Final Thoughts

NordVPN supports a large number of devices like smartphones, computers, SmartTVs, and more. You can even install it and make it work with other devices by using various workarounds. Of course, the method to configure it on every device is different, and some may be more complex than others.

Overall, it is recommended that you download and install NordVPN on your router, as it is a one-time process that secures every device connected to the Web. It will remove the need of setting up the VPN on each individual device.

That’s all! Now, you know how to download, install, and use NordVPN on multiple devices and platforms. Thanks for reading! If you have further queries, drop us a comment below.

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