ExpressVPN on Apple TV: FAQs
Why can’t I download ExpressVPN on Apple TV?
The simple answer is because there’s not an official ExpressVPN app available on the Apple TV App Store.
This is because Apple hasn’t allowed ExpressVPN (or any VPN provider), to put its app on the Apple TV store.
How to use ExpressVPN on Apple TV?
The good news here is that there is a workaround that, er, works.
If you have an ExpressVPN account, you can use your DNS settings to unblock US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu (etc.) on your Apple TV.
Follow the steps ExpressVPN has outlined here https://www.expressvpn.com/support/vpn-setup/stream-to-apple-tv-with-dns/
The whole process takes about 5 minutes and works really well.
Note: This method is for 3rd, 4th gen, and 5th gen, Apple TVs.
Can I Mirror content from an Apple device with ExpressVPN to my Apple TV?
Yes. Technically. You can Mirror the content that’s on your Apple device onto your Apple TV. However, the experience will be laggy and low quality – it’s not a method that you will want to use.
Can I cast ExpressVPN content to my Apple TV?
No. While you might be able to watch US Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu (etc) on your iPhone, iPad or MacBook – via the ExpressVPN app – you won’t be able to cast this content to your Apple TV.
That’s because the IP address that your streaming app sees (belonging to VPN server) will be different from the IP address your Apple TV is using (your home router). To cast content from an Apple device to Apple TV, the IP addresses need to match.