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In this tutorial we will show you how to install CactusVPN app for Android TV and how to connect to VPN or Smart DNS using our app, but first let’s see what are our requirements.
In order to use the CactusVPN app you will need:
With our VPN app for Android TV your life becomes much easier. No more manual setup and a lot of new features are waiting you.
On the sign in screen you have two options: to sign in to use our VPN services or to sign in to use our Smart DNS services. You can do this by tapping on the “VPN” or “Smart DNS” tabs.
If you want to connect to Smart DNS and don’t need VPN, just skip part II and go directly to the part “III. Connect to Smart DNS”.
Enter your VPN username and password (6). You can find them in your account on our website, by going to your package. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the website account credentials (What is the difference?).
You can save them for later usage (7).
Tap on “Sign in” button (8).
If you forgot your credentials you can request a password reset (9).
On this screen you can also order our VPN + Smart DNS package (9) if you still don’t have one.
“Sort by speed” feature will allow you to find the fastest servers for you – after pressing this button the servers will be sorted by the lowest ping to your computer.
“Sign in at app start” – automatically signs in when the app starts.
“Connect VPN on sign in” – automatically connect to VPN after signing in.
“Hide app on connect” – hide the CactusVPN app after connecting to VPN.
“Reconnect if connection dropped” – automatically reconnect if connection is dropped.
“Start on boot” – starts the app automatically when the Android boots.
“Group servers by country when sorting by speed” – when you sort VPN servers by speed, they will be grouped by country.
“OpenVPN protocol” – choose the OpenVPN protocol you want to use: TCP or UDP.
“OpenVPN port” – choose the OpenVPN port you want to use.
Go to cactusvpn.com/pin/, generate an authentication PIN code and enter it in the “PIN code” field (19).
Tap on “Sign in” button (20).
On this screen you can also order our VPN + Smart DNS package (21) if you still don’t have one.
“Websites region” – choose the region that will be used for multi-regional websites.
“DNS Server” – choose the one that is closest to you.
You might get a notification that our app is trying to create a VPN connection. Don’t worry! It will be a simulated VPN connection where both VPN server and client are your mobile device. We use it so you could have Smart DNS access regardless if you are connected to Wi-Fi or using mobile data.
To disable Smart DNS tap on “Disable Smart DNS” button.
“Update IP every” – set up how often your IP will be automatically updated. That’s useful when you ISP often changes your IP address.
“Sign in at app. start” – sign in into your account when CactusVPN app starts.
“Enable Smart DNS on Sign in” – automatically enable Smart DNS after signing in.