Sharing files on Android TV

Learn how to receive files securely and easily over Meshnet on Android TV.

This guide provides the information you need to start sharing files over Meshnet on Android TV.

Before you begin

Make sure that the device you want to exchange files with meets the following criteria:


You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on device ownership:

Receive shared files


The file sharing feature on Android TV supports receiving files only, and not sending them.

Make sure that Meshnet is enabled on your device to receive the file transfer request from the sender.

To receive files shared from your Meshnet peer’s device, do the following steps:

  1. Have your sharer send the files.

  2. On your Android TV, open NordVPN.

  3. Navigate to the Meshnet section and select Shared files.

  4. Choose the incoming file transfer you want to download.

  5. For single-file transfers, select Accept to save the files to your device’s storage.

    For multi-file transfers, you may want to first check the contents of the transfer by selecting Review and then download by choosing Accept. If prompted, grant NordVPN permission to save files on your device.

Locate downloaded files

Transferred files are automatically placed in the system's default download directory with no option to manually change the destination. To locate the files you downloaded, do any of the following:

  • Navigate to your device’s default download location using a file manager.

  • In the NordVPN app, select Shared files, choose the transfer, and select Open file location.

Monitor and manage transfers

To monitor and handle all Meshnet file transfers, select the Shared files card in the NordVPN app. In this menu, you can view completed, pending, and ongoing transfers as well as the progress of active file exchanges.

Cancel incoming transfers

To cancel a file download that is active or pending:

  1. From the Shared files menu, choose the transfer you want to cancel.

  2. Select Cancel transfer.

Clear your transfer history

To remove a completed file transfer from your download history:

  1. From the Shared files menu, choose the transfer you want to delete.

  2. Select Remove from history.

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