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Using Meshnet on Android TV

Learn how to use Meshnet via the NordVPN application on your Android TV device.

Before you begin

Verify that you have the following:

Enable Meshnet on Android TV

To turn on Meshnet on your Android TV device, complete these steps:
  1. 1.
    Use your remote to go to Apps and select NordVPN. Log in if necessary.
  2. 2.
    Navigate to the Meshnet section.
  3. 3.
    Select Turn on.
    The 'Turn on' card highlighted in the NordVPN app.
  4. 4.
    If a prompt asking you for permission to set up a VPN connection appears, select OK to continue.
    Clicking 'OK' on the connection request dialog.
You should see the status of the Turn on card change to Turn off, confirming that Meshnet is enabled.
Your device is assigned a unique Nord name and a Meshnet IP address, both of which you can use to access the device from other linked devices. You can see this information by selecting the Devices card.
Android TV device's Nord name and Meshnet IP address.
Note
Nord names are unique, automatically assigned host names for all devices in Meshnet. This feature allows more convenient device access because you don’t have to memorize each device’s Meshnet IP address.
The format is<username>-<mountain>.nord, where <username> is the username of your Nord Account email address and <mountain> is the name of a mountain or mountain range. For example, secret.meerkat-atlas.nord.

Add devices to Meshnet

You can add devices to your Meshnet in two ways, depending on whether the device is your own or belongs to another NordVPN user.

Add your personal devices

To add more devices to your Meshnet, just install the NordVPN app on the devices you want to connect, log in with your account, and enable Meshnet. They will connect automatically.
Note
Meshnet allows you to add up to 10 devices that use the same NordVPN account.

Add trusted external devices

To add a device owned by another NordVPN user, send an invitation through the NordVPN app specifying their email address. As soon as they accept the invitation in their NordVPN app, their device becomes part of your Meshnet.
For detailed guidance on adding external devices, refer to Adding external Meshnet devices on Android TV.

Manage devices

To view connected devices, add external ones, or unlink those already added, select the Devices card and choose Your devices or External devices.
Meshnet peer devices in the 'Your devices' category.
To unlink your device from Meshnet, follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    On your Android TV device, open NordVPN and navigate to the Meshnet section.
  2. 2.
    Select Devices and choose the appropriate device category.
  3. 3.
    Select the device you want to unlink and choose Unlink device.
    Selecting 'Unlink device'.
  4. 4.
    Click Unlink to confirm.
Tip
To link your personal device back, restart Meshnet on the unlinked device.

Manage devices via the Nord Account dashboard

Alternatively, you can view and unlink connected devices on the Nord Account website. To access this feature:
  1. 1.
    Log in to your Nord account dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Under NordVPN Meshnet free, select View details.
You should now see a list of your linked devices.
List of user-owned Meshnet devices on the Nord Account dashboard.
The Nord Account dashboard allows you to unlink both peer devices and your own.
  1. 1.
    Go to the Nord Account website and log in to your NordVPN account.
  2. 2.
    Under NordVPN Meshnet free, select View details.
    Clicking "View details".
  3. 3.
    Find the device that you want to unlink and select Manage device next to it.
    "Manage device" button highlighted next to a TV device.
  4. 4.
    Click Remove from Meshnet.
    "Remove from Meshnet" button highlighted.
    If you wish to disconnect peer devices, select Unlink device next to the device you want to remove.
    "Unlink device" button highlighted.
  5. 5.
    Click Unlink to confirm.

See also

For information on managing device access within your network, see Explaining permissions.
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