For a few years now, cloud gaming has become widespread for computers but also for game consoles which are all directly connected to the Internet. For multiplayer video games, to enjoy exclusive digital content, to have your favorite games on different devices … In short, there are many advantages to these online video game platforms on demand. But this constant connection to the network can carry its share of risks and make you vulnerable to attacks and data theft.
PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass, eteShop are some of the platforms for purchasing dematerialized games, or games on demand developed by manufacturers of game consoles. Allowing you to expand the range of games without moving from your sofa, all you need is an Internet connection, an account and / or a subscription to enjoy them.
But this permanent connected life has its share of disadvantages, in particular the theft of data, or even the hacking of your account. To remedy this and ensure the protection of your data even during your online gaming sessions, NordVPN offers you to install a private secure tunnel.
If you already knew the importance of aor a computer, be aware that it is also possible to install one on your game console.
Why install a VPN on a game console?
Installing a VPN on a game console has two advantages. This security tool guarantees the anonymity and protection of your data when browsing the Internet and therefore on cloud gaming or game download platforms.
A VPN connects your console to multiplesecure remote locations, thereby bypassing the geographic restrictions of certain sites. Thus, you will be able to enjoy international games, not yet available for France or not authorized in certain countries.
How to install and configure NordVPN on a game console?
Anynative is currently only available to simply download and install a VPN on your game console. However, solutions exist either by configuring a VPN on your or your Internet box, either by passing the connection of your PlayStation or your Xbox through your or your Mac, which integrates a VPN. You will be able to take advantage of the , which features enhanced security and faster connection times than the popular OpenVPN protocol.
The first solution therefore consists in configuring your VPN on your router or your Internet box. This solution has the advantage of also protecting all the devices in the house, but the configuration is more complex and some routers are not powerful enough for optimal operation.
The second solution is to share the use of NordVPN from the PC with the PS4 or Xbox. To do this, you will need to connect your computer and your console via an Ethernet cable in order to change the network settings of each device. Here again, you will need to read the tutorials before you start configuring your devices.