Neither Microsoft’s Xbox One nor Sony’s PlayStation 4 or Nintendo's Wii directly support VPN connections, but, of course, many users nonetheless would like to have the opportunity of entering the Internet camouflaged, e. g. for one of the following reasons:
- At least the PS4 and the Xbox are powerful media centers and able to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services. A VPN opens the respective console for streaming options from different countries.
- Some games and DLCs are barred, allowing only access from specific regions. A VPN makes it possible to get access to the resp. games from other regions as well.
- A VPN will encrypt all in- and outgoing Internet traffic and that way secure your transactions inside the respective game network.
- Some Internet Service Providers throttle bandwidth for online gamers. If that’s the case, a VPN might decrease ping times, improve lag and allow more efficient server hops - even though the traffic gets rerouted through an additional network.
- A VPN protects against DDoS attacks.
Connect a VPN
Since it's not possible to start a VPN from right inside the respective game console, one needs to find a way to hop on a VPN connection established by a different device. This can happen in two ways:
- By using the VPN connection a PC or Mac established via CyberGhost (Internet Connection Sharing).
- By using a VPN compatible router.
- A CyberGhost account: If you don't have one yet, you can create an account on our homepage.
- A CyberGhost subscription: You can order a subscription from right inside your account management. Here you learn, how to do it. (Optional: Activate a prepaid key: In case you bought an activation key from a Bitcoin or offline sale, please refer to this article on how to activate a key manually.)
- Check on the following guides, depending on your console and the type of VPN support you want to use: