How to install a VPN on your Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch is awesome. But we want more. If you want more as well then read on.

Let’s get one thing out of the way right here and right now, Nintendo Switch is

by no means an old gaming console hardware.

However what we have come to know over the time is that if there is one thing that Nintendo Switch is good at then that is its VoD additions.

That alone makes it extremely appealing to a ton of online consumers around the world.

Perhaps that is also the reason why so many people want to own this streaming cum gaming device.

In the beginning, there was Hulu.

Then along came a thing that we know today as YouTube.

Now, if various news publications are to be believed, Netflix is coming in to join the party as well.

We do not know what is going to happen in the future in precise terms, but whatever happens, it looks like Nintendo Switch has done everything to make sure that it has a bright future in front of it.

However, if you really think about it, platforms such as Nintendo Switch are somewhat limited when it comes to people who live outside specific regions.

What do we mean by that?

What we mean is that if you do not live in the United States of America then you will have a hard time making full use of what is at your disposal in the form of Nintendo Switch.

Therefore, we recommend that you make use of a VPN service in order to have complete and full access to each and everything that Nintendo Switch has to offer to users.

For fans of Street Fighter series, Ryu was better than Ken not because Ryu had more skills.

But because Ryu had more potential.

And if you want to make sure that you are able to realize the full potential of Nintendo Switch you will need a VPN service.

Even without a VPN service, the Nintendo Switch is great.

But it is only a KEN.

To make it a Ryu, you will need a VPN service.

We have written this guide in order to assist you in doing that as precisely as possible.

How to install a VPN service on a Nintendo Switch as quickly as possible.


The major problem that people face with Nintendo Switch is that it varies in its quality and quantity of content and what is on offer according to the country in which the online consumer is residing.

It is simply not enough to have a Nintendo Switch account anymore.

You need more.

To cut the greatest amount of meat in the least amount of time, you need to have all the games/weapons at the ready.

Then whenever you have those little 15 minutes or pockets of time available, you can just jump in and start gaming instead of wasting some good amount of time in determining which games you can purchase, which you can play and which you can end.

A VPN service will make all of these things simple and straightforward.

The other thing we want you to understand about a VPN service is that it does not support VPN clients natively.

So what do you have to do if you find yourself in a situation like that?

Well, the first thing that we want you to understand is that you should never worry.

If you have a single problem and you panic while solving that problem then the panic itself becomes the second problem.

You do not want to solve two problems.

You should be content with solving just one problem.

With the guide that we have written, you will pretty soon have a fast VPN connection set up on your Nintendo Switch device pretty much faster than trapping a thing called Mew Two in a place known as Cerulean Cave.

Hence, we need you to prepare yourself now.

Here are the things that you need to do right now if you want to get a VPN service on your very own gaming console known as Nintendo Switch.

Step 1: Set up a VPN on your router.

Believe it or not but setting up a WiFi router with a VPN service has never been easier.

In fact, our experience tells us that you do not even need to have a technology degree (if there is really one) to navigate right through the entire process of installing a VPN on the router.

Essentially, what you need to do is that you need to follow the below-mentioned steps that we have mentioned.

After you are done, we can almost guarantee that you will have every opportunity to share your VPN connection via your router.

Of course, we are assuming here that you will follow this guide exactly as we have written it here and that you have a keyboard that is branded.

In other words, manufactured by a company such as ASUS.

But even if you have a router from a company like TP-Link it still should not take you long to get some real work done.

The best thing about following our guide is that you will have the opportunity to save your VPN connection with each and every internet-enabled device on your home network.

You will never have to worry about running out of a limited number of simultaneous VPN connection no matter which VPN service provider you sign up with.

We are aware of the fact that there are a lot of reputable VPN service providers that you can sign up for that offer a good number of simultaneous connections with the help of just one subscription package.

With that said, we can tell you from experience that it can prove insufficient at times.

Hence, we believe that the simple act of installing a VPN service on your router is actually the best thing that you can do to take full advantage of your gaming console Nintendo Switch.

Again, you will have the opportunity to do the same on your home network as well.

Step 2: Share a complete VPN protected WiFi network from your Mac/PC.

For readers who feel like sharing a full VPN connection via their WiFi router is nothing but unneeded hassle, they should take our recommendation and share their WiFi network straight from their Mac or PC.


Our research shows that the entire process is a rather simple one.

But the benefits, for the most part, are grand.

We have come here (some say from the future) to tell you that all Mac users have the option of turning their internet-enabled device into a virtual WiFi router and also share their VPN connection with the help of some simple guides that you can find on the internet pretty easily.

We also want to let you know people who are prone to operating on the Windows platform all get the chance to share their VPN connection (which is obviously secured) and Wi-Fi with as little problems as possible.

Just click here to read a guide about that.

And as was the case with a WiFi router thing, if you want to you really can share a VPN connection with the help of your Mac or PC in order to secure your WiFi connection on a multiple number of connections.

Of course, there will also come those users who will never really understand what is going on and would continue to believe that installing a VPN service on their WiFi router is not only slightly hard but also something only for those who love technology like they love their cats.

Now let’s get to the part where we describe the perfect method in order to get a VPN on Nintendo Switch.

Step 3: Install a Smart DNS service on your gaming console Nintendo Switch.

Now we come to those online consumers who have this preference of making use of a Smart DNS proxy service to alter and/or modify their real geographic location.

In other words, online streamers in each and every part of the world have this strange attraction towards keeping their local TV channels intact.

Not only do they want to do that, but they also want to keep those channels operating as smoothly as possible.

What’s more, while doing that, they also want to make sure that they are able to access content that has geo-restrictions on them.

However, unlike a VPN service, services such as Smart DNS and others do not really do much to change the user’s IP address.

However, it does find success in tampering with the relevant parts that are present in any given URL which showcase the user’s present whereabouts in the online world.

Because of that, even when you are accessing material which is geo-restricted on the internet, you still have the opportunity to make use of all your local content.

Of course, the advantage of using a Smart DNS service over a VPN service is that you get to continue to work at the very same speed.

And the reason for that is simple.

With a Smart DNS service, your internet connection does not have encryption.

However, before we delve into more details about Smart DNS services and your Nintendo Switch, let’s take a look a the very best VPN services that actually offer complete Smart DNS services with their online subscriptions.

  • NordVPN
  • ExpressVPN
  • BulletVPN
  • Unlocator

Of course, with that out of the way, here is the best way to set up a Smart DNS service on your very own Nintendo Switch.

  1. The first step as always is to go to the Home Menu of your Nintendo Switch and then make your way to Settings.
  2. When that is done, you need to click on the option that says Internet and then do a bit of navigation to reach all the way to another similar sounding setting called Internet Settings.
  3. Once you have done that you need to allow your internet-enabled device to search for each and every WiFi connection that is available in a nearby location.
  4. Now you need to select a network and then choose the option that says Change Settings.
  5. In this step, we want you to go to the option of DNS settings on your device and then hit the option that says, Manual.
  6. Now you must delete all the numbers which are under the Primary and also the Secondary DNS spaces.
  7. The next step is to enter the numbers that your new Smart DNS proxy service provided to you when you signed up for it.

Simple enough.

  1. Congratulations you have finally managed to configure Nintendo Switch or more specifically its DNS settings.

Why do I need to make use of a VPN service for my Nintendo Switch?


As mentioned before, the Nintendo Switch had a limited number of options to offer to users.

In other words, it was limited to gaming only.

However, then someone played the masterstroke of releasing two of the most popular games to ever have graced the surface of the earth.

You know which games are we talking about here.

Of course, we are talking about blockbusters such as Pokemon and others.

There is also Go Eevee.

And also Let’s Go Pikachu.

With that said, it is also true that a while back Nintendo also mentioned that it would come about and add Video on Demand or VoD applications to its own official E-Store.

At the time, it said that it would do so in the very near future.

And that is exactly what the company delivered.

Hulu and YouTube are now fully available on Nintendo Switch the gaming platform.

And there is something even better that we would like to tell you about.

Nintendo Switch now provides you with the ability to channel your Nintendo Switch’s screen directly to your TV with a much larger screen for a better viewing experience.

The only unfortunate thing here is that the likes of Hulu and other streaming services are only available to users who live in the United States of America.

You are in a unique position because you already have a clear idea on how to go about installing a VPN service on your official Nintendo Switch.

Hence, that would not cause a problem to you or to your Nintendo Switch device.

All that you really need to do here is to connect to a VPN server that is located in the region that you think would allow you to watch the channel that you are interested in.

Let’s continue with the example of Hulu.

For instance, to access Hulu you must connect to a VPN server that is located in the United States of America.

And once you have formed a connection to that server, you should have no problems in receiving an IP Address that is totally American in nature no matter what your real location is on the world map.

Additionally, you also have to take into account the official launch of the service that we now know as Nintendo Switch Online.

With that service in place, you have every opportunity to make use of all the multiplayer features which pit you against the very best players around the globe.

A good VPN service comes in real handy here if you want to put a stop to your internet service provider that has a tendency of throttling your internet connection a lot of the times.

However, when you have formed the connection with a VPN service, you would pretty much avoid all that throttling along with getting rid of any and all latency problems which may arise as a result of the throttling and other malpractices on part of the users.

We still have not mentioned the fact that with a good VPN service in place you have the option of selecting whichever VPN server that you want to connect to.

So always try to connect to a server that offers you a better ping for a much faster and purer gaming experience.

Now that we have had that out of the way, we would like you to give some more thought to the best VPNs for Nintendo Switch that we have mentioned above in another list of ours.

Conclusion: How to get a VPN on your Nintendo Switch.

Our final thoughts include a lot of content about how a properly working and configured Nintendo Switch gaming console has everything you need to get up to speed with the new technology age.

We are also aware of the fact that you would probably need a good number of tech-savvy and not-so-straight-forward workaround in order to navigate through all the blocks and the limitations that come with Nintendo Switch and any VPN service.

However, we want to assure that that everything that you will go through now will be truly worth it by the time you reach the end and fully know the power of the Nintendo Switch VPN.

If that is not cool then we do not know what is.

We have told you pretty much each and everything that you need in order to get VPN on the Nintendo Switch.

In simpler terms, we have shown you the way.

Now you need to show us the will.

So purchase a VPN service today and then get it on a Nintendo Switch and start enjoying your stuff on Nintendo Switch to the absolute fullest degree.


Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.

3 thoughts on “How to install a VPN on your Nintendo Switch”

  1. Why did you delete my comment ? If you do not want comment why do you have a space “Leave a comment “????

    Your site is OBSOLEt, no videos, no photos no nothing…in 2019 !

    • Hi Vince.
      Thanks for the comment.
      We’re not aware of any of our guides not having any images.
      For videos, we do include them where they are required.
      If you feel we should have included a video for a particular guide, we’ll be happy to produce that for you.

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