Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are quickly becoming essential for internet users who want to get online privately and without annoying restrictions.
They can make you secure and safer as well as get rid of annoying regional content restrictions.
VPN on Nintendo Switch
There is no native VPN support on the Switch and it doesn’t support VPN apps but thankfully that doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy all the benefits of VPN on your favourite console.
Read on to find out how...
Why Use a VPN on Nintendo Switch?
A reputable VPN works by sending all of your internet activity through an encrypted tunnel (a server) which makes your online activity anonymous from your internet provider.
For most Switch users, the key attraction of a VPN is to bypass geographical restrictions - those errors on services such as iPlayer that say ‘Content unavailable in your location’. It can also be used to switch location on services such as Netflix so that you can access the full range of content and not need to put up with location-based price discrimination, where you pay the same amount as subscribers in other countries but only have access to a fraction of the content.
A VPN and proper encryption may reduce speeds but it is should still be possible to achieve HD streaming speeds.
While great for streaming services, we are still a while away from recommending VPN for online gameplay (which performs better with faster ping offered by unencrypted connections), although with improvements including the new Wireguard protocol, it’s probably that very soon VPN can be used for both streaming and gaming without any stuttering in sight.
There are just some of the benefits of a VPN - which can help deliver a more secure and less restricted approach to using the internet.
How to Access VPN on Nintendo Switch
The best solution to access VPN on the Nintendo Switch is Pyramid.
Pyramid is a WiFi box, which is smaller and lighter than a smartphone, and pairs with your existing broadband or any internet provider.
It’s designed to deliver all the benefits of a VPN but with no need to install software or worry about whether it works on your device.
That means you can go from plugging it in to enjoying VPN on all devices so not limited to the Nintendo Switch but also on Smart TV, consoles or any other device in less than 5 minutes.
There’s also a simple-to-use app that allows you to switch location in seconds so that you can remove location restrictions and unlock content that is not typically available in your location.