How To Easily Install Stan On Your Element TV
Stan is Australia’s first major streaming service and a juggernaut in streaming top-name TV shows. Element is an affordable brand of television that makes a bargain-priced 4K TV. It seems like a marriage made in heaven. Although Stan is available on many of the top smart TVs such as Samsung, LG, Sony, Hisense, and Phillips, they haven’t made the app available on Element.
Installing Stan won’t be difficult for those in Australia. For those living outside of Australia, the process is slightly more involved but not very difficult if you follow these easy instructions. While a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is required to make Stan work outside of Australia and may sound scary to someone who doesn’t know how to set one up, it isn’t all that difficult.
How to Easily Install Stan on Your Element TV
You cannot install Stan streaming directly onto your Element TV using the Element App store, but you can use any external streaming box to download the app and stream from there. The app is available in Australia on most major electronic platforms and coming soon to many secondary brands.
To install Stan on your Element TV, you will need an additional add-on streaming box such as an Amazon FireStick or an Apple TV. If you are outside of Australia, you will also need access to a VPN because Stan is currently only available in Australia.
Installing a VPN can sound like a daunting task. Whether you are setting Stan streaming up in or outside of Australia, the task is easy if you follow these simple-to-follow directions. The steps below will walk you through installing the Stan software if you live in Australia. Then, if you live outside of Australia, it will walk you through how to install a VPN to access Stan streaming.
If you decide to sign up for a monthly plan with Stan, there are different tiers to their services.
Installing Stan on Your Element TV if you Live in Australia
Getting Stan on your Element TV if you live in Australia is as simple as getting an external streaming box. The app is available on most of the major streaming devices. It is available on:
- PS5, PS4, and PS3
- Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One
- Apple TV
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Telstra TV
- Computer (PC or Mac)
- Phones or Tablets via the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store
Stan is constantly adding more devices to this list, so if your device isn’t currently listed, check back periodically on their website to see if it was added to their supported device list.
Once you have chosen an external streaming box, you can go to the app store on that device and download Stan, just like any other streaming app like Hulu or Netflix.
Installing Stan on Your Element TV if you Don’t Live in Australia
If you want to watch Stan outside of Australia, the process is a little more involved due to Stan being a geo-region-locked app in Australia. To stream Stan elsewhere, you must make the device you are streaming think you are located in Australia. The easiest way is with a virtual private network or VPN.
A VPN is a program that routes your internet traffic so that a website thinks you are located somewhere you are not. So, if you are located in the United States, you are unable to watch Stan due to it being region locked in Australia. A VPN will tell the streaming device you are in Australia and allow you to download and install Stan as if you were in Australia.
As a side effect, if you use Netflix or other streaming services, you can gain access to other libraries of movies and TV shows that aren’t available in your area due to streaming rights. Logging on to Netflix with a VPN in Australia will yield different results than in the United States!
VPN on an Amazon FireStick and Android TV
Many companies offer VPNs for use, but we suggest getting one of the paid-for ones. They offer better service and are less spotty. Free VPNs rarely work reliably and are notoriously poor quality when the video is concerned.
As an example, ExpressVPN is one of the most popular. The easiest way to install a VPN for a streaming device is with an Amazon FireStick or any Android TV. The FireStick and the Android TV allow you to install a VPN app directly from the app store, install, and run it right from the device. Making it a cinch to operate.
Once you install ExpressVPN (or any other VPN) on the Amazon FireStick, setting up the VPN couldn’t be easier. Just follow these simple steps:
- Download and open the ExpressVPN app
- Sign in to an ExpressVPN account (you will need to create an account for this)
- Decide whether or not you would like to share crash reports, speed tests, and connection reports with ExpressVPN – this is up to you.
- ExpressVPN doesn’t collect personal information.
- This isn’t necessary for the VPN to work; you can say No Thanks if you aren’t comfortable sharing the information with ExpressVPN.
- Set up your PIN
- ExpressVPN will then ask to set up a connection request and select OK
- Then your VPN is all set up. You just have to choose a location (in this instance, Australia)
Now you can go to the FireStick App Store and download Stan Streaming. Enjoy!
VPNs on Other Streaming Devices
If you don’t have an Amazon FireStick or an Android TV, you aren’t out of luck! You can still utilize a VPN to access Stan; it becomes a little more involved and outside the scope of this article. You will need to set up the VPN through your router and a home computer to have a device like an Xbox or Apple TV using the VPN.
In the case of ExpressVPN, they have a wonderful support section that has step-by-step instructions with videos on how to set up a VPN depending on your brand of router (Asus, Linksys, or Netgear). They also have instructions for any other device you may want to set up using their VPN in great detail.
If you decide not to use ExpressVPN, most major noteworthy VPNs will have a similar support section dedicated to setting up their service with minimal difficulty. Good luck!