On Demand on Shield TV

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Animal_UK
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On Demand on Shield TV

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I just bought VPN Client for use on my shield TV to solely open a UK VPN when I start some English TV catch-up apps.

I’ve imported the profile and can connect within VPN client fine but I can’t get it to open the VPN when I start any of the apps (BBC iplayer for example).

What am I missing / doing wrong ?!
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

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Hello,

thank you for using the app.

The on demand feature can start the vpn when the device send a packet to a specific destination, anyway, at the moment, is not possible to start the vpn by starting a specific app
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

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Is there a way if I set auto connect but only allowed specific apps to be able to use it ?
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

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I'm working on adding this new feature. Maybe it will be available from the next release...
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

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Sounds great. I think that’ll be a ‘game changer’ for a lot of people.

I was going to get a refund but for the support and prompt responses I’ve had all ready I’m not going to bother.

Thanks !
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Thanks for the trust. Stay tuned...
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The requested feature is available in new version 1.00.70 (viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2147)
Please, update the app
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

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GREAT!!! I’ll update and give that a go later.

Thanks.
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

Post by carletto »

Hi Admin,

Sorry to hijack this post.
I am using the connect on demand on a Google tv and I find it very good.
I have one problem.
I would like to use this feature on two profiles.
If profile 1 open app1, this profile start vpn1
If profile 2 open app2, this profile start Vpn2
I think the issue is that when app1 start, vpn1 linked to profile1 starts fine, but the connect on demand monitor stop and if I then start app2 Vpn2 doesn't starts.
Is there any fix for this?

Thanks in advance
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Re: On Demand on Shield TV

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Hello,
this behavior is by design because background apps might send packets which could cause VPN profiles to change continuously.
Maybe you can fix this with apps like tasker/automate.
These apps allow you to create custom tasks, for example you can create an task that disconnects the VPN and then launches the app.
However I don't know if these apps are also available on Android TV devices.
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