I have a Sunvell T9 Android 8.1 TV box and have successfully installed NordVPN and it works fine. However, NordVPN does not appear in "available vpns" in Network Settings.

I want to enable the "Always-on VPN" and "Block connections without VPN" features, but because NordVPN does not appear as an available network, I am unable to do so.

Please know that I am able to use the "Always-on VPN" and "Block connections without VPN" features when I create a VPN using OpenVPN. I would like to see NordVPN appear as an available vpn in the TV box.

NordVPN hasn't been much help. If anyone knows how I can technically resolve this problem, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you in advance for your consideration and help in this matter.


  • I don't have any experience with NordVPN, but based on my experience on other VPNs, did the following events happen when running NordVPN? It's also possible for a VPN app to opt out of always-on. Otherwise, you might have to use their auto-connect feature instead. – Andrew T. Apr 24 '20 at 23:06
  • Andrew, thank you for your reply. The VPN app does NOT appear in the VPN settings screen (Settings > Network & Internet > VPN) after accepting the connection request, as described by the second bullet in the "User experience" document you provided. In other words, the following DOES NOT HAPPEN: "The VPN settings screen (Settings > Network & Internet > VPN) shows the VPN apps where a person accepted connection requests. There’s a button to configure system options or forget the VPN." I am using the "Always" auto-connect feature in NordVPN. Thanks – user321470 Apr 26 '20 at 17:35

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