How to use the Surfshark browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Edge?

Would you like to use the VPN services of Surfshark? Is it hard to use Surfshark directly in your browser with the browser extension? Not at all! In this short article, I will show you how to install and use the Surfshark browser extension for Mozilla Firefox. I should mention that you can use the exactly same method to install the Surfshark browser extension in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Some people don’t really understand the difference between a VPN application for an operating system and a VPN extension for a browser. What is the difference? I will tell you with a very simple analogy.

If you install and use a VPN application installed on your operating system, it is like using the VPN on the one and only entrance to your house. Everyone coming in and everything going out need to go through the VPN. In other words, all traffic goes through the VPN.

But, if you use a browser extension, it is like installing the VPN in a window. If you use the normal door, traffic runs as normal. But all traffic going through the window is using the VPN connection. In other words, when you use your browser, it takes advantage of the VPN. But, the other signals sent from other browsers, applications, and system tools use the normal Internet connection instead (and not the VPN).

surfshark on your device

As a result, a VPN browser extension is ideal for those who only use the VPN to unblock websites, streaming portals, forums, and other websites. If you really want to hide your online activities and remain anonymous, you should use the main VPN application instead of the browser extension.

Using the Surfshark browser extension – step-by-step.

It is quite obvious that the first thing you need is a Surfshark subscription. If you do not have one yet, visit the Surfshark website right now and purchase a subscription. You will get a nice discount if you use our link, and you will also support us if you decide to actually purchase a subscription.

surfshark website

Have you bought a Surfshark subscription already? This is the next step in line.

Launch your browser (Firefox, Edge, or Chrome) and install the browser extension. This isn’t hard at all. I guess you are already in your selected browser. Now it is time to download the extension to your browser.

The links above will take you to the sites where you can download the different browser extensions. When you are there, download the extension and activate it in your browser.

surfshark vpn for firefox

As you can see above, I am at the site where I can download the Surfshark VPN browser extension for Mozilla Firefox. Now it is time to click Add To Firefox. You will then see a warning about the permissions you will give to the extension. It is just to click add and move on to the next step.

surfshark vpn extension

After this, the browser extension is installed in your browser. You will most likely see a new page looking something like the picture below.

private browsing surfshark

As you can see, there is a little window in the upper right corner telling you that the browser extension was added. But, there is also a question about whether you want the extension to be able to run in private windows. If you ever want to use the VPN extension while using a private window, you should definitely accept this. If you only plan to use the normal browser window and never the so-called private windows or incognito mode, this isn’t important at all.

The next step is to click the Surfshark browser extension icon and log in with your account credentials. When this is done, you will be ready to connect to the different servers and enjoy the benefits of your VPN subscription.

vpn browser extension

You are now ready to connect to servers in more than 100 countries. You can use Surfshark to unblock Netflix content in more than 15 countries, watch BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub outside the UK, and watch TV stations all around the world. Are you ready?

surfshark browser extension installed

The browser extension is installed and ready for use. I can choose which country to connect to and I will get a local IP address in that country within a few seconds.

Are you ready to use the Surfshark browser extension? If you do not have a subscription to Surfshark yet, click the button below to visit the Surfshark website.


You will get a nice discount if you use the link above, and we are, of course, very grateful if you use the link as well! In other words, this is a win-win situation for all of us.

We hope the illustrations in this article have helped you understand the different steps in the process of installing the Surfshark browser extension in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Do you still have any questions? Would you like to share your thoughts on Surfshark? We would love to hear from you!

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