ExpressVPN Linux app: Latest updates and software upgrades


Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

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For years ExpressVPN has had apps available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS operating systems, but today we’re pleased to announce Linux users can also join in on the fun.

That’s right! ExpressVPN is now available for all you lucky Linux users.

ExpressVPN for Linux works much the same as your other apps, but there are a few key differences, such as:

  • Connect without having to download config files – Keeping track of OpenVPN configuration files can be annoying. Fortunately, your new Linux app lets you simply select a server without having to worry about multiple files.
  • Always get the latest servers – Linux users never have to worry about using outdated server lists. The app continually updates ExpressVPN’s latest and greatest server locations. That way you can browse all 145 server locations in more than 94 countries and counting. 
  • Easily switch between UDP and TCP – Experiencing slow load times? No problem. Your new Linux app makes it super simple to switch between different protocol options to get the most out of your VPN.

installing ExpressVPN on Linux

You can also take advantage of Linux’s great auto connect feature to use your VPN whenever you go online. Yup, it’s that awesome!

Download ExpressVPN for Linux today!

Now you know how awesome ExpressVPN for Linux is, what are you waiting for? To download ExpressVPN for Linux, just head over to My Account, sign in, click “Set Up ExpressVPN”, and scroll down to the Linux & Routers OpenVPN section.

it's super easy to connect to server locations
Don’t waste time searching for configuration files. Just open your Terminal and connect.

If you’re unsure how to download, you can check out this step-by-step OpenVPN tutorial for help!

How do you like it?

Once you’ve had time to break in your new Linux app, let us know what you think. ExpressVPN wants to hear from you! Leave your questions, comments, concerns, and praise below.

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Previous Linux app updates


  1. The linux app is excellent, easy to set up, easy to use. I have two suggestions:
    1. It would be very useful if there were a way to get the same sort of speed test data that is available to those using the windows, android & mac versions – perhaps even for a user-defined set of servers.
    2. In the case where connecting to a server is proving difficult, the app takes a very long time before it gives up gracefully (fair enough). During that time, if the user presses CTRL-C to interrupt, expressvpn stops abruptly leaving openvpn going in the background and does not appear to clean up the routes (not sure about this). It would be good if either the app responded more gracefully to CTRL-C or if there was a simple clean up option on the app which allowed the user to tell expressvpn to kill any orphaned openvpn jobs and tidy up the routes. Or possibly the app could check for issues each time it ran and sorted them out before starting a new session.
    Thanks for all your work and for your excellent customer support. It is appreciated.

    • Thanks for your helpful comments, Michael. We’re pleased you like the service! I passed your comments on to the ops team.