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Important: If you are connected to the VPN but cannot access certain content, refer to this guide. For immediate assistance, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team.

ExpressVPN lets you securely access a variety of streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu. Streaming with ExpressVPN enhances your viewing experience by reducing lag and bypassing bandwidth throttling by your internet service provider.

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Streaming services compatible with ExpressVPN
Before accessing the streaming service
Access the streaming service
Troubleshoot streaming issues


Streaming services compatible with ExpressVPN

You can use ExpressVPN to securely access a variety of streaming services, including:

See a full list of streaming services compatible with ExpressVPN.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Before accessing the streaming service

Before accessing a streaming service, you will need:

  • An active ExpressVPN subscription
  • An account of the streaming service you want to access. Some streaming services require an account registered to the region you want to stream from. For these services, you may need to change the location associated with your account before accessing them.

Most streaming services work properly via a web browser. If you are streaming from a computer device, you can access the streaming service from a web browser instead of the streaming service’s app. For mobile or streaming media devices, you can install the streaming service’s app for that device.

You will also need the following installed on your device:

To set up the ExpressVPN app and browser extension, refer to the instructions specific to your device in the next section.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Access the streaming service

Refer to the instructions corresponding to your device.

Windows or Mac

  1. Download and set up the ExpressVPN app:
  2. Download and set up the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  3. In the app, click More icon..
  4. Connect to a VPN server location in the country you want to stream from. (If there is more than one server location available for the same country, choose the one that is closest to your physical location.)
  5. Check your IP address and run a DNS leak test to verify you are connected to the VPN successfully.
  6. Access the streaming service.
Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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iOS or Android

  1. Download and set up the ExpressVPN app:
  2. In the app, tap More icon..
  3. Connect to a VPN server location you want to stream from. (If there is more than one server location available for the same country, choose the one that is closest to your physical location.)
  4. Check your IP address and run a DNS leak test to verify you are connected to the VPN successfully.
  5. Access the streaming service.
Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Linux

  1. Download and set up the ExpressVPN app for Linux.
  2. Download and set up the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  3. Connect to a VPN server location you want to stream from by running the following command:
    expressvpn connect
    (If there is more than one server location available for the same country, choose the one that is closest to your physical location.)
  4. Check your IP address and run a DNS leak test to verify you are connected to the VPN successfully.
  5. Access the streaming service.
Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Streaming media devices or smart TVs

The ExpressVPN app is compatible with select streaming media devices that support built-in VPNs:

If you have these streaming media devices:

  1. In your device’s app store, download and set up the ExpressVPN app:
  2. In the app, select More icon..
  3. Connect to a VPN server location you want to stream from. (If there is more than one server location available for the same country, choose the one that is closest to your physical location.)
  4. Check your IP address and run a DNS leak test to verify you are connected to the VPN successfully.
  5. Access the streaming service.

If you do not have a compatible streaming device or a smart TV that supports built-in VPNs, you can:

  1. Set up a VPN connection with:
  2. Connect to a VPN server location you want to stream from. (If there is more than one server location available for the same country, choose the one that is closest to your physical location.)
  3. Check your IP address and run a DNS leak test to verify you are connected to the VPN successfully.
  4. Access the streaming service.

You can also set up MediaStreamer on your device to access particular streaming services.

Note: MediaStreamer is not a VPN and does not offer the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. MediaStreamer does not have a graphical user interface. You cannot change locations on MediaStreamer.

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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The ExpressVPN router app

Important: The ExpressVPN router app requires a compatible Asus, Linksys, or Netgear router.

You can set up the ExpressVPN router app and connect your devices to the router for streaming.

  1. Download and set up the ExpressVPN app for routers.
  2. Connect to a VPN server location you want to stream from. (If there is more than one server location available for the same country, choose the one that is closest to your physical location.)
  3. Check your IP address and run a DNS leak test to verify you are connected to the VPN successfully.
  4. Connect your device to the ExpressVPN router.
  5. Access the streaming service.
Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Casting and mirroring

Casting and mirroring are wireless technologies that allow you to play content from your device on a streaming media device or smart TV.

To cast or mirror content while connected to the VPN, follow the instructions for:

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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Troubleshoot streaming issues

If you encounter an issue when trying to access your streaming service, refer to these guides:

Important: If the issue persists or is not mentioned in these guides, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.

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