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This tutorial will show you how to use the ExpressVPN app for Chromebook with OpenVPN protocol.

Important: The steps below are for Chrome OS devices that support Android apps. Make sure your device is on the list of Chrome OS devices with Android app support before proceeding with this tutorial. If your Chromebook does not support Android apps, use the manual L2TP setup steps.

Jump to…

1. Download the VPN app
2. Set up the VPN app
3. Connect to a VPN server location
Disconnect from a VPN server location
Choose a different VPN server location
Uninstall the VPN app from your Chromebook
Troubleshoot your connection


1. Download the VPN app

On your desktop, click the Play Store icon.

Select the Play Store icon.

(If you cannot see the icon on your desktop, click the App Launcher icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen, then search for the Play Store.)

In the Play Store search bar, search for ExpressVPN.

Search for “ExpressVPN.”

Select ExpressVPN. Click Install.

Click “Install.”

Click Open to launch ExpressVPN.

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2. Set up the VPN app

Click Sign In.
Click “Sign In.”

Enter your email address and password. You will be asked if you want to share anonymous information with ExpressVPN. This helps ExpressVPN continually improve its products and services. Select your preference to continue.

Select your preference for helping improve ExpressVPN.

You will need to allow ExpressVPN to set up VPN connections. Select OK and OK to continue.

Click "OK" to accept ExpressVPN’s connection request.

 

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

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3. Connect to a VPN server location

Note: If you are running on a Chrome OS version lower than v64, only apps downloaded from the Google Play Store will be protected by the VPN.

To connect to a VPN server location, click the On Button. By default, ExpressVPN will suggest the location that provides the optimal experience for you, a feature called Smart Location.

Click the On Button to connect.

Once you see the Connected message on the app screen, you can begin surfing with added privacy and security!

Note: With one subscription, you can connect up to five devices to the VPN at once, regardless of platform. If you try to connect more than five devices simultaneously, you will see this screen:

You’ve exceeded ExpressVPN’s device usage limit for this subscription.

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Disconnect from a VPN server location

To disconnect from the VPN server, click the On Button while the VPN is connected.

Click the On Button to disconnect.

You will know you are disconnected when the screen says “Not connected.”

The screen reads “Not connected” when you are disconnected.

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Choose a different VPN server location

To connect to a different server location, click the location picker below the On Button.

Click the location picker.

To connect to a server location, double-click the location.

By default, the list of VPN locations features two tabs: RECOMMENDED and ALL LOCATIONS.

The RECOMMENDED tab shows ExpressVPN’s top picks for you.

The Recommended tab shows ExpressVPN’s top picks for you.

The ALL LOCATIONS tab lists VPN server locations by region. You can expand and collapse the lists by clicking the triangular arrowheads.

The All Location tab lists VPN server locations by region.

To add a location to your favorites, drag it to the right.

To add a location to your favorites, drag it to the right.

You can access your favorite locations in the FAVORITES tab.

To remove a location from your favorites, drag it to the right again.

To remove a location from your favorites, drag it to the right again.

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Uninstall the VPN app from your Chromebook

On your desktop, select the Play Store icon.

Select the Play Store icon.

In the Play Store search bar, search for ExpressVPN.

Search for “ExpressVPN.”

Select ExpressVPN. Click Uninstall.

Click “Uninstall.”

Click OK to uninstall.

Click “OK” to uninstall.

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Troubleshoot your connection

If you encounter the “TUN driver missing” error, follow the steps in this troubleshooting guide.

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