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2017 December 14
version 6.6.1

  • Fixed a bug where app could get stuck on “loading screen” when launched.
  • Fixed a bug where app window would not open if app was set to use menu-bar only.
  • Fixed a bug where pre-connection hint was not shown on some systems.
  • Fixed various crashes.

2017 November 28
version 6.6.0

  • Improved activation reliability in some countries.
  • Improved first run experience.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 October 16
version 6.5.5

  • Improved connection reliability.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 September 27
version 6.5.3

  • Fully compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
  • Improved DNS & IPv6 leak protection.
  • Improved reliability of Safari extension.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 August 11
version 6.5.2

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Safari extension.
  • Improved first run experience.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 July 3
version 6.5.0


2017 June 16
version 6.4.3

  • Bug fixes.

2017 June 9
version 6.4.2

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Firefox extension.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 May 19
version 6.4.1

  • Bug fixes.

2017 May 16
version 6.4.0

  • Added support for the ExpressVPN Chrome extension.
  • Added links to IP Address Checker and DNS Leak Test.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 April 25
version 6.3.5

  • Improved how Smart Location is displayed.
  • Added an Account tab in the Preferences.
  • Bug fixes.

2017 March 9
version 6.3.4

  • Bug fixes.

2017 February 8
version 6.3.3

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.
  • Resolved an issue where the app would not show the correct VPN status.

2017 February 1
version 6.3.2

  • Bug fixes.

2017 January 17
version 6.3.1

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.

2017 January 11
version 6.3.0

  • Bug fixes.

2016 November 9
version 6.2.0

  • Improved Smart Location.

2016 October 3
version 6.1.2

  • Bug fixes.

2016 August 30
version 6.1.1

  • Fixed an issue where an “Unexpected Error Encountered” alert would be displayed.

2016 August 16
version 6.1.0

  • Added Network Lock, built to protect your Internet privacy. Read more about Network Lock.
  • Improved Diagnostics
  • Improved Preferences
  • Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Bug fixes.

2016 June 23
version 6.0.0

  • Brand new UI: Click the big On button to connect to your selected VPN location.
  • Added Smart Location: Smart Location is designed to deliver reliable speeds based on where you are.
  • Added Location Search: Quickly find a VPN location.
  • Added option to hide Dock icon, or hide Menu item.
  • Bug fixes.
  • NOTE: This version is only compatible with OS X 10.10 and 10.11.

2016 May 16
version 5.1.0

  • Restored compatibility with OS X 10.8.
    ExpressVPN for Mac v5 is now compatible with OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 Apr 18
version 5.0.5

  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.3.10.
  • Updated to OpenSSL version 1.0.2g.
  • Bug fixes.

2016 Feb 15
version 5.0.4

  • Bug fixes.

2016 Feb 5
version 5.0.3

  • Increased OpenVPN security settings. The app now uses a new 4096-bit CA and SHA512 to authenticate ExpressVPN servers, only uses TLSv1.2 with strong ciphers, and AES-256-CBC for stream encryption.

2016 Jan 18
version 5.0.1

  • Improved Spotlight search feature.
  • Fixed an issue where speed test results showed the wrong version number.
  • Fixed a few minor UI issues.

2016 Jan 14
version 5.0.0

  • New and simpler UI.
  • Shortened time to stop Speed Test.
  • Bug fixes.

2015 Dec 10
version 4.3.0

  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.

2015 Nov 6
version 4.2.0

  • Improved DNS leak protection.
  • Improved grouping and sort-order for VPN locations.
  • New ExpressVPN logo.

2015 Sep 04
version 4.1.1

  • Updated to OpenVPN version 2.3.8.
  • Updated to latest Tun/Tap kernel extensions.
  • Fixed bug where users were asked to enter the activation code again after rebooting.
  • Fixed bug where users sometimes could not browse websites when connected to the VPN.
  • Fixed bug where users sometimes could not send support tickets.

2015 Aug 25
version 4.1.0

  • Added an anonymous analytics feature allowing users to opt in to anonymously share data about VPN connection reliability.
  • Improved logic to connect to the VPN more reliably.
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