How to set up and use ExpressVPN on Chromebook

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This tutorial will show you how to download, set up, and use your VPN app for Chromebook.

Note: Before proceeding, please check that your Chromebook supports Android apps. You can verify this by checking the list of Chrome OS systems supporting Android apps.

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Enable Dev or Beta channels
Download the VPN app
Set up the VPN app
Connect to a VPN server location
Disconnect from a VPN server location
Choose a different server location
How to run the Ping Test
How to switch VPN protocols
How to uninstall the VPN app from your Chromebook
Trouble connecting? Try this


Enable Dev or Beta channels

Before you download the app, you’ll nee to enable the Dev or Beta channels on your administrator account.

Click on the status area, where your account picture appears.

click on the chromebook status area

Click on Settings.

click chromebook settings

At the top of Settings, click on About Chrome OS.

click about chrome os

Click on More info…

click more info

Under Channels, click on Change channel…

click change channel

Select Beta or Developer, then click Change channel.

confirm change channel

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Download the VPN app

Switch from your administrator account to a regular user account. This can be done by clicking on your status area and then on Sign out. Sign back in using your regular user account credentials.

sign out of chromebook account

On your desktop, click the Google Play Store icon.

click on google play store

In the Play Store search bar,  search for “ExpressVPN“.

search for expressvpn in play store

Select ExpressVPN – VPN for Android from the search results and click INSTALL.

click install expressvpn

Click ACCEPT to begin the download.

accept app download

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Set up the VPN app

After the download is completed, you will see the ExpressVPN app icon in your list of applications. You can also search for it by typing “ExpressVPN” in your list of applications.

Click on the ExpressVPN app icon to open the app.

click on expressvpn app icon

Click Log In to begin the setup process.

click log in in the expressvpn app

Enter the email address and password you used to sign up for ExpressVPN then click Log In.

enter expressvpn credentials

After you’ve signed in, you will be informed that ExpressVPN is now activated for your Android device. Click Next to continue.

click next to start setup

Your app will ask if you’d like to share anonymous information to help make ExpressVPN faster and more reliable. Click OK if you’d like to share anonymous analytics.

share anonymous information for app

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Connect to a VPN server location

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

click vpn on button

The first time you try connecting to a VPN server, you will see an “Allow connection” notification. Click OK to proceed.

allow connection request

Once you see the VPN is ON message on the app screen, you can begin surfing with freedom and security!

vpn connected

Note: a single ExpressVPN subscription can be used simultaneously on three devices, regardless of platform. If you try to use more than three devices simultaneously on one subscription, you will see the below screen:

too many devices connected

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Disconnect from a VPN server location

To disconnect from the VPN server, click the ON Button while the VPN is on.

turn off vpn

You will know you are disconnected when the “VPN is OFF” message shown.

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Choose a different VPN server location

To connect to a different server location, click on CHOOSE LOCATION to launch the Location Picker.

click choose location

To search for a location, enter a location name in the Text Search or browse the All Locations tab.

Text Search: type the name of the country or city you’d like to connect to. The search results will narrow down to fit what you entered.

text search for location

When you see the server location you want to connect to, click on it to connect.

click on searched location

All Locations tabExpand the arrows to view the locations in a certain geographic region. To connect to a server location, click on it.

click to connect to a location

If you would like to add a location to your Favorites list for easy future access, simply click the Star icon at the right of the location.

click to favorite location

To view your favorite locations, click on the Favorites tab. You can connect to a location by clicking on it.

connect to favorite location

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How to run the Ping Test

To run the Ping Test, click on the speedometer icon at the top of the screen.

Note: You must be disconnected from the VPN in order to run the ping test.

click speed test

Click on RUN TEST to run the Ping Test.

click on run test

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How to switch VPN protocols

VPN protocols are the methods by which your device connects to a VPN server. Switching to a different protocol can help you achieve faster connection speeds.

To switch VPN protocols, click the About menu (≡) in the top-left corner of the screen.

click the about menu

In the menu, click on Settings.

click on settings

From the settings menu, under VPN Settings, click on VPN Protocol.

click on vpn protocol

Select your preferred protocol by clicking on it.

select your desired protocol

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How to uninstall the VPN app from your Chromebook

On your desktop, click the Google Play Store icon.

click on google play store

In the Play Store search bar,  search for “ExpressVPN“.

search for expressvpn in play store

Select ExpressVPN – VPN for Android from the search results and click UNINSTALL.

click to uninstall expressvpn app

Click OK to confirm you want to uninstall the app.

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Trouble connecting? Try this

If you encounter the “TUN driver missing” error, please use this troubleshooting guide to fix it.

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