How to set up ExpressVPN on Mi Box

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This tutorial will show you how to set up the ExpressVPN app on your Mi Box.

Note: Before starting, make sure you have your Mi Box correctly set up. For instructions, refer to the instructions that came with your Mi Box or visit the Xiaomi website.

For the first step, there are two ways to download the ExpressVPN Android app to your Mi Box. You can:

ExpressVPN recommends the second approach if you cannot access the Google Play Store.

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Download the ExpressVPN Android app from Google Play
Sideload the ExpressVPN Android app APK onto Mi Box
Activate the ExpressVPN Android app
Connect to a VPN server location
Disconnect from a VPN server location
Choose a different location
How to uninstall ExpressVPN from your Mi Box


Download the ExpressVPN Android app from Google Play

On your Mi Box, go to the Google Play Store.

mi box select play store

Search for ExpressVPN. You should see the ExpressVPN Android app in the search results.

play store search expressvpn app

Open the ExpressVPN app page and select INSTALL.

mi box install expressvpn app

You will need to confirm app permissions before proceeding. Select Accept to continue.

accept expressvpn android app permissions

You’ve downloaded the ExpressVPN app onto your Mi Box. You can now activate the app and connect to the VPN.

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

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Sideload the ExpressVPN Android app APK onto Mi Box

Plug a USB flash drive into your computer.

On your computer, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.

sign in to your expressvpn account

Click on Set Up on More Devices.

set up on more devices mac

Select Android then click Download APK.

click on android

After the download is complete, move the APK file onto your flash drive.

move to flash drive

Eject the flash drive from your computer. You will now install the ExpressVPN on your Mi Box using a file explorer.

On your Mi Box, go to the Google Play Store.

mi box select play store

Search for ES File Explorer.

mi box search es

Open the ES File Explorer app page and select INSTALL. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

mi box install es

After you’ve installed ES File Explorer, go to Settings. You will be enabling app downloads from your USB.

mi box select settings

Under Personal, go to Security & restrictions.

mi box security restrictions

Select Unknown sources and toggle the setting to On.

mi box unknown sources

A warning will appear. Select OK. ExpressVPN recommends only using this method to download apps you trust.

mi box unknown source ok

Now, attach your USB to your Mi Box. When you see a prompt to view the USB contents using ES File Explorer, select OK.

mi box es explorer ok

Select your USB drive by expanding Local and then selecting the USB.

find usb

Open the USB storage file and select the ExpressVPN APK file you downloaded earlier.

mi box select expressvpn apk

Select Install, then select INSTALL. If prompted, select Package installer.

mi box install app from apk

After the app is installed, select OPEN.

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

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Activate the ExpressVPN Android app

Use your mouse to click Sign in.

sign in expressvpn android app

Use your Mi Box remote to enter the following information:

  • Email: your ExpressVPN account email
  • Password: your ExpressVPN account password

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Click Sign in. Wait while the app activates.

Now, you’ll be invited to configure the app. Select OK.

configure vpn ok

You will be asked to accept ExpressVPN connection requests. Choose OK to continue.

android tv connection request

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

Click Allow if you’d like to share anonymous analytics. ExpressVPN values your privacy and does not collect personally identifiable information.

improve expressvpn fire tv

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

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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 a Smart Location, the location that provides you with the most optimal experience.

expressvpn fire tv off

Once you see the VPN is ON message, you can use your Mi Box with freedom and security!

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

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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.

expressvpn fire tv on

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

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

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Choose a different location

To choose a different VPN location, click Choose location and select a VPN location from the list.

expresvpn fire tv choose location

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

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How to uninstall ExpressVPN from your Mi Box

On your Mi Box, go to the Google Play Store and find ExpressVPN.

Select Uninstall.

mi box uninstall expressvpn app

The app is now deleted from your Mi Box.

To uninstall the ExpressVPN app using ES File Explorer, open ES File Explorer > select ExpressVPN (under APP) > select Uninstall.

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

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