How to set up ExpressVPN for your Chromecast

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Note: Chromecast does not have built-in VPN or MediaStreamer DNS functionality. In order to use ExpressVPN on your Chromecast, you need to connect your Chromecast to a VPN-enabled virtual router or router. This tutorial will teach you how to do that.

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Set up your VPN-enabled virtual router or router
Set up your Chromecast
Connect your Chromecast to your virtual router or router
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Set up your VPN-enabled virtual router or router

Note: if you want to access content from a specific country, then configure your virtual router or router with a server address from that country. You may also need to block Google DNS for Chromecast.

Set up a VPN-enabled virtual router

To set up a VPN-enabled virtual router on your Windows PC or Mac, please use these tutorials:

Mac with Manual Setup
Windows with Manual Setup

Set up a VPN on your VPN-enabled router

To set up a VPN on your router, please refer to the Routers section in the tutorials index.

Need help? Please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team via Live Chat.

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Set up your Chromecast

Please refer to the support documentation on the Google Chromecast Help website for step-by-step instructions to set up your Chromecast.

When you arrive at the screen that says “Connect Chromecast to your Wi-Fi”, please refer to this section of this tutorial.

Need help? Please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team via Live Chat.

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Connect your Chromecast to your virtual router or router

On the “Connect Chromecast to your Wi-Fi” screen, you will see a list of Wi-Fi networks available to you. Select the virtual router or router that you set up earlier. (In this example, we named it ExpressVPN.)

connect to your vpn-enabled router or virtual router

Enter the password for your virtual router or router, then click Set Network.

enter your password

You are now connected to your VPN-enabled virtual router or router. Awesome! You are ready to cast via your VPN connection!

your chromecast should be connected to the vpn now!

Need help? Please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team via Live Chat.

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I need further help

If you followed the above steps and have issues using Chromecast, please contact the ExpressVPN Support Team via Live Chat.

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