How to Download, Install and Use ExpressVPN on Chromecast With Google TV

The new Chromecast comes with Google TV built-in, a platform that's poised to appear on other devices as well. So, let's talk about how to set up and use ExpressVPN on a Chromecast with Google TV. 

Note

ExpressVPN has a native app for the Google TV platform, which relies on Android TV. With that said, any device that has access to Google TV (and the Play Store) is compatible with this VPN. 

1. Begin by getting your ExpressVPN subscription.

2. You’ll be taken to ExpressVPN’s website, so click on any of the 'Get ExpressVPN' buttons. 

3. Select a subscription plan, input your email address, and pay for the subscription. 

4. Once done, expect to receive a confirmation email from ExpressVPN’s team. 

5. Then, turn to your Chromecast with Google TV built-in for the rest of this procedure. 

6. Using the top-placed menu of content categories, select 'Apps.'

Chromecast with Google TV Home Screen

7. Then, scroll down until you see a row of icons titled 'App Categories.'

8. Select the first button you’ll see there, which should be labeled 'Search for Apps.'

9. Use the built-in virtual keyboard to look up 'ExpressVPN' and select 'Search.'

Searching for ExpressVPN on Google TV

10. Select ExpressVPN's icon, and you should get to the app's overview

11. Press the 'Install' button to download ExpressVPN to your Chromecast. 

Installing ExpressVPN on Chromecast with Google TV

12. Then, press the 'Open' button to launch the VPN app. Now, let’s activate ExpressVPN. 

Opening ExpressVPN on Google TV

13. Select 'Sign In' and then input your email address and password. Select 'Sign In' again.

Entering Login Credentials on Android TV

14. When asked about sending anonymous data, choose 'OK' or 'No, Thanks.'

Data Logging Prompt on Android TV ExpressVPN

15. ExpressVPN will ask you to set it up now, so click on 'OK.'

Setting Up VPN Profile of ExpressVPN on Android TV

16. Google TV will need to install ExpressVPN’s profile, so go ahead with 'OK' once again. 

VPN Connection Prompt on Android TV

17. That’s it! At this moment, you should see ExpressVPN’s home screen, ready for use. 

18. To connect to the nearest server possible, select the ON/OFF switch

Disonnecting from ExpressVPN on Android TV

19. Once you connect to a server, the app will turn green.

20. To disconnect and end your VPN session, select the ON/OFF switch once again. 

21. After a few moments, ExpressVPN’s UI will turn red (you won’t be connected anymore). 

22. To pick a specific server, tap on the button just below the ON/OFF switch. 

Picking Specific Server ExpressVPN Android TV

23. Then, click on 'Recommended' or 'All Locations' tabs and pick any server from there. 

Browsing All Available Servers on Android TV ExpressVPN App

24. Once you select a server, ExpressVPN will automatically connect you after a few moments.

Tip

We highly recommend checking ExpressVPN’s settings and optimizing the VPN as per your needs. To do that, select the hamburger button (three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner and then check what’s on offer there. 

That would be all on how to set up ExpressVPN on Chromecast with Google TV. In case of any questions or doubts, know that you can count on us. Just make sure to post your comment below. And lastly, thank you for reading!

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