How to Download and Install ExpressVPN on Chromecast with Google TV

By Novak Bozovic / July 3, 2023

Google's Chromecast streaming devices now come with Google TV built-in. So, you can install ExpressVPN on Chromecast by downloading it from the Play Store. That's an extremely easy procedure that won't take more than a couple of minutes of your time.

Also, know that the following procedure works on the 2020 version of Chromecast 4K as well as the 2022 version of Chromecast HD. Those two models come with the Play Store, which is the most important requirement in the case of ExpressVPN.

How to Download and Install ExpressVPN on Chromecast with Google TV

As mentioned above, you'll use the Play Store on your Chromecast to get ExpressVPN. Here are the steps you need to take:

1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN using your computer and any Web browser.

2. Now, turn to your Chromecast with Google TV built-in for the rest of this procedure. Using the top-placed menu of content categories, select "Apps."

Chromecast with Google TV Home Screen

3. Scroll down to "App Categories." Select the first button you’ll see there, labeled "Search for Apps." Use the built-in virtual keyboard to look up "ExpressVPN" and select "Search."

Searching for ExpressVPN on Google TV

4. Select ExpressVPN's icon. Press the "Install" button to download and install the VPN. Then, press the "Open" button to launch the VPN app. Now, let’s activate ExpressVPN. 

Installing ExpressVPN on Chromecast with Google TV
Opening ExpressVPN on Google TV

5. Select "Sign In" and input your email address and password. When asked about sending anonymous data, choose "OK" or "No, Thanks." Google TV will need to install ExpressVPN’s profile, so go ahead with "OK" once again. 

Entering Login Credentials on Android TV
VPN Connection Prompt on Android TV

6. At this moment, you should see ExpressVPN’s home screen, ready for use. To connect to the nearest server possible, select the ON/OFF switch

Disonnecting from ExpressVPN on Android TV

7. To disconnect and end your VPN session, select the ON/OFF switch once again. After a few moments, ExpressVPN’s UI will turn red (you won’t be connected anymore). 

8. To pick a specific server, tap on the button just below the ON/OFF switch. Then, click on the "Recommended" or "All Locations" tabs and pick any server from there. That's it!

Picking Specific Server ExpressVPN Android TV
Browsing All Available Servers on Android TV ExpressVPN App

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. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, setting up ExpressVPN on Chromecast is no different than setting up any other app on your streaming device. It really is a very simple procedure, which leaves you with the VPN app that auto-updates, so you don't have to worry about future updates either.

Of course, let's not forget to mention that ExpressVPN works on many other devices as well, like computers, phones, tablets, and even routers (letting you protect all your devices at once). Visit our central guide on how to set up ExpressVPN to find out more.

That's all on how to set up ExpressVPN on Chromecast with Google TV. If you have any questions, post your comment below. And lastly, thank you for reading!

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