How to Download and Install ExpressVPN on Nvidia Shield TV

By Novak Bozovic / July 3, 2023

Nvidia Shield devices come with the Play Store built-in, so you can get started with ExpressVPN quite easily. In other words, you can set up ExpressVPN on your Nvidia Shield TV in a matter of minutes, gaining access to every feature this VPN offers.

All Nvidia Shield TV models work with ExpressVPN. However, we do recommend updating your device's software. So, go to Settings > About > System Upgrade > Check for Upgrade. If an update is available, download and install it. Then, proceed as explained below.

How to Download and Install ExpressVPN on Nvidia Shield TV

To install ExpressVPN on your Nvidia Shield TV, you need to get a subscription and download the app from the Play Store. Here's how that is done:

1. Sign up for ExpressVPN using your computer and a Web browser.

2. Using your Nvidia Shield TV, open the Play Store. Use that app’s search function to look up "ExpressVPN" and click the app’s icon

ExpressVPN Among Search Results on Android TV

3. Then, select "Install" and wait until the app downloads and installs. Once done, press the "Open" button to launch ExpressVPN on your Shield TV. 

Launching ExpressVPN on Android TV

4. Select "Sign In" and provide your credentials. Select "Sign In" once again. You will be asked about sharing anonymous analytics data. Pick "OK" or "No, Thanks."

Entering Login Credentials on Android TV

5. At this moment, you should see the "Set Up Your VPN" screen. Select "OK." Nvidia Shield TV will now ask for a connection request. Make sure to pick "OK."

Setting Up VPN Profile of ExpressVPN on Android TV
VPN Connection Prompt on Android TV

6. This is when ExpressVPN will activate, showing you its home screen, ready for use. Press the ON/OFF button to let ExpressVPN connect you to the nearest server. 

Disonnecting from ExpressVPN on Android TV

7. To disconnect, press the ON/OFF button again and wait a couple of moments. 

8. If you want to connect to a specific server, press the button below the ON/OFF switch. A menu will appear, letting you pick any country or server name. That's it!

Browsing All Available Servers on Android TV ExpressVPN App

ExpressVPN offers different VPN protocols. It also provides plenty of customization – found via the app's settings. That said, make sure to click on the hamburger button (three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner to access those features. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, setting up ExpressVPN takes very little effort and time. And thanks to the Play Store, your VPN app will auto-update over time, giving you access to new features and letting you unblock even more streaming apps.

However, don't forget that this VPN runs on other devices as well, including computers, phones, tablets, and even plenty of routers. Here's how to set up ExpressVPN on more devices.

That would be all on how to install ExpressVPN on Nvidia Shield TV. We’re here in case of any questions, so don’t forget to post your comment below. Lastly, thanks for reading!

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