How to Download, Install and Use ExpressVPN on Xiaomi Mi Box

Despite their relatively low prices, Xiaomi’s Mi Box devices are incredibly capable. And yes, they can also run VPN services, letting you unlock new types of content. With that said, let’s talk about how to set up and use ExpressVPN on your Xiaomi Mi Box. 

Note

ExpressVPN doesn’t provide a list of supported Xiaomi Mi Box devices. However, this VPN requires Android 5.0, which makes pretty much any Xiaomi Mi Box compatible. Also, you need to ensure that your media streamer has access to the Google Play Store. 

Important

Xiaomi has a range of Mi Box devices, and each of those comes with its version of Android TV. Therefore, the following screenshots might not 100% reflect what you see on your screen – but know that all of the following steps will still be valid. 

1. Begin this procedure by acquiring your ExpressVPN subscription.

2. You’ll land on ExpressVPN’s website, so click on ‘Get ExpressVPN‘ to begin.

3. Select a subscription first (long-term plans come with big savings, by the way). 

4. Add your email address and proceed to pay for the selected subscription plan.

5. Now, turn to your Xiaomi Mi Box. The rest of the steps are done on your streamer.

6. Start by going to your Xiaomi Mi Box’s home screen. Then, open ‘Google Play Store.’

7. Use the App Store’s interface to search for ‘ExpressVPN.’

ExpressVPN Among Search Results on Android TV

8. Select the app’s icon, and another screen will open – showing ExpressVPN’s overview. 

9. Select the ‘Install‘ button (which could be white- or green-colored). 

Installing ExpressVPN on Android TV

10. Once the app downloads and installs, select the ‘Open‘ button to launch ExpressVPN. 

Launching ExpressVPN on Android TV

11. The VPN will show you its ‘Welcome Screen.’ Select ‘Sign In‘ to begin. 

Entering Login Credentials on Android TV

12. Input your email and password and then click on ‘Sign In‘ again. 

13. You might be asked to allow anonymous logging. Go with ‘OK‘ or ‘No, Thanks.’

Data Logging Prompt on Android TV ExpressVPN

14. Then, you will be asked to set up the VPN, so go ahead with ‘OK.’

Setting Up VPN Profile of ExpressVPN on Android TV

15. When asked by your device to allow a connection request, make sure to select ‘OK.’

VPN Connection Prompt on Android TV

16. After a few moments, ExpressVPN will present its home screen on your Mi Box. 

17. Select the ON/OFF button to let the VPN connect you to the nearest server

VPN Session Active on Android TV

18. The application’s interface will turn green, indicating that you’re connected. 

Disonnecting from ExpressVPN on Android TV

19. To disconnect at any moment, select the ON/OFF switch once again. 

ExpressVPN Home Screen on Android TV

20. To connect to a different server, select the button just below the ON/OFF switch. 

Picking Specific Server ExpressVPN Android TV

21. A slide-over window will appear. You’ll find two tabs – Recommended and All Locations.

22. Use those tabs to preview ExpressVPN’s servers. Then, select any you’d like to use. 

Browsing All Available Servers on Android TV ExpressVPN App

23. ExpressVPN should connect you to the chosen server automatically in a few seconds. 

24. If that doesn’t happen, you can always use the ON/OFF switch manually. That’s it!

Tip

By default, ExpressVPN comes already set to bring a nice balance between security and content unblocking. However, to truly optimize the VPN based on your needs, select the hamburger button (resembling three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner. That’s where you’ll find a nice group of settings that you can fine-tune. 

That would be all on how to install ExpressVPN on a Xiaomi Mi Box. In case you have any technical difficulties, questions, or doubts, make sure to post your comment below. And lastly, thank you for reading!

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