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How to Download and Install NordVPN on Chromebook

Written by Shummas Humayun
Last updated May 18, 2024

NordVPN makes it easy to install the VPN on a Chromebook in two main ways. You can either add the NordVPN extension to Chrome or use NordVPN's Android app on your Chromebook. That said, keep in mind that there are significant differences between the two available methods.

When using the Chrome extension, only the traffic related to your browser is encrypted and secured. However, when you use its Android app on your Chromebook, your entire Web activity across all apps on the device will be secured.

In this article, we will teach you how to download and install NordVPN on a Chromebook with step-by-step instructions for multiple methods.

How to Download and Install NordVPN on Chromebook

To install NordVPN on a Chromebook, you can download its native app or Chrome extension. Also, you can install NordVPN on a router and connect your Chromebook to the VPN-enabled Wi-Fi network to fully secure it. That said, let's discuss the methods in detail.

Method #1: Use NordVPN's Native Android App

By using NordVPN's Android app, you will secure your Chromebook's incoming and outgoing traffic. As such, this is the preferred way to set up NordVPN on a Chromebook, done in the following way:

1. Subscribe to NordVPN using your Chromebook and any Web browser.

2. Access your Nord account dashboard.

3. Navigate to 'NordVPN' > 'Download apps.' 

NordVPN app download

4. click the "Download" button next to "Android" and save the setup package.

Get the mobile app for NordVPN

5. Install the VPN app on your Chromebook and launch the NordVPN app.

6. Next, select "Log In" and enter your credentials to gain full access to the app.

7. Connect to a suitable server location according to your requirements.

8. Close NordVPN (it will continue running in the background) and start browsing the Web securely.

Method #2: Use NordVPN's Chrome Extension

Another way to set up NordVPN on a Chromebook is to use its Chrome extension. However, keep in mind that you'll protect your Chrome-related traffic only. Do the following:

1. Get a NordVPN subscription using Chrome on your Chromebook.

2. Next, visit NordVPN's listing on the Chrome Web Store.

3. Click on 'Get' and confirm when asked if you're sure that you want to add NordVPN to your Chrome.

NordVPN Chrome Web Store Listing

4. Launch the extension by clicking on its icon (top-right corner).

5. Click on 'Log In' and enter your username and password.

NordVPN for Chrome Login Screen

6. Click 'Quick Connect' to allow the VPN to connect you to the closest VPN server available.

NordVPN Chrome Extension Home Screen

7. To pick a custom server, click on the drop-down arrow and choose your preferred server location.

Picking Server Location in NordVPN for Chrome

8. To find its additional security settings, click on the cogwheel icon > 'Security and Privacy.'

9. Enable the following security options:

NordVPN Additional Settings Chrome Extension

Final Thoughts

As you can see, installing NordVPN on a Chromebook takes only a couple of minutes. That said, we highly recommend using the Android VPN app, as it fully secures your device. NordVPN's native Android app also gives you several additional security features not present in its Chrome extension, like multiple VPN protocols, a kill switch, and more.

Also, make sure to protect your other devices, as even a single exposed device can put your data in danger. That said, you can download and install NordVPN on a wide range of devices and connect up to 10 of these devices simultaneously.


Does NordVPN Work on a Chromebook?

Yes, NordVPN works on Chromebooks. You can use NordVPN's Android app to run the VPN on your tablet, or you can use its Chrome extension.

Is NordVPN for Chrome Better Than the App?

No, NordVPN's Chrome extension isn't better than its app. The extension only protects what you do in Chrome, while the app protects all your other Web-connected apps as well.

Is NordVPN Free on a Chromebook?

Yes, NordVPN is free to download on Chromebooks. However, you need to be a paying subscriber to use the app.

That’s all! Now you know how to download and install NordVPN on a Chromebook. If you have further queries, feel free to comment below. Thanks for reading!

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