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How to Setup ExpressVPN on Android TV / Box

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ExpressVPN on Android TV

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network that helps to create a private network connection while surfing the internet. Apart from online privacy, you can stream geo-restricted content from various streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, and Tubi. Among all the VPNs available for Andriod TV, ExpressVPN is the best of all. Using ExpressVPN on Android TV, you can bypass geo-restrictions on almost all the streaming apps and protect your online privacy with top-most encryption.

ExpressVPN Pricing

ExpressVPN offers three types of subscriptions.

  • 1 Month Plan – $12.95
  • 6 Months Plan – $9.99 per month
  • 12 Months – $8.32 per month

As you can see, if you commit for a longer period of time, you will get a minimum subscription per month. All three plan offers a 30-day money-back policy. As of now, there is no free trial available on ExpressVPN.

How to Sign Up for ExpressVPN

[1] Go to ExpressVPN’s official website.

[2] Click on Get Started in the top right corner.

Get started

[3] Choose any of the available plans and scroll down.

ExpressVPN on Android TV

[4] Enter the email ID and then choose the mode of payment.

[5] Enter your payment details in the respective field.

Payment - ExpressVPN on Android TV

[6] Click on Join Now to make the payment and proceed further.

[7] Then, set up your ExpressVPN password.

[8] Your ExpressVPN account has been created.

ExpressVPN on Android TV

ExpressVPN is available on almost all Android TV and Android TV boxes. The application is accessible directly via the Smart TV, and upon installation, you can secure your connection instantly.

Supported Android TV

  • Sony Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Mi Box
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Formuler Box
  • MINIX Box
  • AT&T TV
  • AIR TV

How to Install ExpressVPN on Android TV

[1] Open Google Play Store on your Android TV.

[2] Search for ExpressVPN and select the VPN.


[3] Click on the Install button to begin the installation.


[4] Once installed, click on Open to launch the VPN on your Android TV.

Open - ExpressVPN on Android TV

How to Activate ExpressVPN on Android TV

[1] When you open the ExpressVPN on your Android TV, you will get the below screen. Tap the Sign In button.

Sign in

[2] Log in with your ExpressVPN account.

Sign in-  ExpressVPN on Android TV

[3] On the next screen, the VPN will ask you to share usage information with ExpressVPN. Click OK or No Thanks.

Imporve VPN - ExpressVPN on Android TV

[4] Then, you will get the Set Up Your VPN screen. Click the OK button to activate the ExpressVPN on your Android TV.

Set up VPN

How to Use ExpressVPN on Android TV

[1] Now, you have to connect to a VPN server. On the Connection request prompt, click the OK button.

Connection request

[2] You will get the ExpressVPN home screen. Click the Tap to connect button.

Tap to Connect button

[3] By default, you will be connected to the nearest and fastest server.

ExpressVPN connected on Android TV

[4] If you want to change the server, click the Current Location button.

Tap the Current Location button

[5] You will get the list of available ExpressVPN servers.

ExpressVPN on Android TV

[6] Choose the server of your desire and connect to the VPN network.

[7] If you want, you can save servers on your Favorites list by holding the Select button on a specific server.

Add ExpressVPN server to Favorites on Android TV

How to Sideload ExpressVPN on Android TV

If the ExpressVPN is not available on the Play Store, you can sideload the VPN using Downloader on Android TV.

[1] Go to Google Play Store and search for Downloader.

Google Play Store on Android TV

[2] Select the Downloader app from the search results.

[3] Install the Downloader app on your Android TV.

[4] From the Play Store, install the Sideload Launcher on Android TV. Without Sideload Launcher, you can’t access sideloaded APK files on Android TV.

[5] Then, go to Android TV Settings.

[6] Choose Device Preferences and choose Security & restrictions.

Choose Security & restrictions on Android TV

[7] Select the Unknown Apps and enable the Downloader app’s toggle.

Enable Downloader toggle

[8] Enter the AFTVnews Plugin URL (browser.aftvnews.com) and download it. Without the plugin, you can’t install APK on Downloader.

[9] Then, enter the ExpressVPN Android TV APK URL in the URL tab.

Enter ExpressVPN for Android TV APK URL

[10] Click on Go to download and install ExpressVPN on your TV.

[11] After installation, click on Open to launch the app.

[12] Log in with your ExpressVPN account.

[13] Now, you can be anonymous over the internet on Android TV.

Alternative Way

Apart from installing the app directly from the Android TV store, you can also avail the app in another way. You can use your smartphone or PC hotspot to get ExpressVPN on Android TV. Install and sign up with ExpressVPN on your smartphone or PC. Connect the VPN to any location and turn on the hotspot. Connect your Android TV to your smartphone or PC Hotspot. Now, your Android TV WiFi connection will be secured with the ExpressVPN server.

Other Supported Devices

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chromecast
  • Chromebook
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Fire TV, Stick, and Cube
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Routers
  • Roku
  • Playstation 3 & Playstation 4
  • Windows 10 & Windows 11
  • Linux
  • Xbox 360 & Xbox One
  • Apple TV
  • Nintendo Switch
  • WD TV Live


1. Does ExpressVPN work on Sony smart TV?

Yes, ExpressVPN will work on Sony Smart TVs and other Android TVs.

2. How many servers does ExpressVPN have?

ExpressVPN has server locations in more than 94 countries.

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