How to Change Your Location on a Chromebook

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Finding out that the online content you want to watch isn't available in your area can be frustrating. But luckily, if you're using a Chromebook, you can easily change your virtual location to access almost any content you want. If you're wondering how to proceed, we're here to help.


This guide will provide instructions on changing your virtual location on a Chromebook using a virtual private network (VPN) app or browser extension. Read on to find out how to connect your Chromebook to a server in any region and access the content you want.


How to Change Your Location on a Chromebook with an Android App

The easiest way to change your virtual location on a Chromebook is to use a VPN. Even if you don't want to change your location, using a VPN is never a bad idea to ensure a more secure browsing and streaming experience. To install a VPN on your Chromebook, follow the steps below:

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  1. Visit ExpressVPN and subscribe to the desired plan. You will create a login as part of the registration process.
  2. On your Chromebook, launch the Google Play Store app (a multicolored triangle on a white background).
  3. Type “ExpressVPN” in the search bar, then click the magnifying glass icon.
  4. When you find ExpressVPN, click "Install," then "Open."
  5. In the app, click "Login" and enter the email address and password you used to register on the ExpressVPN site. Click on "Login" again.
  6. Give the application the necessary permissions by clicking "Ok".
  7. When the app is set up, you will see a big power button on the main dashboard. Expand the drop-down menu under the power button and select the desired server location.
  8. Click the power button to connect to the selected server. Once the power button turns green, your VPN is configured.

How to Change Your Location on a Chromebook with a Chrome Extension

Along with installing the ExpressVPN app, you can get a Chrome extension that acts as a remote control for the ExpressVPN app and fixes privacy vulnerabilities in the browser. To do this, follow these steps:



  1. Visit ExpressVPN and subscribe to the desired plan. You will create a login as part of the registration process. You cannot use the Chrome extension without installing the app.
  2. Follow the instructions provided in the previous section to set up ExpressVPN on your Chromebook.
  3. Open your Chrome browser and click "Get Extension" on this page.
  4. When the extension is downloaded, click its icon at the top of your screen, then click the power button to connect to the VPN.

FAQ

In this section, we will answer common questions related to using a VPN.


Why use a VPN?

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A VPN lets you connect virtually to a remote location so you can access content that is unavailable in your area. It hides your real location and also secures your network, hiding your online activity from third parties. Also, some ISPs slow down your connection once you consume a certain amount of data per period. A VPN helps prevent data throttling because your provider won't be able to identify your device.


Get the best from VPN

Now that you've installed a VPN on your Chromebook, you can view almost any content, regardless of your location. But a VPN offers more benefits than just changing virtual locations. It also protects your private data and prevents data throttling. If you're not sure you need it yet, sign up for ExpressVPN's free trial and check out all the benefits for yourself.

What content or services would you like to see available in the United States? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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