StarVPN is a mobile and macOS only VPN service that’s designed to be lightweight and very simple to use.
|It changes your IP address||Unknown encryption algorithms and VPN protocols are used, can’t verify its security.|
|Supports P2P traffic||Adverts and tracking cookies injected|
|Ad-agencies can track your browsing activity|
|No extra features|
|A small number of servers|
|Can’t unblock streaming services|
|A lot of potentially fake five-star reviews|
There’s no information on what VPN protocol or encryption algorithm that StarVPN uses. Given the lack of knowledge about what protections are in place, it’s impossible to say how secure your device’s connection to the VPN server is. There are no options to change these settings either so if you’re in a situation where the default settings don’t work for you, you don’t have any choice.
Relatively Small Network
StarVPN has just over 20 VPN servers, of which only one, in the US, is available to free users. The small number of servers means that you don’t have much choice in potential locations to connect to.
Three servers support P2P traffic but there aren’t any servers specifically for streaming. Major streaming services like Netflix are blocked on all available servers.
Price and Platforms
A free tier is available that allows access to one US-based server. Paid subscriptions are available for one-month and one-year, costing $9.99 and $35.99 respectively. A second version of the month-long subscription includes a free 7-day trial as well.
The app is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for iOS and macOS.
StarVPN doesn’t have any extra features such as a VPN kill switch, double VPN, adblocking, or dedicated IP options.