VPNs are great at keeping your browsing data private from your ISP and secure from hackers on unencrypted public Wi-Fi hotspots. They also are great at spoofing your IP and location so you can access Geo-IP restricted content such as Netflix whenever you want.
Tip: Geo-IP is a system that determines your location based on your IP address. This is generally done for copyright and licencing reasons to block users from certain regions from accessing content. By using a VPN to spoof your location and your IP address, you can bypass many of these blocks.
Your computer or phone isn’t the only device that connects to the internet, that you may want to use a VPN with. One example would be a Smart TV. If you’ve got a lot of devices, especially if each of your family members has a phone or laptop, what you need is a VPN that supports multiple devices in a single licence. Thankfully, most paid VPN providers offer support for multiple devices in their licenses.
Surfshark is unique in that it allows you to use a single licence on an unlimited number of devices, meaning you never have to worry about having too many devices using your VPN at once. Surfshark doesn’t skimp on features either, offering top-of-the-line 256-bit AES encryption, a VPN kill switch, and MultiHop.
Tip: MultiHop allows you to route your traffic through multiple VPN servers, with layered encryption for each server. This provides an extra level of privacy by making it even harder to associate your traffic with you.
Surfshark has a strict no-logs policy. So, they can’t track or hand over data regarding your VPN usage. With more than 1700 servers in over 63 countries, and universal P2P traffic support you should be able to connect to a server anywhere you want.
Prices start from just $1.94 a month for a 2-year plan that comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
IPVanish allows you to use up to ten devices simultaneously on a single VPN licence. More than 1400 servers are available across over 75 locations using the best available 256-bit AES encryption and covered by a strict no-logs policy.
IPVanish allows you to bypass Geo-IP based access restrictions to stream content from many providers such as Eurosport and Kodi, although Netflix support is notably missing. Included in the price of any subscription is 250GB of free “SugarSync” encrypted cloud storage and backup space.
Subscriptions start from $6.49 a month for a year-long plan and include a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Private Internet Access
Private Internet Access or PIA allows up to 10 simultaneous connections to its VPN from a single licence. PIA actively supports P2P and torrenting traffic on its VPN and its use of the best available 256-bit AES encryption and strict no-logs policy gives you confidence that you can do so with complete privacy.
PIA also includes a built-in ad-blocker, which can be really helpful for devices such as Smart TVs that can’t install a local blocker. PIA has more than 3300 servers in a total of 47 countries, which is still plenty of choice despite operating in fewer countries than its rivals.
Prices start from $3.33 a month for an annual subscription that includes a 30-day money-back guarantee.