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We certainly hope that we provided more options with our update, although we believe that you do get your money’s worth with ExpressVPN given its relative performance.
It’s great to see that a VPN which calls itself “Safer” actually has proper security features. I switched from my old VPN as it did not have a kill switch feature which left me in real trouble when the server failed. Thankfully, SaferVPN does have this feature, which makes it a fully secure VPN service.
I use PrivateVPN, very fast and best so far. Can I still unblock Netflix from my phone.
PrivateVPN has done well as avoiding the Netflix blocks so far!
Can you use the same VPN on your phone and computer.
If the VPN provider you use offers multiple device connections then you will be able to run it on both, like ExpressVPN or NordVPN, for example.
Great post. Very informative.
Hello, my name is Janice and I’m a single mom of three. Popcorn Time is a life-saver because it means the kids can watch tv and movies without busting my budget. I have just received a letter from Comcast saying there had been copyright infringement. I can’t afford to pay for a streaming service but I also can’t afford to deal with fines. My friend told me about a VPN but I don’t know what it is. Can you help?
Hi Janice. VPNs can definitely seem complex on the surface, but you don’t have to be tech-expert to benefit from using them. All you have to do is sign-up and follow the onscreen instructions to install the app. If you’re short on cash, the two-year price plan with NordVPN is just $3.29 a month. There are also completely free VPNs available but they won’t guarantee consistent protection if you’re worried about Comcast.
I live in the UK and I can already access Netflix. Is there any point in getting a VPN? Can I get different shows?
Yes, exactly. Although UK subscribers enjoy an extensive catalog, it does not match the reams and reams of extra shows in the US. You can also access other Netflix catalogs if you’re interested in foreign film – as well as alternative streaming services that experience content blocks.
How come the only VPN in the Amazon app store is IPVanish? I want a better one than that but they aren’t there.
Currently, IPVanish is the only VPN that Amazon hosts in their store. There are many potential reasons for this, but Amazon has provided no official explanation. You can use a different provider on Firestick; it just requires more set-up. Other VPN services can be installed via the Downloader panel by entering the app URL. Contact the provider you want to use for a more detailed guide.
If I sign up and pay for a VPN service and it doesn’t work to unblock Netflix…what then?
Fortunately, all the VPNs we recommend, expressvpn, nordvpn, and so on, come with a free trial period so you can simply cancel your subscription for a full refund. However, it might be worth speaking to the provider’s customer support team to make sure it’s not a resolvable problem.
Every free VPN I have ever used was awful and didn’t work at all. I thought the whole thing was a scam until I read this article!!! Thank you for clearing that up – I’m definitely going to try a free trial in the future.
We are glad we could make sense of it for you. It is true that free VPN providers often give the software a bad rep. Unfortunately, without charging, they are limited in what they can provide. Using a free trial is the best way to get premium protection for no cost, like with ExpressVPN 30 day money back for example.
I thought that mac computers were automatically secure, why would you need more security software?
It’s a common misconception that Macs are impenetrable. The claim itself only refers to antivirus and malware, as Apple’s ‘sandboxing’ technique provides internal protection. However, this is not even entirely accurate.
Virtual Private Networks provide security for the connection between your computer and the internet, protecting you from rogue wifi hotspots, government snooping and cybercriminals. As it is not an internal problem, Apple’s inbuilt security has no impact. Try ExpressVPN or NordVPN – our 2 top recommended services.
How does the Double VPN config work? Do you have much scope?
Setting up the Double VPN is as easy as simply switching server. Just head over to the NordVPN server page and choose one of the double VPN locations. You can’t pick the specific servers, but there are choices in nine countries.
I have been living and teaching in China for three years now and ExpressVPN has not let me down yet!
Hi, we’re glad you’ve had success with the service. Living in China without it would definitely pose some difficulties!
all the best
I made the switch to NordVPN after my last VPN let me down. It runs quite well on my mac and iPhone especially compared to the last one. The main issue I had with them was with their customer service, I was using the live chat and whoever was on the other end was taking about 7 minutes to respond between questions. That was a tad frustrating to say the least. Other than that though it’s been a good service.
Thank you for your question! The majority of people select a free VPN (ex. ProtonVPN) over a premium service (ex. ExpressVPN) is because either they have a one-time need. Some people also want to “try before they buy,” giving them, in essence, the best of both worlds. You can read more regarding the differences between free and premium in the table at the top of the article.
That’s a great question. It’s a known fact that VPN connections do affect the connection speed, the question is “to which extent?”. The VPN providers in this review have been tested for Omegle and we found them to be the best providers in the market at the time of writing. You can visit the VPN reviews for each which are listed at the bottom of the article for a more details including speed tests. Also, please note that each provider has unlimited bandwidth.
I completely understand your concern, especially with all the bans inflicted lately by Russia and China.
The best thing for you to do is contact the VPN provider of your choice – ExpressVPN, NordVPN, SaferVPN – answer their questions regarding your device (OS, version, IP, etc.) and future location plans and they will be able to answer all your questions very effectively.
You need a VPN since depending on your location when overseas, you won’t have online access to the US TV shows you want to stream. The VPN provider will enable you to spoof your location and connect to a remote server, therefore allowing to connect to your show of choice. The service providers listed above, like ExpressVPN or NordVPN, are very reliable in terms of connection speed and support if ever you need help troubleshooting.
I would just contact them via their live chat for them to troubleshoot with your OS and IP and find the solution for you. ExpressVPN is very quick and effective at assisting.
ExpressVPN have a 6-month plan if you don’t want to commit to a year. Just FYI, we get a lot of students subscribing to the VPN services once they get to school because of blocked access once in school campus. I would consider taking the 1-year subscription so you won’t have to subscribe again in case you need to access social media or streaming sites in school, plus, you save up significantly.
You can definitely use VPNs in Dubai. We re-confirmed with ExpressVPN, NordVPN and all the brands presented in this article for 2018.
You’re very welcome!
As for travelling in China, please consult with the following articles: best vpns for China and how to unblock whatsapp in China.
All of the VPNs provided above work on mobile devices as well. For more precise information, please consult with our best vpn for Android and best vpn for iphone review.
As per surveys, I know that the preferred choice is ExpressVPN even if it’s more expensive, based on the service performance. NordVPN and SaferVPN are trusted providers as well. They all have a money back guarantee of 30 days for you to try.
Yes you can, provided there are servers to connect to. You can easily get your answers via ExpressVPN, NordVPN or any other of the providers on this list via their live chat option.
As per 1 of our users, IPVanish is working great for BBC iPlayer. If you still have issues, please try ExpressVPN or NordVPN. SaferVPN, a new VPN can also be a reliable solution as they are relatively new in the market.
Nothing against Zenmate, but we can assure you that at the time of writing, all of the VPN above effectively work to unblock BBC iPlayer. You can try the 30-day money back guarantee period and decide for yourself whether you want to move forward with a contract for a cheaper price per month if the service is to your satisfaction.
As I don’t have a Turkey IP, I can’t really get the answer that would be helpful for you. Please communicate with any of the VPN services above. By experience, all – ExpressVPN, NordVPN, SaferVPN, etc. have excellent customer support via their live chat option.
I would strongly recommend getting in touch with them through their live chat. You will get immediate assistance and troubleshooting to find the solution. ExpressVPN and NordVPN are very quick at this!
Thank you Tonia,
We’ve taken this into consideration and updated our list accordingly. Your input is valuable to us!
I thank you for your input and will include a note in the article to this effect.
There are excellent VPN services for both Android and iOS. We tested and approved these on both the following reviews: VPN for iPhone and iOS devices and VPN for Android. Please have a look 🙂
I thank you for your input. We actually ran a survey on the page in order to see how many students had that exact problem, and it turns out that depending on the State/City, the very fact of being in the campus blocks you from the VPN page itself. We tried several techniques, but unfortunately these didn’t help. What we can suggest is to sign up outside of the campus and already be online via the vpn service when you enter school. There shouldn’t be any problem then. Please follow the guidelines in THE WORKAROUND TO UNBLOCK THE VPN SERVICE PAGE ON SCHOOL CAMPUS above.
Hi, and thanks for the question! Boosting your home internet’s signal can be achieved in one of two ways. The first is to see where your router is placed, and try to find a way to get the best signal possible. If this is your issue, then simply moving your router to somewhere with less obstructions (such as concrete walls and barriers) can improve your signal. You can also install a repeater or a signal relay in your home to make sure your wireless connection always reaches every room. If the problem is your internet connection, then the only real solution is to contact your Internet Service Provider to find a package better suited to your streaming needs, or to make sure your bandwidth isn’t being hogged by other online activities.
Netflix does require an internet connection to work, either through your home internet connection, or through your mobile device’s broadband connection. If you don’t want to hog your existing bandwidth, you can definitely use your mobile connection, or even a public Wi-Fi network (though we don’t recommend it, as speeds tend to be capped significantly in public networks). You can also purchase a hotspot to use as a dedicated streaming connection, though that could raise your monthly bills a little.
Hopefully this answers your questions, and let us know how you resolve your connectivity issues!
Thank you for this! We will certainly look into it!
I beg to differ. So far ExpressVPN is in fact the best VPN in terms of performance for streaming, including Netflix. I would be interested to know what were you’re issues. Did you try troubleshooting with their live chat?
Thank you for your feedback. It’s quite important to note that while expensive, ExpressVPN offers the best value, so the cost-to-value is actually the best.
Hi Michael, I contact them purevpn via their customer service live chat for them to confirm whether they are able to access Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Their answer is yes. here are the steps:
1. Download the browser extension:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/purevpn-–-best-vpn-proxy/bfidboloedlamgdmenmlbipfnccokknp (Chrome extension )
https://support.purevpn.com/purevpn-firefox-extension (FireFox )
3. Select which website you would like to access – you will see there is an option for Netflix and BBC
Please try their customer service live chat so that they can trouble shoot together with you and walk you though it. They’re very helpful for all of our queries.
You can maybe use a DNS proxy in that case.
We can confirm that these brands do work from the UAE based on their confirmation and other users experience. However, your best bet would be to communicate with their live chat customer service (they are real people, not robots and are very knowledgeable) so that they trouble shoot together with you and walk you through the steps. The reason you are encountering issues is most likely dependent on more than 1 factor (device, streaming service, etc), so getting their direct assistance is the best thing to do.
Hi Alfie, I contacted the brand through their customer support live chat and here are the steps they provided. While this is likely to help, if you still need support, they will be more than happy to assist you. Please contact them at the bottom, right corner on this page.
1. Turn off the ExpressVPN app.
2. Click on the “choose Location” button.
3. Go to ALL tab.
4. Click on the arrow before Europe.
5. Click on the arrow before United Kingdom.
6. Choose either East London or Berkshire – 2.
7. Try BBC iPlayer.
I hope this helps you from Saudi Arabia.
Hi Mark, after consulting with their customer service, you can also try to install ExpressVPN app for Android based Smart TV’s (only for Android based TV box). Click here for more info.
No VPN service can claim ubiquitous leak protection as it simply doesn’t exist. However, ExpessVPN does offer a DNS leak tool, which allows you to test your connection for runaway data. While it does not yet offer IPv6 protection, it’s easy to disable the protocol and run IPv4 – which does not produce the same issues.
In reply to your comment, it will depend on the specific website or channel that you are accessing. Some IP range might be blocked but Expressvpn also have consistent servers that will bypass the blockings. The usual solution is to connect to other VPN server locations, and they have plenty available so it works quickly.
As for their location, ExpressVPN is based in BVI (British Virgin Islands).
Hi Jimmy, as far as our tests go, yes, all services listed above work to access US Netflix library anywhere.
Hi Khalid, the speed will depend on your location, but based on our tests and from reputation, we recommend either Expressvpn, Nordvpn or SaferVPN as some of the fastest.
Hi Craig, I assure you that NordVPN has a 30-day money back guarantee and that you fill get full refund for the service if you are not satisfied.
Hi Amin, I would love to give you an answer but the only way would be to contact them via the ExpressVPN Live Chat. They will ask you for you device type, OS and version in order to troubleshoot. What I can assure you is that they do offer service in Pakistan and don’t have reports which prove otherwise. You’ll see their live chat is very quick and effective.
Hi Emmanuel, you can check each brand review (follow the links either from our navigation pane or from the text above) the number of connections offered. For ExpressVPN for example it’s 3, for NordVPN it’s 6. Each connection allows for a different IP for the exact purpose of enabling you to use the same VPN account on different devices.
In order to use FireStick through our VPN, you will need to use a router as FireStick does not have a VPN client itself. If your current router does not support VPN protocols (HMA! Live Chat support will happily help you with this) you will need an additional router. Please contact HMA! if you need assistance with your router. They will walk you through it until you succeed.
Hi Costa, I would go with ExpressVPN as #1 and NordVPN as second choice, although opinions are mixed with these 2 as to which is the best. They’re both highly reliable and a fast services.
Hi Brad, if you don’t like the service and want a refund, all you need to do is cancel your subscription when the 30 days are up (maybe 24 hours before just to make sure there’s no delay) and SaferVPN will get back to you with instructions for what to do. You can trust they will give you the money back if you are not satisfied with the service.
Hello Dan, you can use it on 5 different devices – you are allowed up to 5 separate connections with one HMA! account. I strongly recommend you try their live chat option which is super quick and which replies to any technical question you may have.
Hello Bella, Thank you for your input. You can share the service with another person in another country under the same account. I strongly suggest you touch bases with SaferVPN via their live chat option. They’re super quick to respond to any questions you have.
Thank you for your input.
I would re-subscribe with ExpressVPN and give it another try, or I would definitely go with NordVPN. They have an extensive server distribution worldwide and are excellent for streaming. In any case, you have a 30-day money back guarantee with both of these services, so you have nothing to lose.
Hi Istvan, sometimes another user may be using the same shared IP address which will result in a flagged or limited service. It’s rare though, I recommend trying again.
You can always access the customer support of the service. ExpressVPN support has been rated as knowledgeable and highly responsive for these types of technical issues.
You can test 1 of the services we recommend above and use it for 30 days.
We tried to help our users with this as we realized that school campus IT administrators block certain sites like Youtube, Snapchat,etc. They’ll therefore block the VPN site since they know the VPN will enable you to overcome that issue. What I suggest you do is try clicking on ExpressVPN on this page – the URL has been adjusted so that you can access the page. If it still doesn’t work, I strongly recommend you access the VPN site when you are out of the school campus and register. Once you launch the software, you should be able to use it within the campus at any time based on your subscription.
Let me know if this helps.
Yes they do. Please refer to our section above –SaferVPN Setup and Usability.
I investigated following your message, and there are subscriptions from Qatar for ExpressVPN just last week. Please get in touch with their customer service so someone can help you. They are very quick to assist.
Thank you for reaching out.
Can you please give me a direct email where I can get you in touch with the service technical department?
Please send at [email protected].
Thank you very much, hope to hear from you soon!
I was advised by customer service to try disconnecting and reconnecting to the VPN once or twice to try to watch iPlayer.
Your feedback is always appreciated.
Absolutely. Please get in touch with ExpressVPN customer service (live chat). We have testimonies that they will help you in no time.
Here is a step by step guide for you to get US Netflix from where you are:
1. Sign up with a VPN provider (we recommend ExpressVPN to unblock Netflix).
2. Download / install the application to your device.
3. Launch the VPN application and sign in using your VPN account.
4. Connect to an American VPN server.
5. Go to Netflix website (you can also launch the Netflix application).
Enjoy your streaming!
In order to register, just click on any of the text links (we recommend ExpressVPN) or click on the button “Get ExpressVPN Now”.
Please let me know if you have more questions.
Thank you, Ilana
We would suggest ExpressVPN or NordVPN for BBC iPlayer.
Thank you! Ilana
Thank you for reaching out.
I would suggest either ExpressVPN or NordVPN. Both unblock Netflix from many locations in the world, with many features which ensures a smooth streaming.
Have a look at our recent article https://securethoughts.com/make-an-effective-vpn-comparison/ for a quick comparison at their features.
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