A VPN or Virtual Private Network is supposed to help you connect and access websites that are blocked or restricted in a region. VPNs are known for providing a high level of security and privacy which prevents people from tracking you. You have VPNs for computers and mobile phones. In fact, VPNs are used to access streaming sites that are not available in your area, which opens up a wider catalog of content for you.
A VPN helps you to hide the IP address of your internet connection. And your ID helps bounce off different countries that protect you from trackers. Here are some of the best VPN apps that can be used on mobile and PC and they tell you their features, benefits, and more.
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Surfshark is our number one choice here because it’s free and its reach helps you access global content from Netflix and other platforms. Surfshark claims to have over 1,700 servers in 63 countries. And in India, its network is available through hubs in Mumbai, Chennai and Indore. Surfshark offers a functional kill switch, there’s also a split-tunneling option and you have support for multiple protocols that keep your identity secure. This VPN is compatible with PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux as well. The user interface of the app allows everyone to easily get used to its features.
Like its name, Express VPN offers a fast solution and access to blocked content in a secure manner. The platform has made its servers available across 94 countries, promising fast connection to blocked sites. Express VPN on both mobile and PC gets 256-bit encryption and claims that no web activity is stored, keeping everything private. Express VPN works on 5 devices simultaneously, but the main advantage is that Express VPN has a strong network base in India which provides you high quality video streaming.
NordVPN is well known in the market, so it’s no surprise to see it featured on this list. NordVPN has more than 75 servers globally, with some support offered for India. NordVPN keeps all tracking information secure behind a strong encryption protocol. It also has a lock switch so you can avoid any potential intrusion. The other good thing about NordVPN is that you can access torrent sites and download content. NordVPN works on six devices at the same time.
VyperVPN is another reliable VPN option that gives you equal security and service. It comes with support for the OpenVPN encryption standard, which is recognized as one of the best standards in the business. Vypr also added a kill switch, which can be activated if you suspect that data may be leaked or intercepted by an unknown entity. Its servers are well distributed, and they are located in more than 70 countries. Vypr promises a no-logs policy which is a good thing.
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TunnelBear is another VPN option that users have used for years, and still prefer it for its ease of use. Its network has limited access, which is likely to keep the connection slower but nothing that might be a concern for users. TunnelBear says it doesn’t share data with third-party companies, which many don’t claim or talk about. It offers strong VPN security, but its features are generally limited, and not so advanced compared to other VPN services in the market.
The Opera web browser has a built-in VPN service available for Android and Windows users. You just have to enable the VPN settings in the browser settings and you can select the preferred region to connect the service. Opera says it logs your VPN browsing logs, and does not save web history in this form.
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This Opera feature comes in handy when connected to a public Wi-Fi or data network, where chances are, your IP address can be easily traced.
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