ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all Apple products, offering more VPN locations which are constantly optimized to give you the fastest speed possible. You can set the openVPN protocol as your default setting, providing your Mac desktop with the most secure connection available, without taking a single action.
The network lock kill switch will ensure that your data remains protected even in cases of unexpected connectivity issues, so you can continue streaming music and videos and browsing your favorite websites with no limitations whatsoever. However, the kill-switch is not available on iOS and Android. Their Mac app also has split tunneling, making your connection even more secure.
They claim to be the fastest VPN around, and while I am normally cynical about such claims, I honestly can say this was the fastest VPN I have tried. Their special feature, “VPN Speed Test,” lets users check how fast their VPN server is working, so that they can chop and change the location that is fastest for them.
They also have a plethora of servers - 1000+ in 145 locations across 94 countries, not that we're counting - and that’s nothing to scoff at. To boot, included with the price of their VPN service is SmartDNS, which gives you access to their MediaStreamer. This enables you to watch Netflix on virtually any platform that you may have, so that you aren’t limited to watching your favorite Netflix documentary series on your computer.
We also have to appreciate the number of native apps available, which includes the usual suspects: Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, as well as Linux. They even have an app for Blackberry (albeit only for two models), as well as a router app so that you can protect your entire home with one subscription, something only a few VPN providers have. Express also has a wide range of protocols available, depending on your privacy vs. speed requirements.
The whole thing is fairly easy to navigate. ExpressVPN is a little more grown up looking than others, and it does take users through the step-by-step rationale of why VPN’s exist and how they can help us.
Their website has a blog, which can be helpful in demystifying some of those techy traps. However, if you haven’t the patience for all that, you can hit the support button, which directs you to three options for getting in touch with their crew: contact form, live chat, or direct email. I found this to be a truly excellent support system.
ExpressVPN's ultra-informative site
ExpressVPN is serious about anonymity, so doesn’t log any sort of traffic data or DNS queries. Their basic subscription offer allows the setup of three devices of any type. And they allow P2P on all of their servers, somewhat of a rarity.
Although ExpressVPN is a tad more expensive than the others, it makes some serious promises that seem to be their honest word so far. Those include unlimited bandwidth and speed, unlimited servers, and round the clock customer support.
ExpressVPN has a special, only available here
. Right now, if you purchase an annual package, they will give you three extra months for free. That’s $6.50/month for one of our top rated VPNs.