VPN.ht Review & Test 2020 - Keep This in Mind Before Buying

Guy Fawkes | Updated on 6th December 2019
Anonymous Cybersecurity Experts

VPN.ht is a Canada-based VPN company running since 2014; they have 127 VPN Servers in 23 countries around the world. That's no match for a top provider like NordVPN or ExpressVPN though, with thousands of servers each.

We were pleased to find that VPN.ht can unblock Netflix and many other streaming services. 

The company differentiates itself from other VPN service providers by allowing its users access to some of the fastest and smoothest running servers all around the world. The cutting-edge VPN technology hides your online activity with military-grade 256-bit encryption, making it virtually impossible for any government agency or geo-detection technology to monitor your online activity, hack your personal data, and see your location.

VPN.ht enjoys a close relationship with the company Popcorn Time. The two softwares work hand in hand. This means that as a rare addition, all VPN.ht connections include a built-in SmartDNS function, allowing you to bypass beefy online geo-restrictions, beyond the standard unblocking. Download both the Popcorn Time client and VPN.ht client on your device, when running, the first will always display a connection icon, prompting you to connect to a safer internet.

Regarding VPN protocols; VPN.ht supports OpenVPN, L2TP/IPsec, and PPTP. OpenVPN encryption parameters are AES 128-bit and 256-bit for data, RSA-2048 for keys and SHA1 (160-bit) for HMAC. There is absolutely no traffic limit so users can browse, stream and transfer as much as they like on up to three devices at the same time with their accounts.

It's also important to note they have a Warrant Canary Policy. As they state, "Although VPN.ht is subject to Hong Kong law and not subject to laws such as the US Patriot Act, in the interests of transparency and accountability, we will be issuing a daily "warrant canary". This will protect VPN.ht users in the event we are required by law to be silent about any searches, seizures of data or requirements to log." So you can rest safe in the knowledge that you'll get fair warning should anything go wrong!

Being linked up with Popcorn Time, VPN.ht supports pretty much the same devices as its partner in crime. As well as Windows, Mac OS X and Linux being supported in terms of operating systems. The service can be used on many mobile devices; Android and iOS being the most popular.

Also, as far as Customer support goes, VPN.ht’s looks after its users and app support is good on mobile devices. There is a ticket system to get in touch with a technical representative or an extensive Knowledge Database. The setup is incredibly simple, and they value your privacy as well. They keep no logs, so they have no idea what the sites you have visited or the applications you’ve used. They also don't know if you Bit Torrent this way so torrent away to your hearts content.

This VPN provider ticks all the right boxes; in terms of offering discretion (100% anonymous sign up), censored browsing and IP masking, military grade encryption and data protection, no data logging, and to top it off; excellent prices. VPN services monthly for the price of a coffee!

While VPN.ht is a good option, it's not quite up to premium standard. With NordVPN, you'll benefit from global coverage and access to thousands of high-speeds servers, plus everything VPN.ht offers and more. It's an easy choice in our opinion.

If you're looking for a high-speed VPN for Netflix, take a look at the best streaming-optimized VPNs.

Features Details
Number of countries with servers 24
Number of servers 128
Does VPN keep logs? No
Does VPN include a kill switch? No
Number of devices per license 3
  • Military-grade 256-bit encryption
  • 100% anonymous sign-up
  • No limits and no logs
  • No usage restrictions
  • P2P friendly; bit torrent at will
  • Access any content around the world from anywhere
  • Get started with VPN.ht now
Money Back Guarantee (Days) : 30
Mobile app :
Number of devices per license : 3
VPN Plans: www.vpn.ht
VPN.ht User Reviews
Jan 10, 2020
  •  1
Just doesn't work.

Just doesn't work. Connecting fails, unclear if it's working or not, sometimes it works but then the WiFi doesn't,... Service is terrible if they answer at all. I use it on mac maybe that is the reason for not working well?

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    Dec 9, 2019
    •  5
    Used for 4 years

    I have been using VPN.ht for around 4 years now and have always been impressed with their service and support. I use it on windows laptop, chromebook and my android phone. All simple to set up and use. Keep up the good work.

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      •  1
      Ticket system

      I have tried multiple times to open a ticket and they continue to close it without resolution. I paid my annual subscription and still can’t log on. This has gone on for over a week now. Highly recommend going with someone else. Take it from the guy that’s out $40.

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