If you’re looking to connect to a VPN on your tablet, smartphone or laptop, as well as your smart TV at the same time then you’ll need a service that allows you to have multiple simultaneous connections. We also consider the security protocols used by a particular service and encryption levels, and whether the team behind development makes it a priority to patch any bugs reported.
NordVPN offers one of the most attractive interfaces for its desktop apps and is easy to use on smartphones too. It has a wide array of options and is great for streaming. The speeds are better than we’ve seen with other VPNs. There’s also a kill switch, split tunneling, AES-256 encryption, and a handy feature called Threat Protection that block trackers, ads and malware.
CyberGhost was another top performer in our tests. It boasts a vast network of servers throughout the globe and a variety of torrent-friendly features. It’s fast and has amazing features like split tunneling, which allows certain apps through the VPN while allowing others to access the Internet directly. There are native applications available for Windows, macOS and Android as well as an iOS application and router compatibility.
Windscribe offers a variety of connection options, and it has the added benefit of being located in Switzerland – which means it’s not subject to any of the «fourteen eyes» surveillance regimes. It also comes with a straightforward, effective Chrome extension which makes it a great choice for mobile devices.