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10 Best VPN For Streaming in 2020

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VPNs are what we say, a way to crack in the security. And well, by security, I mean the restriction to view a thing only in a region. VPNs, short for Virtual Private Network, create a virtual network of some other country and then make our computer connect to that network. 

For instance, running a VPN on your device will switch your IP address to an IP address resembling the location of some other country or place. So, even if you are in India, you can access the websites which are only available for people in the United States with the help of a VPN.

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VPN not only helps in accessing the sites that are not available in our region, but it also helps in many other ways too. There are some cases in which you won’t want the website owner to find your location, and so, a running VPN will come in handy.

The best uses of a VPN service come when one tries to access the dark web. Although it is highly recommended not to access the dark internet unless you are fully aware of how it works, if you still want to obtain one, switching to a VPN connection is recommended. VPNs also ensures safe internet surfing. 

So, here we are, saving your time and telling you about the best VPNs according to WebSafetyTips in terms of speed. If you want to find out who tops the list, I say you stay with us. 

Problems with VPN services

VPN, overall have no disadvantages whatsoever. The only thing that bothers people for using a VPN is that the service is not free in most of the cases. Although if you search, you might find some VPN providers who provide a free service that will only be for a limited period and, in some cases, only for limited data exchange. But well, every good thing comes with a price, and so, since the facility is excellent, why not give it a shot. 

The other problem with a VPN is its speed. Well, a VPNs utmost task is not to make a connection proxy of some other country but to protect your data from leaking through the internet connection to unwanted sources. And so, the downloading or the surfing speed of the internet while using a VPN might fluctuate a bit. 

Don’t worry; this indeed might look like a flaw in the setup, but in actual is not. And to overcome this bit of advantage, we recommend you try the best VPN that supports all devices in our list.

Our List of top VPNs

There can be many comparing factors for anything. Even talking about VPNs, a VPN can be analyzed based on many factors such as the network speed, the availability of locations, the services provided, the data limit, and even the subscription price of the services. 

But here in our list, we have only compared VPNs based upon the speed or preferably, the speed latency that is the change in rate over time for a sufficiently fast internet connection. The top one on our list has the lowest latency percentage (Lower is better).

The Top Ones

So, before wasting more time, let us start counting from the top one.

  • NordVPN

Pros:

    • Known for its speed and stability of connection over all other VPNs
    • A wide range of servers present from various regions
    • Good servers overlook most of those Geo-Restrictions

Cons:

    • Some of the servers available might not work correctly and present at a low speed. Users might find some difficulty in finding a server that works the best.
  • Express VPN

Pros:

    • No Data Limit uses unlimited data on this VPN.
    • No fluctuation in surfing speed.
    • Several servers present to choose from.
    • Several ways to pay for the service
    • User-friendly GUI

Cons:

    •  The free trial time is relatively short
  • IPVanish

Pros:

    • Quick Sign up
    • Can be connected to firewalls and some routers
    • Easily bypasses Netflix’s state-of-the-art security detection

Cons:

    • Linking to any server takes a very long time, and especially on accessible servers, the time could be about five to ten minutes.
    • Speed problems with major streaming channels of any streaming service
    • No cancel option during connecting to a server, you will have no choice but to wait for it to connect.
  • VyprVPN

Pros:

    • Easy to find servers to connect
    • Best for streaming channels
    • Known for its secure connection
    • Even in case of an unwanted disconnection, the link will still be kept safe, and no information will be leaked to the third party or even the Internet Service Provider. 

Cons:

    • A little problem of buffering might sometimes occur on crowded servers.
  • CyberGhost

Pros:

    • Best known to stream on Netflix and Hulu
    • Supports 4K stream with only a little buffering
    • Customer Support for troubleshooting is the best

Cons:

    • A few personal information might get logged and might get leaked to the VPNs website.
    • HTTPS protocols aren’t blocked.
  • PrivateVPN

Pros:

    • Most of the streaming servers provide high-speed connection facilities.
    • Geo Restriction is no problem when you have this VPN
    • Being a Sweden company is what makes it the best. Well, Sweden has no invasive privacy laws.

Cons:

    • Using PPTP for streaming might result in privacy exploits and is not liked by any user.
  • HideMyAss

Pros:

    • Best for cases in which server has high traffic
    • A vast number of server present including for location in areas such as islands
    • Supports Torrent Clients Efficiently

Cons:

    • It does not support the Tor Browser.
    • Servers for streaming online may go up and down without any warning
  • TorGuard

Pros:

    • Best servers for streaming private content
    • Best for sharing files over any peer to peer network
    • No logging of personal information. Your identity will be kept a secret.

Cons:

    • Streaming services are best but a bit costly
    • Streaming services need to be purchased for the specific server for a particular website in question.
  • Surfshark

Pros:

    • No problem of IP leaks
    • The VPN website itself provides a list of servers that work best for a specific streaming channel
    • Has different configuration options for better working of the VPN service.
    • Fast Connection establishment with the server

Cons:

    • The VPN website itself is blocked in some regions, and you might need another proxy to complete the purchase.
  • PureVPN

Pros:

    • When connected with the right server, it gives the best streaming services with Netflix.
    • Works on 256 encryptions.
    • It can connect more than one hardware at the same time.

Cons:

    • The streaming service is usually limited to US and UK users.
    • No smartphone or Smart TV support.

Comparing All the VPNs

So, let us once again compare all the VPNs mentioned above.

VPN Location Number of Servers US/EU Servers Approximate Speed(Mbps) Device Supported
NordVPN Panama 3500 Yes 75 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
ExpressVPN The British Virgin Islands 160 Yes 83 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
IPVanish USA 1300 Yes 40 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
VyprVPN Switzerland 2000 Yes 74 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
CyberGhost Romania 3400 Yes 10-20 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
PrivateVPN Sweden 150 Yes 58 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
HideMyAss England 938 Yes 33 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
TorGuard Nevis (West Indies) 3000 Yes 54 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
Surfshark The British Virgin Islands 800 Yes 45-50 Windows, OSX, Linux, Smartphones
PureVPN Hong Kong 2000 Yes 30 Windows, OSX, Linux

Is Using a VPN illegal?

After reading about the working of a VPN, a little question like this might come in your mind. And well, to be precise, a VPN service is not illegal. These are well known and reputed companies and have been in the business for a long time. 

As mentioned earlier, VPNs are not only about creating a proxy for your connection but also making your network connectivity more secure , so it is entirely legal.

It is also highly recommended to use a VPN in many cases. Especially for professionals, while accessing any unsafe network such as in Dark Web or even in Deep Web, you must make sure to have connected to a VPN server so that any of your personal information won’t have the risk of getting leaked.

Final Verdict

In all those VPNs, some might seem reasonable for you, and some might not. Well, it all depends on the service you want to get and the service the VPN provides. So, don’t get disappointed if you still don’t like any of that VPN. But always, I recommend that you try all these VPNs for at least once.

All the VPNs provide a free trial. Some trial periods might be shorter than the others, but eventually, will be sufficient to test the overall working of the VPN. So, if you are new to all the world of proxies and VPNs, I highly recommend you to give it a shot.

Saurabh Singla
Saurabh Singla is a former Mechanical Engineer turned digital marketer. He has been in the digital marketing industry for over 6 years and has worked with clients across different sectors including FanFare, BitMachina, Bayslope amongst others. Saurabh is also an Author and has written over 30 websites for his clients including INC42, Yourstory etc. After founding CaphIQ in 2020, he is helping businesses and Personalities for their Personal Branding and online visibility.

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