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“ExpressVPN is extremely fast, simple and private: a truly standout VPN”
Transparent minimal logging policy plus own DNS servers protect user privacy
Blazing speeds and reliable access make it the streamers' choice
Huge range of server locations and ease of use make it a must for travellers
ExpressVPN is an excellent all-rounder VPN with a particular emphasis on high-performance that makes it appealing to streaming fans looking for privacy and security. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for: bulletproof encryption, high speeds, reliable access to the most popular sites and brilliant and responsive customer support.
Server locations span the globe with a range of options in popular locations, particularly the US. The apps are incredibly easy-to-use and are downloaded, installed and connected in minutes. Advanced users might want greater configurability but they’d be missing out on a stunningly effective service that works well in even high-censorship countries.
ExpressVPN also offers more than enough in terms of encryption strength, security protocols and other features – including a kill switch – to also keep those users happy who prioritise privacy and security both on public Wi-Fi networks and at home. The company’s incorporation in the BVI keeps it outside EU data regulations and beyond the reach of US jurisdiction.
ExpressVPN offers compelling security features, such as a kill switch and DNS server ownership. Despite its simple app, you can select manually security protocols. Critically, it’s incorporated beyond the reach of data laws. In high-censorship countries, ExpressVPN automatically uses a proprietary blend of protocols to provide users with a layer of additional obfuscation, helping them overcome more rigorous blocks. Their Network Lock feature (i.e. kill switch) also blocks any IPv6 traffic.
A minimal logging policy allows ExpressVPN to regulate and further improve its servers but no more than that. The connection data collected is as follows:
This is common among VPN services – better even, given the non-specific nature of using dates rather than exact times – and the data above cannot be used to identify you. However, we cannot give ExpressVPN a perfect score as a result.
|Open VPN (Auto)|
|Open VPN (UDP/TCP)|
|Supports TCP Port 443|
|Supports SSH Tunnel|
|Supports SSL Tunnel|
|First party DNS servers|
|DNS Leak Blocking|
|Anonymous payment method|
|Tor over VPN server|
ExpressVPN is blazing fast. It beats every other VPN for speed overall in our tests on its most popular US servers, which means you don’t need to sacrifice video and audio streaming performance for the sake of your privacy. It’s also super speedy on the UK and Australian servers.
Critically, ExpressVPN has been incredibly consistent in our speed test results across its global network. Whatever server you choose, you can expect blistering download and upload speeds, and low latency. This makes it an excellent choice not just for privacy-conscious streamers but also gamers and users of P2P technology.
|Max download speed||61.14 (UK)||46.57 (US)||41.67 (FRA)|
|Max upload speed||36.64 (FRA)||36.14 (US)||15.18 (FRA)|
|Average time to connect||8s||13s||9s|
|Tested and working with||Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Gaming, Torrenting, Facebook, Twitter, Google-Gmail, Kodi||Netflix, Facebook, BBC iPlayer, Torrenting, Twitter, Google-Gmail, Youtube, Kodi||Netflix, Facebook, Torrenting, Google-Gmail, Gaming, Twitter|
|SERVER LOCATION||Download Speed (Mbps)||Upload Speed (Mbps)|
ExpressVPN has a very extensive global network with a huge number of server locations in nearly 100 countries. We love that all continents are well represented, with a growing number in Africa and the Middle East thanks to recent and ongoing expansion.
The Asia Pacific region may lack China (although the service works well in that country to unblock censored sites), but it has some excellent other options not otherwise broadly available, such as Macau, Nepal, Laos and Myanmar, alongside more traditional locations such as Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.
The Americas and Europe have the largest selection. The US offers city-level server options with 15 choices providing coast-to-coast coverage while the range of options in South America includes Peru and Uruguay as well as the more typical locations of Brazil and Argentina. There are almost 50 countries available in Europe alone with city-level choices in the UK, Germany and Netherlands.
The biggest selling points for ExpressVPN are sheer speed, strong encryption and that it just works really well. If you enjoy streaming, it’s an excellent choice. ExpressVPN is tested and working with all popular sites and services with download speeds approaching 60Mbps in our tests. We’ve never suffered any drops or instability as the price to pay for privacy.
ExpressVPN makes a virtue of simplicity. From purchase to connection takes a matter of minutes. On all major platforms, connection is via an app offering a consistent experience, making it incredibly easy to use across devices. Even when connection is manual (greatly extending device compatibility), the tutorials keep everything user-friendly. The main app screen is stripped back to essentials: a big connect button and simple location options. Further options are hidden behind the burger menu (three horizontal lines) top left, however the minimal design means even inexperienced users are unlikely to miss them. A simple but effective speed and latency testing tool is built in to help you pick the best servers.
What ExpressVPN lacks in advanced configurability, it more than makes up for in location options. Critically for sports fans, you can select server locations in a good spread of specific cities in the US, Canada and other popular countries. You can also select security protocols manually. Overall, effective and easy-to-use: a very appealing combination.
The ExpressVPN website has outstanding tutorials with videos and screenshots for just about every conceivable issue. ExpressVPN is a clear market leader in this area as the quality of the online documentation makes it a breeze to connect to its network from almost every device you could think of.
Support via Livechat is excellent: friendly, quick and totally effective. Email response time is good given the popularity of the service with personable help that deals with your issues rather than semi-automated canned responses that just go round in circles. We can’t emphasise enough just how much we love the customer support provided by ExpressVPN. Regardless of your tech savvy, you will benefit from their approach.