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Windscribe VPN Reveals Updated Apps for Fire TV, iOS, and Browsers

Windscribe has announced redesigned VPN apps for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iOS, and web browsers, which will be available next month

Graphic showing Windscribe TV app on a television screen
Charlotte Darrell
By Charlotte Darrell

Canada-based VPN service Windscribe announced updates to a range of its apps including those for Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iOS, and web browsers.

The announcement came in an email to current subscribers and says that the new and improved Windscribe TV app has been “rebuilt from scratch.”

The app comes “complete with a beautiful new design, better stability and new features,” and users can download it from the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store.

The improved TV app can be used to protect internet traffic on both Android TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick, and is available for users of the free and premium plans.

In addition to the updated TV app Windscribe also announced rejuvenated apps for iOS and web browsers that will be available for download in June 2019.

As well as a new user interface, the updated browser extensions come with WebRTC leak protection, a key feature missing in previous versions that prevents your IP address from being exposed.

The updated extensions, which will be available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, will allow users to drill down to city-level in some countries, and include an improved, more effective ad-blocker feature that “blocks more categories.”

The iOS app, which users can download for both iPhone and iPad, now comes with OpenVPN support – one of the most popular and secure VPN protocols available – and network whitelisting, which auto-disconnects the VPN on trusted networks. It also includes battery optimization.

Windscribe’s email didn’t reveal what the redesigned iOS app and browser extensions would look like, but the provider promises a complete makeover, joking that its old apps “look like your grandma decided to get into computer science.”

Windscribe also offers custom apps for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, and Android. You can download and the whole suite of Windscribe apps for the monthly cost of $4.08 if you opt for the yearly plan.

Alternatively, users can sign up to the free plan in order to test out the apps, but it is a highly restricted version of the premium service. Instead of the 50-plus server countries on offer, the free plan limits users to just 10 countries and a monthly data cap of 10GB.