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VPNhub Free Review

 Rated 1 out of 5 
1 reviews
VPNhub's app on iOS
Simon Migliano

Simon Migliano is a recognized world expert in VPNs. He's tested hundreds of VPN services and his research has featured on the BBC, The New York Times and more.

Fact-checked by JP JonesAdditional Testing by Alyx Morley

Our Verdict

How is this calculated?

We calculate the VPN service’s Overall Rating by combining the ratings of several testing categories. Each category is weighted as follows:

  • Privacy & Logging Policy: 20%
  • Speed: 20%
  • Security & Technical Features: 15%
  • Streaming: 15%
  • Ease of Use: 10%
  • Torrenting: 5%
  • Server Locations: 5%
  • Bypassing Web Censorship: 5%
  • Customer Support: 5%

Learn more by reading our VPN testing and review methodology.

VPNhub offers a free mobile version that requires no registration or payment details. There’s no data cap, which means you can use it for as long as you want, but you can't choose a specific server location. The app couldn’t be simpler and security is industry-standard. As free VPNs go, VPNhub on mobile may be limited but it’s safe, useful, and best of all: it unblocks US Netflix.

Ranked #39 out of 55 VPNs

VPNhub Free Category Ratings

  • 4.94.9/10
  • 33.0/10
  • 7.97.9/10
  • 44.0/10
  • 11.0/10
  • 11.0/10
  • 66.0/10
  • 99.0/10
  • 1.51.5/10

VPNhub Free Pros & Cons

  • Completely free with no details required
  • Unlimited data allowance
  • Unblocks US Netflix & Disney+
  • Strong security suite
  • Incredibly simple app

  • Only one available country
  • No HBO Max or Hulu
  • Logs aggregate data
  • Can’t work against censorship
  • Based in privacy-unfriendly US
  • Poor customer support

Why Trust Top10VPN.com?

We’re completely independent and focused on VPN software. We’ve spent 7 years and thousands of hours testing and reviewing VPNs using our unbiased VPN review process.

Here are some of our key VPN testing statistics:

VPN Services Tested65
Total Hours of Testing30,000+
Weekly Speed Tests3,000+
Streaming Platforms Tested97
VPN Security Tests Conducted9,500+
Money Spent on VPN Subscriptions$25,000+

JANUARY 2023 UPDATE: As of January 2023 VPNhub no longer appears to exist as a service. New subscriptions cannot be purchased, and multiple versions of its app have vanished from app stores.

We have reached out to VPNhub for more information and are awaiting an explanation. We will update this review further once the situation has been clarified.

VPNhub’s free version on mobile is extremely easy to download and use. No payment information or personal details are required to install it.

For a free service, it gets a lot right: its privacy policy is safe enough to warrant a recommendation, there’s no risk of getting an accidental bill, and there are no data usage limits.

However, there are limitations. The United States is the only country users can connect to, and it no longer works with Disney Plus or HBO Max. It’s also not the quickest, and it can’t beat aggressive web censorship.

Additionally, we want to see a better customer support system in place.

But, for a free and easy way to encrypt your internet browsing, VPNhub on mobile is a viable VPN. For anything more advanced, you should consider a better free VPN.

We also suggest that you avoid the premium version (and its desktop apps), which is too expensive.

VPNhub Free Key Data

Data CapUnlimited
Download Speed52Mbps
Logging PolicyNo Identifying Data
Data LeaksNo
JurisdictionUS (Five Eyes)
ServersNot disclosed
IP AddressesNot disclosed
Countries With Servers1
US NetflixYes
Simultaneous Connections5
Works In ChinaNo
SupportEmail & Online Resources
Official WebsiteVpnhub.com


VPNhub only works with US Netflix

How is this calculated?

This rating is calculated by how many different streaming services and regional content libraries the VPN can unblock, and how consistently it can access them.

We test access to Netflix, Disney+, Max, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and many more platforms on a weekly basis.

VPNhub is a rare free service that unblocks US Netflix. It also unblocks Disney+, but it can't get around blocks from Hulu, HBO Max, or DAZN. A lack of international servers means that British and European TV is off limits.

Ranked #31 out of 55 VPNs for Streaming

VPNhub is a good option if you like watching Netflix or Disney+ on your mobile phone. Our tests show that VPNhub’s US server unblocks US Netflix, and that it’s a good free VPN for accessing the Disney+ Star hub.

But, it won’t work with Amazon Prime Video. When testing VPNhub on Prime Video, the VPN was detected and we couldn’t unblock any geo-restricted video content.


Amazon Prime Video detects VPNhub.

Amazon Prime Video detects VPNhub.

Moreover, VPNhub is neither a HBO Max VPN nor a Hulu VPN we can recommend. We couldn’t unblock either US streaming service.

For the simple reason that it has no UK servers, you won’t be able to watch BBC iPlayer, or any other content from across the globe.

Overall, VPNhub is a good free VPN to watch US Netflix on mobile phones.

Remember, VPNhub doesn’t have a free desktop app or European servers, and it won’t unblock many other streaming services. But, for no cost, it’s a viable free streaming VPN.


Single VPN server isn't optimized for torrenting

How is this calculated?

This rating is determined by the VPN’s torrenting speeds, the percentage of servers that allow P2P file sharing, the service’s privacy and trustworthiness, and useful settings like port forwarding.

For speed specifically, we calculate the VPN’s average download bitrate using our bespoke torrenting setup.

You can torrent on VPNhub's free server but we don't think you should. It's not P2P-friendly and subsequently picks up a very slow average bitrate of 1.5MiB. There's a kill switch but the privacy policy isn't ideal.

Ranked #43 out of 55 VPNs for Torrenting

While you can torrent on VPNhub’s US server, its imperfect privacy policy means we caution against using it.

It does have a kill switch but its server is not P2P-optimized, and the speeds aren’t the fastest for file sharing.

In our VPN torrenting tests, we recorded a very disappointing average bitrate of 1.5MiB/s. We expect at least 5.0MiB/s (from a 10.0MiB/s benchmark).

Privacy & Logging Policy

Not zero logs, but safe enough

How is this calculated?

We analyze and dissect the VPN service’s logging and privacy policy. A VPN should never log and store:

  • Your real IP address
  • Connection timestamps
  • DNS requests

Headquarters outside of 14 Eyes or EU jurisdictions are also preferable.

VPNhub has a simply-written and transparent privacy policy. It collects your original IP address every time you use the service, but this is anonymized, encrypted, and then permanently deleted when you cease your VPN connection. It also collects anonymous usage data. It's far from no logs, but it is safe.

Ranked #22 out of 55 VPNs for Privacy & Logging Policy

VPNhub Free doesn’t require any account information to register, but it still collects some activity and device information. This includes:

  • Unique mobile ID
  • Operating system and platform
  • Browser type and version
  • Network information

Most worryingly, VPNhub collects your IP address. However, this is pseudonymized, encrypted, and lasts only for the duration of your VPN session.

We’d rather your IP address is never collected, but VPNhub’s security methods are risk-free, so we’re not too concerned about it.

They also log aggregated activity data. But none of this is associated with the websites you visit and you cannot be identified.

While this isn’t a zero logs VPN service and you may be put off by the amount of aggregated data it collects, VPNhub anonymizes and deletes this data appropriately and safely.

Most concerning, VPNhub is able and willing to sell your data to third-party advertisers. Its privacy policy reads:

“We may also collect, use and share your data to produce and share aggregated data that do not identify you and therefore not considered as Personal Information.”

It’s also worth knowing that if you visit the VPNhub website, it records other websites that you visit before and after.

None of this comes close to being a no logs VPN service. But it’s mostly private and far from the worst free VPN privacy policy that we’ve seen.

Operates from privacy-unfriendly countries

VPNhub is owned by Pornhub, a Cyprus-based private company that provides online pornography. It’s headquarters are in the Cypriot city of Limassol, meaning the Cypriot government has legal jurisdiction to demand information from the company.

Pornhub was established in 2007 and is a subsidiary of MindGeek, which is owned by Feras Antoon and David Marmorstein Tassillo. MindGeek is headquartered at 32 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg. Luxembourg is an original member of the European Union, making it subject to intrusive European surveillance.

To build VPNhub, Pornhub had to partner with a company called AppAtomic. AppAtomic Limited is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, but its servers are in the US.

The US is where VPNhub user data will be processed, which is bad news: the US is one of the worst countries on earth when it comes to online snooping.

Whichever way you look at it, these are bad jurisdictions for privacy-conscious VPN users.

Security & Technical Features

Industry-standard protection

How is this calculated?

A secure VPN must offer OpenVPN or WireGuard protocols, AES-256 encryption, and a working kill switch.

To calculate this rating, we also factor in additional security settings and features.

VPNhub doesn't have any customization options or manual tools but it does encrypt your data with the best available cipher (AES-256). It uses IKEv2 and OpenVPN protocols on its free mobile app, which are safe, and there's a kill switch to prevent IP exposures. It's a no frills security suite.

Ranked #34 out of 55 VPNs for Security & Technical Features

ProtocolsAvailable in VPNhub Free
EncryptionAvailable in VPNhub Free
SecurityAvailable in VPNhub Free
DNS Leak BlockingNo
First-party DNSNo
IPv6 Leak BlockingNo
Supports TCP Port 443No
VPN Kill SwitchYes
WebRTC Leak BlockingNo
Advanced FeaturesAvailable in VPNhub Free
Ad BlockerNo
Dedicated IPNo
Double VPNNo
Smart DNSNo
Static IPNo
Split TunnelingNo
Tor over VPN ServerNo
Tracker BlockerNo

VPNhub claims to support a number of security protocols, including:

  • IKEv2
  • OpenVPN (TCP and UDP)
  • L2TP
  • IPsec
  • SSTP
  • PPTP

That’s a lot of protocols. But you can’t manually select which one you want, and you can’t find out which is protecting your data through the free app.

For all you know VPNhub could be encrypting your data with PPTP, which VPNhub should retire as it’s very outdated at this point.

We asked VPNhub and it told us that IKEv2 is used for iOS and OpenVPN for Android. Both are strong protocols, but OpenVPN is the best of the bunch.

We were also told that the app uses AES-256 encryption. This is a great cipher, virtually unbreakable, which is great news for security.

There’s also the all-important kill switch. This is an essential feature that protects against your real IP address being exposed should the VPN disconnect for whatever reason.

We didn’t experience any DNS or IPv6 leaks and, while VPNhub doesn’t own its servers, it uses those owned by StackPath, the cloud giant used by the popular no-logs VPN, IPVanish.

All in all, this is a pretty good free VPN when it comes to security. We’d like to see more transparency and customization, but as a free security package, VPNhub hits the mark.

Bypassing Web Censorship

Doesn't bypass internet censorship blocks

How is this calculated?

We routinely test if the VPN can bypass strict internet restrictions in China using our remote-access server in Shanghai.

Other important factors we consider include obfuscation technologies and the availability of servers in neighboring countries (for faster connections).

No servers anywhere but the US and no obfuscation tools makes VPNhub Free a non-starter for getting around state and corporate censorship.

Ranked #46 out of 55 VPNs for Bypassing Web Censorship

VPNhub’s free service has no obfuscation tools to get around strict internet blocks in highly-censored countries.

In all our tests using our test server in Shanghai (China), the VPN didn’t unblock a single website. In other words, VPNhub Free is useless as an anti-censorship VPN.

Server Locations

One US server location only

How is this calculated?

The key factor for calculating this rating is the global spread and coverage of the VPN’s server network.

We also consider the total number of servers, the number of city-level servers, and the number of IP addresses available.

VPNhub's free version on mobile only has one server in the US. This is obviously very limiting, even for users in the US, which is a big country. Every now and again it changes the city you are automatically connected to, but the inability to decide for yourself is a huge drawback.

Ranked #53 out of 55 VPNs for Server Locations

Globe with a blue flag
Image of a city landscape
Image of a pink marker
Not Disclosed IP Addresses

VPNhub Free only has one country available on its free server network: the US.

This is referred to as its ‘Free Optimal Server,’ but the city changes with each new connection.

VPNhub claims to have over 500 US city-locations available to its free users.

We can’t be sure how true that is, but during our testing we did connect to many different cities including Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and more.

VPNhub Free Server List

VPNhub Free has a Free Optimal Server.

If that number is correct it represents a very generous city-level server network and avoids user congestion.

But you can’t choose which of these cities you connect to. VPNhub connects you to whichever city it feels like.

Overall, access to US servers only is very limiting, even for a free VPN. In comparison, our TunnelBear review details how the Canadian VPN service operates free servers in 47 countries.


Acceptable speeds connecting into USA

How is this calculated?

We calculate the VPN’s speed rating using our download speeds, upload speeds, and ping (latency) measurements.

We regularly test the VPN’s local and international speeds using a dedicated 100Mbps internet connection in New York, USA.

VPNhub's speeds are better than we expected. Connecting to the VPN's US server from overseas, we recorded a speed loss of just 27%. This is a very good result for a basic VPN like VPNhub. The speed loss on connections with the US is even lower.

Ranked #43 out of 55 VPNs for Speed

As VPNhub only lets you connect to one server location, we could only test its long-distance speeds when connecting to a randomly assigned city in the US (we test from London, UK).

But these results were not bad, featuring minimal speed loss for such a long distance connection – 27% loss of download speeds, and 12% loss in upload speeds.

Before using VPNhub we recorded a 70Mbps download and 18Mbps upload connection.

Here were our average speed test results when connected to VPNhub:

  • USA:
    • Download: 52Mbps
    • Upload: 16Mbps
    • Ping: 146ms

Download speeds of 52Mbps and upload speeds of 16Mbps is quite good, enough for torrenting or browsing with ease. For a free service, VPNhub’s speeds are impressive.

Device & OS Compatibility

Free on iOS and Android only

How is this rated?

A high-quality VPN should maintain functional, fully-featured applications and browser extensions for as many platforms and devices as possible.

Our ‘Device & OS Compatibility’ assessment contributes to the Ease of Use rating.

You can use VPNhub on a desktop and mobile devices if you pay for the overpriced premium version. Its free version is only available on Android and iOS. There are no workarounds for manual installation. This is very limiting.


  1. iOS
  2. Android

VPNhub is only available for free on mobile apps. You can find and install it from the Google Play Store and App Store.

In other words, there isn’t a free PC VPN app nor a free Mac VPN client.

There are no workarounds if you want to use it on games consoles, or on your home router, either. This is obviously extremely restrictive.

There is a premium version of VPNhub that is available across more devices, including desktop and Fire TV Stick.

But if you’re going to pay for a VPN, there are much better ones available. Our latest ExpressVPN tests and NordVPN analysis confirm they are still the best VPNs available.

Ease of Use

Super simple sign up and app

How is this calculated?

This rating mainly consists of the user-friendliness and intuitiveness of setting up and regularly using the VPN.

We also factor in customization settings, as well as device and OS compatibility (see section above).

VPNhub couldn't be simpler to install and use. It doesn't ask for details on sign-up, or payment methods. And while the apps are extremely sparse and limited, that makes them even simpler for casual users.

Ranked #10 out of 55 VPNs for Ease of Use

How to Install & Set Up VPNhub Free

To VPNhub’s credit, it couldn’t be easier to download, sign up for, or use.

Simply download the app from the Google Play Store or App Store and install it onto your device. Once you skip some tutorial slides and refuse the premium account, you’ll be directed to the home screen.

As there’s only one server available, VPNhub is idiot-proof. You really only need the connect/disconnect button. It also doesn’t feature annoying pop-up ads like most free VPNs do.


VPNhub Home Screen

VPNhub Free couldn’t be simpler.

There’s no advanced features, either, which are completely removed from the free version (even aesthetic customization is off limits).

This is obviously bad for personalization and security, but it does streamline the app even further, which is great for newbies.

Customer Support

Basic, slow, and unhelpful support

How is this calculated?

This rating is based on our assessment of the VPN’s:

  • Live chat support
  • Email support
  • Online resources

Not every VPN offers all these support options, and they often vary in quality and response times.

VPNhub's support is close to non-existent. There's a basic FAQ on its app and website, or you can fill in an online form and get a slow and unhelpful response. We'd like to see troubleshooting tips, in-depth guides, and a live chat system.

Ranked #49 out of 55 VPNs for Customer Support

Customer SupportAvailable in VPNhub Free
24/7 Live Chat SupportNo
24/7 Email SupportNo
Live Chat SupportNo
Email Support via Online FormYes
Tutorial VideosNo
Online ResourcesYes

VPNhub’s customer support is lacking. It’s not entirely surprising given that it’s a wholly free VPN service, but we would like to see something more than an FAQ.

There is no live chat, guides, or troubleshooting tops.

There’s zero information about any of the technical specifications of the app, or any means to ask a simple question.

The FAQ in the app is much better than the website one, but both are still lacking in detail or assistance.

Under ‘Support’ you can report technical issues through an online form, with the option to add screenshots. But we found the response time to be slow.


VPNhub support form

VPNhub Free uses a contact form for support.

We waited three days for a short, impersonal response that lacked depth and detail.

This isn’t good enough.

The Bottom Line

A safe, free VPN for US Netflix

There are many better VPNs out there, paid and free, but VPNhub is a good VPN for US Netflix access and safe browsing.

One of VPNhub’s strongest qualities is just how easy it is to download, install, and use. You don’t need to insert any credit card information at all. You don’t even need to create an account. This ease of access will tempt people looking for a quick fix to browse and stream safely.

It’s far from a zero logs VPN, but it’s anonymization and protection methods are sound. There’s very little risk of your VPN activity being associated with you, even though its US legal jurisdiction is one of the worst places you can base a VPN.

For a free VPN there are an unsurprising amount of limitations. The US-only server network is very restrictive, and while you connect to many different US cities, you can’t choose any of them.

More worrying is the complete absence of security options. You can’t change protocols and there’s certainly no advanced features of any kind. There’s a kill switch, but you wouldn’t know unless you ask VPNhub (like we did).

We recommend VPNhub for light browsing and easy, free access to US Netflix only. Torrenting is too risky, and there’s many more streaming sites and devices VPNhub just won’t work with.

As free VPNs go, it’s certainly not the worst. But there are better ones out there, too.


Alternatives to VPNhub Free




Windscribe has an excellent free app. It comes with many more free server locations and is a great free VPN for streaming. Read Windscribe review




VyprVPN is very cheap ($1.66 per month) but it ranks highly. There’s a lot more you can do with this app and it's much safer. We’d recommend paying a slight amount and reaping the rewards. Read VyprVPN review

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