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ExpressVPN Review 2021: Worthy, Blazing-Fast VPN

9.8
Ranked 3rd out of 376 VPNs

Updated on: August 18, 2021

With dozens of VPNs on the market today, is ExpressVPN really the fastest around? Is it worth the price?

One thing’s for certain: Whether you’re using a virtual private network for torrenting, gaming, streaming your shows, or keeping safe and anonymous online, ExpressVPN is up to the task.

But let’s take a closer look behind ExpressVPN’s cloak of accolades and see if it really outperforms the rest. What are the aspects that set ExpressVPN apart from its competitors? Are there any downsides to this VPN giant?

Keep on reading for a comprehensive ExpressVPN review that will determine, once and for all, if it really lives up to its #1 spot on the VPN market.

Quick Glance at ExpressVPN

Here is a quick overview of some of the notable features of ExpressVPN:

  • Speed: ExpressVPN is a rocket-fast VPN that can increase torrenting speeds.
  • Privacy and Security: ExpressVPN gets a winning score for security and privacy features.
  • Streaming: ExpressVPN can effortlessly unblock Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, and other popular streaming sites.
  • Bypassing geoblocks: ExpressVPN can break through the toughest geoblocks, including in China.
  • Ease of Use: ExpressVPN is user-friendly, intuitive, and takes only a few minutes to set up.
  • Support: ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live-chat customer service, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

What We Analyzed in ExpressVPN

Going into this ExpressVPN review, I already knew that ExpressVPN was one of the fastest and most remarkable VPNs on the market.

Devices compatible with ExpressVPN
Company Location: British Virgin Islands
Servers: 3000+
Countries: 94 Country
Connections: 5 devices
Speed: Great
Torrenting: No (but support p2p)
Logs: Yes
Free Trial: No
Live Chat Support: Yes
Money Back: 30-days
Netflix: Yes
Price:

But, to get a more comprehensive picture of ExpressVPN’s strengths and challenges, my team and I wanted to review ExpressVPN more objectively and systematically, taking into consideration a broader spectrum of all the important features that determine the quality of any effective VPN. The ExpressVPN elements we assessed were: speed, privacy, security, streaming capability, compatibility, price, ease-of-use, and support.

My team of researchers in China, Russia, the US, and the UK set out to review ExpressVPN in the most comprehensive way to give users a clear picture of how this VPN really measures up when put to the test.

Keep reading as we review ExpressVPN:

ExpressVPN Speed

Speed is one of the crowning features of ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN has a reputation as the fastest VPN on the market. We performed speed tests on both connection and performance speeds in all server locations to really put its reputation to the test.

The features of speed that we measured were:

  • Download Speed – How quickly can you load a page (in Mbps). A higher number equals a faster connection speed. This is an especially important number to look at if you are looking to stream, game, or download large files online.
  • Ping – This measures the round-trip time it takes for messages sent from their original location to get to their destination, and then back to the host. A lower number (measured in milliseconds) means a faster connection.
  • Upload Speed – This measures how fast you can send data to others. The higher this number (in Mbps) the faster the upload speed.

Smart location

To make connecting to a server as simple and quick as clicking a button, ExpressVPN created a Smart Location Feature that connects you to the fastest servers, every time you sign on. It determines the most appropriate servers for you based on latency, speed, and distance, ensuring impressive speed and top performance with each connection.

If you opt to choose an ExpressVPN server connection on your own, you are able to view all of the server locations, and you may even be able to select one manually that is faster than the Smart Location server option. If you don’t want to take the time for this trial and error, the quick-connect Smart Location option provides you with an automatic fast, reliable alternative.

standout feature that ExpressVPN offers is a built-in speed test to allow you to choose the ExpressVPN servers that best matches the speed you need. When you run the speed tests, it displays a speed index for the fastest servers in your current area. This score is based on download speed and latency (lag time).

Speed test with local servers

It is important to have reasonable expectations before beginning any VPN speed tests. It is good to remember that using a VPN will always give you some decrease in connection speeds; The question is, how much of a decrease?

Here are the results when ExpressVPN was put to the test:

My starting download speed in the UK, without the use of a VPN connection, was 31.12 Mbps. Using ExpressVPN’s Quick Connect feature, I automatically connected to the fastest local server that was closest to my home. My download speed decreased to 23.86 Mbps – a 23.33% decrease. This decrease was not as significant a drop as we experienced when trying out other VPNs. I continued to have no trouble navigating my browsing and streaming with these speeds.

Next, I opted out of the Quick Connect server choice and connected to another local server to calculate the effect.

My speed without Quick Connect was actually faster than before. My start speed was 31.14 Mbps, and my speed decreased to 27.26Mbps after connecting to one of the regular local servers. This was only a 12.46% decrease in speed, which is incredible.

So, the ExpressVPN Quick Connect option is great if you are in a rush, but you can find even better speeds if you have the patience to test out manual server connections.

Speed test with long-distance servers

I tested out ExpressVPN’s long-distance servers by connecting to a recommended server in the US. My start speed was 31.10, and my speed dropped to 16.13 Mbps, which was a slowdown of 48.14%.

When I connected to a second long-distance server (this time in Hong Kong), my speeds decreased from 31.13 Mbps to 17.4Mbps – a 44.11% decrease, which was still pretty darn fast. This still gave me plenty of speed to ensure that my connection quality was not affected.

Last, I connected to a server in Australia to really test the distance. My base speed was 30.81 Mbps, and it decreased to 11.6 Mbps, so my overall decrease in speed at this far distance was 62.35%. This was a pleasant surprise, as I expected a much higher decrease in percentage.

Speed test conclusion

The results of the speed tests: ExpressVPN did, in fact, beat NordVPN, Surfshark, and every other top VPN, no matter which country we tested, officially making it the fastest VPN on the market.

ExpressVPN is now officially one of the fastest VPN services we’ve tested in 2020. Over the furthest distance, my decrease in speed when connected to ExpressVPN’s long-distance server was only 62.35%, which really was insignificant to me since my starting speed was so strong. Even at this distance, my streaming and browsing were easy and pleasant. If you have a slower starting connection speed, though, this decrease would obviously make a much bigger difference.

I also have to note that, throughout the testing, ExpressVPN was remarkably reliable and consistent when it came to performance. Whether connecting to a nearby server or one on the other side of the world, we didn’t experience any disconnections, and the client was quick to connect to our server of choice.

When I tested the amount of data transferred that didn’t reach the destination accurately (packet loss) I was happy to see that my results were under a 4% loss. Packet loss of around 5% will affect the quality of your session, so this number did not impact me at all.

It is clear from my tests that ExpressVPN’s speeds are blazing fast, no matter which server you connect to, or where in the world you make the connection.

Connection Ping Download Speed Upload Speed
Starting speed UK server 30 ms 23.86 Mbps 17.2 Mbps
Starting speed US server 102 ms 16.13 Mbps 14.8 Mbps
Starting speed HK server 275 ms 17.4 Mbps 14.5 Mbps
Starting speed AU server 301 ms 11.6 Mbps 3.74 Mbps

Privacy

Privacy and Security are two things you never want to mess around with when it comes to the web. All VPNs claim to keep you private, but if you don’t understand the ins and outs of the VPN lingo, you may not realize that your data is not as private as you had hoped.

One of the first things to look at when choosing a VPN that will keep your identity and traffic completely private is where is it based, as some countries have data retention laws.

ExpressVPN is based in the British Virgin Islands, a privacy-friendly locale outside the 5/9/14 Eyes Alliance – a huge western alliance that exchanges sensitive information and uses mass surveillance. Even if a VPN has a no-logs policy, if it is based in one of the countries in this alliance, it would raise red flags in terms of user privacy. The British Virgin Islands is an offshore jurisdiction that is renowned for its privacy.

No-logs policy

When it comes to customer privacy, no amount of logging is an acceptable amount of logging.

ExpressVPN has a strict, verified no-logs policy — This includes your online traffic, user data, websites visited, and DNS queries. ExpressVPN is based out of the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands is a location where there are no data retention laws, so there is no worry that ExpressVPN will store customer data.

The only information stored by ExpressVPN is your initial account sign-up info – just your email address and payment info.

Does it have a built-in ad-blocker?

ExpressVPN does not offer a built-in ad-blocker.

ExpressVPN believes that users have the right to decide whether they want to block ads and which ads to block. The company recommends installing a free ad blocking and/or anti-tracking extension like uBlock Origin or Privacy Badger.

This lack of ad-blocking is a small mark against ExpressVPN. In contrast to ExpressVPN, NordVPN has CyberSec, which blocks ads and protects against malicious content.

Even with a few points docked from the ExpressVPN score because of their lack of built in ad-blocking, the combination of the British Virgin Islands jurisdiction, no activity logs, and no connection logs makes ExpressVPN an excellent choice for internet users concerned about their privacy.

Security

Every VPN out there will vow to make your internet connection and browsing more safe and secure. But unless you have the tools to dig deeper, you are just taking them at their word. We tested ExpressVPN’s security features to see if they really deliver on all their claims.

The features that we studied when assessing ExpressVPN’s security were their level of encryption, IP leak protection, security VPN protocols, and enhanced security features.

As far as encryption goes, ExpressVPN has military-grade AES (Advanced Encryption System) 256-bit encryption, which is the highest standard they could use. It’s possible that just hearing the words “military-grade” are enough to sell you on their security, but in case you want to understand what this means, here is a bit of an explanation.

AES uses asymmetric key encryption, which means that the same key is applied for both encryption and decryption. This is an even more advanced level of encryption than the AES 128-bit encryption, and the 128-bit encryption has never been – and is not even close to ever being – cracked. So, even though 128-bit encryption is more than safe enough to use, it is nice to know that ExpressVPN holds itself to the absolute highest standard around.

ExpressVPN uses multiple VPN protocols, and it will automatically choose the best protocol for you each time you log in to give you the most reliable connection.

Many ExpressVPN apps use OpenVPN when the protocol is set to “Automatic.” Users can move between UDP, which is optimal for speed; or TCP, which is optimal for connection reliability.

The default VPN protocol is OpenVPN UDP. OpenVPN UDP is the most advanced protocol, but OpenVPN TCP, PPTP, and L2TP/IPsec are also supported.

OpenVPN uses the SHA-512 HMAC authentication that offers top-notch security for any data transfers, like P2P file-sharing. The sender and the receiver use a shared secret key that will verify that the file is authentic. If the key is not accurate, it will be apparent that the file has been tampered with.

ExpressVPN uses an advanced feature called Perfect Forward Secrecy. Perfect Forward Secrecy changes your encryption key every time you log on, so you will never have the same key. This ensures that, if anyone is able to somehow hack into your browsing session, all of the data from before the previous login is totally secure, and cannot be accessed.

Lightway VPN protocol

ExpressVPN has recently publicized their upcoming Lightway VPN protocol, with the goal of keeping up with fellow VPNs that have implemented Wireguard-based protocols, such as NordVPN. NordVPN, and these other competitors, have had measurable advances in their speeds compared to more old-school protocols, like IKEv2 and OpenVPN.

With Lightway, ExpressVPN, too, can offer faster speeds, as well as a quicker transition between mobile and WiFi networks, in addition to enhanced security.

Once it takes off, this Lightway protocol will be open source. At the moment, it is still in the initial testing phases, available only to beta testers.

IP & DNS leak protection

A leak test is an important way to determine if your VPN is letting any of your private data be compromised.

Even though your traffic is all sent through an encrypted tunnel, it is still possible to experience DNS leaks, which would allow your internet service provider (ISP), or third parties to see any subscriber activit

A secure VPN is able to keep you safe from DNS leaks. We ran ExpressVPN through an IP, DNS, and WebRTC leak test. ExpressVPN passed all three tests with no leaks whatsoever.

Note that ExpressVPN does offer its own leak test, but it is always smarter to test this yourself. In this case, we used ipleak.net and tested servers in the US, UK, and Canada, with no sign of any DNS leak across servers.

The VPN company’s Privacy Research Lab leak testing tools are now available open source under the MIT License. They are the first-ever public tools that enable the automated leak testing of VPNs.

Kill switch

The ExpressVPN kill switch is called Network Lock. This security feature stops your internet connection altogether in the unlikely event your VPN connection drops. In doing so, your true IP address, and your internet activity, is never exposed.

A great feature of the kill switch is that it is automatically enabled in the app, so you don’t have to worry that you will forget to manually configure it.

The kill switch is called “Network lock” when used on Windows, Mac, Linux, and routers. On Android, it appears simply as “Network Protection,” but this kill switch serves the same function as the Network Lock.

Unfortunately, Network Lock isn’t included in the iOS app – it’s only available on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android (on which it’s called Network Protection). This is one area where we’d like to see ExpressVPN improve, as plenty of users access the internet with iOS devices.

Split tunneling

Split tunneling is a powerful feature that you won’t find with all ExpressVPN rivals. It lets you decide which apps are protected via the VPN connection and which travel outside of it.

While we always recommend you keep as many programs and devices as you can as secure as possible, split tunneling can have practical uses – like with your wireless printer, for example. It can keep its connection to your network separate from the VPN, preventing connection issues.

This is a really cool feature, but it is important to remember that any apps that you leave out of the ExpressVPN tunnel are not secured by encryption, so your IP address and online activity are not private when you are using these omitted apps.

Server Network & Locations

ExpressVPN operates more than 3,000 VPN servers spread across 160 cities in 94 countries around the world. In the US alone, this service offers more than 20 servers in 15 cities. This is one of the largest VPN server networks available with the fastest speeds around. No matter where you’re located you should always be able to connect to an ExpressVPN server near you.

Trusted Server Technology

In terms of Server security, ExpressVPN uses TrustedServer Technology that ensures that all of your data is completely wiped every time you reboot. Every server is run on RAM, which is not even capable of storing data, so once you turn your computer off and back on, all data from your session is deleted.

With this TrustedServer Technology, even your operating system is reloaded on each reboot, which makes you less vulnerable to attacks because there is no data for them to access if they manage to hack into your system.

Virtual servers

ExpressVPN offers virtual server locations that allow your IP address to be in your target country, making it possible (and easy) to access services like Netflix and Hulu, which have geoblocks in many countries around the world. So if you are trying to sign into Hulu from the UK, you can use the VPN to connect to a server in the US, which will give you a US IP address, allowing you to access American Hulu.

ExpressVPN operates more than 3,000 servers in 94 countries, including the USA, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Israel.

IP types

One of the simplest ways for internet service providers or government agencies to block your internet use is through your IP address. A dedicated IP address is much more likely to be blocked for this reason. ExpressVPN constantly changes your IP addresses to resist this censorship and give you the most flexibility to surf the web.

ExpressVPN does not offer static/dedicated IP addresses. Instead of these dedicated IP addresses, ExpressVPN rotates its IP addresses regularly to give you maximal speed and freedom every time.

When you connect to one of ExpressVPNs servers, you will be given the best possible IP address available at that moment; You will never know if it will be a new IP address or one you have connected to in the past.

Streaming

Although I have had personal success on many accounts unlocking Netflix streaming services successfully with ExpressVPN, I put them to the formal test this time around. I began with the US and UK Netflix libraries, both of which I accessed with no trouble, with buffer-free, no-lag streaming. All 20+ US servers were able to unlock the US Netflix library and to stream in HD with no issues.

ExpressVPN is effectively and consistently able to work with Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, HBO GO, and other popular streaming services in HD with no trouble.

Streaming is not only used for watching movies and TV, though. ExpressVPN is also consistently able to unblock sites like Facebook, Youtube, Google, and other sites that may be restricted in certain areas, including countries with strong censorship in place, like China.

ExpressVPN is the best, most reliable choice among VPN companies if streaming is your priority. It consistently offers the fastest speeds and least amount of buffering and lag when viewing your shows.

Torrenting

ExpressVPN checked all the boxes and got the highest score, meeting all the requirements for a top VPN for torrenting. They allow P2P sharing across all servers; fast speed; unrestricted data downloads; a privacy friendly, no-logs, jurisdiction; OpenVPN and SOCKS5 proxies, and strong security features.

Express has unlimited bandwidth and no data caps, so users can experience completely unrestricted torrenting with no cap on amount of data transferred – all with great torrenting speed. It does not have dedicated servers for torrenting because it allows torrenting and P2P sharing across all of its servers.

Since ExpressVPN has a strict no-logs policy, and is located in a privacy-friendly location, your torrenting activity cannot be shared with anyone.

I found that every server I tested with ExpressVPN offered fast speed with a minimal decrease in speed, even across the world.

Compatibility

ExpressVPN offers a ton of apps for a huge array of devices. There is an app for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Andoid, Android TV and Nvidia Shield, Linux, Amazon Fire TV, and more.

ExpressVPN

One of the great things about this VPN’s compatibility with multiple devices is that, because you can connect up to 5 devices simultaneously on any ExpressVPN account, your whole family can all be on the same account at once, with no worry about whether their devices will work with your VPN.

iOS & Android VPN apps

You can find both the ExpressVPN app for iOS and the ExpressVPN app for Androids in the App Store or Play Store. These apps are similar, but slightly different. For example, Android users have a network protection feature that acts like a kill switch which iOS users don’t have.

When you turn on your mobile phone, you can manually connect to a VPN server, or choose the option to auto-connect to the VPN server – a good choice if you want to make sure you are always browsing securely.

The desktop ExpressVPN app has some features that are missing from the iOS and Android versions:

  1. There is no Tor compatibility with the mobile VPN apps, so when you need the extra protection of Tor, you should use your desktop version.
  2. IPv6 leak protection does not work on the mobile app.
  3. Android only supports OpenVPN, while iOS users can choose between OpenVPN and IPSec/IKEv2 protocols. OpenVPN is probably the only protocol you would use, though, since it is the highest standard, so the options on iOS aren’t really relevant.
  4. You can only perform a speed test on the desktop app. Server latency and download speed are not visible on your mobile apps. Despite this, connections are always reliable on both desktop and mobile apps, and may sometimes be faster on the mobile app.

Browser extensions

ExpressVPN has a dedicated browser extension for both Chrome and Firefox.

The ExpressVPN browser extension helps hide your HTML5 geolocation to ensure that you are using the HTTPS encrypted versions of websites whenever possible.

This browser extension will only encrypt the traffic that passes through your browser – sort of like split tunneling – so any other online activity is unencrypted.

Router app

ExpressVPN offers you the opportunity to connect their VPN to your routers with their router app. Installing the VPN on your router will protect every device that is connected to your wifi, even if they don’t usually support VPN software – including TVs, games consoles, mobile devices, or tablets. A really awesome benefit to this is that, once connected to the router, all of the (unlimited number of) devices on your wifi are now connected to your VPN as only one user, so you still have 4 more users who can technically connect to your ExpressVPN account.

To use the VPN with your router, you can select your specific router from the drop-down menu on ExpressVPN’s website, and it will walk you through the simple steps of installation.

You can change your VPN settings to use the split tunneling feature if you want to leave certain devices off your router connection, and add them freely if you change your mind.

Number of simultaneous device connections

ExpressVPN allows you up to 5 simultaneous connections.

But, if you install the VPN app on your router, you can connect an unlimited number of devices to your router, as the router is considered a single device. So, if you install ExpressVPN on your household router, everyone who connects to your wifi is protected, and you still have 4 more devices that you are able to connect.

Compared to its competitors, Express is at the bottom of the list in this category, as NordVPN allows for 6 simultaneous connections, and Surfshark allows unlimited simultaneous connections.

Fortunately, for most people, 5 connections are still plenty, especially since you can connect ExpressVPN to your router, which would allow anyone who is using your Wi-Fi – ie, your whole family – to connect to your VPN as a single user, giving you 4 more connections available.

Browser Extensions

ExpressVPN has dedicated Browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome that will only encrypt traffic that goes through your browser, meaning that everything else you do online is not encrypted.

This extension is a good idea if you are just looking to encrypt browser traffic quickly, like when you are using Chrome and a public wi fi connection.

You can install this extension in your browser and click the extension when you want to connect.

Bypassing Geo-Blocks & Great Firewall Of China

The test of a truly strong VPN is whether or not it can consistently get past the Great Firewall of China. Most VPNs are not strong enough to get around it.

ExpressVPN can get through the Great Firewall of China.

ExpressVPN works in China, helping you unblock Google, Whatsapp, Netflix, Facebook, and more from inside the country, every time.

Note: You will need to have the VPN installed on your device before you enter China, otherwise it will not work.

Comparing ExpressVPN to Closest Competitors

We can’t do a thorough ExpressVPN review without comparing it to its main competition – NordVPN and Surfshark.

ExpressVPN
$8.32 /month
NordVPN
$3.71 /month
Surfshark
$2.49 /month

If you are looking for a budget VPN, Sufshark is definitely the cheaper of the bunch.

Although the ExpressVPN subscription cost is higher than competing VPNS, like NordVPN, it is really just a couple dollar more per month, and, for that price, you are paying for, what we have already determined, are the best speeds around.

User-friendliness

You do not have to be a tech whiz to set up ExpressVPN. It is easy to use, no matter if you are a beginner or a pro. Your welcome email after your subscription walks you through the setup and installation process for your device, so you can have the VPN downloaded and ready to use in just a few minutes.

The mobile and desktop apps are incredibly user-friendly. You can either let the app choose the nearest high-speed server location for you with their Smart Location feature, or opt for more customization and choose your own location.

The app will automatically select the best security protocol for you.

The app itself is easy-to-use, attractive, and intuitive. If you click on the menu, you can easily change protocols, access split tunneling, or use the speed test.

Reliability

Devices compatible with ExpressVPN

After all of the experience I have had using ExpressVPN, in addition to all of the extensive testing our team performed, I can attest to the fact that this VPN consistently delivers solid, reliable performance, whether it is with streaming your content, torrenting, or keeping your online footprint completely private.

Its server connection speeds are super-fast, it has some top-notch security, and it is ridiculously easy to install and use. Simply put, it’s the very best you can get.

ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark will all reliably work in China; and all three VPNs will consistently unblock main streaming services like Netflix US and BBC iPlayer, as well as allow torrenting on their servers.

Support 

If you are new to the VPN game, or even if you are a seasoned VPN user, Support is something that can be crucial to the VPN experience.

ExpressVPN is at the top of its game when it comes to support. You can access live-chat customer support on their site that will give you answers to any of your troubleshooting needs within seconds, no matter what time of day.

If you are not in the mood for live-chat, it is really easy to find the answers to your questions in the FAQs on their site, as well as in their user support and user setup guides. Its support website is packed with detailed guides and tutorials to get you up and running.

A really cool feature that not all VPNs have is the option to access their site in 16 different languages, and to access their customer support center on their site in 6 languages. As people from all over the world use ExpressVPN, this is a very appropriate and useful service.

If you are not content with your service, ExpressVPN – as well as its top competitors, NordVPN and Surfshark – offer 30-day money-back guarantee policy. NordVPN and Surfshark also offer 24/7 live-chat customer support, on par with ExpressVPN in this aspect.

FAQs

star Is Express VPN legit?

After weeks of rigorous testing, we found that ExpressVPN is the best VPN on the market in terms of functionality, ease of use, and all-round performance.

We recommend ExpressVPN as a great choice for newbies and more advanced users alike. It is constantly at the forefront of the VPN market in 2020, always performing with spectacular speeds, unwavering reliability, and top-notch security.

star Is ExpressVPN banned in China?

The ExpressVPN website is currently blocked in China. As a result, we strongly recommend registering and installing the service before you travel to the country. ExpressVPN is able to get past China’s georestrictions – a feat that not all VPN providers can claim.

star How much does ExpressVPN cost?

ExpressVPN comes with a higher price tag than its competitors:

Here’s are the plan price options for ExpressVPN:

  • 1-month plan – $12.95/month
  • 6-month plan – $9.99/month
  • 12-month plan – $8.32/month

Keep in mind that, though the amount for an ExpressVPN is on the high end, it is still quite affordable, and you are guaranteed the fastest speeds of all the VPN service competitors.

And when you put the cost in context, the price of a one-month subscription to ExpressVPN is less than 1 ticket to a movie theater, and about the same price as a Grande Latte at Starbucks.

star How can I get ExpressVPN for free?

There is no free option for ExpressVPN, but there is a pretty simple hack if you only need to use ExpressVPN for a short period of time.

ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. You need to pay, but you can get a full refund at any point within the first 30 days of subscribing.

star Is ExpressVPN good for Netflix?

Yes. ExpressVPN has blazing-fast speeds that make it a great choice for streaming Netflix. It has consistently been able to unblock Netflix, but not every single location works. You can easily troubleshoot this by live-chatting with a customer service rep. who can tell you which locations are currently working best with Netflix. This sounds like a nuisance, but their 24/7 is really available any time, so it shouldn’t take more than 30 seconds to get your answer and get connected.

star Which ExpressVPN servers are best for Netflix?

If you can’t figure out which servers are working best for Netflix, I recommend chatting with ExpressVPN live-chat customer support, which can sometimes get you connected in under a minute. They will always be able to tell you which servers are working best.

From my tests, Los Angeles and Chicago servers were the top servers for Netflix US.

Conclusion

After an extensive ExpressVPN review, I can attest to the fact that this VPN provider lives up to its reputation as an impressive VPN service, and that it is worth the extra few dollars in subscription fees to get the quality it offers.

It’s easy to see why this VPN provider is so widely used; It has so much to offer, including the highest level of encryption, a huge global network, Network Lock feature, advanced split tunneling, and impressive unblocking capabilities.

Express VPN has super-tight security – from its strict no-logs policy, to its TrustedServer technology, ExpressVPN is clearly committed to protecting your information and guaranteeing your anonymity and privacy online.

ExpressVPN’s servers easily unblock all major Netflix libraries, Hulu, HBO GO, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer – no matter where you are watching.

All in all, ExpressVPN offers a premium VPN service; And even though ExpressVPN is one of the most expensive VPNs, its price is still budget-friendly.

That being said, if you are looking for a good VPN with an even more affordable price tag, NordVPN and Surfshark are good alternatives.

And, keep in mind, if you are looking for a VPN that allows more simultaneous device connections, these both have ExpressVPN beat, with 6 devices allowed on NordVPN, and unlimited device connections on Surfshark.

But if you are looking for the very best VPN, ExpressVPN is the way to go. Every time.

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  • Reliable & ultra-secure.
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