ExpressVPN
Best for Torrents & Streaming

Rating

4.8 / 5.0
Features5.0 / 5.0
Pricing 4.0 / 5.0
Speed 5.0 / 5.0
Support 5.0 / 5.0
Torrenting 5.0 / 5.0
Streaming 5.0 / 5.0
Anthony MacKenzie

I could be mean and save my conclusions on ExpressVPN for the bottom of the page. . . but you would probably just end up scrolling down there and skipping everything anyway.  You win.  I'll give you the lowdown right here, then the full ExpressVPN review to follow. ExpressVPN know what they are doing and…


FeaturesDescription
Server Countries94
Total Number of Servers1500
Does VPN keep logs?No
Devices per license3
Has a kill switch?Yes

Detailed review

Anthony MacKenzie

I could be mean and save my conclusions on ExpressVPN for the bottom of the page. . . but you would probably just end up scrolling down there and skipping everything anyway.  You win.  I'll give you the lowdown right here, then the full ExpressVPN review to follow.

ExpressVPN know what they are doing and they are a market leader with one of the best products out there.

It can be a little more expensive than some of the competitors, but this is made up for in features, such as high speeds and intelligent interfaces, Fort Knox level security and a simplicity that will have our chimp brethren using US Netflix and torrenting anonymously.

Using OpenVPN as the standard protocol and with 256-bit security, ExpressVPN take the security and privacy of their users very seriously. The bandwidth is fantastic, but it is also possible to jack things up a bit with PPTP and L2TP.  These faster options are also available through the mobile apps.

ExpressVPN is a proud supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, helping fund them so that they can stand up for the rights of internet users. They put privacy first, so the company is now based out of the British Virgin Islands to avoid the European Data Retention Directive laws and similar US laws.

ExpressVPN works on the premise of sharing IPs, which means that an IP can't be tracked back to any single user. They don't keep logs of user traffic, require only an email to sign up and also accept Bitcoin.

Our Verdict

Express VPN is one of the best VPNs on the market. Though it is priced significantly higher than some of the lower range competitors, it more than makes up for it with its features. It uses OpenVPN as its standard protocol and has dedicated apps for all devices.

Everything about the company is focused around simplicity and ease of use, whether it is the website, installation or the apps. The product works amazingly and the support services are great.

The only real problems with it are that the price point will put it out of reach for some users and you will need to use different login codes on your devices. Apart from this, it's as good as VPNs get.


Features

5.0 / 5.0

ExpressVPN don't mess around when it comes to features. They easily match their competitors on most features and surpass them with intelligent design and simplicity. At the core of the product, their software is easy to use and very straight forward (seriously, anonymous chimp hacking is a huge concern).

The mobile apps are specifically optimised and the website is modern and clean, so any information you might need is easy to find.  It has a minimalist and uncluttered style without being depressingly bland.

ExpressVPN offer users three main server protocols, with servers in 78 countries. You may not be able to afford that holiday in Italy, but at least you can use a server based there. ExpressVPN have the edge on some of their competitors by allowing setup across several devices.

A single subscription can be used simultaneously on one computer, one mobile device, one wireless router and one streaming media console. If you want to use it on more than one of these devices simultaneously, you can arrange another subscription.

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Pricing

4.0 / 5.0

12-Month Plan

$6.67/month

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6-Month Plan

$9.99/month

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1-Month Plan

$12.95/month

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If you decide that ExpressVPN is for you, there are three different pricing plans for you to choose. They all offer the exact same level of service but are at different price points depending on the time commitment. Long term subscriptions will give you the biggest discount, with the 12-month package costing $8.32/month.

A six-month plan will set you back $9.99/month, while if you want the flexibility of month-to-month commitments, it is $12.95/month.  Although this is more expensive than many VPNs, the features that are offered justify the price for many users.

Don't stress out if you aren't too sure on ExpressVPN. They offer you a 30-day money back guarantee if you change your mind or decide that the product isn't for you.


Speed

5.0 / 5.0

ExpressVPN is fast.

Their client has an inbuilt speed test feature, so you can monitor how fast your connection is running, no matter what server you are connected to.


Support

5.0 / 5.0

– Comprehensive 24/7 support with live chats and contact forms.

– Detailed setup tutorials with screenshots and an exhaustive troubleshooting section.

Express VPN know how to look after their customers.

Their tutorials can help you set things up without any headaches, while if something does go wrong, the live chat is always there to give you immediate assistance. The tutorials cover most device types and operating systems, so even more obscure setups have step-by-step instructions to follow.


Torrenting

5.0 / 5.0

Is Express VPN good for torrenting?

In short… yes.

In fact, because it's so good with streaming services like Netflix, and great when it comes to torrenting, Express VPN is our go to for anything to do with consuming media.

Does ExpressVPN allow torrents?

Yes, they do allow P2P filesharing, which means they allow torrents. If you're a torrenter. Be careful with other VPN services that do not allow P2P.

Do they keep logs?

As you probably know already if you're into torrenting, the VPN services that keep logs are the ones that can ultimately rat you out to the movie studios if they come a knocking.

ExpressVPN make it clear on their own website that they do not take logs, as per the below screenshot:


Streaming

5.0 / 5.0

ExpressVPN performs very well with unblocking geo-restricted content such as Netflix or videos on certain sites.

Check out our video below of us bypassing a geo-block in a matter of seconds:


User Reviews

5 Comments

  1. Anthony MacKenzie

    This Is The VPN I Use

    5 / 5

    I'm the editor of VPNs R Us and after analysing over 50 offerings on the market, this is the VPN I use for my own web browsing..

  2. Love This For Sling

    0 / 5

    I use this VPN to access the TV service Sling which is only in the USA and it works perfectly.

  3. Its Okay !

    4 / 5

    Pretty much Okay but still needs improvemnet, have got ivacy vpn now , its working as well as express plus its cheaper !

  4. Happy with it so far

    5 / 5

    I got this just for watching Netflix and after a couple of hiccups their support team helped me get it all working perfectly. Happy so far!

  5. Great Experience

    5 / 5

    Very fast, always connects, client is schmick to look at and torrents download fast + it works with unlocking US netflix. For mine this has been a great VPN.

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