VPN that is decent and not too expensive

To watch some shows from back home I need a VPN.

In the past I have used Astrill. It worked perfectly BUT was a tad pricey.


Thanks in advance.

Nord VPN is having crazy good deals right now. So is Express VPN. Both are at the top in quality.


Nothing to add…these two are great.

I personally use Windscribe. They also have a Black Friday discount


To watch geoblocked content use Windflix location. That uses residential IP.

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Here a more unbiased comparison page:

VPN SERVICE JURISDICTION Based In (Country) JURISDICTION Fourteen Eyes? JURISDICTION Enemy of the Internet LOGGING Logs Traffic LOGGING Logs DNS Requests LOGGING Logs Timestamps LOGGING Logs Bandwidth LOGGING Logs IP Address ACTIVISM Anonymous Payment Method ACTIVISM Accepts Cash ACTIVISM Accepts Gift Cards ACTIVISM Accepts Crypto Currency ACTIVISM PGP Key Available ACTIVISM Gives back to Privacy Causes ACTIVISM Meets PrivacyTools IO Criteria LEAK PROTECTION 1st Party DNS Servers LEAK PROTECTION IPv6 Supported / Blocked PROTOCOLS Offers OpenVPN PROTOCOL Offers Wireguard OBFUSCATION Supports Multihop OBFUSCATION Supports TCP Port 443 OBFUSCATION Supports Obfsproxy OBFUSCATION Supports SOCKS OBFUSCATION Supports SSL Tunnel OBFUSCATION Supports SSH Tunnel OBFUSCATION Other Proprietary Protocols PORT BLOCKING Auth SMTP PORT BLOCKING P2P SPEEDS US Server Average (%) SPEEDS Int’l Server Average (%) SECURITY Default Data Encryption SECURITY Strongest Data Encryption SECURITY Weakest Handshake Encryption SECURITY Strongest Handshake Encryption AVAILABILITY # of Connections AVAILABILITY # of Countries AVAILABILITY # of Servers SUPPORT Linux (Manual Config) WEBSITE # of Persistent Cookies WEBSITE # of External Trackers WEBSITE Server SSL Rating WEBSITE SSL Cert issued to PRICING $ / Month (Annual Pricing) PRICING $ / Connection / Month PRICING Free Trial PRICING Refund Period (Days) ETHICS Contradictory Logging Policies ETHICS Falsely Claims 100% Effective ETHICS Incentivizes Social Media Spam POLICIES Forbids Spam POLICIES Requires Ethical Copy POLICIES Requires Full Disclosure AFFILIATES Practice Ethical Copy AFFILIATES Give Full Disclosure
ExpressVPN British Virgin Islands Owned Owned No No Yes Yes No Email No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No 0.00 0.00 AES-256 CA-4096 3 94 1,500 Yes 13 5 A+ Self 8.32 8.32 No 30 Some No No No No
NordVPN Panama No No No No No No Email No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Testing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Some 5.36 1.50 AES-256 AES-256 RSA-2048 6 61 4,192 Yes 5 1 A Self 5.75 0.96 Yes 30 Yes No No No No
WindScribe Canada Five No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 0.00 0.00 AES-256 RSA-4096 RSA-4096 25 52 492 0 0 A+ Self 4.08 0.16 Yes 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Review sites in a nutshell

Give us money and you will be top VPN on our site :grin:


And I would advise against NordVPN

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I know you said Astrill is a bit pricey- but they are the best by far.

For one, they’re the only reliable vpn in China - my last few trips ExpressVPN and Nord haven’t worked and their customer service is nonexistent.

Secondly, their speeds are the fastest of all the vpn’s I’ve tried.

You get what you pay for :T

Opera browser has built in VPN now, don’t know how good it is though.

I need a VPN that allows me to use UK BBC iPlayer.

Currently using express VPN not happy with now that’s up for renewal 6600ntd per year.

Any suggestions, opera not working for iPlayet

PIA will do the job, been using it for 5 years and its much cheaper than what you paid before. http://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/buy-a-vpn/1218buyavpn?invite=U2FsdGVkX1-cobHZd9hXvCx-i5MBjR_3M1snFCDBxeA%2CtHbmYD0Rwm1hDD9PboYSa33ZSgU

I use Surfshark. $2.49/m


Same here, changed from astrill to surf shark a few months ago. Fine for torrent and Netflix.

Astrill was great, but got more and more expensive over the years. Ridiculous.

I am glad I got Windscribe Lifetime. Never looked back.

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Thanks I shall look into both recommendations.:crossed_fingers:

Nord vpn is advertised everywhere now
So I think they got more loyal prices to modern customers. and also free trial is included in it,you should try

Ok I tried windscribe works perfectly well with iPlayer, possibly better than Express VPN.
Decided to stick with it.
Thanks for replies there’s so much stuff out there difficult to know which one.

Bringing this back up. Is there a VPN that works best for streaming Hulu, Netflix, Prime that doesn’t get blocked? Almost pulled the trigger on ExpressVPN but some feedback here doesn’t seem all that great. Don’t want to sign up for a year if I can’t even get netflix consistently.

I’ve been using ExpressVPN for two years with no problems. Can access all the services you listed and more without problems.

Netflix= no problem
Hulu = no problem
HBO = no problem
Amazon Prime Video = no problem (but Amazon does geo block credit cards)
Disney Plus = no problem