VyprVPN Review 2017By Jeremy Evans / February 24, 2017 / Tags: VPN Reviews
Using a VPN is the best way to protect yourself from privacy and security threats online, as well as reap other benefits like unblocking websites and preventing ISP throttling. VyprVPN, by Golden Frog, is a solid service with a slick interface and excellent security features. However, other VPNs offer more licenses — sometimes even for a lower cost. NordVPN, for example, allows 6 simultaneous devices and has dedicated servers for high-speed TV streaming for only $3.29/month.
VyprVPN has 2 plans available. The basic plan is $9.95 billed monthly, and VyprVPN Premium is $12.95 monthly. If you sign up for a year there is a discount, but only for the first year of service. Both plans have a 3-day free trial.
Unlike most VPNs, VyprVPN’s plans differ in what you get as well as the price. The basic plan will only let you use 3 devices at once. That goes up to 5 with the Premium. VyprVPN Premium also includes access to Vypr Chameleon Protocol and VyprVPN Cloud.
Payment methods: Credit card, PayPay, Alipay.
• Advanced Chameleon Protocol and VyprVPN Cloud
• Supports multiple devices and protocols
• DNS servers
• 700+ servers in 60+ countries
• No third-party servers
• Multiple protocols, including P2P and BitTorrent
• 3-day free trial
If you specifically need a VPN for added protection on cloud-bases services like Amazon Web Services or DigitalOcean, then VyprVPN is the best choice. If you want a VPN mainly for TV streaming on Kodi or other platforms, you’ll be happier with our top-rated NordVPN which has unique features for better, faster streaming and is also cheaper.
VyprVPN Premium has two special features: Chameleon Protocol and VyprVPN Cloud. Chameleon uses a 256-bit encryption which VyprVPN says Chameleon lets users access sites and services that block VPNs, such as in China where the government strictly controls internet access. Chameleon does do just that — but not any better than other VPNs that use 256-bit encryption, including NordVPN and ExpressVPN.
VyprVPN Cloud is a truly unique feature. It’s designed to add an extra layer of protection on cloud services including AWS, Digital Ocean, and VirtualBox.
Both the basic and Premium plan include a Network Address Translation (NAT) Firewall, which blocks unrequested inbound traffic. VyprVPN also has private DNS servers to prevent DNS cache poisoning. Just don’t count on VyprDNS making it faster or easier to unblock content around the world the way NordVPN’s built-in DNS, Smart-Play, works.
VyprVPN works on Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. There’s also an app for Tomato MIPS/ARM routers so that you can protect all the devices on your network (even if you can only use a few at a time with VyprVPN).
In speed tests, VyprVPN had a mixed performance. When connecting via domestic servers, VyprVPN was slower than NordVPN, our top-rated VPN, but pretty average overall. In international tests, however, VyprVPN fell short of average, which was surprising. VyprVPN also had a fairly wide degree of difference for upload versus download speeds, fairing better in the upload department.
Using VyprVPN With Kodi
It’s very important to use a VPN with Kodi to stay secure and anonymous. This is especially critical if you use certain add-ons to watch free TV on Kodi, as some of these may violate copyright laws.
VyprVPN has lots of features that make it a great Kodi VPN. These include a Kill Switch, support for multiple protocols, maximum security and privacy protection, private servers, and diverse server locations to unblock add-ons and content sources. VyprVPN also works on Tomato routers, along with some others, for those who use Kodi on Firestick, an Android TV box, or other streaming device.
While VyprVPN’s speeds aren’t the best we’ve seen (that honor goes to NordVPN), they are fast enough for streaming TV on Kodi without ruining the experience.
While VyprVPN is a very solid choice to use with Kodi, and the vast majority of people will be very happy with it, two things keeps it from being our #1 rated VPN for Kodi. First, VyprVPN does not have dedicated servers for streaming at top speeds. Only NordVPN has this excellent feature for TV streamers. Second, the limits on the number of devices you can use at the same time are stricter than most VPN providers. So VyprVPN comes in behind NordVPN as the best choice for Kodi.
A Quality VPN
VyprVPN is a solid choice for anyone who needs online protection. It’s a reliable, high-performance VPN with excellent security features and a user-friendly interface. Unfortunately, VyprVPN is stingy with its simultaneous connections, without coming down on the cost to compensate. For maximum security at a better price, and with better features for streaming, I recommend trying our #1 rated NordVPN.
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