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ExpressVPN Review 2022

Update: December 29, 2021
  • Very easy to use VPN
  • Perfect for anonymous browsing, downloading, and streaming (i.e. Netflix)
  • 3000+ servers in 94 countries

Our ExpressVPN score

  • Speed
  • Safety
  • User-friendliness
  • Servers

ExpressVPN Review (2022) – The Best Premium All-round VPN

ExpressVPN has been at the top of the VPN game for a while now – and rightly so. They’ve been around since 2009 and truly know what they’re doing. ExpressVPN is currently dominating the VPN market along with a couple of other services. With an ExpressVPN subscription, you’ll get access to a vast server network of 3000+ servers in 160 different server locations distributed over 94 countries. Moreover, you can use this subscription on up to five devices at the same time. The quality of the connections is top-notch and allows you to browse, stream, and download freely with impressive speeds. Furthermore, the security and encryption of the software are up to par with the highest international standards and will protect you from any third-party interference and spying.

The company is officially registered on the British Virgin Islands, which means it isn’t legally obliged to keep user logs. Consequently, ExpressVPN doesn’t keep any logs that breach the privacy of its users. ExpressVPN is extremely user-friendly: it makes using a VPN easy for the general public. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to use the ExpressVPN apps. Moreover, the website and customer service are very helpful, and the applications work intuitively.

ExpressVPN Short Review

All-round great VPN in terms of innovation and safetyNo dedicated IPs
User-friendly interface and easy to use softwareOn the pricier side
Easy to install
Lots of choice in servers
Possible to watch U.S. Netflix
Downloading torrents is possible
30-day money-back guarantee

ExpressVPN is an amazing VPN that opens a lot of virtual doors for you. This provider is perfect for protecting your privacy and online information. Since ExpressVPN offers incredibly fast and stable connections and the software can be activated with a single click, this provider has quickly become an absolute favorite among our team. ExpressVPN works well at almost every turn, whether you want to access streams abroad (including the American version of Netflix) and browse without prying eyes invading your privacy. While this provider is slightly more expensive, it’s definitely worth the money.

Specifications ExpressVPN
Operating systems
  • Windows
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  • Mac
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  • iOS
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  • Android
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  • Linux
Simultaneous connections
  • 5
  • Torrenting allowed
  • Works with Netflix
Logs policy
  • Zero logs
  • OpenVPN
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  • IKEv2
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  • L2TP/IPsec
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  • Lightway
Payment methods
  • Paypal
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  • Other
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  • Credit card
  • ,
  • Cryptocurrency
Money-back guarantee
  • Yes
Works with
  • Netflix
  • HBO
  • Torrent
  • Gaming
  • BBC
  • Disney+
  • Kodi

Speed – How Fast is ExpressVPN?

If your internet connection isn’t fast enough, you could experience lag while downloading, streaming, or gaming. For this reason, we test all VPNs on their speed to see whether and to what degree they slow down your connection.

First, we’ll show you some speed tests we did to see if there were any significant differences between our speeds with or without ExpressVPN. Subsequently, we’ll share our own experiences with ExpressVPN’s speed during daily use. Finally, we’ll tell you about ExpressVPN’s own test, which is built into their app. These are our main conclusions about the speed of ExpressVPN:

  • You maintain a decent portion of your internet’s speed when using ExpressVPN
  • There was no noticeable change in speed during daily use
  • ExpressVPN offers its own, built-in, speed test

Speed test results ExpressVPN

We tested the speed from our own location (in the Netherlands), so your results might vary depending on your current location. Moreover, factors like your internet provider and data limit also affect your connection speed. Therefore, the results shown here only give an indication of possible results. Nevertheless, they can tell us something about the effect ExpressVPN’s servers will generally have on your internet speed.

Speed without a VPN (

Speed test without VPN

These are the speeds of our internet connection without a VPN. We’ll use these results as a benchmark to compare the other results.

Speed with a local server (

Express speed NL server

The numbers above are the test results we measured when connected to the ExpressVPN server that was closest to the place we tested from. A nearby server will likely give you the best results, as a big distance between you and the server can cause lags. As you can see, the ping has increased slightly but is still great. The download and upload speeds have decreased but are also still decent.

Speed with a faraway server (

Express speed USA server
When we connected to the fastest ExpressVPN server available in the US (a server far away from our home country of The Netherlands), we got the results shown above. It’s clear that the ping has increased quite a bit. This, in theory, is a problem if you want to play online multiplayer games. The download speed isn’t that different from the download speed we had with our local server (which is very good news). The upload speed has decreased but is still very much workable.

This result doesn’t mean that ExpressVPN’s US servers are of poorer quality than our local ones. On the contrary, they are great. When you connect to a server that’s far away, you always lose some speed and have a significant increase in ping. These results show that ExpressVPN’s servers, even those that are far from where you might be, are still very good. If you live in the US and try out an American server, your results will likely be better than ours and more like our experience with the local servers.

Speed during daily use

When using ExpressVPN on a day-to-day basis, its speeds were excellent. We didn’t experience any lag during regular browsing, visiting websites, and working on our own website. Streaming and downloading were no problem either. We could watch videos on YouTube and use Netflix without any trouble.

When using the recommended servers, we didn’t experience lag while gaming either. However, in this case, it’s important to connect to a server that isn’t too far away from your actual location, because otherwise, your ping might increase. Overall, ExpressVPN is a great VPN for gaming. In general, we’ve been able to maintain great internet speeds when using ExpressVPN, without a significant speed drop.

ExpressVPN speed test

ExpressVPN Review Speed TestExpressVPN has a test for speed built into its application.

If you click the option “Speed Test”, you’ll be able to start a speed test from your computer across all the ExpressVPN servers. This takes a couple of seconds and will only work when the VPN isn’t activated, but then you’ll have a clear list of servers and their performance with your internet connection. This is perfect if you’re looking for the optimal server for your location.

The test will show the latency, which is also known as ping in gaming. It’ll also show you the downloading speeds and a general speed index. On the ExpressVPN website you’ll find an easy guide that explains the tool further and helps you make the best choice in servers.

ExpressVPN Review Speed Test Results

Safety – How Secure is ExpressVPN?

A VPN encrypts all your data traffic and anonymizes your online actions to a large extent. ExpressVPN adheres to the highest international standards and has great options for security settings. Below you can read all about the protocols they support, their logging and privacy policies, and the personal data ExpressVPN needs from you to set up your account. These are the most important conclusions about the safety of ExpressVPN:

  • ExpressVPN uses 256-bit encryption
  • You can choose between OpenVPN UDP, OpenVPN TCP, L2TP/IPSec, IKEv2, and Lightway protocols
  • ExpressVPN has a kill switch option
  • ExpressVPN uses TrustedServer-technology which uses RAM-memory
  • To create an account, you only need an email address and payment method


ExpressVPN uses 256-bit encryption and recommends the OpenVPN UDP protocol, which is also set as its default protocol. These are the highest international standards for encryption, so you won’t have to worry about your privacy. ExpressVPN supports the following protocols:

  • OpenVPN UDP: The best combination of speed and security but may not work on all networks.
  • OpenVPN TCP: Likely to function on all types of networks and arguably the safest VPN protocol around but might be slower than UDP.
  • L2TP/IPSec: Weaker security – useful for anonymization and changing locations when other protocols do not work.
  • IKEv2: Generally, very fast but may not work on every type of network and offers fewer configuration options than OpenVPN. It does work on iOS though, which OpenVPN doesn’t.
  • Lightway: a new protocol ExpressVPN is working on. It’s still in its testing phase and we do not recommend using it at the moment.

We would recommend you keep ExpressVPN’s default settings, since they offer the best protection you can get from any VPN. If you would like to know more about this topic you can check out our article that compares all the different VPN protocols.

It might be nice to note though that not all ExpressVPN servers support each protocol. L2TP/IPsec and PPTP are only supported by a select number of servers worldwide. Also, PPTP is not a protocol supported by any of ExpressVPN’s software. They kind of support it, only because some routers only support PPTP as a protocol. They don’t want to endorse the protocol too much, because it’s not as safe, but they don’t want to turn away any customers with a VPN-router either.

With the Lightway protocol, they hope to be able to promise clients a faster, safer, and more reliable and stable VPN experience. For instance, ExpressVPN claims connection speeds improve when using Lightway. Furthermore, ExpressVPN indicates they will open-source the core of Lightway’s code, which will contribute to the safety of the protocol. After all, this way anyone can inspect the code which should also be relatively easy since the code base will be relatively small according to ExpressVPN.

Logging and privacy

ExpressVPN is officially located on the British Virgin Islands. That name might make you think they are a part of Britain, but these islands are an independent nation with strict privacy regulations (which benefit consumers). For this reason, ExpressVPN does not have to retain any data. This means they are not obligated to keep user logs.

Because of the above, ExpressVPN does not keep any traffic or IP logs. So, they do not have any information on what you do online. The only type of logs they keep are anonymized connection logs. This type of logs only tells them on what dates the service was used and what server you connected to. This information is not linked to your IP but to your user account. This means that you can stay completely anonymous, using a special email address and by paying in bitcoin. In their own terms:

“We may know THAT a customer has used ExpressVPN, but we never know HOW they have utilized our Service…ExpressVPN does not collect any IP addresses, browsing history, traffic data, or DNS queries that could be used to identify any specific user.”

In truth, ExpressVPN isn’t even capable of saving any logs. This is due to the new TrustedServer-technology that the company introduced in 2019. All data on the ExpressVPN servers is now sent through RAM memory, which is a form of volatile (temporary) memory. This means all data is regularly deleted because the RAM memory needs electric power in order to function. Whenever the power drops, all collected data automatically disappears. This is a great solution for everyone who takes their privacy seriously.

On top of that, ExpressVPN has recently introduced something they call their ‘Digital Security Lab’. This is a research lab that focuses on the following things:

  • Investigating digital rights and security issues and educating consumers about them.
  • Creating tools and resources to empower individuals.
  • Conducting community outreach to share their work.

This shows us that they’re more than just a VPN provider. They really want to make a difference when it comes to online privacy and security.

Kill switch

Once you’re connected through the secure tunnels by ExpressVPN it can happen that the VPN connection falters, for whatever reason. This would mean that your data is unprotected until you can connect to the ExpressVPN server again. You probably want to prevent this from happening.

ExpressVPN offers an extra security element for Windows and Mac; the kill switch. Once you enable this switch you will never be unprotected again. If you do happen to lose your VPN connection, the kill switch will block all internet access. This way there are no weak spots in your online activity.

Something to look out for is that the kill switch sometimes triggers when you switch between networks. For example, when you’re automatically connecting to a new network or when you’re switching between data and Wi-Fi. You don’t get a clear message about this, so you sometimes have to manually unblock the internet by pressing a ‘deblock the internet’ button in the ExpressVPN software. Very safe, but also impractical.

What information does ExpressVPN need?

To create an account with ExpressVPN you only need an email address and a method of payment. This means that you can stay completely anonymous if you use an anonymized email address and pay with Bitcoin. If you make sure the email address does not link back to you in any way, nobody will know who you are.

Usability – How User-Friendly is ExpressVPN?

Below you will be able to read everything about the user-friendliness of ExpressVPN. We will look at their installation process, software, prices, and customer support. These are our main conclusions about the usability of ExpressVPN:

  • The ExpressVPN website is clear and helpful
  • The installation process for ExpressVPN is extremely easy for all devices and operating systems
  • The ExpressVPN software works intuitively
  • ExpressVPN is slightly more expensive than other VPN services
  • They offer a fair amount of payment methods
  • ExpressVPN works well in combination with Linux, but their support agents don’t know a lot about Linux-specific problems
  • ExpressVPN has excellent 24/7 customer support with a live chat

ExpressVPN Website

The ExpressVPN website is clear and easy to navigate. By clicking on the “My Account” tab, you gain access to your account settings in no time. Moreover, you can find a lot of information about the provider on this website.

ExpressVPN Review Homepage Website

By clicking on the “Setup” button in the upper right corner of the website you can select a plan that fits your needs and start enjoying everything ExpressVPN has to offer.

Installing ExpressVPN

The installation process for ExpressVPN is extremely easy and quick. With their easy installation wizard, it takes no time at all before you can access the internet anonymously.

The ExpressVPN software is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux. You can also install their software on your DD-WRT router.

ExpressVPN offers the following three-step guide on their website:

Installing ExpressVPN

This might look over-simplified, but it really is this easy. Once you buy a subscription you visit the setup page on the website. You select the software for your device and operating system and install it. The app will open, and you will be able to see how it works intuitively. You can also find their app for mobile devices in any app store. The downloading process is the same for all devices.

ExpressVPN’s appearance and ease of use

The look and feel of ExpressVPN’s software are very professional and appealing. Using it is extremely clear and self-explanatory. Most users will only need a clear on and off button and an easy way to change server location. The ExpressVPN app shows you just that. Moreover, it isn’t cluttered with information you don’t understand or need. For this reason, ExpressVPN is ideal for people that haven’t used a VPN before.

In the menu in the upper left corner, you can find options that allow you to tweak the settings of your VPN connection if you wish to do so. Moreover, you can run a speed test and select the help menu if you have any questions.

ExpressVPN App Screenshots New

Pricing and methods of payment

Possibly the only downside to ExpressVPN is their pricing. However, even if this VPN is on the pricier side, ExpressVPN is definitely worth the money.

ExpressVPN offers three different subscription plans. All three plans offer the same supreme service, the only difference is the duration of the plan and the cost per month. They offer a one-month plan for $12,95, a 6-month plan for $9,99 a month, and with our special deal, you can get ExpressVPN this Black Friday for 15 months for only 6,67 a month.

The last option especially is a good deal for the quality you get in return. Moreover, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can test out their services for 30 days and get your money back if it isn’t to your liking.

ExpressVPN pricing

ExpressVPN accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, JCB, Diners Club International)
  • PayPal
  • Bitcoin
  • Many other regional payment methods.

With these options you will, no doubt, be able to find a suitable payment method for you. If you want to remain completely anonymous, even to your VPN provider, you can use Bitcoin to pay for your subscription. We would also advise you to use an anonymous email address to sign up.

ExpressVPN and Linux

Just like all the other top VPN providers, ExpressVPN allows you to use its service on Linux distributions. In fact, ExpressVPN can be used on Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, Raspbian, and Arch. In other words, there are very few operating systems on which ExpressVPN doesn’t run. Below you’ll find a quick summary about using ExpressVPN on a Linux distribution.

The entire network of servers of ExpressVPN is also available to its Linux users. Not only that, but the servers are also top-notch in terms of speed and stability. While testing, we did not encounter a single instance of DNS or WebRTC leaks.

Because everything is done through the terminal, it is important to find the right page to download the repository and learn the basic commands. That’s all there is to it. Apart from the Firefox extension and the kill switch, there are no extra features to the ExpressVPN app for Linux. You simply request the list of servers and connect to the one you want. The only problem we had during testing was the lack of Linux expertise among the customer service employees. This may cause a problem to take a bit longer to solve, should you encounter one. Be that as it may, ExpressVPN is at the top of our list for the best VPNs for Linux.

Customer service

As opposed to some other providers, ExpressVPN has a good FAQ page that will answer almost all your questions instantly.

However, the layout of the menus is not very clear and it took us a while to find information about the supporting protocols, for example. This information could not be found via the search bar either.

If the FAQ page does not provide enough information, ExpressVPN also offers excellent customer service.

They offer 24/7 customer support to both customers and people just visiting their site. You can talk directly to a member of the customer service by going to their live chat. They will reply swiftly and pleasantly to all your inquiries.

If you encounter any problems with their service, the live chat will help you figure out what is wrong and how to resolve it.

Server Network ExpressVPN

The server network of a VPN is important if you want to bypass geographical restrictions by connecting to servers in other countries. For instance, you can connect to a server in the U.S. to watch a show on the American version of Netflix. Moreover, if your government censors what you can do and see online you can reroute your connection through a server in a different country to have free access to the internet. Below you can find out more about the ExpressVPN server network. The most important things to note about the server network are:

  • ExpressVPN has over 3000 servers in 160 VPN server locations in 94 different countries
  • ExpressVPN doesn’t offer dedicated IP addresses

Number of servers and locations

ExpressVPN has over 3000 servers in 94 countries all over the world. Thanks to this immense server network you can always find a server that meets your needs. Furthermore, you can change servers whenever and as much as you want when using ExpressVPN.

ExpressVPN Server Network

The countries in which ExpressVPN has VPN servers are:

  • Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
  • Asia Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
  • Middle East & Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kenya, and South Africa.

In the ExpressVPN applications, it’s very easy to select a server. You can also save your favorite servers to make it even easier to find them again.

Moreover, ExpressVPN will show you a recommended server for your location. This server will probably be the fastest connection for you.

Dedicated IP address

ExpressVPN doesn’t offer a dedicated IP address service. One reason that people need dedicated IPs is to gain access to Netflix. With ExpressVPN you do not need a dedicated IP to gain access to Netflix because you can already do that with their regular services.

Another reason for using a dedicated IP address is that some websites will ask for extra identification if you access their website from a different IP address all the time. If you want to prevent these extra measures from your bank or government you can look at a VPN provider that offers dedicated IPs , such as NordVPN.

ExpressVPN’s Options

ExpressVPN has some additional features that not all VPN providers offer. Even so, these can be very important to users. For instance, you can’t just use any VPN to unblock Netflix content from other countries. In fact, some VPNs don’t work with Netflix at all. Moreover, to some the option of downloading torrents through P2P networks is important. Another option that not all VPNs offer. We tested these features for ExpressVPN. You can also find information here about two extra features that ExpressVPN offers.

First, we will look into the provider’s offer of routers. Finally, you can read about their easy-to-use browser extension, which makes using ExpressVPN extremely easy. These are the most important options ExpressVPN offers:

  • Netflix, Disney Plus, BBC iPlayer, and Hulu all work with ExpressVPN
  • ExpressVPN allows you to download torrents
  • You can find the right routers on the ExpressVPN website
  • ExpressVPN has a browser extension

ExpressVPN and Netflix

It has proven difficult for VPN providers to stay ahead of Netflix’s efforts to block VPN users. The streaming service has started blocking IP addresses that are used by many people at the same time (such as those used by many VPN servers). Netflix does not want people to use a VPN with their service.

Most VPN providers have given up the fight, which means you can only watch Netflix with a dedicated IP. However, ExpressVPN is putting up a good fight and always has servers that will allow you to use Netflix without any problems. Because it is a constant struggle, not all their servers work with Netflix. But if you call in the help of ExpressVPN customer services, they will guide you to the right server that will allow you to stream your favorite show on Netflix without a problem. For this reason, ExpressVPN is at the top of our list of the best VPN providers for Netflix.

ExpressVPN and US Streaming Services (Disney+, Hulu, BBC iPlayer)

ExpressVPN also works perfectly well when you want to watch other popular streaming services. With an American server from ExpressVPN, we were able to easily and quickly access both Disney Plus and Hulu. Other non-USA servers (such as one in The Netherlands) also work with Disney Plus. Disney Plus isn’t yet available in many places, so keep in mind that you likely won’t be able to access the platform with a server in one of those countries. Since Hulu doesn’t work outside the United States, you will always have to use an American server for this service. If you’d like to watch BBC iPlayer, you can simply choose a UK server. In short, if you use the right ExpressVPN servers, you can be sure to safely access and enjoy your favorite streaming service without restrictions.

ExpressVPN and torrents

ExpressVPN allows you to download torrents anonymously. The speeds of the connection with ExpressVPN will be high enough to download files without much delay. Moreover, with their complete online protection, you will stay completely anonymous.

TrustedServer technology

ExpressVPN recently introduced a new feature: TrustedServer. This technology ensures your data – along with the online information of all ExpressVPN customers – is 100% secure. No data is saved on a company hard drive, so it cannot be stolen, either. On top of that, TrustedServer helps the entire ExpressVPN system keep up with the newest updates. This tremendously reduces the chance of weaknesses within the system.

All data on ExpressVPN servers is sent through RAM-memory. The great advantage of working with this technique is that any data is automatically deleted each time the connection or the power drops. This is different from working with hard drives, where data remains even after your session has ended. With TrustedServer, ExpressVPN simply can’t save any logs on your internet usage. Similarly, hackers, governments, and other institutions won’t be able to reach your data, because there won’t be any data to reach.

Split tunneling

ExpressVPN offers split-tunneling options. This is a useful VPN feature that allows you to pick and choose which services are routed through the VPN, and which can connect directly to the internet. You can find this option under the settings of ExpressVPN.

You can set up split tunneling in two ways:

  • Exclude Programs: do you want all your apps except Firefox to use the VPN, for example? Then you can set up ExpressVPN so that only Firefox doesn’t pass through the encrypted VPN tunnel.
  • Allow only a few programs: this can be useful when you only want your VPN for things like downloading torrents. You can add the torrent software to ExpressVPN’s split tunnel settings.

Split tunneling is ideal for bypassing online restrictions and accessing more online content without interfering with usual services. It also speeds up apps that aren’t routed through the VPN tunnel.

Obfuscated servers

Besides its regular servers, ExpressVPN also offers obfuscated servers. These servers completely hide your browser traffic and VPN traffic. As a result, Internet traffic no longer looks like VPN traffic. It looks like you are an ordinary internet user and this makes it easier to bypass blocks. The obfuscated servers aim to bypass the strongest blocks.

Countries such as China are constantly trying to prevent the use of VPNs. This means that some VPN providers find it difficult to keep working in China. Obfuscated servers are special servers that manage to unlock a free internet, even in the most heavily censored countries. Because of these obfuscated servers, ExpressVPN works very well in countries with strict censorship.

ExpressVPN on your router

Installing a VPN on your router is the ideal way to protect all your devices at home in one go. However, it can be quite a hassle because you need to have the right type of router. Moreover, you need to change the firmware on the router (flashing) to prepare it for a VPN.

ExpressVPN helps you make this process a lot easier. On their website, they link to the best pre-flashed routers. With these routers, you can be sure that the VPN software can be installed on it. To make the process even easier, ExpressVPN has installation instructions for all the popular routers on their website.

ExpressVPN Install routers

Browser extensions

ExpressVPN browser extensionOnce you have signed up for an ExpressVPN subscription you can install their browser extension. They offer this extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. The advantage of the browser extension is that you won’t have to open your ExpressVPN application, but you can go to your browser straight away. You will see a little ExpressVPN logo in your browser that shows you whether the service is turned on. By clicking on the icon you will get to see an interface that is very similar to the application. Here you can turn the VPN on and off and change your server location.

With the extension, ExpressVPN has tried to make using a VPN even easier. Laziness is no longer an excuse for being unprotected on the internet!

Conclusion – Our Experience with ExpressVPN

It is no wonder that ExpressVPN has been at the top of our list for a while now. ExpressVPN performs well on all the important aspects of a VPN service. They offer great speeds and stable connections. Whether you are merely browsing the web or gaming intensely, ExpressVPN will encrypt your data without you having any problems with lag or loading.

ExpressVPN has the highest international standards of encryption in place. Their privacy and logging policies make sure you will not need to worry about your anonymity. Moreover, with their kill switch enabled, there won’t be room for data leaks.

What makes ExpressVPN a desirable VPN provider is their user-friendliness. Their website and software work intuitively and look clean. This makes their services accessible to everybody, whether you are a tech-savvy gamer or a casual browser.

Even though ExpressVPN is on the expensive side, they are at the top of most lists for the best VPN, and rightfully so. For the service they provide they should be allowed to ask a little bit more. When we are not testing other VPN providers we often use ExpressVPN, simply because of the good quality.

ExpressVPN Compared

When choosing between two VPN providers, it’s important to look at both the similarities and differences between the two. ExpressVPN holds up really well compared to the other top-VPNs. In fact, it’s not only the highest-scoring VPN, it also outdoes a lot of the other VPNs on a number of different aspects. If you want to read more on how ExpressVPN compares to CyberGhost, Surfshark, or NordVPN, take a look at the articles below:

ExpressVPN: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a quick question about ExpressVPN? We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about ExpressVPN down below. Simply click on a question to view the answer.

ExpressVPN is a very secure provider. ExpressVPN will secure your online traffic with AES 256-bit encryption and the safest VPN protocols. Moreover, this provider has a kill switch, which makes sure you’ll never have to go unprotected. ExpressVPN also can’t log any information because of their Trusted Server technology. Everything is instantly deleted, so nobody can see what you’re doing online. In other words, ExpressVPN’s no log policy can be relied upon.

Yes, you can watch Netflix with ExpressVPN and access the Netflix offer of, for example, the United States. ExpressVPN has plenty of extremely fast servers all over the world, which makes it easy to stream Netflix content wherever you are.

You can easily download torrents with ExpressVPN. Because of the incredible speed of their servers, this will also go very quickly. When using ExpressVPN, you’ll also be able to enjoy the protection of ExpressVPN while downloading, which ensures you’ll be almost completely anonymous.

ExpressVPN does not offer dedicated IP addresses. Many people use a dedicated IP to watch Netflix with their VPN. With ExpressVPN you won’t need a dedicated IP address to do that.

If you want a dedicated IP address to avoid captchas and other forms of extra verification, you can look for a VPN that does offer dedicated IP addresses, such as NordVPN.

ExpressVPN is a bit more expensive than most other VPN providers. However, it does give you the best of the best in terms of quality. An ExpressVPN subscription costs $ 6.67 per month.

Personal opinions experts

“User-friendly VPN, with fast servers and good customer support. Downloading torrents and the American Netflix are supported!”
Our score
David Janssen
David Janssen
As editor of I have dozens of VPNs I can choose from at any given time. Guess which one I use on a daily basis, on both my smartphone and my laptop? That's right, ExpressVPN! (Unless I'm testing a new provider of course). I like ExpressVPN because it's rapid, it's easy and it just works really well on all devices. I can recommend it to everyone really.
As editor of I have dozens of VPNs I can choose from at any given time. Guess which one I use on a daily basis, on both my smartphone and my laptop? That's right, ExpressVPN! (Unless I'm testing a new provider of course). I like ExpressVPN because it's rapid, it's easy and it just works really well on all devices. I can recommend it to everyone really.
Tove Marks
Tove Marks
I really love using ExpressVPN. It is super easy to set up and once you turn it on you won't have to worry about anything. I really love watching shows and movies on Netflix but I also want to be protected when I go online. ExpressVPN is ideal because it allows me to do these things at the same time. The only downside is their high price but it's definitely worth it.
I really love using ExpressVPN. It is super easy to set up and once you turn it on you won't have to worry about anything. I really love watching shows and movies on Netflix but I also want to be protected when I go online. ExpressVPN is ideal because it allows me to do these things at the same time. The only downside is their high price but it's definitely worth it.
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  1. Got this service to access Netflix Asia. It’s not guaranteed that you’ll get a server on that region even though the app says you’re connected.

  2. The exp. date is for 2022 but ExpressVPN is not working. Please Help!

    • Hey Myron, if you’re having trouble with ExpressVPN, you should contact their own support on their website, here.

  3. Does ExpressVPN hold up in 2021?

    • So far it still holds op. They have recently changed their branding and tweaked their software and we’re still looking into that, but o far it seems like they still hold up really well!

  4. Very helpful. I would like to join.

    • If you want to get a subscription to ExpressVPN, you can do so by visiting their website by clicking here.

  5. Good quality, although kill switch is triggered quite often. But I guess that is what it’s for, probably doing it’s job when my connection is somewhat unstable. Pretty pleased with ExpressVPN so far.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience! If your connection is unstable, the kill switch will indeed be triggered quite regularly. This does make sure that none of your online data will slip past your secure connection, however. We’re glad you’re enjoying ExpressVPN! It’s one of our absolute favorite providers.

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