Most of us keep traveling abroad for a variety of reasons. And when we travel abroad, it’s imperative that we try to get a homely experience wherever we are. While it might not be possible due to the places we’re visiting, we can take some part of home with us when we travel, thanks to the help of technology. Just like how we change our cellphone plans suited for international roaming while we’re abroad, it’s also important for a few users to make sure they get to enjoy some of their favorite TV and movie content while they’re away on travel. However, this isn’t always possible given some region based restrictions imposed on the users. Let’s say you want to watch one of your favorite TV shows from the U.S. in a foreign country. For one reason or the other (mostly due to the licensing issues), the region might not have the content you would otherwise enjoy in the U.S.
So how do you counter this? Well, thanks to VPN (virtual private network) services, you can easily bypass these restrictions and enjoy the content abroad just as you would in the U.S. But as with any other tech related service, there are going to be multiple VPN providers to choose from, making it quite difficult to pick the best one suited for your needs. Keeping this in mind, we’re going to talk about a handful of VPN providers that you need to have on your phone while traveling abroad. These are some of the best VPN apps available in the market today, and might require you to pay a fee to use their services uninterrupted. This is a small price to pay considering the kind of benefits it offers. So without further ado, let’s check out some of the best VPN services available for your Android device right now.
When we’re talking about a VPN provider, there are some key factors to keep in mind. Convenience and ease of use is one of the biggest factors. And this is an area where ExpressVPN truly shines. Available for all mobile platforms, this particular VPN provider offers you the ability to pick from 94 servers across the world, including the U.S. So if you’re traveling overseas, you should easily be able to watch the TV shows of your choice on Netflix, Hulu or any streaming service of your choice. Of course, this also depends on the provider you have. But if you’re a Netflix user, you should be able to find no trouble in streaming your favorite episodes. The connection is snappy, and the speeds you get in return should allow you to stream content in HD quality without breaking a sweat.
The app also comes with military grade encryption, offering you the best in terms of security. Your browsing history is anonymous, allowing you to freely browse the Netflix content of any country available on the list. The app can be installed in up to three devices at once. While the service is free, you will have to purchase an additional subscription to keep the services going. The developers offer a 7 day trial at the start. The 1 month subscription will cost $12.95, while the 6 months and 12 months option will set you back by $9.99 and $8.32 per month. The latter two packs are billed every six months and 12 months respectively, so you will be required to make a one time payment.
While NordVPN doesn’t offer the same amount of servers as ExpressVPN, it still gets the job done. The app is featured on several top websites, making it the desired VPN for thousands of customers out there. The developers offer a 7-day trial, which is the common norm for VPN services. You can opt to discontinue services during the 7-day trial period, which is an excellent option to have if you’re having second thoughts about spending money for a VPN provider. NordVPN has servers in 50 countries, including the U.S., so you should be well covered for your Netflix binging sessions. As a rule, however, we suggest all users to download content beforehand for offline viewing to avoid streaming from a poor internet connection in foreign countries.
Among some of the other features that NordVPN offers is the bundle of security enhancements available on board to make sure your data is secure and practically unreadable by prying eyes. We cannot suggest this particular VPN provider to our readers, and the pricing offered by the developers are highly competitive too. When it comes to a VPN provider, it’s all about how comfortable you are with their services. That’s not to say that one provider is worse than the other, but simply that there are a wide list of preferences that you have as a customer. The connection offered by NordVPN is perfectly suitable for high-speed streaming as well, which is perhaps one of the biggest factors for the customers. If there’s one con with this particular provider, it’s that the connection can be a tad slow at times if you’re using double encryption. But streaming services like Netflix don’t need these anyway, so you shouldn’t have much to worry about.
NordVPN offers a 1 month, 6 months, and 12 months plan, priced at $11.95, $7 and $5.75/month respectively.
This particular offering comes somewhere in between the two offerings we spoke about above. In its core, though, VyprVPN is a fantastic app to have if you want to seamlessly access region restricted content from your smartphone. Naturally, this works pretty seamlessly on Netflix too. Customers will simply have to download the free app from the Play Store and let it do the rest. All good services come with a price tag, and VyprVPN is no different. The makers offer this in two tiers – a standard pack for $5/month and a Premium plan for $6.67/month. The premium plan lets you connect to the VPN on 5 different devices, while the basic plan only lets you access 3 devices at a time. Further, the premium service comes with Cloud VyprVPN Cloud and Chameleon Protocol to keep your data secure and away from prying eyes.
The VPN automatically unblocks Netflix on a regular basis, so if you find that Netflix is blocked for some reason, it will do all the hard work for you automatically. The app can be currently snatched up from the Google Play Store and we highly recommend it to all VPN users. The company offers servers in 70 countries as of now.