ExpressVPN review

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ExpressVPN is a VPN provider founded in 2009 and also based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). ExpressVPN is the oldest and largest of the 3 VPN providers. ExpressVPN was the first to develop some of the features like RAM-only servers. ExpressVPN is known for their military grade encryption and advanced privacy features. The Lightway protocol significantly improves ExpressVPN’s speed and security. ExpressVPN has an unrivaled ability to unblock streaming services, including Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer.

ExpressVPN scores

ExpressVPN is the best VPN in the market. ExpressVPN has the most servers worldwide and the best network in censored countries. The speeds are very good, maybe not as fast as NordVPN, but ExpressVPN has proven to be more stable and reliable. The applications of ExpressVPN are userfriendly and is available on all the major platforms even configuration on routers. ExpressVPN is a forerunner in developing new features. The application works very smooth over the different platforms.

Speed 99%
Reliability 99%
Userfriendlyness 99%
Worldwide network 98%
Features 96%
Price 90%

ExpressVPN features

Here you can find an overview of ExpressVPN features and their use. As mentioned earlier ExpressVPN is a forerunner in building new features and has the best global network in countries. The number of servers doesnt say it all compared to the other providers, because ExpressVPN can easily scale up and down. Because ExpressVPN has a global network almost all the streaming services like Netflix, HBO, Halu, etc have a very good score and are available almost anywhere.

ExpressVPN natively supports Fire TV and Kindle Fire, Roku, Chromecast and other smart TV systems, as well as Chrome OS through the Google Play Store. You can also use ExpressVPN’s MediaStreamer function on Xbox One, Xbox360, PS4, PS5, Apple TV and other game consoles. However, the MediaStreamer function won’t provide the same level of protection, if you want more info on this, please visit the ExpressVPN website for the latest information.

You’ll be able to set up five simultaneous connections. Be aware, that’s not the install limit. You can install ExpressVPN on as many devices as you want. However, you can only connect five of your devices to the ExpressVPN service at any given time.

Browser extensions

ExpressVPN’s browser extension isn’t a standalone plugin. This means you have to install the machine (Windows/Linux/MacOS) client for the extension to work. Since the client is easy to install this shouldn’t be a problem. With features like geolocation spoofing, HTTPS Everywhere, HTML and WebRTC blocking, the browser extension offers better security and privacy than the VPN app can achieve alone. So this makes it worth to consider using the browser extension.

ExpressVPN cons

Allthough ExpressVPN is the number one VPN in the market and is the best in terms of worldwide coverage their are also a few cons. Compared to NordVPN and Surfshark, ExpressVPN does have the following cons:

ExpressVPN speedtests

The results below are based on a maximum 100 Mbit download an upload connection. If you have higher speeds, it’s possible to get higher speeds. ExpressVPN delivers a very fastVPN on a worldwide bases. The results are very consitent and stable. ExpressVPN has the most server locations worldwide and delivers over all these locations excellent performance. Here you can find the results:

Server locations

Download speed

Upload speed

Ping

Netherlands (nearest)

98,2

98,0

9

Belgium

91,1

89,5

28

Singapore

86,4

84,0

103

Australia

85,0

84,8

132

USA - NYC

85,3

84,4

114

UK

91,8

91,2

82

Italy

96,8

89,8

69

Canada

93,1

92,2

140

Argentina

91,4

90,5

160

Brazil

89,5

88,2

150

Japan

93,9

91,7

142

India

90,8

90,1

111

Android application impression

ExpressVPN leverages alot of platforms. Below you can see an impression of the Android application:

ExpressVPN customer service

ExpressVPN has a 24×7 customer service availability by chat. ExpressVPN does not use bots, so you can always speak to an employee. The reaction time we checked was always within 10 minutes and we got some good advise when we were experiencing some issues in a particular region. The FAQ can also help you troubleshoot issues. ExpressVPN does not have a user forum or phone support.

NordVPN offers a 30 day not good money back guarantee. If you want or need to use this option make sure to reach customer support in time. I’ve not seen any other options in which you can cancel your subscription from the GUI.

Prices and paymentmethods

In the table below you can find the prices of ExpressVPN. The more months you order the better the prices get. If you make a comparison to the VPNs of ExpressVPN, NordVPN then ExpressVPN is more expensive.  This is because you get a top VPN service with the best worldwide coverage. You can pay with several different methods:

  • Creditcard (Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card)
  • iDeal
  • PayPal
  • Google Pay
  • Amazon Pay
  • Bitcoin and other crypto
  • Other, regional paymentmethods

1 Month plan

$ 12
99
Monthly
  • Most flexible

1 Year plan

$ 8
30
Monthly
  • $ 99,60 per year
Popular

6 Months plan

$ 9
99
Monthly
  • $ 59,94 per 6 months