What is a VPN?

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a secure tunnel between your device and the internet. VPNs are used to protect your online traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.

ExpressVPN can also act as a proxy, allowing you to mask or change your location and surf the web anonymously from wherever you want.

"What is VPN: Internet traffic running through VPN tunnel from user's device to the internet."

6 ways a VPN can help you

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Hide your IP and location

Use ExpressVPN to hide your IP address and location. Choose among 160 VPN server locations across Asia, Europe, the Mideast, Africa and the Americas—any of 94 countries worldwide.

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Encrypt your communications

Our VPN uses strong 256-bit encryption to protect your data. Browse from Wi-Fi hotspots like airports and cafes knowing your passwords, emails, photos, bank data and other sensitive information can’t be intercepted.

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Watch your favorite content

Stream all your shows and movies in blazing-fast HD on any device. We’ve optimized our network to provide the highest speeds with no bandwidth limits. Download anything in seconds, and video chat with minimal buffering.

Use ExpressVPN to unblock YouTube, Twitter, Skype, Facebook and more.

Unblock censored websites

Easily unblock sites and services like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, and Gmail. Get what you want, even if you’re told that it’s not available in your country, or if you’re on a school or office network that limits access.

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Avoid spying and throttling

Stop snooping by governments, network administrators, and your ISP. With ExpressVPN guarding your online activity, no one can read your data, see which sites you visit, or restrict certain kinds of traffic, like streaming video.

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Find deals and fight ads

By hiding your IP address and location, ExpressVPN makes it harder for sites and services to charge higher prices or display targeted advertising based on location. Avoid getting overcharged for a vacation or an online order.

VPN apps for every device

ExpressVPN works seamlessly across all your devices—computer, smartphone, router, or tablet. Install our user-friendly apps on one or all of your devices, and connect to the VPN on up to five at the same time.

ExpressVPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, routers, and streaming devices.

No tech skills required

Sign up, install, and click On to connect. It’s that simple. We developed our software to be straightforward for the least technologically savvy of us.

Total compatibility

We have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, routers, and Linux. ExpressVPN works with any internet connection including wired, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks.

No activity or connection logs

Privacy is a fundamental right. We don’t keep connection or activity logs, and we never share your details with anyone.