PrivateVPN review 2020
PrivateVPN is a service of the company “Private Communication Sverige AB” from Sweden. The VPN offers everything the typical VPN user desires from flawless software for the most common devices (Windows, macOS, Apple iOS, Android) to the choice of locations in more than 56 states. The prices are quite appealing and fair. Those who use this service can move around the Internet without fear of being warned. The service is also suitable for bypassing geographical locks. File-sharing is safe with the VPN. Of course, this also makes it possible to prevent geographic locks during streaming or warnings. Those who want to use a Swedish service should read our PrivateVPN review.
|Recommended applications||Anonyme KommunikationSperren umgehenStreaming (Urheberr.)Tauschbörsen/TorrentsVPN-Router|
Our conclusion to the PrivateVPN review
The Swedish service “PrivateVPN” has in many areas the necessary functions to satisfy users. The provider is good for file-sharing or preventing warnings in streaming. Also, the software is easy to use and is only available in English. Also, a PrivateVPN free trial is not existing but you can always want your money back within 30 days! Which is very nice.
The company is located in Sweden and offers 60 different VPN locations. It was founded in 2014 and has since ensured the security of its customers. Those who use PrivateVPN don’t need to be afraid of warnings. Torrenting is also possible, so the range of functions of PerfectVPN is very large and certainly interesting for many readers.
|Local laws influence on clients protection||✘|
|Operation and billing are separated||✘|
|no log files||✘|
|Own DNS server||✔|
|Owner of IP-address||✘|
Prices / Tariffs
The prices of Private VPN are acceptable but there is even better VPN providers with better prices, for example, Surfshark VPN. There are different ways to pay: With a credit card, Bitcoin and PayPal. There is no PrivateVPN free trial! But you can get your money within 30 days back if you are not happy with the service or the provider.
|Prices / Tarifs|
|Tariff (1 Month )||7.67 USD|
|Tariff (3 Months )||14.63 USD (per month 4.88 USD)|
|Tariff (13 Months )||49.68 USD (per month 3.82 USD)|
|Number of connections per account||6|
|Test options||Money back guarantee|
The apps and protocols
The VPN provider uses the protocols OpenVPN UDP + TCP, L2TP / IPsec, IEKv2 and PPTP on its servers, covering all current requirements and possibilities. Besides, one can use HTTP / Proxy with SSL connection also encrypted data transmission.
Access data and configuration files are also available for external devices. Home routers also can be connected to the VPN service.
The applications of the provider are very simple and very similar on different platforms. This also guarantees easy use. However, the applications offer no real benefits or advanced security settings.
|Available protocols||IKEv2L2TP/IPSecOpenVPN (TCP)OpenVPN (UDP)PPTP|
|Own apps||AndroidApple iOSMac OSXWindows|
PrivateVPN reviews: Speedtest
The servers of PrivateVPN have been optimized for short response times. This is also what a VPN service can do most efficiently, in the end, to allow its users a nice speed. In our tests, we were able to reach very good speeds, depending on the chosen location. Very easy to reach were the Swedish servers, which of course are also used by most torrent users. We recommend the service for file-sharing or streaming content.
Anonymous on the internet
This provider uses the latest and most secure VPN connection standards. Users can rely on the security of the connections. What we, unfortunately, have to criticize is the implementation of security-relevant functions in the software. In some cases to prevent WebRTC leaks. Therefore, we recommend that you check the complete protective measures again after installing the service on your device via https://surfip.info/.
|Anonymity in internet|
|Altered virtual location||✔|
|Protection from requests for information||✔|
|General monitoring protection||✔|
|Targeted monitoring protection||✔|
|no log files||✔|
PrivateVPN Netflix? Streaming of TV and video content
PrivateVPN is recommended for streaming purposes. The service is also suitable for bypassing geographic locks which makes streaming on nearly all websites possible. BUT Netflix blocks this service and it is not possible to use it when you are connected to the provider.
|Streaming TV and video content|
|Use on the home router||✔|
|Use with KODI||✔|
|Supported streaming platforms||NetflixzattooARDZDFBRN24MDRrbbWDRArte3SatPro7Sat1Kabel1Disney+ (DE)MagentaTV (DE)ORFSRFServus TV|
Filesharing with this VPN provider is also possible and recommended. The company got its torrent server so you can avoid warnings. It is safe to do this with PrivateVPN.
|Download and Torrent|
|Torrent usage allowed||✔|
|Own Torrent Server||✔|
PrivateVPN review: Usage on the router
To use this VPN on the Router is not possible. This is a minus point from the PrivateVPN review.
|Using with VPN-Client Router|
|Using with Routers||✔|
|Own router application||✘|
If you want to play online games, PrivateVPN is not the right VPN provider for you. There is no DDoS protection and it doesn’t get low latency. Better choose another provider!
|Use on game consoles||✘|
PrivateVPN reviews: Usage while traveling
We would not really recommend this provider by traveling. It got a Shadowsocks function and got protection in unsafe WIFI-networks, but there is no protection against masking. Also to use it when you are connected to a restrictive network is not recommended.
|VPN for travelling and in foreign countries|
|Using in restrictive networks (China, hotels)||✘|
|Protection in unsafe WiFi-networks||✔|
|Shadowsocks or SOCKS5||✘|
You can contact the company via email and live chat or you can search at the Q&A website for answers to your questions. They also have a remote desktop help through the TeamViewer system.
|Customer service||E-MailFAQ Webseite|
|Customer service language||English|
PrivateVPN download functions
This VPN provider got some nice functions. They can make you safe on the internet:
- 6 simultaneous connections with a user account possible.
- 2048-bit encryption with AES-256 available.
- Unlimited server change
- Unlimited bandwidth
- No data limitation
- VPN protocol includes OpenVPN, PPTP, L2TP, IKEv2, and IPSec
- SOCKS5 and HTTP Proxy
- No logging of user activities
- Suitable for all common devices
- 30-day money-back guarantee with dissatisfaction
- File sharing/torrent is allowed through Swedish locations
- Free assistance with installation by the customer service team
- Port forwarding (1x port forwarding usable for P2P / torrent)
|no log files||✘|
|Own IP adresses||✘|
|Own Torrent Server||✔|
Frequently asked questions
You can use your account with 6 different devices.
PrivateVPN is a swedish VPN provider.