- Hong Kong provider offers warning protection
- Easy menu controls on every device
- A network with locations in 141 countries!
- Own DNS service for fast TV broadcasting
- No log files
- Servers offer good, but not outstanding speed
- PureVPN is not suitable for use on VPN routers
PureVPN Review 2020
PureVPN is one of the oldest and largest VPN providers on the market. It offers a wide server selection and some nice features. But there is quite a lot more to find out about the provider. Read our review if you have some free time!
|Recommended applications||avoiding dissuasionsavoiding geo-blockingfilesharing torrentNetflix (DE)protection of hackers virusessafe communicationStreaming (Urheberr.)|
PureVPN is a Hong Kong provider with a large network of virtual servers and own servers. The company rents its network to other VPN Services, which occur under its name. From our Pure VPN review you can find out that, like many services, PureVPN has some advantages. And also, disadvantages that have to do with the speed. With several million active users, PureVPN is also a very large provider.
Despite the huge network and good performance, there are cheap offers again and again.
All tariffs include:
- Unlimited access (time and data transfer)
- Great Speed
- Access to all servers in 141 countries
- 5 devices at the same time with only one user account
- 7 Days Money-Back Guarantee
- Free Software for Windows, Mac OSX, Android, Apple iOS. Many instructions for routers, game consoles, etc.
|Prices / Tarifs|
|Tariff (1 Month )||9.60 EUR|
|Tariff (6 Months )||41.94 EUR (per month 6.99 EUR)|
|Tariff (12 Months )||69.74 EUR (per month 5.81 EUR)|
|Number of connections per account||5|
|Test options||Money back guaranteeDiscounted test time (special price for limited time)|
PureVPN for Streaming
Our PureVPN review shows that with PureVPN on your router, you can use also different TV channels. But, not with the App. Generally speaking, PureVPN offers only a satisfactory result. It is doubtful that the service will be even better in the future. It has problems with video portals abroad. It is stable to run and is often recognized and thus blocked.
|Streaming TV and video content|
|Use on the home router||✘|
|Use with KODI||✔|
|Supported streaming platforms||NetflixMaxdomezattooArte3SatORF|
PureVPN Review: Downloading
We are particularly careful with using P2P. Even if there is a VPN connection failure, no personal data is transmitted. So, Pure VPN has installed protection, which works well on Windows at least. On Mac OSX there was no corresponding function. But, with Mac, you can use the open-source program “Tunnelblick”. It provides this function if you use it instead of the PureVPN client. You can find configuration help on the PureVPN on the website.
Own servers for Torrent users
We would like to underline that PureVPN offers its Server for file sharing/Torrent but you cannot use it. The advantage would be that other filesharers are on the same servers. Thus, they improve them because of faster data exchange. In our test, we could not understand this. But it also depends, of course, that you exchange the same data with other users.
|Download and Torrent|
|Torrent usage allowed||✔|
|Own Torrent Server||✘|
Apps offer all KillSwitch functionality. But there are no other options like the Cascades (Multi-Hop VPN) to choose from.
|Always On Server||✘|
|Multi Hop VPN||✘|
|Own IP adresses||✘|
|Own Torrent Server||✘|
|VPN with TOR||✘|
PureVPN Review: use with VPN routers
We see a real weakness in using PureVPN on routers. Pure VPN offers some optional functions like a static IP address. This can help if you always want to have the same IP address, for example, access to web service. This does not matter when using applications but causes some routers to terminate connections when the connection fails. Besides a port forwarding, it can also be a way to access your home network. Although port forwarding has some limits, according to our Pure VPN review.
Also, PureVPN offers NO load balancing. Like other Services, a manual server change is necessary from time to time. Also, we can see the connection interruptions more often. The speed depends on the loading and the location of the server.
|Using with VPN-Client Router|
|Using with Routers||✘|
|Own router application||✔|
PureVPN by traveling
We have also tested PureVPN in China. It corresponds to a widespread stable Service. Yet, it does not always work well. We can recommend PureVPN in most but not all destinations.
|VPN for travelling and in foreign countries|
|Using in restrictive networks (China, hotels)||✘|
|Protection in unsafe WiFi-networks||✔|
|Shadowsocks or SOCKS5||✘|
PureVPN for Online-Games
According to our Pure VPN Review, short-latency (Ping) is more relevant than speed for Online Gaming. In our tests, PureVPN has never done a good job here, so we cannot recommend the service. You may see the recommended alternatives.
|Use on game consoles||✘|
PureVPN Review: Speed
PureVPN often uses rented servers. You also notice that they show different behavior depending on the current load. We were now able to achieve good but never very good values. But, we can assume that the services do not have any serious problems. So the users get all respectable bandwidths provided.
Frequently asked questions about PureVPN
PureVPN provides its users with 24/7 customer support. So you can always report a problem.
|Customer service||EmailLive-ChatQ&A Website|
|Customer service language||English|
Our conclusion from the PureVPN test
All in all, PureVPN is a very secure provider, which is ideal for streaming and file sharing without the risk of warnings. As we have seen, geographical locks can be easily bypassed. The provider even has its torrent server and its DNS service for faster streaming. 5 simultaneous connections, software for all devices and easy handling do the rest to judge the provider as recommended. We hope you can understand the service better after reading our Pure VPN review!