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Streaming VPN Review – An Affordable Privacy Solution

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Streaming VPN focuses on delivering high-quality streaming experience to its users. The privacy service was launched in 2011 by a Hampshire, UK based company. In this Streaming VPN review, let us evaluate the features of the service and decide if it is worth our time and money.

Server Locations & Site Access

As of this writing, Streaming VPN has VPN gateways at just 2 locations – United States and United Kingdom. The service offers an easy way of unlocking location restricted American and British content from anywhere and even allows you to bypass censorship at institutions and foreign locations.

Once you connect to a Streaming VPN server, you get an IP address from US or UK which allows you to unblock On-Demand premium services like Hulu, Demand 5, BBC iPlayer, Pandora, Eurosport, NBC, Lovefilm, Sky Go, Netflix, NHL, Amazon Prime, USA Network, Vudu, UK TV, HBO Go, 4OD, STV, TNT, FOX, iTV, MLB, CWTV, ABC, Xfinity, Vevo, CBS and MTV from any part of the world. Additionally, you would be able to access blocked services such as Skype, Facebook, Gmail, Skype, Twitter and gaming sites from your school, office or a country like China. The service doesn’t have any restriction on the number of server switches so you can freely access both American and British content as per your needs.

VPN Speed & Bandwidth

Streaming VPN has optimized its VPN network to deliver ultra-fast streaming and multimedia experience. In addition, customers can also enjoy multiplayer online gaming, use VOIP services and download tons of data without experiencing speed throttling or bandwidth limitations. While there are no speed or bandwidth restrictions, the company may restrict bandwidth for users who abuse its service and consume more than 2 GB of bandwidth on a consistent basis.

Privacy Settings

Streaming VPN protects the data and privacy of its users with up to 256 bit AES encryption. The service is available through PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP protocols which ensures maximum privacy and security for a wide range of online activities, devices and operating systems. Streaming VPN offers protection from ISP or institution based surveillance and snooping and even protects your sensitive data (email addresses, IP address, credit card numbers, bank login information) from theft and hacking when you are connected to an open Wi-Fi hotspot.

Streaming VPN logs connection details to monitor server performance and identify bugs, security threats and individuals who are trying to misuse the service. The company will not share user details with third parties unless it is asked to do so by a court.

Supported Operating Systems

Streaming VPN works with Windows, Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods and Android devices. The service can also be configured on routers which makes it possible to use it on gaming devices (Xbox, PlayStation) and Smart TVs. The company supplies a custom VPN installer for Windows and configuration files for iOS devices. However, users of Android and Mac need to configure the service manually by referring to the detailed setup instructions available on the company’s website.

Customer Support

Streaming VPN provides support via a ticketing system. The company has also listed a phone number on the “Contact Us” page so you can even talk to a representative from the company.

Pricing Options

Streaming VPN’s unlimited speed and bandwidth plan costs $6.5 per month, $18.6 for 3 months ($6.2/month), $34.5 for 6 months ($5.75 / month) or $58.2 for 1 year ($4.85/month). The company even makes it easy to subscribe to ad-hoc plans (from 1-12 months) as per your convenience. The company does not have a refund policy but it does provide a 2 day trial (5 sessions of 5 minutes allowed per day).

Final Verdict

On the whole, Streaming VPN delivers a reasonably good privacy service. While the service is not without its flaws (for instance, VPN gateways at just 2 locations), it delivers a cost effective and reliable anonymity solution. We recommend the service to people who want to unlock British or American content from anywhere or those who want total privacy on the internet. For more information, please visit: www.streamingvpn.com.

September 18, 2014

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