\r\nRatings\r\n\r\nFeatures\r\n\r\n\r\nVyprVPN isn\u2019t just a cool name and an intimidating mascot.\r\n\r\nFounded way back in 2009, the Swiss-based VyprVPN is one of the oldest VPNs out there.\r\n\r\nThis VPN was created by the masterminds behind Golden Frog \u2013 a company that was building online security software at the dawn of the Internet, Giganews \u2013 one of the most popular Usenet providers in the world, Data Foundry \u2013 a data system operation company, and Outfox \u2013 an optimized gaming network.\r\n\r\nSo right out of the gate, VyprVPN is coming in hot with an impressive rap sheet.\r\n\r\nBut as important as prior experience and being an OG in the world of cybersecurity may be, the world of VPNs is unrelenting. New providers are popping up every other day looking to tear down the competition.\r\n\r\nSo where exactly does the big bad Viper land in the VPN food chain?\r\n\r\nBBC iPlayer\r\nEven though BBC iPlayer has been taking steps to block VPN users, VyprVPN can still get you some of the best shows, movies, and series Great Britain has to offer.\r\n\r\nITV HUB\r\nThe same goes for ITV HUB. So good news for all of the Love Island fans out there.\r\n\r\nHulu\r\nVyprVPN does unblock Hulu, we have to give them props.\r\n\r\nBut the dedicated IP option is sorely missed here since it\u2019s very easy to get blocked by Hulu when you log in with different IPs every time.\r\n\r\nHBO Max\r\nThe provider proudly and effortlessly unblocks one of the hottest and most exclusive streaming platforms around, giving you access to the best HBO Max has to offer.\r\n\r\nAmazon Prime Video\r\nThe big bad snake can get you access to Amazon Prime Video as well. But only in the UK and the US. However, honestly, do you need more?\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis is definitely not everything VyprVPN can and will do for you streaming-wise.\r\n\r\nWe haven\u2019t even touched on the sports streaming platforms!\r\n\r\nWith sport streaming services being particularly aggressive towards VPN users, VyprVPN still manages to bypass all of those blocks to bring you the likes of ESPN Plus, DAZN, Sky Sports, Eurosport, and even some of the tougher dedicated streaming platforms, such as NHL.tv, and MLB.tv.\r\n\r\nSo if streaming is what you're after when choosing your perfect VPN provider, then VyprVPN just might have what you\u2019re looking for.\r\nVyprVPN for gaming\r\nSo gaming\u2026 [trying to get out of the conversation noises]\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s hard to sell gamers on VPNs as it is, and with a picture as complicated as VyprVPN, you really feel like you're stuck in one of Christopher Nolan\u2019s movies \u2013 just trying to piece it all together.\r\n\r\nOn the one hand, VyprVPN does not have any dedicated apps for any of the major gaming consoles.\r\n\r\nAnd sure, you could argue that you can install the VPN on your router and bla-bla-bla. We get it. That\u2019s not what this is about.\r\n\r\nFirst and foremost, VyprVPN is primarily a PC gaming VPN.\r\n\r\nSo if MMOs and RPGs are your thing \u2013 this provider is right up your alley. Everything else (mobile devices, consoles, all that good stuff) will probably not do you any good unless you decide to install the VPN on your router.\r\n\r\nGaming is where VyprVPN\u2019s private server network also comes in handy. That is if you connect to the fastest server. But it really does make a difference, giving you great speeds, as well as defeating throttling and all those things we gamers hate.\r\n\r\nWhat's also worth a mention, is a decent selection of servers that give you access to much better prices. India, South American countries, Turkey, the Philippines \u2013 all of those countries are known for much better deals on games.\r\n\r\nSo, if you are looking to save a few bucks you spent on a VyprVPN subscription, this provider will definitely do it for you (that is if you can get it to connect to the right server).\r\n\r\nOh, and by the way. Remember Outfox \u2013 the network optimized for gaming from the developers of VyprVPN we mentioned earlier?\r\n\r\nWell, you won\u2019t get it for free with a VyprVPN subscription, but it\u2019s still nice to know that the devs behind Vypr actually know what they are talking about when it comes to gaming, and don\u2019t just spout nonsense.\r\n\r\n\r\nOverall, yeah, it\u2019s a good VPN for all your gaming needs.\r\nVyprVPN for torrenting and downloading\r\nSo what about file sharing, torrenting, downloading, and all that good stuff?\r\n\r\nAs you may have heard, Golden Frog and VyprVPN started off with an extremely harsh anti-torrenting policy. But that\u2019s a thing of the past by now.\r\nThese days VyprVPN is very torrent-friendly.\r\nSince all of the provider\u2019s servers are privately owned, you don\u2019t need to look for a particular server that allows P2P-file sharing. They all do.\r\n\r\nThe provider does not block P2P traffic, and downloading speeds are great as long as you're connected to a server that can handle them.\r\nUsenet\r\nSpeaking of downloading...\r\n\r\nVyprVPN is one of two VPN providers we\u2019ve heard of (the other one being 5 Euro VPN) that are optimized for Usenet.\r\n\r\nMakes sense, given that the team behind VyprVPN is also the developers of Giganews. So this comes as a given (plus, you can get their Usenet and VyprVPN subscriptions as a package! Sweet!).\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile Usenet is a much safer, and much more private way of downloading than torrenting, the issues that come with VPN optimization for Newsgroups are mainly speed- and bandwidth-related (but a helpful sprinkle of added anonymity never hurts).\r\n\r\nGiven that Golden Frog operates its own server network for both Usenet and VPN services, none of those things are ever an issue.\r\n\r\nIf you play your cards right and choose the fastest server, the only problem you\u2019ll be facing is finding a Usenet that can keep up (luckily, we have a few suggestions).\r\nVyprVPN subscription plans and prices\r\nNow, the one question to rule them all: How much does VyprVPN cost?\r\n\r\nWe feel this is the \u201cdo or die\u201d question for a lot of you guys, so we\u2019ll cut right to the chase.\r\nNo, wait.\r\nVyprVPN\u2019s price plans are as weird as all of the other choices this provider makes. But we\u2019ve grown to respect that.\r\n\r\nSo. Like most providers, VyprVPN has 3 subscription plans. But trust us when we say they are like nothing you\u2019ve seen with the other VPNs:\r\n\r\n \tThe first and most expensive subscription plan is a 2-month one that will cost you $6.47 per month.\r\n \tThe second-tier subscription is an 18-month plan that will cost you $2.50 a month.\r\n \tTheir best plan is the 36-month one, which costs $1.67 per month, and is said to give you a full year of free service (this is a marketing ploy, but hey, even we buy into the free stuff).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe would genuinely recommend going all-in and getting the longest subscription plan. Being billed $50\u00a0every 36 months is hardly noticeable and will definitely not hit you hard in the wallet region.\r\nPayment methods\r\nYou\u2019d think a VPN provider would support all kinds of payment methods, from the regular bank card for us common folk, to anonymously mailing squirrel tales for those who want to keep things extra anonymous [and creepy].\r\n\r\nVyprVPN, however, keeps it simple, but effective, nonetheless. They accept:\r\n\r\n \tAll major card payments (Visa, Mastercard, Amex)\r\n \tUnion Pay\r\n \tPayPal\r\n\r\nFree trial and refund policy\r\nVyprVPN says it has a free trial, but what it has de facto is a 30-day money-back guarantee.\r\n\r\nSo if you are not satisfied with their service, at least you know you can get a full refund within a month.\r\nVyprVPN's customer service\r\nWe always say that a VPN provider can be the best there is, but without proper support, they will fall short.\r\n\r\nSo how good is the Vyper?\r\nSupport Website\r\nFirst of all, VyprVPN has a few options for getting help.\r\n\r\nFor one, there\u2019s the support website, which has a pretty extensive database of guides, FAQs, troubleshooting advice, and more.\r\n\r\n\r\nOne thing we particularly like about the support website is the \u201cService Status\u201d segment, which has all the latest issues, and solutions the VPN service is facing.\r\n\r\nThe reports are kept well up-to-date, which is actually very helpful. We find this feature sorely lacking with most other VPN providers, and really liked this about VyprVPN.\r\nSidenote. The support website is available in 4 different languages, which is also great.\r\n\r\n24\/7 live chat support\r\nAnother way to get in touch with support is through their 24\/7 online support chat.\r\n\r\nWe tried it.\r\n\r\nIt is there, and it is definitely 24\/7 (we managed to contact them at 2 AM, hey, VPN testing is stressful).\r\n\r\nEven though there is a bit of a language barrier to break through, they do thoroughly analyze your problem. The response is usually just a link to one of their support guides, which is a bit disappointing. But, as we\u2019ve just said, their support website is so expansive, that it does help in most cases.\r\nSo overall, not bad, VyprVPN. Keep it up.\r\n\r\nThe bottom line\r\nWe hope this has been as helpful for you, as it has been exhausting for us.\r\n\r\nHowever, there\u2019s still one bottom-line-all-stakes-are-off-anything-goes-sudden-death question that remains unanswered: How good is VyprVPN overall?\r\n\r\nTo be honest, VyprVPN is a mixed bag. So it\u2019s hard to have a general impression.\r\n\r\nSome of the things VyprVPN does really well, on par with some of the biggest VPN providers out there. It also managed to surprise us with some of their choices.\r\n\r\nAt the same time, some of the weirder design decisions, a lack of features, and some things that take a lot of getting used to make a different impression.\r\n\r\nVyprVPN\u2019s speeds are good\u2026 until they\u2019re not.\r\n\r\nVyprVPN\u2019s server selection is impressive\u2026 if you manage to connect to the right server.\r\n\r\nThe provider\u2019s security is reliable\u2026 until you forget to disable the kill switch and break your brain trying to figure out why you don\u2019t have internet for 26 minutes.\r\n\r\nThe mobile app is pretty straightforward\u2026 until you switch to desktop and discover in-app scrolling is apparently still a thing.\r\n\r\nVyprVPN is a boss when it comes to unblocking streaming services\u2026 if the only streaming services you are interested in are US-, UK- and Canada-based.\r\n\r\nLook, VyprVPN is an all-around decent VPN. We\u2019ve definitely seen much-much worse. But we've also seen much better.\r\n\r\n\r\nWe'd say, that VyprVPN is the perfect provider when you ever want to use a VPN for something pretty specific. And with Vyper it's: security, desktop gaming, and English streaming service unblocking.\r\n\r\nSo if you don't need your VPN to come with a milk frother, and save you some bucks, we say Slither For It!