What is VPN.tv And Why Should You Use It?
VPNs have a number of functions: Security, Privacy, and Unblocking websites. As an owner of a VPN website, I harp on these things all the time.
- Protect your privacy!
- Protect your security!
- Access any website!
But when I find myself at the local Starbucks or traveling and stuck in an airport for 3 hours, I don't always use my VPN app. Why?
Also, to be honest, sometimes a VPN really does slow down my connection, and when I'm on crappy wifi I need every kilobyte of speed I can get.
So lately, I've been using browser based VPNs. Though the security features are not as advanced as a PPTP, L2TP, or OpenVPN, they are generally faster. And though they are not able to access as many sites, again, the speed and convenience is worth a lot to me when I'm bored to tears watching Netflix in Terminal 3.
But not all browser based VPNs are the same!
In fact, if you have to log into *anything*, you might as well be using the app. I prefer to use a Chrome extension called VPN.tv.
There are a few Chrome extensions that are similar to VPN.tv, including Hola and Zenmate. Hola, being a free extension, will never have the same functionality as a paid service like VPN.tv, and because Zenmate is a Norton product (also free), they will not support unblocking streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu.
In essence, VPN.tv is the best of both worlds, giving speed, reliability, and cool features.
It's $29/year, which is about 8 cents per day for privacy, security, and access to all your favorite websites regardless of where you are in the world. I even spoke to the guys that make VPN.tv and they said that if a website you are trying to access doesn't work with the extension, they can push an update to get you access!