Top 5 Best FREE VPN Services! (2021) Computer, Android, iOS Device

In today's article, I'm going to be going over the top five best VPNs. Whether you're on a Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device, and you're looking for a VPN that's either super fast, has a lot of bandwidth available, or you just want to watch some Netflix, there is going to be something on this list for everyone. I'll be going over the pros and cons of each VPN, and hopefully by the end you can find the perfect one for you and all.

So with that being said, let's get started. Now the good thing about all five of these VPN is that they're all very, very simple to use, regardless of what device you download them and which VPN you choose, for all of them, all you have to do is download the VPN, and then choose your server and then you can just turn it on and off, which is really really nice because what it means for you is that you can also quickly test out these different VPS and see which one is best for you by also trying them out. Now these VPNs aren't ranked in any particular order, but the first one we're going to be talking about is Hotspot Shield: Basic Edition.

Hotspot Shield Basic Edition

Hotspot Shield is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, and with the free version, you can access the American server, use one device and you can get 500 megabytes of bandwidth per day. I would say that Hotspot Shield is the perfect jack of all trades VPN, you can use it with one device, and it has all the basic features including a kill switch.

Now the only reason I would not recommend Hotspot Shield is if you're someone who is looking to do streaming as well, this is because in the free version, a couple of sites are blocked including Netflix, and on top of that you can't stream in high definition you can only stream videos in standard definition. If you're using the basic version, and I found Hotspot Shield to not be the fastest VPN, there are some faster alternatives I'll be covering later, but usually I got speeds of two megabits per second. And so it's not the fastest but if you're looking for like the perfect average VPN, and you're not looking to do any streaming, then Hotspot Shield is the perfect choice for you. 

Windscribe (Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)

Now if you're looking for a free VPN for the sole purpose of streaming, then I would recommend Windscribe. Windscribe is the perfect option for streaming videos, as well as using services such as Netflix. And with Windscribe, you can use it on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, and you get 10 gigabytes of bandwidth per month. Now to get the 10 gigabytes of bandwidth per month, you do have to sign up for an account with your email, but you don't have to put in any credit card information, and then if you tweet about Windscribe as well, you'll get another five gigabytes a month for free. 

So you're basically getting 15 gigabytes a month, or 500 megabytes a day. Now with Windscribe you can also access 10 different servers but once again, you're limited to one device, and the reason I would say this one is good for Netflix is because it's one of the few options that don't block Netflix. Other than that it's your run of the mill VPN and it works great on all the devices I've used it on. Now the one warning I would give you is that Netflix takes up a lot of bandwidth, the average 30 minute show takes it about 500 megabytes, so with Windscribe you can only watch one episode a day. And personally, I don't know anyone that watches one episode a day, but I thought I would just warn you guys, just in case you're about to watch the season finale and then your 15 gigabytes is up, I don't want you guys to be angry in the comments. So take that as you will. 

ProtonVPN Free Plan (Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)

Now if you're someone that wants to use as much data as possible, I would recommend ProtonVPN. ProtonVPN is available on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, and once again you can only use one device, but you have access to three servers and the best part is that you get unlimited bandwidth with the free version as well. Now with ProtonVPN, I did have a little bit of trouble connecting to a server, but then once I connected it was smooth sailing from there. 

So as long as you can get ProtonVPN working, this is a great option if you're someone who wants to, you know permanently be connected to a VPN and you really value not having your location or IP shared because with ProtonVPN, you can have it on indefinitely on your device and you don't have to worry about you know, running out of bandwidth, or having it turned off for any reason because of the unlimited bandwidth that it provides you. And then in terms of speed, I would say is comparable to Hotspot Shield. So it's not the fastest, but you're not going to be using ProtonVPN for streaming is for more basic tasks and just like day to day use, so you don't really have to worry about the speed.

Speedify (Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)

if that's your concern. But if you are concerned about speed, then I would recommend the fourth choice on this list, which is Speedify. Speedify is great if you wanna use a VPN for certain tasks, and you don't want to compromise on you know, actual wait times and loading times because I found that I got the fastest speeds with this option, other than that, you know, it's available on all platforms like the previous one, so Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android but the only, you know constraint I would say is that you only get two gigabytes of bandwidth per month with the free version. 

So you have to use it sparingly, but once again, this isn't something that you'd want to use permanently, it's if you need to quickly switch to a VPN and get things done quickly. Another pro of Speedify is that if you're looking for a VPN that has a lot of servers, with Speedify you can go to 50 different places and a bunch of them are also located in the States. So if that's something you're looking for, it's another pro you can consider when deciding as well. But other than that Speedify is a solid choice if speed is what you're looking for. 

TunnelBear Free Version (Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS)

And the final on the list is TunnelBear. Now TunnelBear barely made the list, but I had to include it just in case the other ones don't work for you guys. And the only reason I wouldn't recommend TunnelBear over the other ones is because you only get 500 megabytes a month. So you get very little bandwidth actually play with, but other than that TunnelBear is great because it's very simple to use and it's available on all the platforms that I mentioned previously, and so if you try out the other VPNs for whatever reason they're not working with your devices, then I would say TunnelBear is a great last resort option. 

But I would also just put out there that most VPNs only cost a few dollars per month. So if you're using any of these services, and you find out that, you know, you want to get more bandwidth, or you're really enjoying them, I would say that, they're usually worth the price because you know the hassle of actually finding another free one can take more time, but that's just a quick word of advice. But anyways, those are the top five best free VPN on this list.

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