ExpressVPN review (2022)

The name of ExpressVPN sounds so promising, that I had great expectations as I sat down in front of the computer, made an ExpressVPN subscription, downloaded the client, and got started. Curious about what I thought about ExpressVPN after trying it for some days/months/years? Keep on reading the ExpressVPN review for more information.

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The first impression that was given to me was the ExpressVPN homepage. Since I originally wrote this article in 2013 it has changed a lot, and for the better. It is now a very clean website, containing all the information you need without having to search the full website. You can easily log in, purchase a subscription, or find out where ExpressVPN has its servers. The sign-up process is also very easy and quick, meaning you can finish the entire sign-up process in a few minutes.

After signing up it is time to download the ExpressVPN application. They have nice-looking applications for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, and they have thorough guides on how to set up ExpressVPN on different routers, etc. You can also find an ExpressVPN application for Linux, but this is based on the terminal window, meaning that you will have to type in the commands yourself in order to connect to servers, disconnect from a server, change settings, and other similar tasks.

As of 2022, ExpressVPN also has browser extensions available for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. They also support devices like Apple TV, Fire TV, Smart TV, PlayStation, and other similar smart devices.

ExpressVPN servers

ExpressVPN has servers in 94 nations, and amongst those you can for example find:
United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Panama, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, India, Russia, and Egypt.

ExpressVPN runs more than 2000 servers, located in approximately 150 different cities around the globe.

ExpressVPN speeds

We have tested several ExpressVPN servers in nations all across the world. Often we suffer from much lower speeds as we connect to VPN servers in countries far away, but we actually could surf with almost no speed trouble using all the different ExpressVPN servers. Here are some examples from our test process:

  • Before using ExpressVPN: The upload speed was more than 500 Mbps
  • Connecting to a server in Canada: Download speed 247 Mbps
  • Connecting to a server in the UK: Download speed 251 Mbps
  • Connect to a server in the USA: Download speed 101 Mbps

These are just some examples, but we consider these to be very good results and way better than many of the other VPN providers on the market.

ExpressVPN technical info

Once you download the ExpressVPN client you will by default use their Lightway protocol (built on the Wireguard protocol). Other protocols are available as well such as TCP, L2TP/IPSec, SSTP, and PPTP. ExpressVPN is located in the British Virgin Islands, a place with no data retention laws. They claim to be a no-log company.

ExpressVPN offers services like a kill-switch (all activity will stop if the VPN connection disconnects) and split tunneling (only certain online activities run through the VPN, while others use your normal connection).

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ExpressVPN is up and running’

ExpressVPN prices

There are quite some VPN services out there cheaper than ExpressVPN, but there are also several services more expensive than ExpressVPN. Here you will get an overview showing the prices for the different ExpressVPN subscriptions.

  • 1 month subscription: 12,95USD
  • 6 months subscription: 59,95USD (9,99 USD per month)
  • 12 months subscription: 99,95USD (8,32 USD per month)

ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and all subscriptions include unlimited bandwidth.
You can also use one VPN subscription on five different devices simultaneously, meaning that you can easily share your credentials with some friends or family members and split the cost (if you feel like).

ExpressVPN and unblocking streaming sites

The true strength of ExpressVPN is discovered when you try to unblock websites and streaming sites online. While many VPN providers will give you IP addresses in other nations, no other provider will give you access to as many streaming sites as ExpressVPN. They are among the best when it comes to unblocking Netflix regions, they are always working well if you want to stream Amazon Prime abroad, you can use them to watch HBO Now, CBS All Access, Fox, and NBC outside the States, and they can be used to stream the content on European TV channels like ARD, ZDF, ORF, ITV, BBC, Channel 4, and lots of other channels.

In other words, ExpressVPN might be the best service you will get if you want to watch the content on different streaming websites and TV networks online outside the actual nation of the country.

ExpressVPN review conclusion

ExpressVPN is easy to use, has a nice-looking client, and has reasonable prices. They are by far the best VPN provider on the market as of 2022 when it comes to unblocking streaming services such as Netflix, so if that is your goal, ExpressVPN is the best! However the 30-day money-back guarantee makes it quite harmless to make a subscription and try, and if you are unsatisfied, you can ask for the money back whenever you want and go try another VPN service instead.

If you have tried ExpressVPN yourself, feel free to write a comment and share your thoughts. If you have not yet tried ExpressVPN, but want to make a subscription and try it yourself, visit the ExpressVPN site right away.

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3 thoughts on “ExpressVPN review (2022)

  1. Thomas Stein says:

    I have just updated this ExpressVPN review to make sure it is up to date and all correct for our readers who come by to read this review in 2019! I will keep it updated throughout the year, and whenever 2020 is around the corner, I will make sure it is well suited for the upcoming year(s) as well!

  2. Elizabeth Nagel says:

    I have not been able to use my express vpn at all and now I can’t even get onto there web site I had this one tech guy try and figure it out and he couldn’t then that was it I can’t even get in touch with them now His name was Edwin I am not a happy camper!!!

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