Astrill VPN Review

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
8.5 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive month or six-month plans: For those that don’t want to commit to a year, Astrill VPN is one of the more expensive options around, costing $20 a month or $15 a month with the six-month plan, a one-time payment of $90. Typically, we see $10 a month as an average, so Astrill VPN is certainly over-priced, much to our dismay.
  • Only five simultaneous connections: We could only connect five devices to Astrill VPN at the same time, which may not be enough for some people, as the average household has 11 connected devices,3 this may not be enough for the whole family.
  • No browser extensions: Although Astrill VPN has apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, Androids and even routers, there are no browser extensions, so you’ll always have to download an app, which will take up more space on your device.

Bottom Line

Astrill VPN benefits from its Seychelles Islands headquarters, as it means it's not subject to surveillance from other countries.
Citations
  1. Netflix. (2020). Watching TV shows and movies through a VPN.
    help.netflix.com/en/node/114701

  2. SlideShare. (2012). 2012 SaaS Conversions Benchmark.
    slideshare.net/totango/2012-saa-s-conversions-benchmark

  3. Deloitte. (2020). Build it and they will embrace it: Consumers are preparing for 5G connectivity in the home and on the go.
    deloitte.com/content/dam/insights/us/articles/6457_Mobile-trends-survey/DI_Build-it-and-they-will-embrace-it.pdf