The Best Free VPN of 2024

You don't have to spend a penny to encrypt your web traffic with a VPN. We tested the best Free VPNs, and here’s what we found.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
The Best Free VPN of 2024
2,500+ research hours
50+ VPNs reviewed
300 speed tests
6 experts consulted
5 VPNs recommended
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    Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps

  2. Hotspot Shield. (2023). What's Hotspot Shield's Basic (free) app?

  3. Netflix. (2023). Watching TV shows and movies through a VPN.

  4. Netflix. (2023). How to control how much data Netflix uses.

  5. TunnelBear. (2023). How much data do free users get?

  6. TunnelBear. (2021). What is the difference between a free and paid TunnelBear account?