If you own a smartphone, tablet or laptop, as well as possibly smart TVs you want to connect to a VPN at the same time, you need an option that allows you to have multiple simultaneous connections. We also examine the security protocols and encryption levels, and if the developers make it a priority to fix any bugs reported.

NordVPN is one of the most attractive interfaces for desktop apps and is easy to use on smartphones too. It has a wide range of settings to pick from and is perfect for streaming, with speeds that surpass those we’ve seen from similar competitors. There’s a kill button, split tunneling, and AES-256 encryption. A handy feature called Threat Protection blocks trackers, ads and malware.

CyberGhost is another top performer in our tests, with the largest network of servers in the globe, which includes numerous torrent-friendly options. It’s fast and has outstanding features, including split tunneling, which routes certain apps via VPN while allowing others to access the Internet directly. There are native apps available for Windows, macOS and Android as well as an iOS application and router compatibility.

Windscribe provides a wide range of connection options, and has the bonus advantage of being located in Switzerland which means that it’s not subject to any of the “fourteen eyes” surveillance systems. It also has a simple efficient, reliable Chrome extension which makes it a great option for mobile devices.