Speed is a critical factor for any VPN. Because they route your traffic through their servers and encrypt your data, VPNs typically slow down your connection. But this isn’t great if you’re looking to torrent or stream over a VPN.
Just behind ExpressVPN for speed, NordVPN is an uber-fast VPN. Most of the more than 5,300 servers in its network are optimized for speed, providing P2P support that aids you with streaming and torrenting.
PIA is one of the fastest VPNs we ever tested, with very negligible drops in speed noted when connected to the VPN. It boasts a large server network that gives you multiple connection options, and successfully unblocks most streaming sites.
New and yet premium, Surfshark has taken the VPN world by storm. Its servers provide impressive connection speeds. As a user, you’d also have access to particular P2P dedicated servers for even faster connections.
With only 150 servers worldwide, PrivateVPN is still able to compete with larger networks for its speed. All of its servers are P2P-optimized, offering you impressive speeds for HD/4K streaming and torrenting.
Hotspot Shield has made impressive strides in security and privacy since its takeover by Pango. With all of its 3,200 servers being P2P optimized, it also provides beyond decent connection speeds.
Although its connection speeds are some distance away from the top performers, CyberGhost produces enough to stream in HD and 4K without buffer issues.
VyprVPN could cut down your download speeds by 50% or more. Still, it typically provides enough for smooth HD streaming.
A great backup VPN, IPVanish could slow your connection by as much as 60% or more. If your connection speed is typically great, though, you shouldn’t worry much about this.