VPN or a Virtual Private Network somehow made itself important these past years, but only for some. Why did we say just that? Well, to be honest, some of you will need to use VPN and you will benefit from it while others will not, or will never need it, it simply comes down to what do you need it for?!
Some people recommend you always use a VPN to protect yourself and your online data while others state you could protect your data and online footprint in other ways. Despite these statements, there are cases where you, not only need but is mandatory to have a VPN if you want to access certain things online.
VPN basically encrypts your connection and allows you to access certain things that otherwise wouldn’t be available to you and also protects you at the same time. As of lately, VPN has been used when streaming (games or media) because not only that it gives you access to the entire planet and opens you to more public, but it also protects you when streaming media which might be considered on a borderline of legal.
Since we mentioned content, channels, videos or even sites not being available to everyone we have to mention AbemaTV for instance. This is a Japanese only streaming platform with a lot of awesome content but it closed for everyone else. If you are not based in Japan, you sadly can’t access it. If you want more info n this streaming service, please check out Techrobot while we continue with the article.
If you are streaming videos or shows that might be considered illegal or on the line of legality than a VPN is the best answer for you. What a VPN service will do is make an encrypted connection between your IP address and a server somewhere in the world and not share with your ISP what exactly you are doing. That encryption between you and the server elsewhere is what saves you and the information your ISP or anyone else might obtain from your IP. Besides dodging the legality of streaming shows VPN’s are awesome for the protection of your sensitive data like credit card info especially when you are using your phone or laptop somewhere public, or when you are using or being routed through unprotected and unverified websites.
Now what most of us have transferred to is the IPTV. It is cheap easy to use and with the great speeds the internet has achieved in the past years streaming in great resolutions or even 4K has never been simpler. But there is one problem and it is the regional restrictions we already mentioned. Not all content found on the internet is available to everyone. If you are based in the US and want to look at a show or movie from Europe or the UK then you are in a heap of problems, if you don’t have a VPN that is. VPN is like a bridge that helps us IPTV users bridge the regional restriction problems and have all the content from around the globe available to everyone. Besides shows, certain sites, streaming services etc. is also impacted by these regional restrictions which means if I am not based u Russia there is no way that I will be able to have any of their content or services available to me, without a VPN.
Some may argue that using a VPN may hurt your speeds and even your internet connection. What you don’t know is that it is only partially true. There are multiple VPN that you can choose from and every one of them is different in its way. Some do slow your speeds and make web browsing unacceptably slow and painful and with that render streaming impossible. Other VPN services do actually maintain your bought and paid for speeds and even add to that. If you think about it logically watching a show from a location outside your country and connecting to a quality server in the show’s place of origin may keep your streaming speeds the same if not even faster.
4. VPN across multiple devices
Depending on the VPN you opt for you can have multiple devices streaming different things at the same time without any issues. As we mentioned there are plenty of these to choose from and you can have from 3 to an unlimited number of devices streaming at the same time, depending on the VPN you choose. This is a neat thing because you can utilize all your devices and not constantly turn the VPN on or off every time you have to do a different task. You can have it on your smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop and smart TV and all of them can operate simultaneously performing different tasks without any issues.
This part is about the effectiveness of the VPNs and their ability to proactively fight and bypass those geolocation blocks and VPN bans. With the reveal of VPNs and their usage in streaming, streaming services started their battle with this putting VPN bans in place. When choosing your new VPN service, you have to be careful and do some research because not all of them can fight and bypass these bans easily. Some of the biggest and most famous VPN get daily or weekly updates which means that they are active at maintaining their dominance and ability to provide you with top-notch service.
The conclusion is simple – VPN is a necessity in this day in age. Whether it is safety, protection of your sensitive information, streaming media or even accessing thing that is locked to for your geographical region, VPN is a must and there is no doubt about it. They are made simple and user friendly where only a click stands between you and the content from the entire world. Make sure you do your research and look for the one that has the most servers to chose from and that receives regular updates that help it fight those pesky VPN bans and geolocation blocks.