Access Your Favourite Content Online With a VPN

By Gizmodo UK on at

While the number of users downloading content illegally has declined in the UK, piracy certainly hasn’t.  More and more users have turned to cheap set top boxes running Kodi that can access content for free.  A crackdown on these set top boxes will likely occur soon and then these users will be out of luck.  By using a VPN to access the Internet though, you can bypass region blocks and enjoy your favourite content without a Kodi box or an expensive cable subscription.

Most VPN service providers offer services globally and thus charge in US Dollars rather than in local currencies, so we've listed pricing in Dollars for the sake of simplicity.  Bear in mind that when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in pounds, or whatever your native currency may be.

These are the best deals we found to bypass region blocks and access content from all over the world:

  1. ZenMate - Just $38.40 for 1 year

This user-friendly VPN is a great choice for novice users and the company even offers a 14-day money-back guarantee so new users can try it out themselves.  ZenMate’s Windows client is also easy-to-use and can be setup with just a few clicks.  The company is currently running a promotion where new customers can get 40% off .

  1. ExpressVPN - From $99.95 for 15 months

ExpressVPN has over 1,000 servers across 136 locations with support for three simultaneous connections.  This VPN offers native clients for a number of platforms including Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and BlackBerry.  ExpressVPN also includes full P2P support, a kill switch in case the service goes down and solid overall performance.

  1. Hotspot Shield - Lifetime license for only $139.99

This competitively priced VPN offers great download speeds as well as support for private browsing and virtual locations.  Hotspot Shield has 2,000 servers across 20 locations and up to five devices can be connected to the service simultaneously.  The company even provides a 7-day free trial so new users can test the service out for themselves.

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