The PlayStation 4 can be a lot fun. It’s an excellent gaming machine, but it does so much more than that — you can watch TV and movies through the disc player, or through an app. On top of that, it comes with its own Web browser that you can use for, well, browsing the Internet.
Unfortunately, a lot of Internet-based features that the PlayStation 4 has can be blocked, especially if you’re playing on a school’s network or something similar. Unfortunately, there’s not really an easy way to setup your PlayStation 4 with a VPN. That said, so long as you’re up for the challenge, any five of these below can be installed to your router, or connected to through Windows or Mac.
Coming up first on our countdown, we’re looking at CyberGhost. It’s available on iOS, but for Mac and PC as well. CyberGhost is actually completely free for most people, but there are features that you can’t access without a premium subscription. So while subscriptions are optional, they do open up more features.
CyberGhost is an excellent choice for those that need a VPN that they can trust for privacy and opening up geo-restricted content.
What’s really cool about CyberGhost is that they don’t log your data at all — they keep it well secured, and don’t even sell it third parties or advertisers. That’s something that can’t be said for many free VPNs out there. Additionally, there’s a handful of other features included that increases security, too.
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NordVPN isn’t a virtual private network that you can just “download” onto your PlayStation 4. Instead, you actually have to set it up on your router. Or, you’ll have to set it up on your Windows PC, and share the VPN network with PlayStation 4.
We really like NordVPN because of its massive infrastructure. With well over 4,000 servers in their arsenal — NordVPN keep your Internet extremely quick by always making sure there’s a server near you.
This virtual private network also keeps you extremely safe on the Internet with a 256-bit AES encryption key, SHA256 authentication, DNS and IPv6 leak protection, and more.
Get it here: NordVPN
ExpressVPN is another excellent choice for your PlayStation 4, but once again, this is a service where you’ll have to set it up on your router or share it via your Windows PC. That’s because the PlayStation 4 and similar consoles don’t support built-in VPNs.
One of the cool things about ExpressVPN is that their servers are actually optimized for streaming, which means things should stay snappy when watching Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming content on your PlayStation 4.
And just like NordVPN, ExpressVPN keeps you extremely safe on the Web with 256-bit AES encryption keys. On top of that, you have SHA256 authentication, DNS and IPv6 leak protection, support for VPN security protocols, and more.
Get it here: ExpressVPN
TunnelBear VPN is one of your more basic virtual private networks, but works just as well as the other. Connecting up to Tunnelbear is actually extremely simple — just create an account, and then you can just press the single button to connect up to their servers. A free Tunnelbear account comes with 500MB of VPN data on a per month basis. That’s not a whole lot, but the good news is that TunnelBear allows you to increase that through referrals and doing different tasks.
Free is nice, but some folks need more features than exclusively what that offers. So, Tunnelbear offers some premium subscription tiers, if you want to sign up for those. You can easily setup TunnelBear on multiple platforms.
Download it now: App Store
Want top security while browsing the web? StrongVPN will be right up your alley, as they have created their server network with high-end encryption in mind. It’s actually some of the best in the industry, giving you a 2048-bit encryption key. That makes StrongVPN virtually unhackable. But on top of that, StrongVPN also includes a standard 256-bit AES encryption key, too.
StrongVPN actually has servers all over the world. That said, you should be able to connect up to a server almost anywhere, and spoof your location to access geo-restricted content. It’s easy to setup on multiple platforms, too.
Get it here: App Store
VyprVPN is another great choice for those that need reliability and top tier security on their PlayStation 4. Sure, it’s quite similar to the VPNs that we’ve already listed here today; however, it has at least one feature that makes it stand out from other free virtual private networks out there. VyprVPN actually operates its network without third parties, which means that your data isn’t sold whatsoever.
VyprVPN keeps you completely encrypted online. ISPs, schools, and governments aren’t able to see what you’re doing — all they can see is “encrypted traffic” coming through — not any details of what you’re doing. Additionally, you get fast and unlimited bandwidth, so gaming, watching media, or anything else will be completely uninterrupted.
Download it now: App Store
Secure VPN is another great choice. They have a lot of similar features to the others, but aims at providing you with simplicity and top encryption. They make it just a one-click process to connect up to the VPN, which is available right after you create a free account.
Like we mentioned, this has some of the best encryption and protection available today. This one is able to provide your PlayStation 4 with 256-bit AES encryption, which is already hack-proof. There are some additional features to keep security even tighter, though.
Download it now: App Store
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent virtual private networks for your PlayStation 4. Most of these won’t work with the PlayStation 4 directly, but will require you to set it up on Windows first, or even your router.
Do you have a favorite VPN?