Private Internet Access vs VyprVPN

Which is the better VPN? Private Internet Access or VyprVPN?


According to my professional opinion, these two VPNs are very similar and both would make good choices. However, if you value speed, torrenting, and anonymity, choose Private Internet Access. If streaming, customer support, and unblocking websites are more important, choose VyprVPN.

This comparison between Private Internet Access and VyprVPN includes test data that was undertaken between 5 September and 2 November 2020.

How is Private Internet Access better than VyprVPN?

Private Internet Access is better than VyprVPN in overall speed, torrenting, features, short-term plan pricing, privacy, and anonymity.

How is VyprVPN better than Private Internet Access?

VyprVPN is better than PIA for geo-unblocking Netflix, reputation, support, long-term plan pricing, and also for unblocking websites in countries with extreme internet censorship.

Privacy & Anonymity

Which one offers better privacy?

Both VyprVPN and PIA are no-logs VPNs, and their privacy policies are very similar. However, PIA supports anonymous payment options like cryptocurrencies, while VyprVPN doesn’t. On the other hand, VyprVPN has a ‘Chameleon’ protocol, which is pretty good at unblocking websites in countries with extreme internet censorship.

PIA killswitch on mac

Private Internet Access killswitch on my Mac

VyprVPN killswitch on Mac

VyprVPN killswitch on my Mac

Speed & Performance

Which one is faster?

We tested browsing, downloading, and torrenting speeds of both Private Internet Access and VyprVPN multiple times.

PIA’s WireGuard and OpenVPN - UDP protocols turned out to be slightly faster than VyprVPN’s WireGuard protocol. However Vypr’s WireGuard protocol was noticeably quicker when downloading files.

Which one is better for downloading torrents?

In the multiple torrenting tests we ran, we found out that the WireGuard protocol of Private Internet Access provides slightly better speeds than VyprVPN’s IKEv2 and WireGuard protocols. However, PIA’s OpenVPN-UDP protocol is slightly slower than VyprVPN’s WireGuard and IKEv2.

Functionality & Application

Which is better for geo-unblocking Netflix?

We tested Private Internet Access and VyprVPN to see whether they would allow us to access geo-restricted Netflix content in 15 countries. PIA unblocked Netflix Germany, Japan, Netherlands, and the US, whereas VyprVPN unblocked Netflix Canada, Germany, UK, and the US.

Considering the countries and the Netflix content available in the unblocked countries, VyprVPN is better than PIA for geo-unblocking Netflix.

PIA watching The Dark Knight on Netflix

Watching The Dark Knight on Netflix Japan with PIA

Watching 24 while connected to German Netflix

Watching 24 on Netflix Germany with VyprVPN

Which one has better features?

PIA offers up to 10 simultaneous connections and supports split tunneling in Windows, Mac, and Android, whereas VyprVPN offers up to 5 simultaneous connections and supports split tunneling only on Android devices.

VyprVPN has an internet kill switch on its Android, Windows, and Mac clients, whereas PIA has a kill switch on iOS, Android(VPN always on), and Windows.

PIA supports split tunneling on Mac

Private Internet Access supports split tunneling on Mac.

VyprVPN supports split tunneling on Mac

VyprVPN also supports split tunneling on Mac

Reputation & Support

Which one offers better support?

VyprVPN offers a better, fast, and responsive live chat support than PIA. PIA doesn’t have live chat support, and customer support is often slow to respond.

Which one is more trustworthy?

VyprVPN is more trustworthy than PIA. They have maintained an excellent reputation while PIA is owned by Kape Technologies, a company that used to create adware and malware by the name ‘Crossrider.’

Price & Value

Which offers better value for money?

PIA is cheaper for one-month and one-year plans, costing $9.95 and $39.95 respectively, compared to VyprVPN’s $12.95 and $45. However, VyprVPN offers a two-year plan that costs only $60, whereas you’ll have to pay $79.90 for two years with PIA.

PIA pricing and plans

Private Internet Access pricing options in USD

VyprVPN subscription pricing

VyprVPN pricing options in USD

Very Good - 6.91 / 10

Private Internet Access

Very Good - 7.28 / 10


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