The self-proclaimed ‘World's best VPN provider' IPVanish VPN (we are about to do a review of their app) just changed their app policy to increase the number of simultaneous connections from 5 to 10. This is just great news and we hope more VPN vendors will follow them as the number of devices connected to the Internet is growing every year.
Each VPN vendor puts a limit on your subscription in terms of so-called simultaneous connections. That means how many different devices (computer, laptop, phone, tablet, router, etc.) can be connected to the VPN server at the same time. It doesn't mean you can pass the subscription or license to your friend or family as it is always tight to your personal account.
Nowadays the industry standard is somewhere between 3 to 5 devices. For example, ExpressVPN offers 3 devices, NordVPN 6, but Avast SecureLine VPN only 1. Some of the free VPNs also offer simultaneous connections like TunnelBear VPN 5 or Windscribe VPN even unlimited. We truly hope more and more VPN vendors will follow this trend and eventually switch to unlimited devices plan.
But for some users, this may not be enough. Especially if you want to protect your whole household. A good start is connecting your router to the Internet via VPN, but not every VPN is compatible with routers. Plus it's typically a struggle to do so and requires quite advanced technical skills.
IPVanish VPN offers an app for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS devices. It's a premium VPN and starts at $10 per month or $6.49 per month if you get the yearly subscription. Unfortunately, there is no free trial available, but you can take advantage of their 7-day money-back guarantee.