Vanished VPN Review - Can it Bypass Geo-blocks?

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Australian-based Vanished VPN is a relatively new entry into the VPN service provider space, having launched in 2016.

Rather than trying to be everything to everybody, Vanished VPN focuses on providing geo-unblocking solutions.

Besides that, it’s offering a solid security and privacy solution.

Vanished VPN Unblock Netflix

It’s no secret Netflix offers different content depending on the country.

For instance, Australian Netflix subscribers are some of the worst served in terms of content. They get way fewer shows and films than US subscribers.

No surprise VanishVPN’s key offering has been unblocking USA Netflix. Not only that it has been solid doing it, even during the aggressive IP blocking by Netflix last year.

Vanished VPN has been recommended by Lifehacker as their favorite VPN for unblocking USA Netflix for exactly this reason.

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Privacy & security

Vanished VPN supports PPTP, L2TP & OpenVPN.

UDP 128-bit encryption is the only option for OpenVPN.

This demonstrates the company’s focus on speed for streaming, rather than military-grade encryption.

Vanished VPN pricing (Australian dollars!)

There are 2 x plans on offer.

  • Monthly ($11.99)
  • Annual ($99.99).

It also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try the service risk-free.

VanishedVPN pricing

Watch sports events with Vanished VPN

Aside from Netflix, Vanished VPN also provides a dedicated Sports VPN.

It allows access to sports sites in different countries (such as Hotstar, Fubo.tv & Sling.tv) via a single VPN connection.

This was originally launched to enable Australian customers to access English Premier League matches when foxtel lost the rights to local telco, Optus.

However, it has now been expanded to cater to a wider base of sports fans worldwide.

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How to use Vanished VPN

There are no dedicated apps but Vanished does provide a comprehensive library of setup guides covering most devices.

It also provides regular tips and hacks covering everything from how to share your VPN to a device that doesn’t support it (like a smart TV) to guides on channels & content (like how to access the latest series of Game of Thrones).

vanished vpn guides and tutorials

If you aren’t tech-savvy and struggle with the idea of configuring a VPN, Vanished will supply you with a preconfigured router, which has been optimized for streaming.

vanished vpn preconfigured vpn router

Dedicated servers for P2P/torrenting

Vanished VPN provides dedicated P2P servers for torrent users, which are based in a location where P2P / Torrenting is legal.

P2P is blocked on all other servers to ensure that you and they stay on the right side of the law.

Other server locations include Australia & UK, where, once again, the solution for unblocking BBC iPlayer has been solid, despite BBC’s recent blocking of IP ranges which has impacted some of the larger VPN providers.


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Conclusions

Will VanishedVPN be able to continue to provide reliable unblocking solutions for some of the key services like US Netflix, BBC iPlayer & Hotstar?

Well, there are no guarantees, however, the company does have an innovative approach to the continuation of these services and continues to remain 2 steps ahead of the content providers.

They are also supported by the Australian prime minister, who has gone on record to say that geo-unblocking is legal in Australia.

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