PIA VPN for Windows & Mac

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Developed by Kape Technologies, Private Internet Access (PIA) is a virtual private network (VPN) service you can use to hide your IP address, change your geolocation, unblock websites, and watch streaming services like Netflix.

VPNs have become indispensable software solutions for users interested in protecting their online privacy and securing their devices against hackers. And we think that PIA is the best in the business.

You can use PIA VPN to encrypt your network connection and defend your computer from cyber-criminals, especially if you frequently connect to public, unprotected Wi-Fi hotspots. But it’s also a great way to shield your home router from DDoS attacks while gaming or torrenting.

PIA VPN system requirements

  • Windows 10 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • macOS 10.13 or newer (64-bit only)
  • Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 or newer, Mint 18 or newer, Arch, and Debian (64-bit and desktop versions only)
  • Android 4.1 or newer (mobile devices only)
  • iOS 11 or newer (64-bit only)
  • Chrome v48 or newer
  • Firefox v57 or newer
  • Opera v52 or newer

Please note that Private Internet Access doesn’t offer technical support for deprecated operating systems.

Overview of Private Internet Access features

  • Multi-platform support

    • Set it up on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Firefox, Chrome, and routers.
  • Military-grade encryption

    • Secure your data using OpenVPN with up to 256-bit AES encryption or WireGuard.
  • Add more protection

  • Extensive server coverage

    • Explore more than 11,877 VPN and Proxy servers in 96 locations across 75 countries
  • Built-in ad and malware blocker

  • Protect multiple devices at once

  • VPN kill switch

    • Stop IP leaks by disabling all Internet access when the VPN drops using the VPN kill switch
  • Exclusive DNS servers

    • Protects your DNS queries and speeds up your Internet connection
  • Native port forwarding

  • Split tunneling

    • Use the secure tunnel created by the VPN while retaining access to your home network resources, thanks to split tunneling mode
  • Full torrenting and P2P support

    • Connect to any VPN server to protect your identity while torrenting.
  • Supports small businesses

    • Volume discounts are available for entrepreneurs who require at least 3 accounts


PIA VPN home screen The server selection screen of PIA VPN The settings screen of PIA VPN.

Our Review

A strict no-logging policy
No IP, DNS, or WebRTC leaks
24/7 live chat support
30-day money-back guarantee
Doesn't work in China
Doesn't unblock other catalogs besides Netflix US
Doesn't support Smart DNS
Doesn't support obfuscated servers

PIA VPN is wrapped in a super-intuitive user interface, whether you’re using it on Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, or directly in your web browser. It delivers excellent connection speeds, whether you’re securely browsing, torrenting, streaming, or gaming with friends.

We used it to unblock Netflix US and we were not disappointed. We’ve also noticed that PIA receives software updates frequently (a beta channel mode is available for those interested in testing new features early).

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