What are the best VPNs out there?

A VPN, or a virtual private network, is handy little tool used to reroute all of your internet traffic through other servers. While the internet is a public space, a VPN works by extending an invisibility cloak across the user's activity, and allows people to send and receive data as if they were connected to a private network. In the simplest terms: you can browse the web without anyone tracking you.

There are many different reasons people would want to use a VPN. In some countries, VPNs become a journalist's main tool to get around government censorship and blocks, or get around geoblocks, which until recently was a popular way to access international Netflix content.

While some VPN services are free, the most secure ones come with a price tag. Here are three of the best VPN services to check out.

Best overall

ExpressVPN ($8.23 /month)

ExpressVPN

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Voted the top VPN for April 2016 by BestVPN, ExpressVPN allows its users to access videos from anywhere, encrypt their internet traffic to hide their IP address, and opens up access to most websites.

The service is easy to use with a simple setup (if you get stuck, there's always a live customer support chat on their site) while boasting a super-fast, 256-bit encryption.

With the program, you get unlimited bandwidth, unlimited server switches, unlimited speed, servers in more than 87 countries, and more (and if you're super hesitant about the program, don't worry; there's a 30-day money-back guarantee!)

Bottom line: ExpressVPN makes it easy for users to access videos from anywhere plus so much more (plus that unlimited bandwidth, tho).

ExpressVPN

Voted the best for a reason

ExpressVPN allows users a lot of flexibility with their account. Users can switch servers as many time as they want with nearly 90 countries to pick from. That's an insane amount of variety from a service that promises a super secure, high-speed VPN service.

Express VPN also allows users to connect on up to three devices, and if things get buggy or complicated, their 24-hour customer service is there to help out. Don't worry about stressing up over set up either, because ExpressVPN tries to make everything as simple as possible.

Most Reliable VPN

Buffered VPN ($8.25 /month)

Buffered VPN

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Watch anything from anywhere, protect your privacy, and unblock content with Buffered VPN!

Voted the second-best VPN for April 2016 by BestVPN, Buffered promises users VPN services in over 30 countries, a foolproof setup, unlimited speed, bandwidth, server switching, and more.

Like ExpressVPN, Buffered also offers customer service chat if you get stuck downloading the program.

Bottom-line: Buffered VPN is a reliable partner for watching almost any content anywhere, protecting your privacy, and unblocking a plethora of content.

Best Value VPN

Spotflux ($4.99 /month)

Spotflux

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Claiming to be the "world's most advanced VPN," Spotflux gives users the option to try their program for free before committing to a monthly fee.

Spotflux is also unique in that it's one of the only VPN networks that works on every device. That means your phone, tablet, desktops and laptops can be protected with Spotflux.

Spotflux also breaks down their paid subscriptions differently. With most VPN sites, you have to pay a monthly fee for a standard service. With Spotflux, you get an option to pay for mobile only, or the premium package, which does the exact same thing as the mobile, but also allows users to register up to 5 devices.

While the annual cost for a mobile membership is $29.99, the premium one goes for $37.99.

Conclusion

There are hundreds of amazing VPN servers out there, so there's a chance we might have missed your favorite. What is your most pick for VPN services and why?

Let us know in the comments below!

Best overall VPN

ExpressVPN ($8.23 /month)

ExpressVPN

See at ExpressVPN

Voted the top VPN for April 2016 by BestVPN, ExpressVPN allows its users to access videos from anywhere, encrypt their internet traffic to hide their IP address, and opens up access to most websites.

The service is easy to use with a simple set up (if you get stuck, there's always a live customer support chat on their site) while boasting a super-fast, 256-bit encryption.

With the program, you get unlimited bandwidth, unlimited server switches, unlimited speed, servers in more than 87 countries, and more (and if you're super hesitant about the program, don't worry; there's a 30-day money-back guarantee!)

Bottom line: ExpressVPN makes it easy for users to access videos from anywhere plus so much more (plus that unlimited bandwidth, tho).