What’s a VPN?
A VPN – Virtual Private Network – is a technology that allows you to set up a secure connection between your device and another one via the public internet.
It’s like creating a special secret communication channel nobody can snoop on – and with apps like Surshark, it’s also very easy to do.
How to use a VPN
Using a VPN these days is easier than you imagine – yes, even easier than you imagined after leading the first half of the sentence.
Here’s how that process goes:
Step 1: Get a VPN subscription
Paid VPNs like Surfshark are better than free ones.
Step 2: Download and install the VPN app
Ever downloaded and installed a thing before? That skill is about to become useful again.
Step 3: Run the VPN app
Enter your login credentials and you’re but a click away from a VPN connection.
Step 4: Click “Connect”
Clicking the “Connect” button will connect you to the nearest, fastest server. That’s it, you’re using a VPN.
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How to use a VPN to access streaming services
Not all streaming services are happy to provide their libraries around the world. That’s why you need a VPN – and the knowledge to unlock entertainment with it. Here are some of the services you can access:
How to use advanced VPN features
Getting a VPN and not using its full features is like buying a car and never using the A/C – you’re missing out! Here are some of the more advanced features with handy links on how to use them:
Why use a VPN?
Protect your identity online
Don’t want to leave digital breadcrumbs that connect all your online activities to you? With a VPN, you’ll hide your IP address (like your home address, but for the internet), mask your activities from your internet service provider, and more!
Be safe on public Wi-Fi
VPNs use encryption to shield your internet activities from prying eyes. They can be as vital as keeping your login data secure from man-in-the-middle attacks on public WiFi. Don’t get hacked when you’re enjoying a bit of traveling!
Open the doors for entertainment
You already know that YouTube can block videos from being streamed in some countries. And you’re probably aware that video streaming services give some regions more restricted libraries than others. With a VPN, you can get one over on them.
Clear any blocks on the internet
Your school might not want you to watch YouTube on its network. Your country may not like you getting news from sources it doesn’t approve of. Good thing that a VPN can defeat their measures and allow you to use the internet to its fullest.
Get Surfshark and explore the world of possibilities that a VPN opens for you! Or just binge Netflix – we won’t judge.