Windscribe is a Canadian VPN service that excellent security and stable connection. The provider offers both free and paid subscriptions making it an ideal option for those on a tight budget.
With Windscribe, you can access servers in 68 different countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The VPN also features WINDFLIX servers which allow you to enjoy US and UK streaming libraries – including US Netflix and BBC iplayer – from any corner of the world.
In this Windscribe review, I’ll lay out the key features of the VPN service and outline the installation process.
Security & Privacy
Windscribe doesn’t compromise when it comes to security and privacy. The provider uses AES 256-bit cipher, which is secure from Man-in-the-middle (MITM) and brute force attacks. As for the tunneling protocols, Windscribe relies on OpenVPN and IKEv2, the two top recommended protocols.
While the VPN does keep tabs on the amount of data you transfer, they do not log your source IP or the sites you’ve visited.
Streaming and Torrenting
Windscribe supports both Netflix and P2P services. However, to enjoy seamless US Netflix and iPlayer streaming, you will need to use the specialty WINDFLIX servers. Unlike many VPNs, Windscribe does not block torrent traffic and they even provide configuration for uTorrent, Deluge, and other torrent clients.
Windscribe has easy-to-use apps for all the primary platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. The service is also compatible with routers, Chrome, and Firefox.
Main Features of Windscribe VPP
- Free subscription
- Servers in 60+ countries
- Strong encryption
- Keeps zero activity logs
- Live chat support
Installing Windscribe on Windows 10 PCs and Mac Computers?
I was pleased with Windscribe’s compatibility, but if you would rather stick with the Android app, you can easily do so using an Android Emulator.
Here is a quick guide on how you can use Bluestacks Android emulator to install Windscribe Android VPN on your PC and Mac.
- First, download the Android Emulator on your Mac or Windows PC.
- Next, run the setup wizard to install the application
- Launch the Bluestacks app you’ve just installed and sign in with your Google account.
- Go to the main menu and select My Apps.
- From there, navigate to Play Store and click to open it.
- On the Play Store search bar, type ‘Windscribe.’
- Click the Install button and wait for the installation to complete.
- Go back to My Apps and launch the Windcribe VPN app.
That’s it! You can now use your Windcribe Android app on your computer.