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With atlasVPN you will find a cheap service with numerous functions in the ever-denser jungle of VPN providers. Via this link By the way, you get the spring offer, thanks to which you can use atlasVPN for two years for only 1,81 euros per month. But let's start from the beginning: In this article you can read what this VPN service can do and how it fared in the test. Above all, I will go into access times and the use of various online services with activated VPN under macOS. Which VPN do you prefer and why? Please leave a comment!
The atlasVPN premium account, which will be discussed below, was provided to me by the developers of the service. Just because I didn't have to pay anything for the service doesn't mean I won't rate it objectively. I do not enter into any substantive obligations in the matter and only write down my own impressions and judgments.
In the Mac App Store for Macs with macOS 10.15 or later as the operating system you will find the required app under the name "Atlas VPN: Fast & Safe Proxy" - or you can simply follow this link. The download can be realized free of charge, so that you can get an impression of the app without a subscription. As a free proxy atlasVPN offers three different regions for server locations, in the paid version there are many more regions and countries. You will also find three tabs in the clear app: All (all locations), Streaming (servers designed for fast streaming) and Privacy Pro (SafeSwap and MultiHop).
As a fast VPN service, atlasVPN ensures that you can use online services and websites with a foreign IP address without any noticeable loss of network speed. This can e.g. B. be useful to use foreign streaming services that reject you through geoblocking if you introduce yourself with a German, Austrian or Swiss IP. With another (virtual) location you can also find cheaper prices for tickets, hotels, rental cars and the like. In addition to all these advantages of using VPN, atlasVPN claims to offer the following functions:
Rerouting the Internet connection via servers thousands of kilometers away sounds like a process that leads to a sharp drop in data rate. In the test, however, I did not notice any particular decrease in surfing performance. I streamed a playlist from the web using Apple Music, along with a 4K video at 60 fps on YouTube and also emailed myself to see if the Mail app works on the MacBook with an intermediary VPN. Automatically saving screenshots to Dropbox also happened.
The result: Everything worked great, without any stutters or delays. A "What's My IP" query meanwhile showed me that I was sitting in Canada. Working with several tabs and online media as well as cloud services and mail clients is not harmed by the interposition of atlasVPN. One more detail: I tested the whole thing in a WLAN network without a cable connection to the router. So if you want to use a VPN, you don't have to switch to an Ethernet cable connection if you normally surf the wireless network.
If you look at overviews of where in the world a Netflix subscription costs the least, you quickly get the idea of creating an account on the Indian website. It's true that there aren't the most series and films there (where the percentage of content is the most for the cheapest price is a completely different topic), but you can save a lot if you maybe limit yourself here and there. So I gave it a try: Can I create an Indian Netflix account using atlasVPN?
Here's how I did it:
Admittedly, I subsequently will not continued because I can't share my credit card info across two accounts and PayPal wasn't an option. But I can well imagine that the whole thing also works beyond the steps outlined and that you can save a lot of money if you get a cheap VPN and take advantage of a cheaper Netflix region.
You benefit from the many functions that the provider presents on its website when using the atlasVPN app under macOS on the Apple Mac. But they are not constantly rubbed under your nose. The app is divided into a few areas, the individual benefits of which are quickly revealed. The settings are also not overloaded and are therefore dealt with quickly. So there is only one thing left to do: select a server location, activate the service and start surfing. If you want to do it cheaply: here is the action link again for the two-year subscription for only 1,81 euros per month.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.