OverplayVPN review

October 2017
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OverplayVPN offers good services with an integrated smart DNS, but is expensive when compared to other providers.
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Overall score
6.9
Highlights
  • Multiple protocols
  • 650 server locations
  • Smart DNS
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

OverplayVPN Ratings

7.3
privacy
Privacy
6.6
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
7.1
apps
apps
7.2
server
servers
7.1
support
support
6.4
Value for Money
Overall score

6.9

OverplayVPN overview

OverplayVPN is a part of the Overplay smart DNS service. A smart DNS service lets you access content that you might have had a problem reaching. Using a smart DNS can help you bypass censorship, access restricted content and unblock geographically-blocked websites. While a DNS does not offer any kind of protection on its own, you can get Overplay with an integrated VPN service. OverplayVPN offers about 70 locations and servers in more than 50 countries with about 650 server locations available. Also, 3 simultaneous connections are allowed. OverplayVPN gives you the ability to switch between servers and regions with no limits as well no bandwidth or peer-to-peer traffic restrictions. While there are many server locations available, the server speed in general is quite slow, but it might be because of this VPN’s pairing with DNS, as it takes its toll on speed.

OverplayVPN supports Windows, Mac, Linux as well as Android, iOS and custom routers. Overplay can be set up on any device that has Internet, which means that you can install the VPN on your game consoles, smart TVs and many more. The setup and the installation process is quick and simple. Moreover, the software is nice and easy to navigate. Overplay is nicely designed as well, there is no unnecessary information there. On the other hand, the software itself lacks advanced features and options.

What is more, PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN protocols are offered by OverplayVPN and its Privacy Policy states that no logs or any kind of traffic or Internet activity data is kept. This means that you can be sure that no personal data will be disclosed or leaked to 3rd parties. In Overplay’s Terms of Use it is written about the company opposing any kinds illegal activity.

You can choose from two pricing plans: a 1 month plan ($9.95) and a 1 year plan ($8.33/month). However, there are no 3 months or 6 months plan and the offered plans are quite pricey when compared to some other VPN service providers. You are eligible to a refund, but it’s a very short period of time - 5 days. While it is good that a refund is available in general, 5 days might be too short for some users to fully test Overplay’s services and evaluate them. You can pay with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or through PayPal. Hopefully, in the future there will be an option to pay for these services anonymously, for example with BitCoin.

Support options include a live chat, ticketing system and a knowledge base with setup guides, FAQs and service news. There are numerous setup guides and FAQ articles that answer most of the questions a user might have - from billing to speed. Most of the articles are short, yet simple to understand and to the point, not overloaded with information.

OverplayVPN offers good services, especially knowing that it comes together with a smart DNS. It offers a wide server and device coverage and a great Privacy Policy. Nevertheless, slow speed, limited payment options and expensive pricing plans in general leave a lot to be desired.

OverplayVPN general highlights:

Overall Rank
#14
Money-back guarantee
5
Setup time
8 min.
Device count per license
3
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$8.33/month
Overview - highlights
  • Smart DNS is included
  • Great device coverage
  • Slow speed
  • Limited payment options
Overview - conclusion
OverplayVPN comes paired with smart DNS, offers a wide device coverage. On the other hand, slow speed and expensive pricing leave a lot to be desired.
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