Spotflux review

December 2017
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Spotflux's services are good for basic usage, but more advanced users might miss some features.
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Overall score
6.6
Highlights
  • Adequate pricing plans
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Supports all major platforms
Best for:
privacy
Gaming
privacy
Sports
privacy
Pandora
privacy
Hiding IP
Supports:
privacy
Roku
privacy
Kodi
privacy
Hulu
privacy
HBO

Spotflux Ratings

6.9
privacy
Privacy
7.2
speed-performance
Speed & Performance
6.5
apps
Apps
7.1
server
Servers
6.8
support
Support
6.1
Value for Money
Overall score

6.6

General overview

Spotflux was launched in 2012 and is based in the United States. The company states that it cares immensely about user privacy, but it being located in the US does not guarantee absolute security. So, if you’re interested in security more than anything when using VPN, Spotflux might not be the VPN service provider for you.

Spotflux general highlights:

Overall Rank
#32
Money-back guarantee
45
Setup time
10 min.
Device count per license
5
Mobile apps
iOS & Android
Best price
$3.17/month
Overview - conclusion
Spotflux was founded in 2012 and is based in the not so privacy friendly USA.
Privacy
6.9

Privacy policy states that Spotflux keeps limited to no logs, though some connection logs are kept - user activity logs are not. Spotflux is based in the US, which means that it might be subjected to DMCA and other laws. Also, the United States is home to the Five Eyes group (an alliance among countries that collect, analyze and share intelligence between themselves).

Spotflux’s trial version has SSL 128-bit encryption, while the paid plans use OpenVPN with 256-bit encryption. It also has PPTP and L2TP/IPSec protocols available, but there is no information about what kind of encryption is used for those protocols. However, the free trial encrypts only your browser’s data, as your other activity remains unencrypted. With the paid and mobile versions all of your internet activity is encrypted.

Privacy - highlights
  • Based in the US
  • Connection logs
Privacy - Conclusions
Spotflux keeps some connection logs, but its paid plan use strong encryption.
Features
7.2

Downloading and installing Spotflux is very easy. If you don’t want to create an account, you can skip it entirely. However, if you’re a free user (Spotflux offers a 3-day trial), then you’ll be heavily subjected to third-party ads. While the free users are shown ads, the paid users are ad-free and are also able to block malware and phishing websites. Another drawback is that no P2P or torrenting is allowed, as Spotflux can terminate accounts if users engage in illegal activities or violate copyright laws.

Spotflux does not reveal how many servers they support in general, but in the support page some locations are listed: France, the US, the Netherlands, Germany and a few more. This VPN service provider might not have an extensive list of supported server locations, though the speeds of those servers are decent. But even having servers in the US and the UK, Netflix and BBC iPlayer are not available to the paid users. Still, users can enjoy unlimited data and bandwidth. The paid plans also have data compression, so you can reduce your bandwidth when using this VPN. Also, 5 simultaneous connections are allowed if the Premium plan is chosen.

Features - highlights
  • 5 simultaneous connections
  • Data compression
  • No clear number of servers
Features - Conclusions
Spotflux offers unlimited bandwidth and data as well as 5 simultaneous connections.
Apps
6.5

Spotflux is available for Windows, Mac, Android as well as iOS operating systems. Unfortunately, Linux is not supported. There are troubleshooting guides available in the knowledge base, but no how-to’s or setup guides are offered.

Apps - highlights
  • No Linux support
  • No setup guides
Apps - Conclusions
Spotflux supports all major devices except Linux and tehre are no setup guides available.
Support
6.8

To be able to submit an inquiry, you’re obliged to leave your email address, so you won’t be able to stay fully anonymous. Either that, or you have to log in to your account to leave a message. There is live chat, but it’s only available to the users of the premium plan.

Spotflux has a knowledge base that is filled with articles divided by various topics and different operating system clients. Having a knowledge base is good, but this particular one is not that useful - it’s not intuitive and lacks crucial and the most basic information about the VPN, its servers, encryption and more.

Support - highlights
  • Live chat only available to premium users
  • Can't contact support anonymously
Support - Conclusions
To contact support directly, you need to leave your email or log in, so there is no possibility to stay anonymous.
Value for money
6.1

Spotflux has only two pricing plans available: Mobile only and Spotflux Premium. The mobile plan ($29.99) supports Android 4+ and iOS operating systems. The Premium ($37.99) plan, which is roughly $3.17/month, gives you access to all servers available. Also, you can get a monthly subscription ($4.99/month) if you don’t want to use Spotflux’s services for the full year. Moreover, users can get the 3-day free trial, but not all servers will be available.

All major credit cards are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and more. Other payment methods include PayPal and BitCoin. Spotflux offers one of the most extensive money-back guarantees, which is 45 days. If users find the 3-day trial period too short, they can always buy the services knowing that such an extensive refund policy is available.

Value for money - highlights
  • 3-day free trial
  • Cheap pricing plans
Value for money - Conclusions
An extensive 45-days money back guarantee is available as well a 3-day free trial.
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