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As you probably know, NordVPN is one of the largest, best-known, safest, and most popular VPN providers in the industry. It is quite respected, and it had a flawless reputation for years now, which allowed it to attract countless users from all over the world.
It is also collaborating with numerous brands, it has the support of some of the world’s best-known media outlets, and it constantly works to improve and become even better.
To help all those that are not familiar with using a VPN, we will talk about how to use NordVPN, as well as how to use its abilities in combination with all kinds of different devices.
How to use NordVPN: Login
When it comes to using NordVPN, in general, the process is quite straightforward, although there can be a few variations, depending on the device you plan to use it on.
However, most of it remains the same, and all you need to do is follow a few steps. The steps are as follows:
1 – Sign Up
The first thing that you need to do is go to NordVPN’s website and sign up for an account. As soon as you enter its landing page, the chances are that NordVPN will be offering some deal, as it always has discounts on its plans.
Simply click on the big red button at the end of the promotion, and you will get to the sign-up page. Once you get there NordVPN will ask you to choose a payment plan. There are four of them to choose from:
– 1-month plan, for $11.95 per month
– 1-year plan, for $6.99 per month (save 41%)
– 2-year plan, for $4.99 per month (save 58%)
– 3-year plan, for $3.49 per month (save 80%)
However, keep in mind that only the monthly plan gets billed monthly. Every one of the yearly plans will be billed once in 1, 2, or 3 years, charging you their full amount, including during the moment of signup.
After choosing the plan, enter your email address in the space below, and then select a payment method. NordVPN allows you to pay via credit card or cryptocurrencies. Choose your method of choice, fell in the rest of the details, and you will finalize the purchase.
2 – Get the VPN app
After signing up, you will need to get a VPN app. You will have to choose a different version of the app, depending on the device you need it for.
As mentioned, there are NordVPN dedicated apps for Android, Windows, iOS, macOS, Linux, and Android TV. If you plan to use a device or a system that doesn’t have a dedicated app, your best bet is to try installing a Chrome or Firefox browser extension, provided that you can use one of the two on your device of choice.
All of the apps can be downloaded directly from the VPN’s website, or, if you wish to download an app for a mobile device, you can do so from the app store, whether it is Google Play or Apple App store.
3 – Install the app
The next step is to install the app, which should be pretty easy. If you are installing the app on a mobile device, your phone will do it all on its own, same as with any other app.
After hitting the download button, simply wait for the download to end and the installation to begin. In a minute or two, the app will appear on your phone, and you will be ready to proceed.
On the other hand, if you are installing the app on your computer, you will have to find the folder where your device downloaded it to, and then start the installation process manually. This should also be very quick and simple, and all you need to do is follow the instructions, which mostly consist of clicking ‘Next’ and eventually ‘Install.’
After that, just wait for a few minutes, and the app will be ready and waiting.
4 – Log in and connect
Now, it is time for you to log into your app.
If you go to your email — the one you used on NordVPN’s website — you should have received your login credentials. Use them to log in to the app, regardless of which device you are using, and you should be in.
The next thing you will see is a map of the world with marked locations all over the continents. These locations represent server locations, and you can simply choose which location you wish to connect to and tap it. It might take a few seconds, but you will soon be connected and fully protected from any random threat that might come your way online.
You will have access to all the content available in the country in which the server you have connected to is located, and no one but you will know what you are doing or watching while connected.
How to Use NordVPN on Firestick?
Now, if you wish to use your Firestick to access foreign content — whether because you brought your Amazon Fire device on your trip in a country where it doesn't work properly, or because you wish to access content from another country — the process is just a bit different than described earlier.
You still have to go to the NordVPN website and sign up, but from there on, you will have to go to your Fire TV and load up the home screen. From there, follow these steps:
- Go to the App menu
- Click on “Store”, type in 'NordVPN' and search it
- Select NordVPN app and click the 'Get' button
- Once the 'Get' button turns into the 'Open' button, click it again.
- NordVPN app will open, and it might require you to update it, which you should do right away.
- Enter your login credentials when the app asks you to.
- Pick a server in a country that supports Fire TV, and watch whatever is available.
As you can see, the process is only slightly different, but now that you have all the necessary steps, you can avoid any confusion along the way.
How to use NordVPN with Netflix?
Since Netflix is the world’s most popular premium streaming service, we felt like we should post the instructions for how to use NordVPN with Netflix, as well.
The instructions are the same as described above:
1. Sign up on NordVPN website
2. Download the app, either from the site or from the app store
3. Install the app
4. Launch the app, and log in
5. Select the server of whichever country’s content you wish to access
6. Enjoy the shows and movies that Netflix has to offer.
Also, to avoid any confusion, you will need access to a Netflix account, but if you already have it, there is no need to open a new one.
Netflix will scan your IP address, as mentioned earlier, it will pick up on the server’s location, and it will present you with content available in the region where the server is located.
About NordVPN: What Is It and What Does It Offer?
NordVPN is a premium VPN service located in Panama. This is important because it puts it outside of countries that conduct heavy surveillance and that might request that VPNs surrender their clients’ information. Panama is a privacy-friendly region, where data-hungry countries have no power to demand anything.
NordVPN itself is a very privacy-friendly VPN, which is not true for the majority of its peers, which collects a certain amount of data for various purposes.
Proper VPNs that collect data do it in order to improve their services, but there are also those who do it in order to sell this data to advertisers, which might jeopardize your online safety. These are mostly free VPNs, so you don’t have to worry about it if you avoid them.
Now, when it comes to NordVPN itself, it offers quite a bit in terms of features.
First of all, it has a massive server network that spans 59 countries and consists of 5400 servers. Next, it uses OpenVPN as its security protocol, which is the strongest protocol on the market. The same is true for the encryption that it uses — 256-bit AES encryption — which was never broken.
Apart from that, NordVPN features pretty affordable prices, and it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to use it for 30 days from the moment of payment, and still get your money back if you decide that you don’t like it during that time. (Check how to request a NordVPN refund.)
It also allows you to use it on up to 6 devices at the same time, which is great for those who wish to protect their entire family.
Meanwhile, it has dedicated apps for Android, Windows, iOS, macOS, Linux, Android TV, as well as browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox.
Finally, NordVPN also employs additional security measures, such as DoubleVPN, which doubles your privacy, and CyberSec, which protects you from malicious websites, ads, and alike. Also, let’s not forget that it includes DNS leak protection, an automatic kill switch, and it has a strict no-logs policy.
NordVPN is very fast which makes it perfect for streaming, but it also supports P2P traffic, which means that you can even use it for torrenting.
NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN services in the world, and for a good reason. It offers excellent protection, one of the largest server networks in the world, and numerous features that will make you safe, no matter where you go.
Best of all, it is very user-friendly, which makes it perfect for new and experienced users alike. With it, you can bypass geo-restrictions and censorship, hide your actions from websites, advertisers, and even your ISP, and you can finally experience the open internet.
And, after reading this article, you should also know everything you need to know about how to use NordVPN. Remember to remain cautious, regardless of the VPN, but other than that, enjoy your newly found freedom and protection online.