NordVPN, the VPN giant which we always recommend for unblocking US Netflix and other international streaming services, is celebrating its 9th birthday. And as a way to celebrate, they’re… giving away free passes.
There is an element of chance here: Anyone who subscribes to their 2-year-plan (get it here), will get a random free gift – extra time on your subscription, up to two whole free years (but you’re bound to win a prize – see the full details down below).
NordVPN is currently our Editor’s Choice, and for good reason, especially if you need a VPN for unblocking American streaming services, such as the US version of Netflix (see our full guide on how to watch American Netflix in the UK), HBO Max, Tubi and many others.
They’ve been around for 9 years (Happy Birthday!), they have more than 5,000 servers around the world (many of which were recently upgraded to 10Gbps servers), they have no bandwidth or data limits (which is important for streaming), and, in my testing, their servers are fast – I very rarely encounter buffering issues when streaming video (though it can happen).
Importantly, NordVPN also has an app for the Amazon Fire TV and the new Google Chromecast with Google TV – which makes it even easier to use for streaming purposes and unblocking geo-restrictions. That’s in addition to apps for mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers.
What Is A VPN?
In simple terms, a VPN lets you create a secure connection between your device (PC/phone/tablet/etc.) and another computer. Then, you use THAT computer (or Network) to browse the internet – so now it’s as if you’re sitting next to that other computer – wherever in the world it may be – and using IT for your internet browsing.
This is useful for protecting your privacy when you’re browsing the web (so companies don’t get your real IP address), keeping your connection secure when you’re on public WiFi, and – bypassing geo-restrictions enforced by some sites and streaming services.
NordVPN Birthday Deal: What You Need To Know
The limited-time deal is live now, and will only run for a few weeks.
To take part, you need to buy the 2-year-plan, which is also discounted – so you get two years of NordVPN for £2.74/month.
Once you finish your purchase, you will automatically be notified of the random prize you’ve won:
- 1 Additional Month of NordVPN
- 1 Additional Year of NordVPN
- 2 Additional Years of NordVPN
Remember that once your subscription term (including the gifted months) is up, it will auto-renew – but you can always cancel.