Although it might sound surprising, you can’t use Discord everywhere in the world. A good example of VoIP software being banned includes China and the United Arab Emirates but we’ve also heard complaints from residents in Iran and Russia. All of this is a result of government censorship, preventing Internet freedom. Well, we and hundreds of thousands of others online believe everyone should be able to use software they love and visit websites they want. Thankfully, there’s a way to make that possible by using a VPN. So, here’s a rundown of the best VPNs for Discord.
ExpressVPN is the overall winner among the best Discord VPNs. We considered video/audio live streaming, downloading or uploading files, and the basic functionality. ExpressVPN encrypts Internet traffic with military-grade AES-256-bit encryption, doesn’t store any logs, and bypasses VPN blocks in China, UAE, and other censorship-heavy countries. The VPN provider also topped our list of fast VPN services, offers 3000+ servers in 94 countries, and supports P2P traffic on them all. You can also connect up to 5 devices at once, use a 7-day free trial of mobile VPN without a credit card, and get a 30-day money-refund guarantee.
NordVPN was very close to winning the title but lost to ExpressVPN slightly during our speed tests. Also, not every one of its 5500+ servers in 59 countries supports P2P transfer, streaming, and obfuscation for China and UAE like ExpressVPN. Instead, they are split into “specialized” servers, clearly marked in the app. In contrast, NordVPN is significantly cheaper. It also comes with a no-log policy, AES-256-bit encryption, a 30-day money-back guarantee, and a free trial on mobile for 7 days. You’ll also get 24/7 customer support, enjoy extensive device compatibility, and bonus features such as split tunneling and kill switch.
Surfshark is among the cheapest Discord VPNs, yet capable of circumventing censorship in China and UAE via its NoBorders feature. It offers 3200+ VPN servers in 65+ countries, all of which support torrenting. You also get a zero-log policy, bank-grade encryption, 24/7 Customer Support, and features such as kill switch, split tunneling (Whitelister), Ad-Blocker, Camouflage Mode for advanced obfuscation, and MulitHop. Surfshark’s best selling point is the ability to connect an unlimited number of devices to the VPN on one account, which is ideal for massive VoIP groups such as tournaments.
CyberGhost VPN is a Romania-based provider whose unbeatably low prices might make it one of the top Discord VPNs. It’s inconsistent when used from China and UAE but offers decent speeds and a large choice of VPN servers worldwide – 6900+ across 90 countries. Users can also use a 1-day free trial of its desktop app and a 7-day trial of its mobile apps for 7 days without payment details. If they decide to sign up, they have a 45-day money return guarantee, the longest such period in the VPN industry. They are getting 256-bit AES encryption, a no-logging policy, 24/7 Customer Service, and 7 concurrent VPN connections too.
Private Internet Access is a premium VPN provider with 35,440+ servers in 79 countries, making it an ideal Discord VPN when traveling. Its subscription plans are very affordable, and you can pay anonymously with gift cards or cryptocurrency. The VPN service has a zero-logging policy, supports P2P transfer on all servers, and has impressive device compatibility. It also allows 10 simultaneous VPN connections, offers up-to-date security protocols, a 30-day money return guarantee, a variable encryption level. Finally, it comes with a kill switch, split tunneling, VPN proxy (SOCKS5), and even port forwarding.
ProtonVPN is undoubtedly the best free VPN for Discord. It allows a connection to VPN servers in 3 countries with 1 device at a time and with no data usage or bandwidth limits. ProtonVPN also offers a 7-day free trial (desktop and mobile) and a 30-day risk-free purchase for their Premium service. This allows you to connect to servers in 54 countries with up to 10 devices simultaneously, and achieve a bandwidth of up to 10 Gbps. You get apps for all major operating systems, NSA-grade encryption, and support for P2P traffic and circumventing Netflix VPN block.
PrivateVPN is among the most underestimated VPNs for Discord since it only offers 100+ servers in 63 locations. However, this is ideal for VoIP services, because every server is optimized for top-tier performance. It also works in China, UAE, and other censorship-stricken countries and allows up to 6 VPN connections at once. Additionally, its encryption is close to the best publicly available – AES-256-bit with 2048-bit keys. Moreover, PrivateVPN provides a choice of top-tier security protocols. Finally, it supports P2P traffic on all servers, has extensive app support, and unblocks major streaming services.
If you read our StrongVPN review, you know it easily unblocks Discord in countries that ban its use, especially UAE and China. It also allows torrenting safely on all of its servers and works with other VoIP such as Skype or TeamSpeak. Furthermore, it has a strong lineup of VPN protocols – IKEv2/L2TP over IPsec, OpenVPN TCP/UDP, and WireGuard. Its 1-year plan is also significantly cheaper than equivalent plans from other providers. StrongVPN offers 950+ VPN servers in 30 countries worldwide and is compatible with a host of systems and devices. Finally, users can concurrently establish up to 12 VPN connections.
Do you plan to stream/watch a lot of streams on Discord? What about uploading or downloading via this VoIP service? If so, pick TorGuard as your go-to. It’s not only reasonably priced, but all 3000+ servers across 50+ countries allow encryption level configuration, further boosting Internet speed and reducing VPN data usage. Using Stealth Proxy also helps circumvent censorship, since it scrambles data between the server and the open Internet. Best of all, you have top-tier protocols at your disposal – OpenVPN, WireGuard, IKEv2, and L2TP over IPsec), and can protect 8 devices simultaneously.
Windscribe is our second choice for a free Discord VPN due to its monthly data limit of between 10 GB and 15 GB and only 1 server in the United States. They won’t sell your data due to a no-log policy nor place ads or trackers. Upgrading to Premium unlocks connections to VPN servers in 63+ cities and 110 locations. Even better, you can do so with an unlimited number of devices concurrently. Windscribe also supports OpenVPN (UDP/TCP), IKEv2/IPsec, and WireGuard protocols, as well as P2P transfer on all servers. Most importantly, it functions from China and UAE reliably.