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Best VPN for streaming
movies and other content

Watch your favorite shows without any slowdown.

Say bye-bye to buffering

Don’t you just hate it when your video starts buffering out of nowhere, or worse – takes ages to load? If you have been there, you know that bandwidth throttling can ruin your streaming big time unless you have a VPN.

It will protect your online communications from unwanted snoopers, including your ISP, and will give you fast experience when streaming or downloading media content. Anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Securely access your favorite content in 3 easy steps

1. Download

Pick your VPN plan and download the IP Shells VPN app to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

2. Connect

Choose a VPN server or hit the Quick Connect button and let our smart algorithm do it for you..

3. Enjoy

Enjoy secure streaming. Just make sure you have a streaming service subscription if required.

What is throttling and why does it happen?

When it comes to accessing online content, the faster the internet, the smoother your streams and downloads would be. But what if you are not getting the speeds you are paying for? Chances are – you are being throttled.

Repeated buffering and sudden speed drops are the main signs of bandwidth throttling, which is something ISPs (Internet Service Providers) do to slow down the internet connection of their users. Throttling can occur at any time and any place between your device (smartphone, tablet or personal computer) and the service or website that you’re using.

4 situations when an ISP may throttle your bandwidth

Heavy rush hours

Is your internet speed excellent during the day but it slows to a crawl at 9 PM? It’s probably your ISP trying to avoid traffic jams during internet peak times.

Content prioritization

By making access to certain streaming websites mission impossible, the ISP may be trying to encourage the adoption of alternative paid services that benefit them or their affiliate partners.

P2P and streaming websites

Sometimes your ISP can get suspicious when they see that too much data is being uploaded or downloaded from a popular website. For example, you may get throttled only when using your favorite streaming platform or P2P services.

Bandwidth caps

A snail-speed connection may be a sign that you have exceeded your monthly bandwidth limit. In other words, your ISP tries to encourage you to upgrade your plan.