Zenmate VPN Review 2023: 2 cons and 3 pros

Zenmate VPN Review 2023: 2 cons and 3 pros

8.2
★★★★
  1. Zenmate: 2 Disadvantages & 3 Advantages

    • Advanced features are only in the browser extension
    • Advanced features and unintuitive mobile app experience
    • Low price
    • 7-day trial
    • Good speed

    Zenmate is a German VPN provider. On the plus side, it’s reasonably priced, but offers fewer advanced features than its competitors. You can try the VPN for free for 7 days. Apps can be found for most devices.

    The range of countries and servers is above average. Zenmate VPN may be a suitable cheaper alternative to the competition if you want a VPN with good connection speed and the ability to unblock streaming services, but don’t need advanced features.

  2. Zenmate Subscription: Discount Code, Free Trial, Money Back Guarantee…

    • Your Price: $10.65 ​85% off $1.59 /mo (99 devices)
    • Money Back Guarantee: Yes (30 days)
    • Free Trial: Yes (7 days)
    • Cryptocurrency payments:
      No
      Bitcoin :No
      Dash :No
      Ethereum :No
      Ripple :No

    Zenmate offers three subscription options: monthly, annual and three-year. Payment is possible via PayPal and credit cards. All subscriptions are covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

    Trial version is offered for 7 days.

    Zenmate also offers completely free browser extensions. In the free version, you only have the option to use the connection through four countries, on one device and with limited speed.

  3. Zenmate and Supported Devices: Android, iOS, macOS…

    • Device limit: 99

    Platforms supported

    • Android:
      Yes
      Android is supported by 99 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Android TV:
      Yes
      Android TV is supported by 37 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Apple TV:
      Yes
      Apple TV is supported by 26 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Fire TV:
      Yes
      Fire TV is supported by 39 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Chromebook:
      No
      Chromebook is supported by 16 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Chromecast:
      Yes
      Chromecast is supported by 22 % of reviewed VPNs
    • iOS:
      Yes
      iOS is supported by 97 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Kodi:
      Yes
      Kodi is supported by 27 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Linux:
      Yes
      Linux is supported by 54 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Mac:
      Yes
      Mac is supported by 97 % of reviewed VPNs
    • NAS:
      Yes
      NAS is supported by 32 % of reviewed VPNs
    • nVidia Shield:
      Yes
      nVidia Shield is supported by 27 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Playstation:
      Yes
      Playstation is supported by 31 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Raspberry Pi:
      Yes
      Raspberry Pi is supported by 20 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Roku:
      Yes
      Roku is supported by 26 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Router:
      Yes
      Router is supported by 53 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Windows:
      Yes
      Windows is supported by 100 % of reviewed VPNs
    • xBox:
      Yes
      xBox is supported by 31 % of reviewed VPNs

    Browser Extensions

    • Brave :
      Yes
      The Brave browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Chrome :
      Yes
      The Chrome browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Edge :
      Yes
      The Edge browser add-on is offered by 16 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Firefox :
      Yes
      The Firefox browser add-on is offered by 38 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Opera :
      Yes
      The Opera browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Safari :
      No
      The Safari browser add-on is offered by 2 % of reviewed VPNs.
    • Vivaldi :
      Yes
      The Vivaldi browser add-on is offered by 51 % of reviewed VPNs.

    Zenmate VPN supports all major operating systems. The Zenmate app is available for Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, Firefox, Edge, Opera and Chrome. Zenmate can also be used through the VPN program OpenVPN, which offers a universal VPN client.

    For devices that don’t offer VPN capability, a VPN router can be used. Zenmate works on routers that support the use of VPNs, allowing you to protect your entire home network.

    Using it on a router has the disadvantage of not being able to use the added VPN features and quickly change connection settings. That’s why it’s preferable to use the apps for individual devices at home.

    On the Zenmate website you can read that VPN can be used on an unlimited number of devices, in the Zenmate app you can find the number of 99 devices per account.

  4. Zenmate App: User-friendliness, whitelist, server selection…

    • Traffic limit: Unlimited
    • App Languages: 🇺🇸 English +10 more🇪🇸 Spanish 🇷🇺 Russian 🇩🇪 German 🇹🇷 Turkish 🇵🇹 Portuguese 🇰🇷 Korean 🇫🇷 French 🇮🇹 Italian 🇵🇱 Polish 🇷🇴 Romanian
    • Whitelisting:
      No
      Whitelisting is supported by 52 % of reviewed VPNs

    Using the app is simplified by the ability to automatically connect when you turn on the device on your computer. Whitelisting is only offered with Zenmate via a browser extension. Unfortunately, you won’t find this feature on a mobile device. Another exclusive feature only in the browser extension is the ability to select locations for selected pages.

    The application on the computer is simple and overall clear. In the mobile app, we missed more advanced settings and more user-friendly controls.

    It is possible to use the best location for connection automatically. The Zenmate app is offered in 11 languages, you will find Spanish, German, Portuguese or Turkish among them.

  5. Zenmate Connection Speed: Upload, Download & Latency

    Download speed

    Upload speed

    Server latency

    Like all paid VPNs, Zenmate has no limit on data transferred through VPN servers.

    In the speed test, Zenmate ranked among the better VPNs. There was only a slight slowdown in connection when connecting to the nearest server. In the US streaming server test, we achieved values sufficient for streaming 4K video.

  6. Zenmate Server Locations

    • Number of servers:
      2,600
      The average number of servers for the reviewed VPNs is 1436.
    • Number of countries:
      78
      The average number of countries available for the reviewed VPNs is 38.
    Europe 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇦🇱 Albania 🇦🇩 Andorra 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇲🇪 Montenegro 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 🇩🇰 Denmark 🇪🇪 Estonia 🇫🇮 Finland 🇫🇷 France 🇮🇪 Ireland 🇮🇹 Italy 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein 🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇱🇻 Latvia 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 🇭🇺 Hungary 🇲🇹 Malta 🇲🇩 Moldova 🇲🇨 Monaco 🇩🇪 Germany 🇳🇱 Netherlands 🇳🇴 Norway 🇮🇲 Isle of Man 🇵🇱 Poland 🇵🇹 Portugal 🇦🇹 Austria 🇷🇴 Romania 🇬🇷 Greece 🇸🇰 Slovakia 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 🇷🇸 Serbia 🇪🇸 Spain 🇸🇪 Sweden 🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇹🇷 Turkey 🇺🇦 Ukraine
    North America 🇧🇸 Bahamas 🇬🇱 Greenland 🇨🇦 Canada 🇲🇽 Mexico 🇵🇦 Panama 🇺🇸 USA
    South America 🇧🇷 Brazil 🇦🇷 Argentina 🇻🇪 Venezuela
    Asia 🇦🇲 Armenia 🇧🇩 Bangladesh 🇨🇳 China 🇵🇭 Philippines 🇬🇪 Georgia 🇭🇰 Hong Kong 🇮🇳 India 🇮🇷 Iran 🇮🇱 Israel 🇯🇵 Japan 🇰🇷 South Korea 🇰🇭 Cambodia 🇶🇦 Qatar 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan 🇲🇴 Macao 🇲🇳 Mongolia 🇷🇺 Russia 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 🇸🇬 Singapore 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 🇹🇭 Thailand 🇹🇼 Taiwan 🇻🇳 Vietnam
    Africa 🇩🇿 Algeria 🇪🇬 Egypt 🇿🇦 South Africa 🇲🇦 Morocco 🇳🇬 Nigeria
    Oceania 🇦🇺 Australia

    With Zenmate’s VPN, you can connect through servers in 78 countries, for a total of 2,600 servers. This makes Zenmate one of the best VPN providers.

    Among the locations offered are servers in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

    Thanks to the range of countries on offer, you can easily bypass geolocation blocking of internet content. The number of servers offered will in turn allow you to connect quickly via VPN.

  7. Zenmate Security Features: DNS Leak Protection, Kill Switch…

    • DNS leak protection :
      Yes
      DNS leak protection is offered by 95% of the reviewed VPNs.
    • Kill Switch:
      Yes
      Kill Switch is supported by 80% of the reviewed VPNs.
    • Tor:
      No
      Tor support is offered by 7 % of the reviewed VPNs.

    Like other VPN providers, Zenmate offers protection from hackers by encrypting all data transmitted through the VPN servers.

    DNS protection takes care of securing the VPN from data leaks. When you use the browser extension, you also get protection from known malicious sites.

  8. Zenmate & Streaming: Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime…

    • Amazon Prime:
      Yes
      Amazon Prime streaming is supported by 46 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Disney+:
      Yes
      Disney+ streaming is supported by 45 % of reviewed VPNs
    • HBO:
      Yes
      HBO streaming is supported by 48 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Hulu:
      Yes
      Hulu streaming is supported by 44 % of reviewed VPNs
    • Netflix:
      Yes
      Netflix streaming is supported by 61 % of reviewed VPNs
    • YouTube:
      Yes
      YouTube streaming is supported by 81 % of reviewed VPNs

    Zenmate offers a special range of servers for streaming. The streaming servers are optimized specifically for the selected streaming services. You can find special servers for Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO, Amazon Prime and more.

    29 locations in 11 countries are offered for streaming.

  9. Features of Zenmate: AdBlock, Static IP…

    • Blocks Ads:
      Yes
      Ad blocking is offered by 48 % of the VPNs reviewed.
    • Blocks Malware:
      Yes
      Malware blocking is offered by 45 % of the VPNs reviewed.
    • Blocks Trackers:
      No
      Trackers blocking is offered by 41 % of the VPNs reviewed.

    Advanced features offered include tracking blocking and a special secret connection that deletes cookies, cache and browser history. Unfortunately, all of these features are only offered in the browser extension, not in the app.

  10. Zenmate‘s CPU usage and App Performance

    Zenmate is among the average in terms of equipment load. The app has the same performance requirements whether or not it is connected to a VPN.

  11. Zenmate Torrenting Servers

    • Torrenting servers:
      Yes
      Torrenting support is offered by 86 % of the reviewed VPNs.

    Servers in 55 countries are offered for torrent protection. Using a VPN to torrent will protect your privacy. Please note that torrenting may be illegal in some countries.

  12. What is the country of origin of Zenmate?

    • Country of origin: 🇩🇪 Germany

    Zenmate is a company based in Germany, which belongs to the so-called 14 Eyes Countries. The secret services of these countries collect and share data on the internet activities of citizens. However, data on activity through Zenmate VPN is encrypted and not stored, so it cannot be accessed, according to the company’s statement.

    Zenmate, like Cyberghost VPN and Private Internet Access, is owned by Kape Technologies.

  13. Zenmate and Privacy: Logging Policy, Security Issues…

    • No-Logs Policy:
      Yes
      The No-Logs Policy is followed by 86% of reviewed VPNs.
    • Multi-Hop:
      No
      Multi-Hop connection is offered by 31 % of the VPNs reviewed.

    The privacy policy is slightly opaque and written in classic lawyerly style. However, Zenmate claims that it does not store any browsing data. Private data is only stored for the purpose of purchasing the service, as well as anonymised data to improve the service and provide support.

    Unfortunately, unlike some of its competitors, Zenmate does not have its non-storage records verified by an independent auditor.

    It is possible to turn off the sharing of anonymous usage data in the application.

  14. Zenmate Support: Chat, e-mail…

    VPN support is offered through the website, where you can find common problems and tutorials. Unfortunately, the answer database is not the best, searches are imprecise and answers are often brief. However, they are sufficient for the most common problems. You can also ask questions via the contact form.

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