TigerVPN is one of the older VPN services available. It stands out from the crowd by donating a proceed of their
profits to NGO’s that care for animals. While supporting a good cause is nice, the quality of the product is always
an important consideration. Does their service match up to leading VPNs?
TigerVPN has slightly higher monthly costs than other top-rated VPNs while also offering fewer features. However, if
you opt for the annual or three-year plan, you can save yourself quite a bit of money and unlock added features that
bring it in line with the competition.
Sadly, there’s no free tier. However, you’ll find a seven-day money-back guarantee if you’d like to try out the
service before committing.
The service includes access to a limited range of apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. There are no browser
extensions. And, unlike other VPN options, there is no option to install the VPN on your router.
Ease of Use
The apps are straightforward with a simple interface. You’ll find a connection button, location list, favorites
panel, and a settings box. Whether you’ve used a VPN service before or not, reviewers believe the UI is clear enough
even for beginners to navigate.
With that said, reviewers note that more experienced users might find TigerVPN too simple. There are not many
customization options. Reviewers also discovered they could not switch protocols or auto-connect when accessing
insecure networks. More importantly, it only offers a kill switch if you’re using Windows.
If you opt for a monthly plan you only get two simultaneous connections. But if you sign up for a year or more, you
can connect up to five devices. The payment structure confused and disappointed reviewers as most other services
offer 5 or more connections standard.
If you’re looking for a VPN loaded with features, you might want to look elsewhere. TigerVPN offers only a handful,
- OpenVPN protocol support
- P2P support
- Payments via Bitcoin
- Karma Point system
The Karma Point system allows you to earn KP for free by performing a series of actions such as liking the company on
Facebook or Tweeting a specific hashtag. Users can then use these points to purchase additional connections.
Privacy and Logging
TigerVPN takes your privacy seriously. Not only does it allow you to pay for your subscription via Bitcoin, but it
also does not sell your data to third-party advertisers. And, since they are based in the EU, they are GDPR
session and other details for service-related purposes. Logged items include:
- VPN protocol and version
- Operating system
- App version
- Traffic stats
- Randomized country stats
TigerVPN has around 300 servers in 62 different locations. While not the slowest around, reviewers found mixed
results in their speed tests. Some locations -- such as the US and UK -- provided very fast speeds while others were
But the app itself is slow to launch and establish a VPN connection as well. PC Mag notes, “That’s annoying and might
confuse some users…”
You have a variety of support options with TigerVPN. Besides their extensive knowledge base, you can also speak to
support immediately using live chat. If you’re not pressed for time, you can also submit a ticket. TigerVPN claims
ticket responses take less than 24 hours.
TigerVPN doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles of other VPN providers. Nor does it have competitive
Because of that Tech Radar states, “... it’s difficult to see why you should choose TigerVPN ahead of the larger
However, if you’re looking for a more socially conscious option, TigerVPN is the only one based around donating to a
good cause. If that’s important to you, then check them out.