In the ‘cyber arms race’ of normal users versus hackers, using a VPN is becoming of paramount importance. With PotatoVPN for Mac, you have access to thousands of virtual IP addresses to conceal your real location; with banking standard 256-bit encryption, you’re protected from spies and hackers.
With the ad-supported free download version of PotatoVPN, you can connect to servers in six countries: Singapore, India, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. To remove the ads and get access to a huge number of global servers and locations in dozens of countries, you’ll need to subscribe to a monthly or annual licence. There are some excellent alternatives on the market too; we recommend considering Hide.me VPN and VPN Unlimited.
What is PotatoVPN?
It’s a VPN (virtual private network) service that encrypts your internet connection and allows you to connect through servers in other countries. As well as protecting your internet connection, PotatoVPN also hides your real location so you can access geofenced services such as Netflix and Hulu from wherever you are in the world.
Is PotatoVPN safe?
Provided you download it from a reputable source, PotatoVPN is perfectly safe to use on your Mac. Another great thing about this app is that none of your information is saved on the developer’s servers.
Does PotatoVPN work on Netflix?
Yes, it works on Netflix and other geofenced media services such as Hulu because it conceals your real location.
How to download PotatoVPN for Mac
You can download PotatoVPN for free from the App Store. Here's how to get up and running:
- Find PotatoVPN in the App Store
- Click on ‘Get’, then click on ‘Download’
- When the app appears in your applications folder, double click it to open it
PotatoVPN has a clean interface, and it's easy to use so no technical knowledge is required. The free version of the app demonstrates in part what the service can provide but of course, it's quite limited.
In our tests, we found PotatoVPN to be fast, stable, and secure. We didn’t experience any performance issues. One of our favourite features of this app is that your data isn’t saved on the developer’s servers, which is essential for an app that claims to protect your privacy.