As VPN services goes, NordVPN is one of the more widely known names in the game. That's thanks to a sponsorship with Liverpool FC. Not to mention YouTuber PewDiePie flogging a Nord subscription left, right, and center. With many being aware of NordVPN over other services, it begs the question: is it one of the few VPNs with a free trial that allows new customers to try before they buy?
Keep reading as we answer the question of whether a NordVPN free trial exists below, how to claim it, and whether it's the VPN for you in the first place.
Is there a NordVPN free trial available?
There are a number of ways to try out NordVPN and see if it's the service for you - but you will have to hand over your card details.
While marketed as a NordVPN free trial, the provider technically only offers a true trial for Android users. However, much like other big VPN providers and their 'free trials', Nord does have a 30-day money back guarantee, which allows you to see if the service is for you risk-free.
This gives you a whole month to tinker about with NordVPN with the reassurance that if you don't get on with it, you can get a full refund.
How to get the NordVPN free trial
For those looking to make the most of the 30-day money back guarantee, no matter where you sign up - whether through the app or on desktop - you'll be covered. However, we always recommend signing up directly on their website to get the best rates and current offers. Here's how to do just that:
- Head to the NordVPN website
- Click on the 'Start Now' button
- Choose from its 2-year, 1-year, and 1-month plan
- Select any additional add-ons you might want
- Click 'Continue to Payment'
- Create an account by entering in your email
- Choose your payment method and enter your details
- Once your transaction has completed, verify your email
- You will then be prompted to make a password
- Log into NordVPN and download your chosen client
And don't forget - if you don't wish to carry on with your NordVPN subscription after your first month, cancel within the first 30 days to get a full refund.
For Android users after the 7-day NordVPN free trial, follow these steps:
- Head to the Google Play Store
- Search 'NordVPN' and it should appear as one of the top results
- Tap 'Install' - it's free
- Once installed, launch the app
- To get a free trial, you'll need to sign up within the app
- Create an account
- Select which payment plan and complete your transaction
By downloading through the Google Play Store, your subscription will be tied to the payment details you use to purchase apps, music and other content. Make sure you cancel before your seven days are up to avoid being charged if you decide you no longer want NordVPN.
Why should I choose NordVPN?
NordVPN comes in second only to ExpressVPN as our top VPN to recommend. It ticks pretty much all our boxes, with security at the helm offering AES-256 encryption, on top of the option of using its Double VPN system to amp up security on your internet traffic. It also hosts a number of other nifty features to boost security, including DNS leak protection, a dedicated kill switch, and proxy extensions for your internet browser.
When it comes to speed, NordVPN's introduction of the custom NordLynx protocol sees impressive connection speeds, making for an even more reliable and powerful performance. With over 5,000 servers across 60 countries, too, it's hard not be excited about NordVPN, especially when it manages to unblock all the top streaming services.
This includes BBC iPlayer, Disney Plus, Prime Video, and top-dog, Netflix. And if you happen to find one of these services isn't working, they're quick to remedy the situation as we've found in our testing, the latest showing that NordVPN is more than up to the task of bypassing geo-restrictions so you can stream from wherever.
While there are slight niggles with its interface in terms of some slightly clunky, not always intuitive design choices, it doesn't detract from what NordVPN truly excels at, which is...just about everything else.
With clients available across a number of devices, including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can install and use your NordVPN subscription across up to six devices simultaneously, and benefit from 24/7 support.
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Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.