Any list of today’s best VPNs for PS4 will be largely identical to the one cataloguing best VPNs, overall, regardless of any specific reviewing methodologies a particular user subjectively subscribes to. But yes, VPNs for gaming make sense, to a degree, so if you want one to go along with your PlayStation 4, below are our current favorites that do a great job at tunneling and anonymizing your console traffic.
Third best VPN for your PS4: ExpressVPN
One of the most popular virtual private network services in this day and age didn’t get to that status by offering anything short of a stellar solution. In fact, the fact that ExpressVPN works so well with a PS4 (read: causes so few issues to Sony’s console) is testament to its overall polish. Because no matter how popular gaming is, few people pay for VPN subscriptions for the exact purpose of using them to play games, i.e. access gaming servers they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
So, to this day, ExpressVPN really had little incentive to focus on PS4 optimizations, but it either did anyway or is just such a well-designed service overall that it’s pretty much device-agnostic at this point. In either case, it’s worth it.
- Pros: Great speeds, Vast server network.
- Cons: Pricing is decent, at best.
Second best VPN for your PS4: NordVPN
NordVPN and its aforementioned rival might as well have been one item here because the differences between the two are pretty negligible from almost any perspective, including that of a modern gamer. But given how important ping is for any kind of real-time multiplayer action, your best bet is to trial both and see which one performs better on your end. Because that would be the one whose servers are at least slightly closer to your physical location and the one you should go with. Unless, of course, our final pick yields even greater results.
- Pros: Extremely consistent performance, Elite customer support.
- Cons: Slightly more complicated to set up than it needs to be.
*The* best VPN for your PS4: IPVanish
IPVanish is currently our ultimate pick for the best PS4 VPN primarily because customer experiences online suggest its support team is better-versed at handling inquiries and resolving technical issues related to Sony PlayStation consoles. Granted, this is all just based on an anecdotal compilation of equally anecdotal evidence, but its rivals don’t have an even remotely comparable volume of anecdotes to stake a better claim at being the most console-friendly VPN alternative out there.
So, if you’re a PS4 owner looking to become a VPN user, we recommend you start with IPVanish and stick with it if you’re happy with the speeds you’re getting during your trial period.
- Pros: Ultra-competitive pricing, edges out competitors in terms of PS4-specific support.
- Cons: May not be the best choice if you have many non-gaming related things to consider while shopping for a VPN.