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Risk-free VPN client for MacBook

  • Secure streaming, gaming, working, or browsing
  • Best-in-class encryption and privacy features
  • Fast VPN servers in 105 countries
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Secure streaming, gaming, working, or browsing
  • Best-in-class encryption and privacy features
  • Fast VPN servers in 105 countries
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
The best VPN for Mac.
Download the ExpressVPN app for Mac.

What is a VPN for Mac?

A VPN for Mac is software designed to enhance your security and privacy when you go online on macOS devices. It forms a secure, encrypted connection between your computer and the internet, encrypting your data to keep you private from your internet service provider and other third parties.

A Mac VPN also gives you a different IP address—one belonging to the VPN company and shared by numerous users—increasing your anonymity while allowing you to appear to be in a different location.

Why ExpressVPN is the best
VPN for Mac

Explore the whole internet and safeguard your digital life, all through the seamless integration of ExpressVPN with your macOS.

Unlock a world of content on your Mac

By giving you a different IP address, ExpressVPN helps you bypass region-based censorship, giving you unrestricted access to websites and apps. You’ll also be able to enjoy services restricted by your office networks or school Wi-Fi.

ExpressVPN’s high-speed network is perfect for YouTube TV

Fast speeds for your streaming and browsing

Say goodbye to slow internet with ExpressVPN's optimized performance for Mac users. Our VPN speeds are some of the fastest, ensuring your streaming and downloads stay fast, with minimal buffering.

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Robust encryption to protect your data

Secure your online activities with ExpressVPN's top-tier AES 256-bit encryption, which would take hundreds of years or more for a hacker to crack. Whether you're working, banking, shopping, or browsing, your activity remains safe against snoops.

Network Lock

A kill switch ensures continuous protection

Network Lock, ExpressVPN's kill switch, acts as your safety net if your VPN unexpectedly drops. You won’t go unprotected, as all internet traffic is immediately halted, maintaining your security and privacy.

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Connect on 8 devices at the same time

Expand your security beyond your Mac. With ExpressVPN, you can connect to the VPN on up to eight devices at once, covering a range of gadgets, all under one subscription. Install ExpressVPN on all your devices so they’ll be ready to go when you are.

Get a risk-free VPN for Mac in
3 steps

Step 2

Download and install the VPN app
for Mac.

Step 3

Connect and change locations in one tap. It’s that easy!

How to set up a Mac VPN

ExpressVPN for Mac - App setup tutorial
A VPN for all Apple devices.

Download a VPN
for all Apple devices

ExpressVPN is the best Mac VPN because it works with all Apple desktops and laptops. It even runs natively on Apple silicon (M1 and M2)!

Connect to ExpressVPN on:

MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini.

ExpressVPN is compatible with:

macOS Sonoma (14), macOS Ventura (13), macOS Monterey (12), macOS Big Sur (11), macOS Catalina (10.15), macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra (10.12), OS X El Capitan (10.11).

Need the same great VPN access on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Get a VPN for iOS and use them all simultaneously.

Gaming on Mac with a VPN.

Gaming on Mac
with a VPN

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for gaming online on Mac. A VPN keeps your data private, protects you from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, and can also lower ping times between gaming servers by connecting you to locations closer to the network hosts.

If your internet service provider is throttling gaming traffic, ExpressVPN can also bypass those restrictions to restore your network speeds to their default levels. In some instances, gamers have even reported faster speeds.

If you’re gaming on consoles like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox, ExpressVPN has you covered, too.

Audited for your assurance

Download ExpressVPN apps.

Independent security audits are able to give users insight into how our technology works and whether our claims are accurate.

Cybersecurity firm Cure53 conducted a security audit on the ExpressVPN app for macOS from June to August 2022. We were pleased with the results, with Cure53 concluding: “All in all, the ExpressVPN team deserves high praise for its efforts to provide an exceptionally secure macOS client.”

Read Cure53’s macOS report in full.

FAQ: VPN for Mac (Apple)

VPN client for Mac: Key features

More VPN locations

Choose from VPN server locations across 105 countries, including the UK, U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Optimized for speed

ExpressVPN constantly optimizes servers to deliver the fastest speeds possible.

Advanced leak protection

Strong leakproofing is enabled by default, ensuring your privacy and security stay intact.

Multilingual interface

English not your first choice? Try ExpressVPN in any of 17 other languages.

Network Lock kill switch

Network Lock blocks your internet traffic if your VPN connection drops, keeping your data safe.

Shortcuts to your favorite services

Customize your VPN with links to your most-used services, right below the On Button.

People love ExpressVPN for Mac

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    One of the most accomplished VPN services you can buy.
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    ExpressVPN tops our Mac list. It’s really easy to connect on MacBooks.
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    ExpressVPN is as close to perfect as any Mac VPN we’ve tested.
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    Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Apple Store.

    Rated 4.7 out of 5

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    Rated 4.4 out of 5

    Whatever site I go to, they have no clue where I am located or who I am, and I like it that way.
    Love this app. I travel extensively around the world and this app helps me keep in touch.
    ExpressVPN user recommendations.

    Just perfect!!! Simple and extremely useful. Thanks, guys!

    ExpressVPN user recommendations.

    Works so good, you can’t tell that you’re VPNing. So it looks like I am in Germany. LOL

    ExpressVPN user recommendations.

    Honestly fastest VPN that I have tested. Mac, Windows, IOS, Ubuntu and now looking at setting up an #ExpressVPN Router!

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    Why choose ExpressVPN?

    Independently audited

    Third-party assessments verify our security claims through rigorous testing of our apps and systems.

    Get set up right away

    Connecting to ExpressVPN is quick and easy. Just sign up, download, and connect!

    Defeat ISP throttling

    ExpressVPN lets you bypass ISP throttling and say goodbye to buffering.

    TrustedServer technology

    Audited to confirm privacy protections, TrustedServer sets a new standard for security.

    Anonymize your browsing

    Hide your IP address and location to combat tracking of browsing activity and metadata.

    Content from anywhere

    Access all the apps and services you need to work, stream, and play.

    Live chat support

    Contact Support around the clock if you have questions about ExpressVPN on any device.

    Superior connection reliability

    Enjoy industry-leading connection stability and reliability, no matter where you are in the world.


    Risk-free VPN for Mac

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    Try ExpressVPN for Mac with a 30-day money-back guarantee today and secure your internet!