Let’s tackle the central question quickly to avoid the kind reader’s stress. ExpressVPN can indeed offer a Socks5 proxy service for its users. So, your device can benefit by integrating Socks5 and ExpressVPN. That will send your data through the Sock5 proxy before going through ExpressVPN’s server. So now that we know the answer, the question arises: why should you want to do that precisely?
Well, there are good reasons to be sure. Socks5 is an excellent protocol for unblocking and hiding your current location (it masks your IP address), but it won’t hide your data. Any spy (a hacker, the government, even your ISP) looking at your connection can still see what you are doing. If you want that added layer of privacy, you need to encrypt all your data, which is what VPNs do for you.
Socks5 and ExpressVPN: A match made in cyber heaven
The Socks5 proxy protocol is fast and reliable. It’s your tool to access blocked information or websites, or even if you just want to hide your IP address. Its great flexibility also enables it to work in tandem with any other protocol.
ExpressVPN is a service up there, playing with the big boys. It enables its users to make the most of the Sock5 proxy on its three thousand servers scattered in 160 locations in 94 countries around the globe. It’s a serious operation. Every server is optimized for speed and streaming. That allows its users to harness the aggregated power of ExpressVPN and Socks5, thus unblocking geo-restricted content and media streaming sites in 94 countries worldwide. No more limitations for your entertainment needs. You can watch whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you want. It’s as simple (and powerful) as that.