What operating systems are supported?

Private Internet Access VPN service supports a variety of operating systems and devices.

A complete list of the operating systems we support, and the set-ups supported on each OS, are included below.

Please note that we recommend using our application (which runs OpenVPN at it's core) wherever possible, as it is the most secure and stable method of connecting to the VPN. Only a single setup is required on any given device; for assistance in finding the best setup for your specific device, or for help configuring it, please contact our support team for further assistance.


  1. Windows 7, 8, and 10.
  2. Mac OS (10.8 onwards)
  3. Ubuntu (12.04 onwards)

Mobile Devices:

  1. iOS (8 onwards)
  2. Android (4.0 onwards)
  3. Chrome Extension (v48 onwards)


  1. DD-WRT (2011 Big/Mega Builds onwards)
  2. Tomato (1.28 onwards)
  3. PfSense (2.0 onwards)

Please go to our Client Support page to find the steps to download and install our PIA VPN App, or to locate the most common of the guilds to setup the PIA VPN on various platforms here.


Private Internet Access cannot offer technical support for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS 10.4 through 10.7. This is due to potential security issues that could be present in these un-maintained operating systems which will no longer be addressed by the respective manufacturer.

Private Internet Access will continue to provide the most secure and private environment possible for our users. We are unable to guarantee that subsequent releases will work with unsupported operating systems. Customers may benefit from dramatically enhanced security, privacy and updates by migrating to newer operating systems.

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