Google One VPN expands to include 10 more countries
Now that Android and Chromebook users can connect their Google One VPN to protect their browsing traffic from hackers and spies, Google is looking to expand its availability with the addition of 10 new countries. As a reminder, you will need the 2TB or higher Premium plan in Google One in order to use the included “free” VPN.
With it, you will be able to browse, stream and download content with a secure and private connection, protect yourself on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi, and reduce online tracking by hiding your IP address for as little as 9.99 $ per month with your other benefits. See the table below for the full context.
It’s officially Cyber Security Awareness Month, and with it, Google has published a new blog post on The Keyword that describes its efforts to make its services and materials more secure and to protect the privacy and data of its users. Previously only available in the US, Mexico, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, users in the following countries will be able to upgrade and use it starting today:
- The Netherlands
These new additions bring the total number of the VPN to 18 countries. It’s great to see the company focusing on this as they typically restrict their services and tools to the United States. Now, if that could only include Canada and Brazil in the Stadia agreements, am I right? If you want to learn more about Google One VPN, there is a full white paper that explains it in more detail than the website.
If your country is not listed for availability, please let us know in the comments below. I’m also curious to see how many of you are using One VPN on your Chromebooks and how many of you just connected it to your phone. If you’re waiting for access on iOS, Windows, and Mac, you’ll unfortunately have to keep waiting – they’re coming “soon”, but they’ve been for some time now.