There are several VPN services that you can use to protect your privacy with a secure internet connection, and now Google has its own VPN. And it’s free under certain conditions.
Theoretically, Google already offered VPN, but only for Google Fi subscribers on Android smartphones.
Now, the company announces that will launch a free VPN for Android to any US subscriber to the Google One cloud storage service, who opted for the 2 TB subscription. The service will be extended to other countries as well as iOS, Windows and Mac users “in the coming months”.
More security, but not for free
According to Google, VPN will be the extra layer of online protection for your Android phone and the way to make sure your data is safe.
Google One eligible users can activate the VPN on their phones at the touch of a button. Google has highlighted the issue of public WiFi networks and unsecured networks that threaten users’ privacy.
“We already incorporate advanced security into all of our products, and VPN extends that security to encrypt all of your phone’s online traffic, regardless of the application or browser you use. VPN is built into the Google One app, so with just one touch, you can be sure your connection is secure against hackers, ”Google said.
Paid subscriptions also bring additional benefits of sharing your subscription plan with up to five additional family members, direct customer support from Google, and Google Play credits. I can also enable VPN on my own devices at no extra cost.
In order to benefit from additional security, through Google’s VPN, you have to be part of the 2 TB Google One plan, which costs $ 9.99 per month or $ 99 per year, so it’s not exactly a free VPN.
A new VPN is perhaps the latest way Google is trying to sweeten its cloud storage offering. In August, the company announced that it will start backing up free iOS or Android phones. Also, in 2018 it significantly reduced its prices.