Google is finally bringing its VPN to desktop users with the latest improvement to the Google One VPN service.
The move means that macOS and Windows users only need an active premium Google One subscription to enjoy better online privacy with one click.
After promising this for a while, users in 22 countries can now protect their sensitive data on their PC or laptop with Google’s VPN. These include many European countries such as France, Italy, and the UK, in addition to the US, Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan.
Google One VPN for both macOS and Windows
As mentioned, users need an active Google One premium subscription of 2 TB or higher, with a starting price of around $10 per month.
The move is the latest in a series of releases and upgrades to Google’s VPN service.
The new Google Pixel 7 smartphone series launched with software built-in and ready to use at no extra cost, before the company later confirmed it would remain a free VPN for up to five years or, better yet, for exactly the same time as the smartphone supports security updates.
Compared to the competition, it is certainly not the cheapest VPN out there. However, there are some useful extra privacy tools to enjoy, such as more space on the encrypted cloud storage. In addition, you can share the VPN connection and other benefits with up to five people at the same time.
It’s worth noting that Google One VPN also can’t quite match the features offered by our favorite VPN providers on the market.
For starters, it lacks some advanced security features, like automatically connecting when you access insecure Wi-Fi, or useful extras like blocking malware and phishing sites.
For those looking for a reliable streaming VPN, Google One VPN is also not the right choice. That’s because you can’t switch servers or fake your location to get around geo-restrictions. This means you can’t access censored sites either.
In terms of VPN encryption protocols, the choices are pretty short, as it only supports Google’s own custom offering, but we still consider it secure and suitable for basic privacy use.
Despite these weaknesses, if you’re already paying for a Google One premium subscription, you can now continue your online activities in an even more secure way, regardless of the device you’re using, all without having to rely on another service. subscribe.