You can now use Google’s VPN on your PC

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With Google’s “One” subscription service, you not only get more storage space in the Google service, but you also get access to a VPN. Now you can use it as a regular VPN client on Windows and macOS computers.

Google One subscribers with a Premium plan (with 2 TB or higher) can now download VPN apps for their computers, as long as they live in one of the 22 supported countries. Using it, you can hide your real IP address and keep yourself safe online.

Google One VPN on Windows
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Google One’s VPN only allows you to use an IP address from the country you are currently in. If you’re using it from the United States, you can only use a US IP address. That’s a shame because it essentially means you can’t use Google’s VPN to spoof yourself to another country and bypass geoblocks in major streaming video services. That’s a common feature with other VPNs, even some free services.

For the same reason, Google’s VPN cannot be used outside of the 22 countries in which it is supported. Since it’s a free perk you can get as long as you pay 2TB or more of extra Google space, it’s not a bad thing to have.

Source: The edge


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