In 2020, Google launched a free VPN service for all Google One customers on a 2TB+ cloud storage plan. That’s a great bonus, especially if you (like me) upgraded to a premium Google One subscription after Google Photos scrapped its free unlimited storage offer. Now Google One VPN works on iPhone …but what about Windows?
Giving away a free VPN that only works on mobile devices (and Chromebooks) defeats the purpose of giving away a free VPN in the first place. Why should I use Google One VPN on my phone when I have no choice but to pay for Tunnelbear, ExpressVPN, or another great VPN service that supports PCs?
Well, if you have a Chromebook, an iPhone, and a 2TB Google One plan, then I guess you’re in luck. Although I feel like most people paying for that much Google One storage own an Android smartphone and a Windows device.
On the bright side, the Android version of Google One VPN has some new features. A new “secure disconnect” setting cuts off internet access if you suddenly disconnect from the VPN service, which will prevent websites from seeing your real IP address or location. Additionally, Android users can now program certain apps to bypass the VPN.
Huh, so you still can’t spoof your location to look like you’re in another country with Google One VPN. It’s a shame, I heard the European Netflix has some cool stuff.