Google is increasing the VPN service that it gives as a part of its Google One subscription to seven new nations: Mexico, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, as spotted by 9to5Google.
The corporate started offering VPN access to 2TB Google One cloud storage subscribers within the US late final yr, as a free addition to the present $9.99 / month plan. However right this moment’s announcement sees a marked enlargement of the service.
There are a couple of limitations that separate Google One from extra complete VPN options. First off, you’ll solely be capable of use the service in one of many supported nations — the corporate’s assist web page notes that “you received’t be capable of connect with VPN by Google One if you’re touring to an unsupported nation.”
And, very like Apple’s upcoming iCloud Plus VPN service, the Google One VPN received’t allow probably the most common makes use of of a VPN: accessing content material from a unique nation or area by assigning an IP deal with from that space. Moderately, Google’s system will “assign you an IP deal with primarily based in your present nation in order that web sites can present you the fitting content material in your area,” though Google notes that it nonetheless will forestall monitoring to your particular metropolis or space.
The newly expanded Google One VPN remains to be solely out there on Android gadgets, nonetheless. Final yr, Google stated that it might be increasing availability to platforms like iOS, Home windows, and Mac “within the coming months,” however there’s no information on that entrance but.