Google has started providing a virtual private network (VPN) service for desktop devices, after a while from making it available to mobile devices.
The US tech giant said that subscribers of its Google One cloud storage service, especially those in the Premium plans (2 TB and above) are now able to download VPN applications for PCs running Microsoft’s Windows operating system and macOS by Microsoft. Camel.
By making the VPN service available for desktop PCs, users in the 22 countries where Google One is available can block their IP addresses and protect themselves from tracking.
Although Google has started making its VPN service available for desktop devices, it is still subject to the same restrictions imposed on users of the Android and iOS systems, as the ability of users to benefit from the service will be limited to one of the supported countries, and users will not be able to use the service freely in a way that allows them Bypassing geo-restrictions for sports and streaming content.
Similar to Apple’s VPN service iCloud, Google One’s VPN will not allow you to manually set an IP address from a different country. Instead, Google allocates an IP address in the region from which it is connected.
It should be noted that apart from the security and privacy benefits, pretending you are in another country to get around annoying content blocking is one of the most common use cases for VPNs, so many users may not want to use Google.
It is noteworthy that the VPN service began to be available to Google One subscribers with a space of 2 TB in the United States as of 2020, as a free add-on for subscribers of a monthly subscription amounting to $ 9.99. The service then expanded to 22 countries. Recently, the company has included a VPN service in its two smartphones: the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro.