Google is increasing the VPN service that it supplies as a part of its Google One subscription to seven new international locations: 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 at present’s announcement sees a marked enlargement of the service.
There are a number of limitations that separate Google One from more complete VPN options. First off, you’ll solely have the opportunity to use the service in one of many supported international locations — the corporate’s help web page notes that “you gained’t have the opportunity to join to 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 gained’t allow one of the in style makes use of of a VPN: accessing content material from a special nation or area by assigning an IP tackle from that space. Relatively, Google’s system will “assign you an IP tackle based mostly in your present nation in order that web sites can present you the fitting content material to 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 accessible on Android units, nonetheless. Final yr, Google mentioned that it could be increasing availability to platforms like iOS, Home windows, and Mac “within the coming months,” however there’s no information on that entrance but.