Google on Thursday launched a new offer for some Google One subscribers: access to a virtual private network or VPN. If you’re on the Google One 2TB package ($9.99 per month), you can access another layer of network protection on your Android device-no additional cost.
According to Google, Google One’s VPN is built into the Google One app on Android and can encrypt all online traffic on your phone no matter which app or browser you are using. This means that you can shop safely while using public Wi-Fi without your personal information being stolen.
If you are not familiar with VPN, it will route traffic through another network so that you can use public Wi-Fi or certain websites and services more safely. People often use VPN to spoof their location so that they can access regional content from all over the world.
Coupled with VPN, Google One subscribers with a 2TB plan can also access Pro Sessions, which was originally provided for Pixel 4 users. With Pro Sessions, users can schedule one-on-one sessions with Google experts to learn about VPNs and get tips on staying safe online. Professional meetings are available in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. If you share a 2TB plan with your family (up to five additional people), then everyone can enable VPN on their device.
Google One’s VPN is planned to be launched in the United States in the next few weeks, and initially only works on Android. Google said it plans to expand to more countries in the next few months and introduce Google One’s VPN to iOS. In addition to access to VPN and Pro Sessions, Google One subscribers can also get free phone backup, and a 10% Google Store hardware purchase reward is provided for users who purchase a 2TB package.