Just like on Android, Google's VPN is only available to Google One members on its Premium plan (2TB and higher) through the Google One app. While the company offers a Basic plan for $1.99 per month or $19.99 for the year and a Standard plan for $2.99 per month or $29.99 for the year, you'll need to sign up for the Premium plan for $9.99 per month or $99.99 for the year to use its VPN.
When compared to other popular VPN services such as ExpressVPN and NordVPN which have similar monthly prices, Google One VPN also includes cloud storage, Google Photos editing features and 10 percent back when making purchases on the Google Store. However, if you want to choose which server you connect to, you're out of luck as Google One VPN automatically assigns you a server when you connect to its VPN.
Still though, Google One VPN also lets you share your plan and the included VPN with up to five family members at no extra cost regardless of whether they're using an iPhone or an Android smartphone.
Google One VPN
According to a new blog post, Google also recently expanded its VPN service to 10 more countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland but the company plans to expand the service to more countries over time.
On the Android side, Google has added several new features to its VPN to make it even easier to use including Safe Disconnect which only lets use the internet when the VPN is activated, App Bypass to allow specific apps to use a standard connection instead of the VPN and Snooze to temporarily turn off the VPN.
While Google One VPN is incredibly easy to use, it's also secure as its client libraries are open source, its end-to-end systems are independently audited and the service has received full certification from the Internet of Secure Things Alliance (ioXt).
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After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.