After being available on iOS earlier this year, Google One VPN is now available for Mac and Windows via new desktop apps.
Google One VPN is available for those who have a 2TB or higher Premium plan that is 100GB higher than Basic ($1.99 per month or $19.99 per month). US/year) and 200 GB Standard ($2.99/year). per month or $29.99 per year).
In addition to storage and VPN, the required subscription of $9.99 per month ($99.99 per year) can be divided between five users, offers better customer support and a 10% return on the Google Store. The latest perk is Google Workspace Premium, starting with longer Meet group calls, YouTube live streams, recording, and noise cancellation.
Mac and Windows apps for VPN can be installed directly from the Google One website via navigation . to Benefits> VPN protection for multiple devices > and Download the app. Click VPNbyGoogleOneSetup.exe or VPNbyGoogleOne.dmg to start the installation process.
Some users will be able to download apps starting today, with full availability expected over the next few days.
VPN key with signals coming from the top left corner and a green check mark will appear on the Windows taskbar or macOS menu bar. A small window will open to enable/disable the virtual private network. Each Google One user (including users in your family group) can have up to six devices using the VPN.
On Apple devices, you need macOS 11+ and Intel or Apple Silicon (M-series) hardware, and support is required CPU Windows 10+ and 64-bit (no 32-bit or ARM). More details will be available here while the countries available are as follows: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain , Sweden. , Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA.
Google One VPN is designed to mask your traffic and IP address, reduce online tracking, and provide protection on public Wi-Fi and other insecure networks. The company states that it “will never use your VPN connection to track, collect, or sell your online activities.”
The only information available is registered and tied to you, that's your usage level. This usage is classified as low, medium or high. Some aggregate or de-identified logging is also maintained to ensure quality of service.
In the coming weeks, Google will release an updated independent audit that covers Windows and Mac VPN implementations.