Google now provides a VPN client for Windows and macOS. To access the VPN service, you must be a Google One subscriber.
Today, Google is making its VPN service available on desktops. Users in 22 countries may now hide their IPs on desktop and lessen internet trackers thanks to the availability of VPN software for Windows and macOS for Google One subscribers with Premium plans (2TB or higher).
Google’s VPN service is growing, but it still has the same limitations as Android and iOS. You won’t be able to use Google’s VPN to circumvent geo-restrictions on live sports or other streaming video, and you’ll only be allowed to utilize the service in one of the supported countries.
The Google One VPN does not allow you to manually set an IP address from a different country, much as Apple’s iCloud Plus VPN service. Instead, Google gives you an IP address for the area from which you’re connecting. It’s frustrating that Google still doesn’t allow this because, aside from security and privacy advantages, pretending to be in another country to get around annoying content limitations is one of the most common uses for VPNs.
In addition to the current $9.99/month plan, Google first started providing free VPN access to 2TB Google One cloud storage members in the US in 2020. In the intervening years, it has grown to encompass 22 markets, including those in Mexico, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Additionally, Google recently provided the Pixel 7 and 7 pro with this VPN service.