Google is throwing in a free VPN with Google One to tempt you into upgrading to its premium cloud storage tier.
Google announced the launch of the VPN today, which comes bundled in with the company’s Google One 2 TB storage plan.
You need to subscribe to at least the 2TB Google One plan, which costs $10 per month in the US, to access the new perk. Google said you can leverage the VPN feature while using any app on your Android phone. Better yet, if you’ve set up family sharing with Google One, five other people can access the VPN, too.
Google One is a premium storage plan from Google, which has some other benefits too. Starting from 100 GB, the plans go all the way up to 30TB. Usually, Google gives you 15GB free storage and unlimited high-quality photo storage via Google Photos. However, you can backup your pictures in uncompressed original resolution without worrying about running out of space if you have a Google One plan.
Plus, as a Google One member, you can schedule an online “Pro Session” with Google to learn how to use the VPN feature. In fact, Google said you can schedule a session at any time to get expert help on a wide range of topics at both “basic and advanced levels”. You’ll receive an email confirmation and a Google invitation when you sign up for a Pro Session. The invitation will include a link to join an online screen share session with an expert at your scheduled time.
The VPN is going to start rolling out in the United States in the coming weeks through Google One app on Android only but will expand to iOS, Windows, and Mac in the coming months. Pro Sessions is going to be available in the coming weeks to all 2 TB members in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.