Posted 8 March 2023

All Google One plans now include VPN access starting at Basic 100GB plan for £1.59 p/m @ Google One

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Source:All Google One plans now have VPN (blog.google)

If you pay for a Google One plan to get extra storage or other benefits, you are about to get some extra features. The company has announced that all One subscribers will be getting access to the VPN that used to be limited to its Premium tier

Starting today, and rolling out over the next few weeks, Google is expanding VPN access to all Google One plans, including the Basic plan

If you live in a supported country, you can use Google’s VPN on a variety of devices, including Android phones and iPhones, as well as Macs and PCs. Previously, you had to pay for the £7.99 monthly tier that included 2TB of storage to access it. Now, however, it’s even included with the £1.59 monthly “Basic” plan, which comes with 100GB of storage.

Google One Plans

Basic 100 GB - £1.59/month

  • 100 GB of storage
  • Access to Google experts
  • Share with up to five others
  • Extra member benefits

Standard 200 GB - £2.49/month

  • 200 GB of storage
  • Access to Google experts
  • Share with up to five others
  • Extra member benefits
  • 3% back in the Google Store

Premium 2 TB - £7.99/month

  • 2 TB of storage
  • Access to Google experts
  • Share with up to five others
  • Extra member benefits
  • 10% back in the Google Store

Where VPN by Google One is available

VPN by Google One is available in select countries or regions, and is included for eligible Google One members. This feature is available in these locations:

  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Some Helpful Information:

6 questions you might have about VPN by Google One
Google One More details at Google One
Community Updates
kar999's avatar
You can pay for your Google One subscription with your Google Play balance as the method of payment. You can increase your balance by answering questions on the Google Rewards app.

EDIT March 17th : Now rolling out to Basic 100GB plans in the UK
MusicInMe's avatar
VPN included in Premium 2 TB or higher plans in select countries
Edited by Random1234, 9 March 2023
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  1. volc's avatar
    How fast is this vpn...
    M5MSM's avatar
    Just tested now.
    Virgin media :
    Without Google VPN 203/26
    With Google VPN 102/26

    EE 4G
    Without Google VPN 120/29
    With Google VPN 63/31
  2. ryanbru32's avatar
    Yes!! About time! Now use that VPN to get you some cheap YT premium!
    SleepyGremlin's avatar
    I just use YT with Brave browser on my (Android) phone I get the 2 features I need from premium for free: backgrounding videos and no ads .
  3. MrDMan's avatar
    Unless you want this for security reasons it's not great as you can't select your location. No foreign Netflix or cheaper prices from other countries. In a way it doesn't feel like a full VPN service like you get with most other providers.
    wonderbrawl's avatar
    I think this is ideal for the average Joe, when you're on a public WiFi and want to prevent security risks when banking online etc.

    Definitely won't be any good for pretending you're Argentinian to get YouTube Premium for 40p per month.
  4. CMAC1986's avatar
    Does anyone know how the VPN is and which servers they have?

    Scratch that, I'll stick with surfshark.
    If it's being rolled out I can test it via my partners account. She pays for the 100gb storage so it might come in handy as a backup when it eventually rolls out to those accounts (edited)
    OperateOnMe's avatar
    the moment you have more than a few devices on surfshark, they kick you off and do not refund any years you have paid, in advance, avoid surfshark unless you like their circular customer services
  5. 1mran's avatar
    Whole hukd subset of users believe
    1. Core purpose of VPN is to spoof location
    2. Monetisation from VPN comes from some sort of data interception rather than DNS & cookies
    3. Their free VPN provider is as pure as the driven snow

    Mind blown

    I've used Google one VPN when on public hotspots, it's about 100 down max. At home I wouldn't use it because I have pi hole
    Merls's avatar
    Exactly this!

    I use Google VPN when on public WiFi hotspots or BT open WiFi hotspots.

    It don't care about spoofing location, just about encryption on potentially unsafe networks
  6. Anthonyuk's avatar
    I thought one of the main reasons to get a VPN was because you cannot trust Google?
    Joshimitsu91's avatar
    Main reason for most of probably to spoof your location, which this doesn't support.
  7. FreshPrince's avatar
    VPN from Google like wearing a condom with holes in it
    iDealYou's avatar
    If it doesn't have holes you'll get suffocated.
  8. .Griff.'s avatar
    "I can't see it"
    "When is it available?"
    "It's only showing on the 2TB plan!!!"

    Etc. Etc...

    I feel I need to post this -

  9. SCO_OnSite's avatar
    Just off chat with Customer Support - "I understand that your concerned about the availability of the Vpn.
    Actually we are still rolling out this feature and will be available between March 8 to 20 for all Google One plans.
    If it's still not working on your end, I'll suggest that we wait until the roll out is finished so that this will work out as intended."
  10. edmn's avatar
    Your move, Apple.
    Finley0697's avatar
    Actually, Apple did it first. Apple introduced ‘private relay’ for all users with an iCloud+ subscription. This starts at only 79p a month! Basically a VPN that works in such a way that neither apple or their VPN provider can connect your identity to your searches, so far more secure than Google’s. This runs in the background on iPhone and iPad. Checkmate 😁
  11. tricky1981uk's avatar
    Hi - After some advice please :-). I've tried to find the answer online with no luck. Basically all I want to know is if I sign up for the 100gb at £1.59, could I use that across 2 separate Gmail accounts in my own name? Or would I need a £1.59 subscription for each account? I currently use one Gmail for photos/phone backup and the other one for my emails and both are getting close to the 15GB limit. Cheers in advance for any help.
  12. qweqwe1's avatar
    Me too. It's not an app by itself though so bit of a faff to turn on quickly
    jujuzeez's avatar
    turning on is easy. if u got an android or Samsung. add Google One vpn button to ur quick pnael. just turn off or on from the quick panel when u swipe down from ur home screen

    49790852-D95XO.jpg (edited)
  13. Larry.Love's avatar
    Not sure I would want a VPN from Google
    CRWAB's avatar
    It depends what you are using one for. Pirating and privacy? God no. But these type of VPN are better than nothing for use on free/public wifi, or to get around restrictions on certain networks.

    Plus somewhat naive of many to claim this is a privacy concern when most probably use FB/IG/TT etc hah.

    Not gonna replace my actual VPN, but its "free" with my existing plan so not bad (edited)
  14. veritycox94's avatar
    Waste of time for most as you can't use it to spoof location.
    dberrypro's avatar
    VPNs were created to protect sensitive data, not for browsing Argentian netflix believe it or not
  15. montecarlo's avatar
    I just subscribed for the cheapest 100GB but it says upgrade to premium 2TB for VPN?
    nanuek's avatar
    Rolling out in the coming weeks
  16. durrant27's avatar
    The post should make clear this is not yet available to the lower tier.  Even the blog is not clear - one title within it says “VPN access now available for all Google One plans”. Poorly written.  
    Jonwillis's avatar
    Available if you upgrade they need to update the blog for sure. (edited)
  17. scoopsuk's avatar
    It isn't available on the lower tiers yet but a quick read of the small print says that:

    Google One will assign you an IP address based on your current region. However, websites can't use this IP address to determine your precise location. You won't have the option to change your IP address region.

    It isn't definitive but looks like you won't be able to use it to get cheaper stuff.
    Jimmy_Ward's avatar
    I have tried the Google vpn (comes with pixel phone) and can confirm you can't change your location with it
  18. anuruddha's avatar
    is it unlimited
    jujuzeez's avatar
  19. Nom_De_Plume's avatar
    I have the 200gb plan and it is saying I need to upgrade to the 2TB plan for £7.99 pcm 🤷🏼‍♀️
    Joshimitsu91's avatar
    "in the coming weeks" @BadMutha5
  20. Mr_Scrounge's avatar
    What the benefit of having a VPN? What does it do?
    dberrypro's avatar
    Think of it as a secure tunnel where data that you view is protected in that tunnel and the tunnel can be made in different countries ( not with this Google VPN though) (edited)
  21. scud's avatar
    As much as this is a promising news, unfortunately such additions come before increasing prices to justify them.
  22. M5MSM's avatar
    I've got it already with my pixel phone. Not sure where their servers are but a quick IP location check shows:
    IP Location Mountain View, California (US)
    ISP Google One Services (edited)
    Onlydongles's avatar
    So data harvesting in full swing then? VPN is supposed to be privacy focused.

    Seems Goodle has a different/opposite definition of privacy.
  23. Gruff__'s avatar
    For anyone who just needs occasional VPN access I'll point out there's a free one built into Opera browser. No fees, no set up faff, just click the button to enable it and off you go.

    Limited in features as its free, but perfectly fine if you want to, say, access to P-Bay or do some financial stuff on a public network.
  24. monkeydribble's avatar
    When does it start?
    dmjar's avatar
    It says they are rolling it out over the next few weeks in the article
  25. lwsshaw's avatar
    I am in the UK, pay £2.50 for 200gb pm and it doesn't appear to be available to me
    jujuzeez's avatar
    "in coming weeks"
  26. kazkdp's avatar
    VPN just showed up available today on my plan. Yay. Not bad for £1.59 and I get my full 250mb speed as well.

    Thanks OP.

    Can't select a specific country tho, That's the only bad part.

    Update :

    ISP still slows down torrents (well the whole connection) when connected through the VPN.
    Getting 100kb at best.

    Probably won't keep it... (edited)
  27. djp2k8's avatar
    Now live on my account.

    Speed test (Vodafone fibre), VPN off: 66.60 Mbps/ping 19ms.

    (With VPN on): 61.89 Mbps/ping 24ms. (edited)
  28. CoolCarCuffs's avatar
    Just seen this come up on my 1 account, I am new to VPN but have seen peopel saying you cant select a country, does that mean i cant get cheap spotify with the Google VPN offering?
    Jonwillis's avatar
    From what I've read online, Google VPN doesn't offer you a way to change country. As such you can't pick your location, your location is set by Google.

    So you'll need an alternative provider for that like express VPN, Nord VPN, tunnel bear etc.
  29. JDXE2022's avatar
    Google are starting to roll this out and all their member's should see VPN by Google One as one of their benefits by the end of day March 21st.

    check one.google.com/ben…its for any update.
  30. efc_4ever's avatar
    Nothing to see here folks no VPN available for me and I'm on the 100GB plan
    nanuek's avatar
    "rolling out over the next few weeks" as per the OP and multiple comments
  31. mt2020's avatar
    A VPN provider has access to all your traffic. Do you trust a puveyor of surveillance capitalism to be your endpoint?
    kazkdp's avatar

    It's a no log VPN. If you have proof they are tracking I'm sure you could make billions...
  32. CloneRico's avatar
    Very simple to use , getting about 20mbs download through my 250mb connection
    Biggest downside for me is you can't choose a specific VPN location
    jujuzeez's avatar
    i think they will add more features in future but they are coming in trickles and taking ages to drop new functionalities. my only gripe
  33. orlandolupo's avatar
    orlandolupo's avatar
    it seems that it is only valid for 2tb plan or higher..
  34. brendanhickey's avatar
    iPhone has a sort of vpn built in for safari browser only, it called iCloud private relay (edited)
  35. brendanhickey's avatar
    If you have a pixel 7 or 7 pro you can get it for free for 5 years
  36. shamedbear3's avatar
    I've just coincidentally purchased this 100gb storage for 59 Turkish lira (£2.59) for 12 Mths sub.
    Hawkandr0's avatar
    Was this using a vpn? Similar process to YouTube premium I’m guessing.
  37. BargainsUK's avatar
    I have 200GB plan and it says I have to upgrade to the 2TB plan to get VPN
    nanuek's avatar
    "rolling out over the next few weeks" as per the OP and multiple comments
  38. kapciuch's avatar
    VPN from Google works only on Android devices and you can't change the country....
    deleted2686495's avatar
    Anonymous User
    Not according to the Google One page - works on iOS, Mac and Windoze as well.
  39. rmtheatre's avatar
    Still showing as only for premium members for me. Anything I need to do?
    Mattyblob's avatar
    Yes, you need to read the post or check the bleeding comments
  40. CometoManchester's avatar
    It’s showing £1.79?
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