Opera Is Bundling a Free VPN With Its Browser on Windows and Mac

Opera Is Bundling a Free VPN With Its Browser on Windows and Mac


There are many reasons why you should be using a VPN while browsing the Internet. It’s a way of shielding your browsing from a public Wi-Fi provider or your ISP, keeping your identity private so that you’re not being chased by intrusive ads wherever you go, and if you’re doing anything sensitive (important for journalists, researchers, students and many others) then using a VPN is the first – but not only – step that needs to be taken to ensure privacy.

You might also want to use a VPN to mask your location – many sites (including YouTube) have region-locked content, and so even if you’re ready to pay for their content you’ll find yourself blocked. A VPN can make it look like you’re visiting from the US (or any other location) and thus circumvent these types of blocks.

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There are plenty of options if you’re using a VPN, ranging from free ones with data limits to some where you have to pay. There are apps that you can run on your PC, or extensions that you can add to your browser. Now, Opera is getting in on the action, and on Thursday Opera rolled out a bundled VPN with its PC browser for Mac and Windows both.

Gadgets 360 tried out a demo build, and we also spoke to Krystian Kolondra, SVP, Opera, about the initiative and what comes next. The way it works is really simple – there’s a straightforward toggle right in the browser, and you just need to switch it on from the preferences menu. At the time of testing, you can set your virtual location as US, Canada, and Germany, though more locations will be available soon according to Opera.

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