If you have been looking for a VPN to use with your Android smartphone or tablet then today is your lucky day.
After launching on iOS and desktop in April, Opera’s free and unlimited VPN is now available on Android.
The app, dubbed Opera VPN for Android is available to download now from the Google Play Store.
Opera VPN enables you to connect to the internet safely from anywhere in Thailand but then lets you route traffic through the US, Canada, Singapore, Germany or The Netherlands, giving you not only a secure connection, but also the ability to access geo-restricted content from your smartphone or tablet.
Of course, there are plenty of VPN services available on Android already but what makes Opera VPN different is that it is completely free of charge.
“The Opera VPN app for Android sets itself apart from other VPNs by offering a completely free service – without a data limit, no log-in required, advanced Wi-Fi protection features and no need for a subscription,” said Chris Houston, who heads Opera’s VPN division.
Opera VPN couldn’t be any easier to use. Just download the app and follow the onscreen prompts and tapping on ‘connect’.
The app also includes additional features that will enable you to check how secure your Wi-Fi connection is.
Virtual Private Networks or VPNs is technology that allows you to hide your IP address or location when online. It does this by routing traffic through a third party server, so that for any information that may be collected when someone visits a website, their actual IP address is not recorded.
This is why VPNs are so important for people who want to protect their privacy when using the internet.
VPNs are also used by people who want to circumvent restrictions on accessing geo-restricted content. For example, someone who is in Australia may use a VPN in order to make it appear they are in the United States so they can access content from Netflix US.
People in China use VPNs to access services such as Gmail, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter which are all blocked by the Chinese government.
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK’s leading watch and horology websites.