In the past monthly costs, slow connection speeds, and complicated setups were the go-to excuses for people not to use a VPN service. Now Opera is killing off those issues and offering a simple-to-use and completely free VPN app. Owners of iPhones or iPads can now download the the free Opera VPN app, which will easily enhance your online privacy, allow access to some blocked content and extend the reach of your apps all for free.
Anyone can enjoy the benefits of the new VPN service, but it’s especially important for students and workers to utilize a VPN while using a shared network source, or free public wi-fi service. Of course, it’s also a great way to get arround networks that restrict access to social-media sites and video-streaming websites that might be blocked by country. Hulu and Netflix have started cracking down on VPN users of the past few months, but viewers have been using VPNs to get access to apps like the popular BBC player.
“Every day, millions of people, from students to working people, find that social-media sites like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook are blocked when they surf on their campus or workplace Wi-Fi. The same goes for video-streaming sites. With the new Opera VPN app, we help people to break down the barriers of the web and enjoy the internet like it should be,” says Chris Houston, President of Surfeasy, Opera’s VPN division.
Opera VPN for iOS is the first full, free VPN app from Opera. The team recently launched a VPN feature in the Opera browser for computers. The VPN also stops ad-trackers, after users enable Opera VPN on an iPhone or iPad it then removes ad-tracking cookies that follow you around the web.
This offers a bit more online privacy while you are shopping, or doing simple searches. The Opera VPN for iOS is available in select markets in English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
The app lets you choose one out of five locations (USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands) and more could be added in the future. Opera VPN is a service provided by SurfEasy, Inc., an Opera company.
Opera companies enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.
You can download the new Opera VPN app for iOS here.