Apps & Software

Opera VPN is now available for Android

Opera VPN, a free and unlimited VPN app, is now available for Android users. The new app lets people enhance their online privacy, block ad-tracking cookies, access more online content, extend the geographical reach of apps and test the security of Wi-Fi networks.

“The Opera VPN app for Android sets itself apart from other VPNs by offering a completely free serv​​ice – without a data limit, no log-in required, advanced Wi-Fi protection features and no need for a subscription,” says Chris Houston, President of Surfeasy, Opera’s VPN division.

The Android version of the Opera VPN app follows the iOS version that rolled out globally in May and has already been downloaded by more than one million users.

“We’ve incorporated a Viking in the app, because Vikings didn’t care about borders, and they certainly wouldn’t be afraid of public Wi-Fi. The Opera VPN app can unlock online borders and is the closest thing to a Viking shield that today’s mobile users have for virtual self-protection,” says Chris Houston.

Users will also have the ability to test their Wi-Fi to enhance online privacy. The Wi-Fi test tool in Opera VPN will scan a Wi-Fi network to check if it’s public or private, if it’s encrypted, how many other devices share the same connection, if the IP address and the location are exposed, and if others can monitor device details. If the test tool detects weaknesses, it will advise enabling the VPN. The test tool gives a score from A, which means the network is secure, to F, which means the network is not secure and the user should proceed with caution.

If you are looking to download Opera VPN for Android, you can find it here on the Google Play store. Opera VPN for Android is available globally, with English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and Spanish as supported languages.

The app also let users choose from five server locations: USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and the Netherlands.