VPNs or virtual private networks come in when you want to browse the web without worrying about privacy or restrictions. They let you access the internet on a secure connection minus the tracking by ads or sites like Facebook.
The only trouble with most VPNs out there is that they offer a very slow connection or are plagued with ads if free. Finding a good VPN isn’t easy.
But now, it seems that Opera web browser has come to the rescue with free (and fast) VPN support.
Native VPN Support in Opera
Opera’s browser is adding VPN support in its latest update. The VPN they are employing is of their own subsidiary, SurfEasy. It uses 256-bit AES encryption and has tracking protection built in.
You can choose a VPN server location at Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore and USA or let the browser choose the best location for you. Having these options is handy since you can switch between locations.
The addition of a VPN to the Opera browser follows the company’s announcement of the feature in April. Back then it was available for developer versions of the browser only. Opera has also released a VPN app on iOS and Android titled “Opera VPN” which is similar.
Opera is confident that it will be fast enough to stream HD (1280 x 720) videos easily. Do bear in mind that it depends on how close you are to the VPN server, your network connection and the video streaming websites.
You can download the latest Opera version on the following platforms: