Many times, we need to access sites which we don’t have access to.. Or simply we need to bypass the censorship imposed by the network administrator. Also, there are some sites which have restricted region/country access e.g hulu – U.S.A . (hulu is accessible only in USA) . In all the above mentioned scenarios and many more all of these limitations can be bypassed/overcome by VPN services . What’s more ? VPNs also encrypt your traffic and hide your identity , keeping you totally anonymous 🙂 . So, VPNs are really very useful services! and here we present you the Best 7 Free VPN services (apps/extensions) for Google Chrome Browser/Chromebooks i.e VPN for chrome OS.
Another advantage of using VPN services directly in Chrome is to overcome the technical hurdles faced while configuring the VPN clients such as Open VPN , PPTP etc 🙁
No.1 – Dot VPN
Dot VPN is another similar service to ZenMate and provides access to restricted websites as well as VoIP applications, and its free to use too! Some of the unique features of Dot VPN are as mentioned –
No.2 – Gom Web VPN for Chrome
Gom- Web VPN for Google Chrome is yet another Chrome exclusive VPN service provider, it doesn’t require any 3rd Party application for the VPN services except its Google Chrome extension and is quite effective too!
The service is free Free for Trial period and features of Gom VPN include –
No.3 – Browsec
Browsec encrypts your traffic and routes it through Browsec’s secure cloud network. No one will be able to identify, track you or sniff your traffic.
You can start Browsec by clicking on the tab icon and clicking on “Protect Me” button as shown in the image alongside
No.4 – ZenMate!
is was perhaps the best and first Chrome-exclusive VPN , but now it isn’t since it started is premium services. It started it operations on Chrome and was the first app/extension providing VPN services only based on the Chrome Engine and without any OS(Win/Linux/Mac) support. hence, it is able to run on Chrome OS too!.
Features of ZenMate –
Configuring and using Zenmate too is very easy as 1..2…3… 1.Download….2.Sign-Up….3.Activate by a simple button.. 🙂
Note : – You can get a free ZenMate Premium account if you sign-up via our link below –
Click here to Sign-Up for ZenMate Premium for Free!
ZenMate premium gives you a higher level of security which is not matched by any other Chrome VPN yet
No.5 – Hola Engine – Hola Better Internet
Hola is one of the most famous unblocking/proxy extensions for Chrome, and it has now added the VPN type services too..
Hola is easier to use and moderately good in speed! however, you need to install both the hola app as well as the extension to use the hola services on Google Chrome.
How to use Hola:
1. Install the extension
2. Go to a website that is blocked
3. Press the Hola extension icon (top right of browser)
4. Choose the country that you would like to browse from
… and enjoy your liberated Internet!
No . 6 – Cyberghost VPN-Proxy for Chrome
Cyberghost is the leading name when it comes to VPN service providers, especially Free VPN Service Providers. and true to its name, Cyberghost has launched its VPN cum proxy extension for Google chrome.
Personally, i found the extension to be slower as compared to the other VPNs mentioned in this article , but ocverall the trustworthy name in VPN industry and getting the Job done features Cyberghost in this list.
No.7 – Breakwall VPN
Breakwall VPN is perhaps the fastest of all VPNs but its not completely free 🙁 , it offers a Free Trial though, hence it just makes to this list, as this is one such service whose trial service is too good to be missed .
You can create a trial account with Breakwall and add the password received in your mailbox to the extension, anc click on connect. that’s it , The speed and the service provided by Breakwall is really awesome except for the trial!
Also, it consists of BBC- iPlayer mode, by virtue of which you can access BBC iPlayer in countries where its blocked.
So, these were the Best free VPN services among the ones we tested, if you know of any such good services feel free to comment 🙂
Browsec is the pick of the bunch if you want to watch the BBC iPlayer . It never misses a beat and rarely ever scrolls at all . And it is so so simple Congratulations to the developers
What is the business model for these add-ons? Since they are free, what are their developers getting in return for such good products?
ZENMATE IS not free ANYMORE, now it is laggy, there isnt good servers and no protection, if you want those you need buy premium
Agree that ZenMate is total rubbish lately… Browsec is the one!
Gom VPN is awesome! It’s the cheapest as compared to the other VPNs.
I used Hola, but Dotvpn is best!
Can l use a vpn even though l have avg pro
I really don’t like DOT VPN services because it makes highest error and also its not my regular ip and also it has many many bugs. also i put reviewed on a slang words in chrome store.
In the introduction, you mention that VPNs encrypt. But for the 7 mentioned, encrypting is
rarely noted. Moreover, I’ve heard HOLA does NOT encrypt. Do each of the 7 VPNs you
cite encrypt ? Or only some – which ones ? / Thanks.
For me Browsec is the best
DOT VPN crash so it won’t work.
all of them cant open youtube anymore, please provide new extention
I never use free vpn tools because its limited in features as well as risky compared to paid tools like, Hide My IP. HMIP is great in performance , protects online visibility, and its damn cheap.
You have mentioned about few nice and useful alternatives of Zenmate. I used Zenmate but the free version was available for only 7 days. What about these extensions? I am using Hide-My-IP extension on my Google Chrome. It is good and effective. You should add this one in your list.
So, are these listed in order of best (#1) to worse (#7)?
nice article.. thanks for sharing this vps proxy …
ultra surf in the chrome store
What is the difference in setting up a VPN manually “on-your-PC” and “adding-a-VPN-extension” to your browser? Would they conflict with each other?
On one hand you go to Network Settings on your PC to add a VPN by manually inserting required info; which is JUST for the PC itself…?
On the other hand you click to add a free VPN to the browser extension you use on your PC JUST for the browser…?
Do I keep one and remove the other or do I keep both? If i should keep both; How do I maintain speed, functionality, & no-conflicts between the two (not saying there is a conflict)?
Thank you times a million!!!
I am using Dot VPN. It is the best proxy changing site for me.
Thanks foe this artoc;e.
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dot vpn is really amazing , your article will help me alot thanks alot
you should try Privatoria Chrome extension, works great, fast and easy in use https://privatoria.net/blog/ip-hider-google-chrome/