Opera V40 Update Makes Private VPN Accessible via its PC Browser

September 22, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Opera has made its own space of avid followers and user base despite the browser war getting gripped between the rests. This has been achieved by following a self-laid path that dates back to the introduction of the handy little Opera Mini browser for feature phones and smartphones.

Opera still follows its off-the-beat path, and as a result, we are finally able to say that a virtual private networking service is now being made available for the first time by a major browser for PC.

With the new v40 update of the Opera for PCs, the browser has finally brought the private VPN service it has been testing for a while for the PC version. Opera guarantees that the service is free and unlimited, which means that users can now take benefit of VPN without having to spend a single penny.


Users can find the new VPN services under privacy & security settings, where they can find an icon labeled VPN. Enabling this will have the users online activities routed to a preferred location of theirs, and the options currently include US, Canada, Germany, Singapore, and Netherlands. Users can also set the location to automatic if unsure of which region they want their online activities routed.

The services should come as a boon to most of the users, who are often stumbled by regional barriers while accessing contents across the net. On the contrary, content providers should be gearing up to guard the VPN access. According to the latest development, Netflix has already set the blockage for the VPN services of Opera. However, services like Hulu and Pandora are still accessible through the VPN.

Opera’s VPN is powered by SurfEasy, which the company acquired back in 2015. The company has earlier rolled the VPN services for Android and iOS broser variants. The other upgrades available in the new version are the inclusion of a new battery saving mode and a built-in ad blocker service.

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