ZenMate is a free VPN extension for Chrome. It is designed to allow people from around the world to safely and securely connect to various servers that are currently located in England, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong & the US.

Once installed you will be asked for your email address. This is where they will send an activation code you will need to enter before the extension works.

Once activated the extension starts working immediately and, by default, you will be connected to the German server. You can change servers by clicking on the extensions icon in the Chrome extension bar and selecting one of the other servers. Switching to new servers is really simple and also very fast, no waiting - or at least it seems that way to me - for it to connect before you can start browsing again.

At the time of writing I have connected to the BBC iPlayer, Hulu, BT Sport, 4oD &  Sky Go and had absolutely no problems whatsoever.


I have used Zenmate for around 6 weeks now and I am extremely happy with it. I don't even know I have it on sometimes as I have not experienced a dropped connection or speed reduction when browsing.

Zenmate ScreenShot

Well worth a try if you are currently paying for your own VPN like I do myself to watch the aforementioned channels from abroad.

Here's a little snippet from their website regarding the extension.

Secure browsing made simple: Encrypts your browser traffic. Wifi & Hacker security. Unblock geo restrictions. Protect your privacy.

ZenMate is the premier security and privacy extension for Google Chrome™. The award winning plugin impresses with unmatched simplicity, superior User Interface and an unrivalled User Experience. ZenMate excites through the following features:

  • 100% Encryption of browser traffic
  • Built-in Acceleration
  • Hassle free setup & very easy to use
  • 1-click install
  • Lightweight integration
  • Instant protection, privacy and security
  • Substitution & masking of IP
  • Worldwide high-speed servers

Try out ZenMate and see for yourself what everybody is talking about!

It's free and always will be.

From July 15th there is an offer for 25% off any VPN deal using the promo code "July25" from IP Vanish. This offer runs to August 31st. So get yourself some money saved on a great VPN. They offer a great service with a great selection of servers around the world that run at top speeds a true tier 1 VPN solution. This will also stop sources from being blocked in Kodi. Clients available for OS X, iOS, Android & Windows. They offer a 7 day money back guarantee too. OpenVPN option available.