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.
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 unrivaled 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.