A firewall forms a secure barrier between your device (phone, tablet, or computer) and the internet—it blocks unwanted trackers, viruses, and more from your device. A virtual private network (VPN) creates a private network for you and your device, no matter how you’re accessing the internet—even on a public or non-secure Wi-Fi network. Brave VPN offers the benefits of both VPN and a firewall to protect you online. It protects at the network level, on your entire device, on every app you use.
At this time, Brave VPN is available in the Brave Browser for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. You must have Brave installed in order to use Brave VPN.
Yes. Brave VPN protects up to 5 devices, as long as each has the Brave browser installed.
Brave VPN is a subscription service. It’s available in the Brave Browser on desktop and mobile devices for $9.99 / month. Each subscription comes with a 7 day free trial. If you subscribe to Brave VPN from the App or Play stores, you can choose a yearly subscription for $99.99 / year. To start a trial or purchase on desktop, visit account.brave.com. To start a trial or purchase on mobile, open the Brave Browser on your mobile device, open the Settings menu (“…”), then toggle on “VPN.”
Switching to a local server can improve speed and performance of VPN, and thus of the apps you’re using on your device. To select a local server, open your browser settings and navigate to the Brave Firewall + VPN tab.
While we plan to add more regions in future releases, the following regions are available at this time:
- USA (Central)
- USA (East)
- USA (West)
- USA (Northwest)
- United Kingdom
During initial setup of Brave Firewall + VPN, you will be asked to install a profile on your device. In this case the profile is just a file that contains VPN connection details. The profile is necessary for the VPN to work, and to enable functionality like the filtering / blocking of trackers. Note that this profile is independent of the Brave Browser. For iOS users, Apple requires that users enter their device pin code / biometrics when setting up a VPN.
Not at the moment, but we are actively working on this. We hope to offer Brave Premium purchases with BAT in the near future.
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