VPNs – or, Virtual Private Networks, services which mask your online location and tell the internet that you’re connecting from elsewhere – have a great many uses. Maybe you want to access an overseas version of your console’s online store, or get into a beta early. Maybe you just want to browse the web more privately, or try to access faster online gaming speeds. VPNs can help with all of this. Better yet, VPNs aren’t as time-consuming to set up as you might think, and cost as little as $6 a month. We outline the benefits of setting up a VPN on your PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch below, and exactly how you go about doing so.
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Virtual private networks (VPNs) create secure connections so you can access other networks privately. Basically, your VPN provider will replace your IP address which will make it appear as though you’re accessing the Internet from somewhere else. One of the main uses is to maintain your privacy, so you can browse the Internet anonymously. It all depends on how you feel about your data being gathered and sold by your ISP and other companies. VPNs are definitely worth a look if you’re annoyed by targeted ads appearing after you’ve searched for something online. They’re generally designed for PC use, however there are also benefits to console users.