Opera VPN app with ad blocker launched for iOS devices


Opera has introduced a new virtual private network app called Opera VPN, which will be available to iOS devices and can be downloaded from the App Store. The app will be available in select markets, with the support for the English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages. The Opera VPN app also lets users choose from one of the five locations including Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore and USA.

President of SurfEasy, Opera’s VPN division, Chris Houston mentioned in a blog post, “Our new Opera VPN for iOS is a completely free solution that offers many of the features of our SurfEasy application: data encryption, online freedom, five server regions to choose from, online anonymity, ease of use, and so on. We make money here in two ways.  The easy one to explain is advertising.  While we don’t offer this today, we will likely introduce advertising into the application in the future.”

The Opera VPN app also comes with a built-in ad blocker. One can enable the VPN on an iPhone or iPad and the app will remove ads across apps and browsers. This method will have users save mobile data. The company claims that Opera VPN also prevents trackers from storing your information, means that ads cannot follow you across the internet. Houston added, “With the new Opera VPN app, we let people bust through firewalls, break down the barriers of the web and enjoy the Internet with freedom.”