Cloudflare launches beta of 1.1.1.1 VPN with WARP for macOS and Windows

First announced in April 2020, Cloudflare has finally released beta versions of its 1.1.1.1 VPN with WARP for macOS and Windows. The VPN service also includes support for 1.1.1.1 for Families, which blocks malware and adult sites.

Cloudflare WARP VPN beta for macOS

Cloudflare created 1.1.1.1 DNS to help make surfing the web faster and more private. In September 2019, they took the 1.1.1.1 service a step further with the launch of its WARP VPN for iOS and Android. WARP extended Cloudflare’s DNS service by creating an easy-to-use VPN that:

Cloudflare just announced via email the release of beta versions of its 1.1.1.1 VPN with WARP for macOS and Windows. They were initially announced in April 2020 but weren’t made available until now.

The beta versions function similarly to the iOS and Android versions but do not support WARP+ yet. WARP+ is Cloudflare’s subscription service that leverages its Argo Smart Routing to make accessing sites even faster.

The beta versions function similarly to the iOS and Android versions and include support for WARP+, a service that leverages Cloudflare’s Argo Smart Routing to access sites even faster. The beta does not support the ability to subscribe to WARP+ but can be activated by adding the License key from a subscription made via the iOS or Android app.

Like the iOS and Android versions, the macOS and Windows betas include support for Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 for Families Malware and Adult Site Blocking. Using the Malware Blocking option will utilize the 1.1.1.2 and 1.0.0.2 DNS servers, and using the Malware and Adult Content Blocking will utilize the 1.1.1.3 and 1.0.0.3 DNS servers. Both of these options work in conjunction with the WARP VPN to secure and speed up the internet connection.

1.1.1.1 with WARP Connection Preferences for macOS

The WARP+ subscription is expected to be added once the service is out of beta. Until then, the beta is free to download and use.


Article Corrections

The following corrections have been made to the report after Kyle Krum, Product Manager at Cloudflare, contacted Coywolf News about two inaccuracies.

WARP+ functionality in macOS and Windows betas

It was originally reported that the beta versions didn’t support WARP+ because they don’t allow the ability to subscribe to the service. The article was updated to point out that subscriptions made in iOS or Android can be used in the macOS and Windows betas to enable WARP+ functionality.

Availability of “1.1.1.1 for Families” in the iOS and Android apps

It was originally reported that iOS and Android do not support 1.1.1.1 for Families. However, they do support it. The article was updated to communicate that the feature is available in the app for all platforms.

Cloudflare for Families
1.1.1.1 for Families is available on Cloudflare WARP VPN for iOS and Android but is somewhat hidden in the Settings

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