We’re big fans of Project Fi and now Google is bringing one of the service’s best features to even more people. The company announced on Wednesday that its Wi-Fi Assistant, which helps your device connect to open Wi-Fi hotspots, is coming to all Nexus devices in the very near future.
The new Nexus feature is simple to set up. To get started, just head into the Settings menu. Tap “Google” followed by “Networking,” and then switch on Wi-Fi Assistant. Once it’s active, you’ll start automatically connecting to free nearby hotspots.
Google uses a VPN to protect your privacy and says it only connects to Wi-Fi signals that are safe and reliable. That includes millions of hotspots around the world, which should help you cut down on data use when you’re away from home. You’ll know if Wi-Fi Assistant is working and connected securely when a key-shaped icon appears in the notification bar.
Wi-Fi Assistant will be available for all Nexus devices running Android 5.1 within the next few weeks. The feature is also limited to the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K. and Nordic Europe, at least for the initial rollout.