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Price Per Month (From)
Free Trial
7 days

Informr score
Hotspot Shield currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 22 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What the Critics Are Saying...


There's a lot to like about Hotspot Shield, especially its ease of use and raw speed, but logging concerns and the inability to manually set up devices like routers will be an issue for some.

- Mike Williams, TechRadar

Hotspot Shield is an OK option. It is reasonably cheaper than other top VPN solutions, but then again, the speed could be lacking. It does the job it’s designed for without any significant hiccups and it’s easy on the eye. If you are looking for something simple and effective and you don’t watch Net...

- Nick G., TechJury

Despite Hotspot Shield’s base of operations—which is the US—it stands apart as a reliable and fast VPN. The VPN offers a great balance of speed, efficiency, and anonymity. We’re confident that Hotspot Shield is an excellent service for streaming videos in HD and works exceptionally well with torrent...


Hotspot Shield Premium is a well-rounded VPN provider that is somewhat limited in platform support but has a long list of qualities providing a complete experience.

- Anthony Spadafora, ITProPortal
Good Gear Guide

Pango’s privacy policy is probably fine if your only interested in securing your connection for those times you’re on public Wi-Fi connections. If, however, your primary concern is privacy or gaining as much anonymity as you can realistically get online, there are other VPN services that log far les...

- Ian Paul, Good Gear Guide


Headquarters USA
Pricing/Sign Up
Starting Price (per Month) $2.99
Plans and Pricing Visit Site
Free Trial 7 days
Money Back Guarantee 45 Days
Payment Options Credit Cards, PayPal
ID Required Valid email address
Server Locations (# of Countries) 80
Number of Servers 3200 +
Devices Per License 5
Simultaneous Connections 5
Unlimited Bandwidth Yes
Double-Hop / Double VPN No
Accesses Netflix Yes
P2P / Torrenting Allowed Yes
Accepts Bitcoin No
Non-US Company No
Protocols Catapult Hydra
Encryption AES-256
No Logs / No Tracking Yes
Dedicated IP Available No
VPN Over Tor Yes
Wi-Fi Leak Protection Yes
Private DNS Server No
DNS Leak Protection Yes
IP Leak Protection Yes
WebRTC Leak Protection Yes
IPv6 Leak Protection Yes
Kill Switch Yes
Supported Platforms
Operating Systems Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android
Mobile App Yes
Router No
Browser Extension Yes
Customer Support
24/7 Support Yes
Live Chat Support Yes
Telephone Support No
Email Support Yes
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Hot Spot Shield

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