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# of Servers
# of Servers
Server Locations
Server Locations
Unlimited Bandwidth
Price Per Month (From)
Price Per Month (From)
Free Trial
7 days
Free Trial
7 days

Informr score
The Hotspot Shield currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 34 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What the Critics Are Saying...


Hotspot Shield provides a one-of-a-kind VPN experience by using AES-256 encryption and just their patented Hydra Protocol, which is essentially all of the protocols rolled into one. However, I find inconsistencies in the specifics of their service due to a few factors. First off, despite their claim...

- ReviewVPN
VPN Ranks
VPN Ranks

No, I don’t recommend Hotspot Shield. The VPN has a staggering 600 million users worldwide. It is one of the most commonly known VPN services thanks mostly to its free client. On the other hand, the paid version of this software does not have the features to turn many heads. Similarly, it’s a bit on...

- Minnie J. Hamilton, VPN Ranks

Total security doesn't have to sacrifice speed. Hotspot Shield is a perfect example, with super-fast speeds during our upload and download speed tests.

- Aliza Vigderman, Gabe Turner,

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

Hotspot Shield has a large VPN network, lots of features and unblocked almost everything we threw at it. But poor speeds and a host of usability and other app issues leave this VPN lagging behind the top competition.

- Mike Williams, TechRadar


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
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Hot Spot Shield

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