Hotspot Shield Overview

Hotspotshield is marketed as being one of the fastest & secure VPNs out there. Boasting military grade encryption for protecting user privacy, With their 24/7 technical support & global presence offering, this appears a dependable anonymity platform. What’s more, hosting upto 5 multi device support for simultaneous streaming and backed by a 45 day money back guarantee, one can be assured to take a leap of faith here.

Hotspotshield also claims to be able to boost your existing WiFi speed by upto around 25%. This is certainly welcome news, considering that conventionally VPNs are seen to actually hinder net traffic, slowing things down if anything! Deploying their proprietary ‘Hydra’ technology ensures consistent results, in terms of certified speed & security.

This is all fine, however Hotspotshield doesn’t come without its controversies, namely:

• A relatively high price tag for what it offers, especially when compared to its competitors (although the trademark speed can arguably condone this)
• Privacy concerns offset by user logs being allegedly monitored by the company
• Incompatible with Tor browser and has its data integrity flaws, especially via Chrome
• Limited payment options: actually, the only way to pay is via credit card, which is unnecessarily restrictive

Hence, although Hotspotshield clearly aims to pioneer the VPN domain with speed & security, concerns re its deliverables surrounding the latter, creates doubt amongst users. It appears to monopolise user habits by lacking compatibility with common & universally trusted platforms, such as Tor.

Hotspot Shield Features

  • Access work applications remotely while working from outside the office and/or travelling
  • Immediately stop the process from executing


Available on: Free, Free Trail, Subscription
  • Starting Price: $7.99/month

  • Trail Days: 7