Hotspot Shield review

Intuitive VPN apps focusing on performance.

Hotspot Shield
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Our Verdict

Hotspot Shield is a valuable companion for anyone trying to access Netflix or Hulu, as well as engage in some torrenting. However, should you choose this provider, you need to accept the fact that it is based in the US, which means there’s no guarantee of full anonymity, and the range of supported devices is limited.

For

  • Excellent performance
  • Unblocks Netflix
  • Has a free plan

Against

  • Located in the US
  • Only supports major platforms

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Hotspot Shield is a VPN platform developed by the US-based cybersecurity firm AnchorFree, which started out as a free sponsored Wi-Fi hotspot provider. Hotspot Shield is currently the VPN provider of choice for around 650 million people around the world, and is one of our picks for the best VPN in 2019.

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The Verdict
3.5

out of 10

Hotspot Shield review

Hotspot Shield is a valuable companion for anyone trying to access Netflix or Hulu, as well as engage in some torrenting. However, should you choose this provider, you need to accept the fact that it is based in the US, which means there’s no guarantee of full anonymity, and the range of supported devices is limited.

Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić works as a staff journalist at Cryptonews.com, where he regularly writes news on and analyses blockchain and cryptocurrency. Based in Sarajevo, Sead previously worked as a freelance journalist, with Techradar Pro being one of the titles he contributed to during this time.