Hotspot Shield Review 2024

With over 1,800 servers in over 80 countries, you can expect fast speeds from Hotspot Shield.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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8.9 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Only 10 simultaneous connections per account: 10 simultaneous connections may not be enough for some users.
  • Strict data retention laws: The United States is not the best place to base a VPN service in, given its membership in Five Eyes, Nine Eyes, and 14 Eyes, but Hotspot Shield’s zero-logs policy means it has no data to give up in the first place.
  • Slow customer support for non-paying users: If you're using the free version or simply shopping around Hotspot Shield's website, there's no live chat or phone support option. Queries go through email tickets only.

Bottom Line

Hotspot Shield’s speed was its greatest asset, but it’s still a VPN that provides privacy and anonymity. With a respectable 1,800 servers, its own proprietary VPN protocol, and an ad-supported free VPN, Hotspot Shield is a good choice for folks who want a speedy VPN for everyday use.
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