Product review

Hotspot Shield review

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⭐ Overall rank:4.7 out of 10
🏆 Rating:#92 out of #101
📖 No-log policy:does log
🏷️ Price:from $7.99
📺 Streaming:Yes
🗺️ Locations:100+ servers in 70 countries
Summary of Hotspot Shield review

Hotspot Shield is a VPN service based in United States which is part of 5 9 14 eyes countries and is part of enemies of the internet. 

The cheapest plan of Hotspot Shield starts at $7.99 and will get you access to 100+ servers in 70 countries and 5 simultaneous connections. 

The speed of Hotspot Shield in our testing was below average. Hotspot Shield ranks on 92. position in our rankings.

Security & privacy of Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield is ranked number 6 in our privacy rankings. It does log IP address, does log DNS, doesn't log traffic, and does log bandwidth. Hotspot Shield uses OpenVPN tunnelling protocols with 256-bit encryption, which is considered a standard in the security industry.

IP address logs Yes
DNS logsYes
Traffic logsNo
Bandwidth logsYes
Timestamps logsYes
Tunneling protocolsOpenVPN
IP leaksNo
DNS leaksNo

Features of Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield supports streaming services such as Netflix and also allows P2P traffic. Hotspot Shield has killswitch which automatically disconnects your device from the internet if your internet connection drops. You can use it on 5 devices at the same time.

Torrenting (P2P traffic)Yes

Hotspot Shield speed & countries                        

During the test, Hotspot Shield had a below average speed on my 100mbps connection. This is a very important factor as VPN shouldn't limit you during your time online and anything with below average speed should be a red flag if you plan to use a VPN for streaming or torrenting. 
It offers a variety of countries and based on the information from their website, Hotspot Shield uses 32 in 70 locations across the world.

Download Hotspot Shield 

I’ve downloaded Hotspot Shield on their official website at It offers free trial, however you can always try it for free as there is a 45 Days money-back guarantee. 

The subscription plan of Hotspot Shield starts at $7.99 which makes it number 53. in our VPN rankings based on price. 

During my testing I tried Hotspot Shield on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS without any problems. 

Hotspot Shield overall ranking                      

Based on my testing I’ve ranked Hotspot Shield on 92. position. If I consider just price the rank would be 53. If you want to know which VPN is ranked number 1, check out our total rankings here.

Hotspot Shield compared with other VPNs