Hotspot shield

Hotspot shield
Looria Grade
C

Based on 10 reviews

The Looria Grade (A - F) accounts for multiple factors, including sentiment, helpfulness, and more. Learn about our sources and ranking.

Review highlights
  • Made for streaming
  • Easy to use
  • Free trial available
  • No logs are kept of user activity
  • Works with all devices

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Currently on HotspotShield since it seems to win most reviewers’ speed tests. Can confirm it’s solid on my gigabit. Was previously on ExpressVPN, no complaints.

Positive
markstrube
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/VPN

Google Music now available to everyone in the US

Yea, I used Hotspot Shield and could sign up just fine. Then I used Market Enabler on my rooted Android and got the Music APK through the market. Works like a charm.

Positive
Grufle
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

No. That’s not how they work. Your entire connection is routed through the VPN, but not all VPNs are the same. Hotspot Shield and ExpressVPN are two of the fastest but of course not free. At least not after the trial.

Negative
lec0rsaire
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/MacOS

Why You Should Start Using a VPN

Hotspotshield is slow because of the bandwidth limits for the free service. If you pay for a legitimate vpn service, you will get what you pay for, a fast connection.

Negative
lobster45
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Very, they're pretty much the worst customer service VPN company in existence. I moved to Hotspot Shield. Nord have Shady practices and will charge you regardless.

Negative
Popcorncandy09
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/nordvpn

How far the once-mighty SourceForge has fallen

I doubt even 1% of the people installing Hotspot shield through this offer want it on their PC.No, nobody wants it, that's why it's there. Your optimism presupposes that there has ever been a such thing as a person who wouldn't mind more commercials on TV. These people aren't out there, people only tolerate the advertising they do see, and software like this only exists to inflict itself on the user.

Neutral
rhizome
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Unfortunately I am paid upto May 2021 but have cancelled my subscription renewal, they seemed a little puzzled as to why lol. I will now be trying out various other VPN between now and May but one I have found which is free for a certain amount of data is a Hotspot Shield, they have a dedicated streaming server that worls great but they are based in the US I believe and I haven't read many reviews of them so not sure what they are actiay like and what they are like with logs etc, not that I am doing anything illegal.

Negative
instarobuk
reddit.com
reddit.com/r/nordvpn

Ask HN: What is the best VPN provider?

I found Hotspotshield and PureVPN mentioned on this list: https://www.bestvpnprovider.com to be somewhere between serivceable to trustworthy in this regard.

Positive
hbogard
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

custumer service is really fast and helpful. for reference i have used/paid for nordvpn surfsharkvpn mullvad purevpn boxpn tested protonvpn hotspot shield.

Ask HN: Best VPNs around?

I haven't been able to play games like hearthstone while having the VPN enabled because it needs multiple ports forwarded and I haven't been able to torrent while using a nearby PIA server since the closest server that can port forward is France. Hotspot shield blocks torrents and can be slow so I don't recommend it.

Positive
Red_Blue
hackernews.com
hackernews.com

Specs

Battery Description

5050 mAh

Ports

USB Type-C

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon SDX55

Ram

4 GB