Hotspot Shield VPN is the World’s most trusted security, privacy and access app with top performance on speed, stability and security.


- Access all websites and apps securely and privately at home, school, work or from anywhere in the world.

- Stay private and anonymous online. Prevent anyone from tracking your IP address, identity, and location from websites and online trackers.
Enjoy complete anonymity.


- No Logs Kept: Hotspot Shield doesn’t track or keep any logs of its users and their activities. You are completely private with Hotspot Shield.

- FREE and UNLIMITED: You have the choice to use basic features for free (forever) and unlimited access, or simply upgrade to Elite for more features!

- Trusted by millions: Trusted by more than 500 million global users and featured by Fortune, Forbes, TechCrunch, New York Times and many more renowned media.

- No sign up, registration, or credit cards required: you don’t need to create an account or have a credit card to use the basic features of the app!

- Unparalleled VPN Performance: Hotspot Shield fully own all the VPN servers, which ensures fastest VPN speed, and most stable and secured VPN connections.

- Largest VPN Coverage: Powered by AnchorFree, Hotspot Shield offers largest VPN coverage from more than 20 countries including US, UK, JP, IN, AU, CA, CN, TR, UA and more!

- Support: We are striving to be the best security, privacy and access app, so if you have any questions, simply shoot an email to!

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■ Hotspot Shield Premium (Elite)

- Start 7-day trial - free of charge; no commitment; cancel anytime
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the period
- Length of subscription: one month; three months; six months; one year.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Price of subscription: three months - 32.99 dollars; six months - 53.99; one month - 12.99 dollars; one year - 69.99 dollars.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription perio
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

■ ABOUT AnchorFree™

AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in the Silicon Valley. Anchorfree believes in placing consumers in control of their personal information online. Anchorfree provides millions of users with online security, privacy and access through its most popular VPN product - Hotspot Shield.

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What's New

Version 2.0.4

We're always making changes and improvements to HotspotShield. To make sure you don't miss a thing, just keep your Updates turned on.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Beware of constant review request!

M'or Dib

Update - Hot Spot Shield changed how they asked for ratings two updates ago and it’s even more intrusive than before! Now I have to give a rating before I can active the service even if I have already given one. There also is no option to dissmiss or say that you have given a rating. Huh?

Hotspot Shield provides the peace of mind you need in order to surf the internet. When you’re on a public wifi network your traffic is subject to being tracked and keystrokes logged. HSS helps you. My pet peeve is that the the VPN connection sometimes slows down or drops out and I have to stop and restart the connection. I’ve been premium subscriber for years and the current version is polished but I am constantly bombarded to write a review before I start the connection. This is annoying and it should not take two steps to activate the conection especially since I paid for the service. One click to dismiss the request for a review and a second click to activate the connection. I’m giving HSS 3 stars becasue of these two reasons.

Elite version works just fine- the need for ratings is annoying!

Reluctant romantic

Am updating a review I wrote a year or more ago. I am still using Hotspot Shield. It works fine for what I need it to do - the odd Netflix workaround or streaming the SuperBowl from afar… But it really does need to stop prompting for ratings. It’s annoying. There needs to be a way to choose an option for “I’ve already rated you. Please don’t show me this screen again!”
My previous review was this: Hummed and hawed about renewing my Elite subscription as I’d had some issues with HSS not working with Netflix. Looked into other VPNs but came back to HSS and I’m glad I did. I just used it and it works fine with Netflix. It’s fast enough to stream without any distortion. Easy interface. I’m happy I made the purchase.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback! Let me help you and investigate the issue. We can fix this issue for you in the next release. Please feel free to contact me directly - Thank you, Nina

Great service for the value...


I tried many many VPN services over the years, because I am living in a county that imposes some limitations and restrictions over the internet; and one of the few VPN services that worked perfectly with high speed and very low disconnection rate was this app. Highly recommended!

Been using this app for almost 3 years… It never disappoints… Powerful and good prices… Two thumb up all the way ;)


AnchorFree Inc.
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English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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