HotspotShield VPN Unlimited Privacy Security Proxy 4/5

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HotspotShield VPN Unlimited Privacy Security Proxy

By AnchorFree Inc.
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

22/06/2017 | Version : 1.5.1 | Size : 6.1 MB
Bug fixes

23/05/2017 | Version : 1.5.0 | Size : 6.1 MB
New look and feel.
Service improvements.
Bug fixes.

30/03/2017 | Version : 1.4.7 | Size : 6.9 MB
Bug fixes
Improved Connection


World's most popular VPN with over 500 million downloads. Try it for FREE!
The #1 security app on iOS.

* Unblock any websites; unblock Facebook, unblock YouTube or others such as Netflix and Hulu where they are blocked
* Get unrestricted access to VOIP services and messaging apps such as Skype anywhere
* Secure your WiFi connection with HTTPS encryption
* Prevent hackers from stealing your private information
* Browse the web privately & anonymously
* Compatible with Mac OSX 10.9 or later

5 stars- "Control your Privacy and Security - I've now tried them all (VPNs) as I travel 200k miles each year. This is the only VPN that works consistently, especially in MENA and APAC. This is the only one with REAL support. This is the only one with malware protection. This is the only one with data compression, (saving me big money on data roaming). If you want privacy, security (& Pandora when you are outside the US), and data savings, then look no further. JMHO" – Cster

5 stars- "Love it!!! - Thank you, creators of Hotspot Shield!!!! Now I can access US content abroad!!!!! Love it!!!!!" - Xuxubee


* Protect yourself while using Wi-Fi hotspots (VPN encrypts all internet traffic); protect your identity, your IP address and stop unwanted tracking. Share and communicate privately.
* Gives you access to your favorite sites: Unblock any blocked content and services - get Facebook, Skype, BBC, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Viber, VOIP and other services wherever you are: at work, school or while traveling
* Take full control: you can choose country IP to connect, change data compression levels, and if you want to start the VPN automatically or not.

Hotspot Shield Elite is available in two subscription options:
* Hotspot Shield Elite Service - Monthly - $4.99 / mo
* Hotspot Shield Elite Service - Yearly - $29.99 / yr

* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. You can manage your subscription settings within the Account Settings after purchase. If you have any questions about the auto-renewing subscriptions, please email us at More info is also available here:

Hotspot Shield VPN is free to download and available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X.

Follow us on…
Twitter: @HotspotShield
Also check out our desktop version:

Thank you for all the support!


Overall :
#5 : Top Grossing Mac Applications
#22 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#1 : Top Grossing Mac Applications [Productivity]
#2 : Top Free Mac Applications [Productivity]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Comments and Ratings for HotspotShield VPN Unlimited Privacy Security Proxy

Mac version on OSX Sierra (1.5.1)
20/06/2017 05:39:29 1/5 By Gizzy Bear
Buggy version with numerous issues. When I click on upgrade from my free account to the elite the screen hangs and I have no way of closing it or stopping the application. Why show an “Get more with Elite” if I have already paid for it. It should remember my accoutn subscription. If we try download Elite from your website it only gives the option to pay for it again with npc option to login. It is misleading as the app download for OSX is the same for the free and Elite. 4. After about 20 mins of using Elite it goes slow and we have to switch it off and on again. Sometimes this doesn’t work and iIt can be very slow most of the time. 5. The OSX app is very buggy and almost unusable.

Always used it (1.5.1)
17/06/2017 14:47:45 5/5 By Jared333
Excellent app been using for years and nevr had a problem

Yea.. its good (1.5.1)
16/06/2017 03:53:50 5/5 By Mr Kaiser
Does exactly what it says on the tin!

Simple to use (1.5.0)
12/06/2017 03:53:03 4/5 By Mr. Sideboards
I’ve had a few problems along the way & the app is continuously updating with completely different UI. Otherwise it’s good and fairly priced.

Works great (1.5.0)
11/06/2017 03:00:21 5/5 By Viktor2639

Good for basics (1.5.0)
09/06/2017 16:23:13 4/5 By ebttoo
Its not the fastest, but its been reliable and user friendly. I use it for browsing/general email etc in wifi hotspots

no hassle (1.5.0)
09/06/2017 05:40:49 4/5 By patRelli
excellent downloaded this after total VPN started acting weird and VPN unlimited is the wprse even after paying u always get redirected to their renew subscription page . HOTSPOT SHIELD is stress free and so perfct and straight to the point no nonsense going around the bush. started trial straight away and surfing instantly eith no problems could even change location without headache thanks

Shuts down my internet connection (1.5.0)
03/06/2017 19:33:05 1/5 By Chapin1986
My internet works fine until I turn on Hotspot Shield elite. I paid for the year’s subscription at £46. As soon as i turn on Hotspot shield, my internet connection drops out. Every single time. I have emailed for a refund.

M (1.5.0)
29/05/2017 11:37:25 1/5 By Adrian Shelley
Anyone who’s paid for a lifetime ‘elite’ subscription, don’t upgrade! I’ve now lost my sub on both my Macs, and the option of a lifetime sub is removed. I’m out of pocket and furious. All I’m left with is the free verson, with none of the benefits I paid £150 for. Shameful. I’ve contacted the company by email for a refund, but no response so far.

Best (1.5.0)
28/05/2017 14:55:16 5/5 By PedroCarillo
Always been the best, always will be the best!

Great Application (1.5.0)
28/05/2017 08:24:30 5/5 By Richyp7
Very user friendly, good stuff…. Thank you.

its ok (1.5.0)
26/05/2017 14:34:23 3/5 By Flooder1234
Nice easy interface, however it disconnects far to often. Will not renew as there must be better ones out there

It’s OK. But is it private? (1.5.0)
25/05/2017 05:47:18 3/5 By Papa Bojangles
It’s user-friendly, and the choice of countries is nice. It’s based in the US, so there are question marks above its logging and privacy policies. It also has some large investors, of the type that might not be too interested in online privacy or net neutrality. Also, it’s video streaming speeds are poor - eg I’ve never been able to get HD from Netflix under the VPN. It’s quite reasonably priced for a year (don’t bother with the free version - there are faster out there imo), but I won’t be renewing.

Automatic renewal ? (1.4.7)
20/05/2017 16:17:19 1/5 By alghaliaalyaqoobi
You took a payment from me a mouth after I have uninstalled this app. I did not authorise an automatic renewal and I would like a refund otherwise please tell me how to cancel this automatied renewal as I don’t even have this on my laptop anymore.

Does what it says on the tin (1.4.7)
09/05/2017 15:18:58 5/5 By Paulbinns
Tried others, none performed as well. So far haven’t been let down once! Great app.

mcrxblackparade (1.4.7)
28/04/2017 09:27:57 1/5 By stillnotovermcr
EVery time I try and use it, it just doesn’t open. Very disappointing.

When it works, it’s great (1.4.7)
23/04/2017 15:29:10 3/5 By Two-year elite user
I am in the UK and use this primarily to watch American tv shows and region-restricted Youtube videos. Sadly, it doesn’t work with ABC, the SyFy channel or Comedy Central. They seem able to figure out that I am not in America. Interestingly, on other networks, there are times when the ads think I must be in Germany as I get German-language ads. IRC tells me that I am using a VPN so I am worried about the security in using this product. Tech support is very fast in reponding but their advice simply doesn’t work. It’s frustrating getting the same advice for any bug report I submit. I follow their advice but it never works. They could do with a better database as it seems as if they aren’t aware of earlier contacts about the same problem. Interestingly, CBS doesn’t work in Chrome but does in Safari. Any bug fixes seem to take too long - the channels above have been problematic for quite some time (one-year + in some cases). I haven’t checked recently, but I haven’t seen any mention on how long their logs are kept. The same applies for a “canary in a coal mine” alert. If they solved these problems, I would happily give them five stars. However, if you need universal access to the networks listed above, look elsewhere. O! And let me know which product works for you, please! As it is today, I wish they would change their marketing message to more accurately describe where it does (and doesn’t) work. I am really pulling for Hotspot Shield - I would like for them to succeed.

No longer ’the best’. :-( (1.4.7)
19/04/2017 21:26:31 1/5 By Ajarn Martin
I have also been very happily using HSS Elite for some years, predominantly to gain access to the UK's BBC TV programmes on their excellent iPlayer facility. Since December 2016, HSS Elite has not been able to connect effectively with BBC iPlayer rendering it slow, ineffective and impotent. Despite a constant flurry of English email messages from a catalogue of set responses created for their non-English speaking ‘helpers’, and continual promises of ‘upgrading the problem to their team of engineers’, there has been no change for nearly FIVE MONTHS!!! In the meantime, I have been forced to pay for and use alternative VPN services which deliver my requirements WITHOUT PROBLEM. HSS Elite’s response to this has been to defend their inability to react by stating that HSS, ‘as the most prestigious supplier of VPN services’ has been specifically targetted by BBC and have taken steps to block HSS’s Elite traffic to BBC programming. A poor response from a supplier who can no longer be regarded as ‘Number One’! However, in mitigation, HSS has promised to extend my subscription when the issue is finally solved but I reckon this is no time soon.

Great App! (1.4.7)
19/04/2017 06:23:45 5/5 By Phephate
Fantastic VPN, I’ve been an Elite user for almost 4 years now and as a traveller, especially in Asia have found it indespensible and by far the most reliable I’ve tried.

Very poor (1.4.7)
15/04/2017 02:09:24 1/5 By LD23_
had no end of problems with hotspot shield over the last year but this latest app really goes one step further. It quite simply does not work. I have reinstalled it (and the profile) several times - nothing seems to fix it. Ironically - the connection is so poor with it turned on, I’ve had to turn it off to post this review...

Will charge you after 7 days (1.4.7)
14/04/2017 13:17:21 2/5 By Matt05268
This says free with in app purchases but this is not really correct, you are required to sign up for a 7 day trial and then you will get charged unless you cancel it.

Hotspot Shield - Simply awesome! (1.4.7)
09/04/2017 09:23:18 5/5 By v8nlw
I have been using this app as an elite subscriber and I am now on my third year of use. Secure and reliable, Hotspot Shield is simply the best there is out there bar none. I would say look no further and sign up today.

Works! (1.4.7)
07/04/2017 04:50:01 4/5 By Doc Johnnie
Works fine, has had no problems with the latest updates. If you have issues, update or completely uninstall and reinstall.

NOICE (1.4.7)
03/04/2017 16:10:44 5/5 By tony the tiger is bea

Hotspot Shield (1.4.7)
03/04/2017 01:25:49 5/5 By Alte Swede
The best VPN.I have no problems when I use Hotspot Shield.

video crashing! (1.4.7)
02/04/2017 15:42:20 2/5 By Akgoyal_420
every time I try to play a video, the connection crashes after few minutes!

Doesn’t work (1.4.5)
26/03/2017 05:29:18 1/5 By ar a clown run dean run-sam
Doesn’t hide my IP address

Works every time (1.4.5)
15/03/2017 09:12:18 5/5 By Martin Arber
Bought a lifetime subscription when on offer and had no issues, connects and no speed loss

Quite slow speed since last couple of months (1.4.5)
09/03/2017 08:30:33 4/5 By Arfeen
I tried to feedback to customer service many times but they dont listen. I am not happy with the service, since they got me into direct debit which automatically renewed for the 2nd year, Now I must find ways to cancel before the 3rd year unless they improve their service. The speed is so slow with this VPN that I have to disconnect the VPN to get the work done! this means that my money spend on this is not being well utilised since few months now! Before it was okay and I remember giving good feedback last year.

It was working during trial period. (1.4.5)
01/03/2017 10:57:57 1/5 By tembe
This app was working until I subscribed it anually. Right now as I am typing the review, VPN is disconnected as this would slow down my internet speed and finaly cuts me off from the internet.Once disconnected from the VPN internet is back on. So I do not know what to say. They did offered me to take turbo speed booster on the check out while purchasing the subscription. Probably it would work if you buy the speed booster, but that cost you twice. I am really sad and gutted that I have already purchased the subscription but its not working for me after all the trouble shooting process. I am waiting for an update now. Do not purchase!!!!!

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