Hotspot Shield has 2 modes available: Premium and Free.
Hotspot Shield FREE Mode:
- Only US Virtual location is available
- Premium Payment Wall will display when accessing BBC, Netflix, Hulu, Adult content, etc
- Is ad-supported and displays our sponsors' ads (banners) at the top of the browser
Hotspot Shield Premium Mode:
- 24 Virtual Locations are available
- No Premium Payment Wall displayed when accessing sites
- Ad-free browsing
- Ability to link up to 5 devices to one Premium account
When you start Hotspot Shield for the first time, it will be in Free Mode. You must sign in to your Premium account to enjoy Premium features.
In case you have a free account, you can try a Premium account for free here.
|Features/Benefits||Hotspot Shield Premium||Hotspot Shield Free|
|Bandwidth Cap||Unlimited||500 MB per day|
|Virtual Locations||24||1 (US)|
|Dedicated Support Team||Yes - 24/7 Chat support and priority email personalized support||No|
|Unlimited access to geo-restricted sites||Yes||No|
|Ability to link up to 5 devices to one Premium account||Yes||No|