Difference between Elite and Free Mode of Hotspot Shield


Hotspot Shield has 2 Modes available: Elite and Free.

Hotspot Shield FREE Mode:

  • only US Virtual location is available
  • Elite 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
To switch from Free to Elite Mode, sign in to your Elite account through the Hotspot Shield app. Learn how

Hotspot Shield Elite Mode:

When you start Hotspot Shield for the first time, it will be in Free Mode. You must sign in to your Elite account to enjoy Elite features.


Hotspot Shield Elite for Windows

1. Elite label present on the panel

2. 'Sign Out' button offers option to log off Elite Account

3. Elite membership expiration date displayed 

 

Hotspot Shield FREE for Windows

1. No Elite label present

2. 'Sign In' button offers option to log onto Elite Account

3. Sponsors advertisement banners

Win_elite.png   Win_free.png

 

Hotspot Shield Elite for Mac

1. Elite label present on the panel

2. 'Sign Out' button offers option to log off Elite Account

3. Elite membership expiration date displayed 

 

 

Hotspot Shield FREE for Mac

1. No Elite label present

2. 'Sign In' button offers option to log onto Elite Account

3. Sponsors advertisement banners

Mac_Elite.png    

 

Ad-Free Browsing

There are no ad banners at the top of the browser

 

 

Ad-Supported Browsing

Our sponsors ad banners are present at the top of the browser

 
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