Changing Virtual Locations

Windows Start Guide

Virtual Locations let you connect to the internet through other countries. When connected to a Virtual Location, you will appear as physically being in that country and have access to content only available in that country.

By default, the United States Virtual Location is selected. It's the only Virtual Location available for all users. Elite users can choose and switch between all Virtual Locations. If your an Elite user, make sure you are signed in to your Elite account to enable all Elite benefits.

Changing Virtual Locations

To change your Virtual Location:

  1. On the home screen, click the country drop-down (shown with a map-pin).
  2. Select a Virtual Location.

Hotspot Shield will connect to the selected Virtual Location which will be reflected on the home screen. You can also verify your Virtual Location by going to

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