Hotspot Shield VPN for Android

Hotspot Shield VPN for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5.29
  • Total Downloads:
    529,670
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    924
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you're willing to put up with some ads, Hotspot Shield VPN is a free app that aims to make your Wi-Fi connections secure and protect your privacy while online.

The interface is clean and simple, and aside from a few options, there's not much for you to do. Hotspot Shield VPN is basically ready to go as soon as you open it. It's capable of optimizing data flow, providing you with a little more mileage when using 3G or 4G networks (depending on your unit), and further encrypts your sent data so that info and messages will not be intercepted by a third party. It also shields your IP address, so you can surf anonymously. Although most of what this app does is behind the scenes, we didn't have any issues in our tests, and connectivity was smooth and trouble-free. One downside to this simplicity is that you don't have direct control of the app. Instead, Hotspot Shield VPN adjusts settings and connects to networks on its own. The other is that the free version is supported by ads and doesn't give you access to customer service 24 hours a day.

If you frequently browse the Web or send and receive data with your Android device, Hotspot Shield VPN offers another layer of security to protect you and your information. You'll have to put up with a few ads if you decide not to upgrade to the paid version, but that seems a small price to pay for peace of mind.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Awesome vpn for unblocking content"

March 05, 2015  |  By alwaysanonymous

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Use their virtual locations to gain access to content restricted in certain countries. I'm currently using the app to watch the Cricket World Cup. I can't live stream from US for free without Hotspot Shield.

Cons

none yet...

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5 stars

"Allows me to see all the internet uncensored"

March 04, 2015  |  By Geeria3

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Easy (one main on/off button)
It just works
Cheap

Cons

Ads if you don't pay (fair enough though)

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5 stars

"Great app for people who travel!"

March 04, 2015  |  By Dinidani

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

It allows me to get cheaper flights, listen at Pandora and watch Netflix when I am abroad for traveling!

Cons

Sometimes it slows down my connection

Summary

if you travel and you want to access the usual websites/apps you use at home, this app is great! Plus if you switch your ip location you can also find cheapest rates for flights... best thing ever for who loves traveling as me!

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

March 04, 2015  |  By mroberte81

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Allows me to watch shows when I'm traveling or get to sites that are censored in various countries.

Cons

It can be slow depending on connection sometimes, not really the products fault, but more so my internet connection. Also it was confusing at first to know if I was signed in or not, saying I was a free member when I wasn't. They should make this more clear for new users.

Summary

Overall, the product seems to keep getting better with each release and allows people to access the internet how it should - open and free!

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5 stars

"One of my favorite apps"

March 04, 2015  |  By Kiaroo

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

Use it every time I connect to public wifi.... that is to say a lot. Now I feel totally secure when checking my fav sites while on the go. It's crazy how easy it is now to steal someone's data on unsecured wifi networks so with this app, my worries are gone! I also use it to prevent any entities from tracking me online.
Also it can be very useful when you have to travel outside US. Inside the app I was able to select a US ip address while being abroad so I could access my US Netflix account ;)

Cons

I upgraded to the Elite version to get rid of ads though it's not a big deal as the paid version cost me barely nothing (about $30 bucks).

Summary

Great and cheap app to keep your data private and access geo-blocked sites.

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5 stars

"Works great on my Galaxy 4"

March 04, 2015  |  By fenerbahces

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 3.1.1

Pros

- Easy to setup and get started
- Smart mode that turns on automatically when connected to unsecure WiFi

Cons

- There are ads but it's free

Summary

Best privacy and security I've found on Android so far

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2 stars

"Windows client didn't run"

November 29, 2014  |  By ronjohn83

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield: VPN Proxy WiFi 2.2.5

Pros

.. It had a nice installer?

Cons

Windows client didn't run

Summary

Tried it, didnt work. now i use http://vpnbaron.com and it works great

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1 stars

"big question"

February 23, 2014  |  By Ali3h

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android 1.3

Pros

I don't know why ?!
but it doesn't work
I installed it on HTC HD2

Cons

I open the app and I tap on "Protect your connection" but it doesn't turn on and this is a big question for me because one of my friends who has installed this app like this and said it works great
but I don't know why it doesn't work on my device

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

November 27, 2012  |  By GehovaGyra

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android 0.5.20

Pros

Install and set up was easy.
My tests show that it really is securing my Wifi signal.
Sort of idiot proof with little user input available.
No problems making telephone calls with Skype.
Only took maybe 5 seconds to connect to the VPN the 3 times I tried it.

Cons

Slows down the internet connection somewhat while browsing.
I had to turn off image compression to load and use the youtube app.
Needs a little more user settings, the image compression defaults to medium every time I turn protection off and back on.

Summary

I like the added security and will use the product on free mode for now. I would like to know more about this VPN and if someone in the back room has access to my online activities.

Using this while connected to a 4G hotspot router via wifi, Android 2.3.4 and cheap Net10 LG phone.

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1 stars

"I used it on HTC EVO 3D both on wifi and usb tether."

November 27, 2012  |  By ALPHAPK1

 |  Version: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android 0.5.20

Pros

works after the first install and works fine if you dont close it or restart your andriod phone

Cons

Does not connect at all, take several minutes just to show that it is unable to connect with random errors

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.5.29
Version 0.5.29 includes various improvements and bugfixes.
General
Publisher AnchorFree
Publisher web site http://anchorfree.com
Release Date February 08, 2013
Date Added February 11, 2013
Version 0.5.29
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android 2.1/2.2/2.3 - 2.3.2/2.3.3 - 2.3.7/4.0
Additional Requirements Runs on Android version 2.x and 4.x. Doesn't run on Android 3.x.
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 529,670
Downloads Last Week 924
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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