By Praveen Kannan and Anna Strokolyst The Hotspot Shield team believes the internet should be open and secure …
Ever been traveling abroad and been unable to watch Netflix? What about that annoying “this content is restricted in your area” message you see on YouTube, or perhaps your social media or gaming apps are blocked at work or school?
Hotspot Shield is the FREE app you’ve been waiting for, helping 600 million people in over 200 countries access restricted content around the globe.
What is Hotspot Shield?
Hotspot Shield secures your internet connection, making all of your online activities anonymous and hidden from prying eyes. The app also boasts Malware Protection to prevent harmful viruses and phishing attacks.
What Hotspot Shield does is hide your real IP address by routing your web traffic through its secure servers. There, it scrambles your data and provides you with a ‘new’ IP address. From within the Hotspot Shield app, you can pick the location of the server you want to connect through.
For example, if you’re a resident of the United Kingdom but you’re using your computer in the United States, you can connect to a Hotspot Shield server that’s located in the United Kingdom and the website you’re visiting will think you’re in the U.K.
Now, if you went into your Netflix account, instead of seeing U.S content, you’d see shows from the U.K version of Netflix. You will also be able to access BBC iPlayer and other services that are only available in the United Kingdom — despite being located in the USA.
Here’s how it works
Step 2: Install Hotspot Shield onto your computer.
Step 3: Open the Hotspot Shield app and click the “connect” button.
From within the Hotspot Shield app, you’ll now be able to select which server you want to connect through.
Hotspot Shield does more than just provide access to restricted streaming sites when you’re aboard. It can also free restricted content behind public Wi-Fi filters at school (like gaming and social media apps) as well as at the office. All you have to do is connect to the internet via the Hotspot Shield app and any restrictions will be instantaneously removed.
Millions of people around the world use Hotspot Shield to fight online censorship. Whether you want to access your Netflix content abroad, unlock your favorite music streaming app, prevent your ISP from throttling your connection, or stream the latest basketball game at work, Hotspot Shield has you covered. Download for FREE today.