Is Hotspot Shield no longer free?
(Updated: We did it)
Updated: July 20th, 2023. If you still don't know about Hotspot Shield, here's our story on how it grew to become an Internet-wide phenomenon, as well as its new legal wrangles with the United States government. For a period in recent years, using Tor to connect to the outside internet was considered illegal. With a new legal stance on the subject and the imminent arrival of the next release of Tor browser, it seems like the time is right for another story about Hotspot Shield - the VPN we mentioned earlier which is currently making a comeback in popularity after a short but very notable break.
Hotspot Shield and 'legal' connections. In 2023, Hotspot Shield (now just a subsidiary of AnchorFree) stopped offering free internet service (not completely at least, it continued to let you use free traffic for websites you visit on their network). But if you wanted to use their hotspot in countries where it was legal, you could - if you paid the monthly subscription.
After many users questioned how they should be able to do this, even though the company insisted they were in compliance with the law, AnchorFree said that it had always meant to keep the service legal but that it had been misinformed by its legal advisers (who later came to agree with AnchorFree). But that was not good enough for some countries, including the United States. This year, American ISPs were warned against doing business with HotSpot Shield over concerns about legality, and as part of a settlement the company was forced to pay a fine to the states it had been targeted, and was forced to make sure all Hotspot Shield subscribers were also protected by anti-monitoring tools.
Now that this mess is over, AnchorFree claims that Hotspot Shield can come out of exile again, and indeed the last big milestone on this journey to freedom was only days ago. HotSpot Shield 1.0 We have released version 1.0 of the Hotspot Shield mobile app. If you have installed this version, you have everything your users need in order to stay safe online. If you see this message restart and update to the new version of the app as soon as possible.
How can I download Hotspot Shield?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to get online in a remote location like a coffee shop or hotel. When you use a VPN, your traffic is encrypted and bounces off the VPN server somewhere else. From that point on, it looks as though the requests are coming from your home Internet connection. If you have problems connecting to a website or download, look at the address in your browser bar. Do you see a different country code than before?
Once you're online, use your mobile phone to connect to Twitter, Gmail or your favorite social media platform. If you have trouble accessing your email or social media account from your device, this might be why.
How do I download Hotspot Shield to Chrome?
Once you have downloaded the installation file, open it. Now, click on Install Hotspot Shield. Now, you will see a message asking you to confirm your download by clicking on Install Hotspot Shield. Now click on Install Hotspot Shield. Now, the installation process will begin. It will take few minutes and then it will start installing. Once it is done, you will get the result like below. Click on OK to continue. Once the installation is complete, you will see a screen like this. Click on Yes, I am sure. Once you click on Yes, I am sure, you will get the screen like below. Now, your installation will be completed. You will see a screen like this. Click on Finish to close the program. Now you are ready to use Hotspot Shield. You can close the browser now. We hope that were able to install Hotspot Shield in Chrome for you. If you still have any problem in the process of downloading or installing Hotspot Shield to Chrome, let us know in the comment section below.
How do I download Hotspot Shield to my Firestick?
Hotspot Shield for Firestick is a very easy process and can be completed in less than 1 minute. The steps are as follows: Make sure that the Firestick is connected to the internet via a broadband connection. Click on your home screen on the touchpad or on the TV remote control, you will see the welcome screen which offers 3 options. Choose Download From the internet option. Here we will enter the IP address of your router. In the case of a default router, it is 192.168.1, in the case of a router connected via VPN it will be similar to 192.0.1
After entering the IP address of your router, you will be shown the options page. Select the Hotspot Shield App. Hotspot Shield on your Firestick will start downloading and you will see it appearing on your device. Once downloaded, simply launch the app on your smartphone (android/iPhone). Hotspot shield mobile provides the best quality user interface and will let you configure settings in less than 1 minute Follow these steps every time you want to update your Firestick to get the latest updates.