AnchorFree Releases New Versions of Hotspot Shield

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AnchorFree recently released new versions of its Hotspot Shield VPN app for Apple iOS 8.0 and Android.

The new versions include new features that make personal privacy, Wi-Fi security and access to the world’s information smarter, easier to use and more secure.

With the latest release of Hotspot Shield, we’re making privacy, security and access an easy, one-step process.

Now all you have to do is download Hotspot Shield and with a tap they have access to easy controls over personal privacy, Wi-Fi security, and the freedom to access all of the world’s Internet services and information:

In addition, we’re now offering 9 virtual locations across all platforms: US, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India and China.

iOS 8.0

iPhone and iPad users can turn Hotspot Shield on and off and select countries they want to connect to from within the application with a simple tap. Previously, limitations of older iOS made this a more cumbersome, multi-step process.

Android

The new Android version of Hotspot Shield features the Smart Protection mode, which automatically detects unsafe Wi-Fi networks and turns on to protect users as they surf the Web, shop, enter passwords or access sensitive information.

Additionally, you can choose to only activate Hotspot Shield for specific sites. The Hotspot Shield app automatically detects when you visit a site that may be censored or blocked and turns itself on to enable access to that site. You can also disable certain sites from being protected by Hotspot Shield and opt-in protection for sites they visit frequently.

You also have the option to change the country setting, to change their virtual location and connect to servers in the United States, United Kingdom or Japan to access your favorite content, such as a soccer match or entertainment sites and social media with a simple one-tap process.

For American, British and Japanese travelers and expats, Hotspot Shield gives you the ability to gain access to U.S., U.K. and Japanese content from anywhere. Additionally, both versions include default presets for some of the most popular sites in each country to be always available. Examples of sites that are often censored, but always available through Hotspot Shield, are Google in China, Skype in the Middle East, Twitter and Facebook in many parts of Asia and Africa.

In summary, here are the amazing things our new versions of Hotspot Shield can do:

  • Secures mobile and public Wi-Fi connections with HTTPS encryption
  • Prevents hackers from stealing your private information and data
  • Enables private and anonymous Web browsing
  • Protects against malware from a database of over 3.5 million suspected domains
  • Enables access to all of the world’s Internet services and information without geographic restrictions
  • Provides an easy ON/OFF switch from within the application
  • Lets you easily switch between countries (virtual location) with one tap
  • Compatible across devices on iOS, Mac, PC, Android, Kindle. One subscription covers up to five devices

Pricing and Availability

Hotspot Shield for iOS 8.0 and Android are available immediately as free and Elite premium versions ($4.99/mo or $29.95/year). Additionally, Hotspot Shield is available globally for PC, Mac and Kindle devices. For a free download of Hotspot Shield visit: www.hotspotshield.com. The free version has ads, while the Elite subscription gives you an ads-free, protection on up to 5 devices and faster browsing experience.

Download Hotspot Shield for free now:

14 Responses to AnchorFree Releases New Versions of Hotspot Shield

  1. Fulvio January 31, 2015 at 4:46 am #

    Do I have to update mine.
    I only use it in the usa

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

      Yes we highly recommend it.

      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team-

  2. Fulvio January 31, 2015 at 4:47 am #

    Do I have to update mine?

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Hi,

      We highly recommend you to update to the latest version available though it is really up to you. In general, having the latest version of an application is important for a variety of reasons: security, stability, features and performance.

      I hope this answers your question. If you have other concerns, we’ll be happy to help: submit a support request (https://hsselite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new) and we’ll get back to you quickly.

      Thanks!
      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team-

  3. Nancy Bauer January 31, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    I usually have to turn it off to receive and definitely to send email. Very disappointed in it. Do not automatically renew my yearly payment.

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

      Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for letting us know. There is something wrong here, we’d love to help! Could you please submit a support request at https://hsselite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and we’ll get back to you quickly.

      Thank you!
      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team-

  4. Ralph Crabtree January 31, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    Hi
    I live in Australia and am a subscriber to hotspot shield.
    Can I use Hotspot Shield to assess websites in the USA where my location or email address is not known ie Australia
    If so, would I use Australia or USA as the virtual location?
    Thank you
    Ralph C

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 2, 2015 at 11:47 am #

      Hi,

      Yes, Hotspot Shield will enable you to access US geo-restricted websites (from Australia and anywhere else) though you’ll have to select the US virtual location into the app. However, if the US content you which to access is not restricted to only people located in the United States, then you should rather use the Australian virtual location and thus get better speed.

      Hope this answers your question. If you still have other ones, we’ll be happy to help: submit a support request at (https://hsselite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new) and we’ll get back to you quickly.

      Thanks!
      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team-

  5. anthony February 4, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    Android 3. Would my son get that on his Xperia M3.
    I use the original Hotspot Shield, the newer version somehow on my best computer is blocked by the virus support Avast. My other uses AVG and works on the older version.

    Thanks

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 9, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      Hi Anthony, this is Levent from the Hotspot Shield team. Hotspot Shield should work fine on the Xperia M3. We recommend you to download it from the Google Play store. Regarding the Avast blocking issues, we’d like to investigate. Do you mind submitting a support ticket: https://hsselite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and we’ll get back to you quickly. Thanks!

  6. jo February 4, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    how do I update my program to the newest one

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Jo, as I just advised David, in order to get the latest versions of Hotspot Shield on your mobile device (Android or iOS), simply go to the Google Play or Apple store, type in Hotspot Shield and then click “update”. If you’ve any other question, we’ll be happy to help! For a faster reply please drop us an email at support@hsselite.com or submit a support ticket via: https://hsselite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and we’ll get back to you quickly. Thanks!
      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team.

  7. David February 6, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    So where is the upgrade download link for those of us who already have the “Elite” version? (This says something about the poor information design of your website if someone has to ask.)

    • Levent Sapci
      Levent Sapci February 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi David, Thanks for sharing your feedback. It is very helpful. We’ll share it with the appropriate persons. Regarding your question, in order to get the latest versions on your mobile (Android or iOS), simply go to the Google Play or Apple store, type in Hotspot Shield and then click “update”. If you’ve any other question, we’ll be happy to help! For a faster reply please drop us an email at support@hsselite.com or submit a support ticket via: https://hsselite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and we’ll get back to you quickly. Thanks!
      Levent from the Hotspot Shield Team.

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