How to stream restricted content with Hotspot Shield

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 1: Click here to download Hotspot Shield for FREE.

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.

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9 Responses to How to stream restricted content with Hotspot Shield

  1. shakj July 1, 2018 at 4:52 am #

    very good.

  2. jordan July 10, 2018 at 4:43 am #

    eager to see and experience the content in this site.

  3. Hal July 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

    It is my understanding that Netflix BLOCKs the IP addresses of VPNs (like Hotspot shield).
    So this would no longer work. Yes, you can download for free but you charge a monthly or yearly rate for access to your VPN??

    • Alex Lloyd July 19, 2018 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Hal,

      Hotspot Shield works great with Netflix, so need to worry there. And you do not have to start the free trial to enjoy Hotspot Shield for free. There is a little gray “X” in the corner to deny the trial and just use our ad-supported free version. Our paid product, starting as low as $2.99 per month, offers no ads, access to 25+ virtual server locations around the world, advanced malware protection, security for up to 5 devices, and much more. But again, we don’t force you into upgrading—if you’re happy with the free version of Hotspot Shield, you can just stick with that.

  4. Achyut July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Just now I have opted for free Hotspot Shield. Let me experience the effect for few days minimum to react and respond properly. Meanwhile Thanks.

  5. peter guhn July 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

    can i use it on demand or is itr always on?

    • Alex Lloyd July 23, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      You can turn Hotspot Shield on or off at your will. You simply open the app, click “connect” and your device is protected and ready to stream. When you’re done, you can either leave Hotspot Shield connected to ensure your device is safe from hackers and malware, or you can click the “stop” button to turn Hotspot Shield off until you next want to use it. It’s super simple and easy to use.

  6. Steve July 23, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    Unable to access Netflix, once connected to United States Server.

    Virtual Address:

    • Alex Lloyd July 23, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      Hi Steve, please send a note to our support team and they’ll be happy to help.

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