Hotspot Shield Hits 100 Million Downloads

Posted Feb 27, 2013

AnchorFree’s VPN service Hotspot Shield has hit 100 million downloads.  The downloads are spread across multiple platforms in 190 countries.  

Around 25,000 people are downloading Hotspot Shield on their smartphones per day. People use Hotspot Shield to secure browsing sessions, compress data, and protect their privacy.  The app is free with ads and the ad-free version costs $4.99 per month ($29.95 per year).

Hotspot Shield is popular in countries where digital content is blocked.  It is also popular with tourists and business travelers that often connect to WiFi networks on their computers or smartphones.  Hotspot Shield’s iOS and Android apps have been downloaded 5 million times so far at a current rate of 1 million new downloads per month.