Hotspot Shield and AirVPN are two very popular VPN service providers known for their focus on security. You can expect 256-bit encryption from both providers, as well as support for multiple VPN protocols. Unlimited bandwidth and support for anonymous payment methods like Bitcoin are some of the additional perks you can expect to find with either of these VPN providers. The most obvious difference between these providers is that while Hotspot Shield provides dedicated apps for MacOS, Windows, iOS, and Android, AirVPN does not provide any mobile apps. The other major difference is that downloading torrents is only possible on AirVPN, as Hotspot Shield prohibits all P2P file-sharing activities on its servers. In terms of security features, Hotspot shield offers malware protection, while AirVPN competes with port forwarding. Hotspot Shield also offers 24/7 live chat support, which is absent with AirVPN. Keep on reading to see which of these VPNs we recommend over multiple categories. NOTE: This comparison is for the paid Hotspot Shield plan, Hotspot Shield Elite.