Both Hotspot Shield and Hide My IP are VPNs that are both very effective. Hotspot Shield has a large amount of countries on the premium version, while Hide My IP sticks to only the general ones, like US, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, UK, and China. Hotspot Shield works wonderfully with Netflix, but Hide My IP delivers a better streaming experience due to its faster connection. On the other hand, Hotspot Shield is one of the best at hiding data, while Hide My IP is not as efficient, but still does a good job. Both are user-friendly, but Hotspot Shield is a bit more difficult to install and utilize in some cases. Even though Hotspot Shield works in more locations, Hide My IP actually offers support for more regions that are more difficult to get to, like South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. And when it comes to price, Hotspot Shield Elite costs a bit more, while Hide My IP offers come at more than double the price – but for a whole year.