HideMyAss! (HMA) is a highly reputable service provider known for offering one of the largest VPN networks, with 900+ servers in 190 countries. Hotspot Shield is also highly rated, but although it offers 2,500+ servers, it is only present in around 25 countries. While Hotspot Shield provides a free limited version alongside its premium plan, HMA only offers a paid service. HMA, however, offers a 7-day free trial for all new subscribers. Hotspot Shield has a 45-day money-back guarantee, whereas HMA offers a 30-day refund policy. Both providers capably unlock Netflix and similar US websites with tough geoblocks, and both provide unlimited bandwidth with any paid plan. If you use an Android, iOS, Windows, or MacOS device, you can expect dedicated apps from either of these providers. Keep on reading to find out which VPN emerges as the winner in this closely contested comparison. NOTE: This comparison focuses on the paid Hotspot Shield plan, Hotspot Shield Elite.