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Although both VPNs offer impressive sets of features, PIA is more trustworthy when it comes to protecting your online privacy. It also offers more features at lower prices.
Both VPNs support torrenting on certain servers, but PIA is more secure for torrent use.
PIA and HotSpot Shield both offer user-friendly clients for Windows, but PIA’s Windows app is easier to use and includes more built-in features and options.
The PIA client for Android uses OpenVPN as its default protocol, which is the most secure protocol used today. This is one of the many advantages it has over the Android app from Hotspot Shield, advantages that include far greater ease of use.
PIA offers a simple and easy-to-install app for Mac that supports all the major security protocols. Its interface and capabilities exceed those of HotSpot Shield’s Mac client.
Even though PIA’s app for iOS doesn’t support OpenVPN, you can easily set the protocol up manually on your device. Once you overcome that hurdle, you’ll find that the app is filled with easily accessible features and is much simpler than that of Hotspot Shield.
While PIA operates more servers in the US than Hotspot Shield, you can’t use it to stream geoblocked American services such as Netflix. On the other hand, Hotspot Shield can bypass almost any restriction on US-based providers without compromising your connection speed.