Hide My IP is a VPN service that offers excellent protection at affordable prices. In our comprehensive Hide My IP review, we covered all the key information about this service. In this article, we will talk about the Hide My IP Android app in greater detail and list all of its major advantages and shortcomings.
Hide My IP opted for a dark background, which isn’t the best choice. However, what the app lacks in elegance and sleekness, it makes up in functionality. All the buttons you use regularly are large and clearly visible, for example. The service has been introducing some improvements lately and we believe that it could invest some extra effort into making the design more pleasing to the eye.
Ease Of Use
Just like other apps provided by this service, Hide My IP Android app is wonderfully easy to use. With one-tap connect and disconnect, readily accessible features and IP location list, and great overall functionality, even the most inexperienced users can quickly learn how to use the app.
You can add IP locations to your favorites list in a single click, which can save you quite a lot of time when changing your virtual nationality. Switching between UDP and TCP protocols is just as easy and with the latest update, you can now make use of the handy Auto-Connect At Startup feature.
The app works glitch-free on devices using Android 4.0 and up. Speeds are normally average to above-average and you should have no problem streaming high-quality videos as long as you do not choose the most remote locations. Our tests showed that the decrease in download speed goes from significant to barely noticeable, depending on the distance, but upload speeds were mostly unaffected by the use of the app.
The great news is that there are no bandwidth or speed limits and you can choose from 106 items on the list of available IP locations.
You can purchase a license key for $29.95 and gain access to all the available IP addresses for an entire year. Should you decide you want access to the premium features and wish to use the service on other devices as well (up to 5 simultaneous connections), you can get the premium subscription for just $2.95 per month with the monthly subscription, $2.93 per month with the quarterly subscription, and $2.91 with the annual subscription. The premium subscription comes with a 14-day free trial and 30-day money back guarantee.
We like that the app is easy to use, allows you to choose from a vast range of virtual locations, and offers pretty good speeds and performance. Other upsides include no bandwidth and speed limits, great reliability, affordable subscriptions, a free trial, and a money back guarantee.
We are not too delighted with the design and the speeds can get pretty bad with the most distant locations.