HideMyAss Review the Ultimate One
Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.
HideMyAss is one of the most popular VPN providers for streaming blocked content from around the world. With a huge range of locations to connect to they are suitable for almost every online TV streaming service in the world. Another major feature of their service is securing your privacy and hiding your location details.
We tested their service over a period of 2 weeks and put it through it’s paces to see if they are worth you parting with your hard earned cash. Read on in our HideMyAss review to see how they compare to the competition…
Below are a few unique features of the HideMyAss VPN service :-
- 800+ VPN servers available.
- 300 different locations.
- Over 100,000 IP Addresses available to use.
- Free VPN software compatible with Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and more.
- 24 hour live customer support.
- Telephone support in working hours.
- Payment via: Paypal, Credit card, Debit card, Bitcoin, Bank Wire, iDEAL Banking, WebMoney, Onebip (SMS) and more!
- PPTP, L2TP/IPSec & OpenVPN connection protocols available.
HideMyAss Prices :-
- 1 Month @ $11.52 p/m
- Six Months @ $8.33 p/m
- Twelve Months @ $6.55 p/m
HideMyAss for TV Services
HideMyAss have access points in over 181 countries, this allows access to any TV service who stream online in any of these 181 countries. What this means is if you’re an expat who wants to access a TV service from your home country, travelling around the world, on vacation or just want to access a TV show from another country then HideMyAss will allow you to do so.
Simple software is provided for computers, tablets and phones and after downloading and installing they allow a simple one or two click system to connect to the country of your choice and then just visit the streaming service you require.
To test the service we connected to a UK connection point and watched BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, BT Sport and a few other UK streaming services without issue. To further test using a US connection point we were able to access US Netflix with our UK Netflix account, Hulu and also a few other services like CBS.
The set-up was extremely easy and after downloading we just left it running in the background and connected when needed.
As HideMyAss have such a wide range of connection points it makes them suitable for almost every online TV service worldwide. For example, those in Australia will be able to access US Netflix without issue.
HideMyAss stops Hackers
The bonus of using the HideMyAss service is it allows you to protect your privacy online from government spies and more importantly hackers and other nefarious types. These days most of us transmit highly sensitive information over the internet from what we share online on social media to using services such as our banks.
HideMyAss uses top encryption to ensure that anything you do online is fully encrypted, therefore, safe from prying eyes. They’re a great way to protect your privacy!
We used both the Windows software and Android app on our phone to safeguard our privacy while testing the service.
The Android app and iOS app for iPhone and iPad allow you to secure your connection in an encrypted manner while out and about. When using public wifi systems your information is not secure but by making a connection on the HideMyAss phone app it fully encrypts your connection. This means you can access the internet on your phone or tablet via public wifi without worrying about someone stealing your personal details.
The Android app was extremely easy to use, after installing from the Google Play store we basically selected a country to connect to, connected and then went about our normal business knowing our internet connection was secure and protected.
HideMyAss for Privacy
HideMyAss have 853 VPN servers at the time of writing this review which is more than most! They have over 300 different locations available with multiple different cities available in certain countries.
They have over 114,732 IP Addresses available which means you can protect your privacy and virtually reside in a ton of different locations. From your IP Address websites, snoopers and others can determine your location, with over a hundred thousand different IP Addresses available on the HideMyAss service that’s a lot of places to hide.
HideMyAss Final Thoughts
After using the service for 2 weeks for a range of uses, we found it to be easy to use and reliable. While not as fast as some other providers we didn’t notice any slowdowns when viewing content from abroad although for big downloads it could have been slightly faster.
If you’re after watching TV or protecting your privacy then they’ll be definitely a service you should consider. The one month only package is about the same price as most providers although 1 or 2 dollars higher but their 12 months service is extremely cheap working out at just $6.55 per month.
The service was extremely easy to use both on Windows and Android and no real set-up required to get up and running. If you’re a new user or someone who doesn’t want to deal with complicated set-up procedures it is certainly a service ideal for you.
HideMyAss are possibly the biggest VPN provider in the world and not without good reason. Millions of people around the world rely on them to protect their privacy allowing what they do on the internet to stay hidden from prying eyes. From users in the western world who are concerned about government snooping to those in the middle east who have a highly restricted internet connection, many people trust HideMyAss to do exactly that, hide their ass.
If you found this HideMyAss review to be helpful or not please feel free to post in the comments, or if you want to leave your own HideMyAss review we’d love to hear your thoughts.