To set up Hide.me, first sign up for an account with your email address and a unique password. You have the option to pay for your chosen plan anonymously with bitcoins.
Upon registration, all you have to do to begin is download the Hide.me application. Once installed, encrypted protection is at your fingertips, literally. A few clicks connect you to a secure server. Hide.me is supported on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Ubuntu.
Features and Specifications
Some features of Hide.me include unlimited bandwidth and server connections, plus several different encryption protocols to choose from. There is also a free proxy option. The Global IPTV feature means Hide.me is a great option for anyone who wants to stream data from many sites around the world without restrictions.
Hide.me’s extensive streaming options combined with speed make it a steadfast service. They also allow torrenting, meaning that users with both basic security and advanced downloading needs can trust it to work for them. We don’t recommend torrenting on the free plan, as the bandwidth restrictions won’t let you do much.
Hide.me is a very fast service, but don’t blindly trust their claim of being the “World’s Fastest VPN.” In our tests, we found that the servers were indeed fast, sometimes even improving on the standard download speed we experience on our own connection.
But a server’s speed depends on its population. If the server you chose is overpopulated, you may experience download lag. If that happens, simply switch servers and performance should improve.
Hide.me has about 90 servers across 30+ countries. Some locations are the U.S, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Australia, and Korea.
This is a great service to choose if privacy is your main concern. Hide.me has a strict “no logs” policy that includes diagnostic logs. This means that when you are connected to the service, none of your online activity can be tracked.
AES 256-bit encryption on servers means that your data is safe from hackers. This is the strongest level of encryption strength, so your data is scrambled beyond recognition. Hackers usually go for easy targets. When connected to Hide.me, your device and data are anything but easy targets.
Hide.me has a free plan that gives users access to three servers (in Canada, Singapore or the Netherlands), allows one simultaneous connection, and has a 2 GB data transfer limit. This should cover basic needs, but is extremely limited.
There is a “Plus” plan which you can pay for monthly or annually. If you pay annually, the cost is as low as $4.99 per month. It includes unlimited bandwidth, one simultaneous connection, 75 GB of data transfer and servers in all locations.
The “Premium” plan is the unrestricted version of the service. If you pay annually for this plan the cost is $9.99 a month. Features of the plan include servers in all locations, unlimited bandwidth and data transfer, and five simultaneous connections. Premium users are the only ones with access to port forwarding. They can use the SOCKS proxy and obtain a fixed IP address.
The service accepts bitcoins.
Hide.Me offers solid support for VPN users. Those that like to do things themselves will find an ample FAQ section along with “Easy VPN Setup Guides” for every operating system supported.
There’s also a community forum with helpful administrators that can provide a wide array of answers. For more complex issues, users can file a ticket online with support.
Best of all, Hide.Me offers live chat support 24/7 with knowledgeable and helpful support agents.
Hide.me offers some of the most comprehensive support in the industry. It includes 24/7 live chat support, the fastest, best option for help in the VPN industry.
It also includes an online ticketing system if you prefer to send a message that way and receive an answer that is easier to review.