HideMyAss review (updated September 2016)

We originally wrote our HideMyAss review back in February 2013. Since then everything has changed, and HideMyAss has grown into a much bigger VPN provider, in fact it is the biggest VPN provider available online at the moment. But, is it the best VPN provider?

HideMyAss review
HideMyAss review

Since we wrote our original HideMyAss review the first impression you get of HideMyAss has changed, their website. They recently had a website update, and luckily they did not try to make it so super modern, that it suddenly became hard to use. Rather the opposite. The HideMyAss website is easy to surf around on, and you can find whatever information you are looking for by using the menus, or scrolling down a bit.

HideMyASs website

Once you have surfed around, the thing that most people try to find out as soon as possible is the price information. That can be found pressing the pricing text in the menu, and once there you will find out that HideMyAss runs with the following prices (though they often do have discounts and so on, but these are the prices the way they normally look).

HideMyAss prices

  • 1 month subscription: 11,52 USD
  • 6 month subscription: 49,99 USD
  • 12 month subscription: 78,66 USD

These prices are not the highest on the market, but they are not the cheapest either. You can for example get a PureVPN subscription valid for 12 months for the same price as you get a HideMyAss 6 month subscription. But, there is the other side of the coin which is why many people prefer HideMyAss to for example PureVPN, and that is their very good refund policy, in fact we believe it to be the best on the market.

If you have signed up with HideMyAss you have a 30-day full refund policy, though only valid if you have used less than 10GB of bandwidth. That is quite a lot of bandwidth, and 30 days is a lot, so that is a brilliant refund policy, so you have no reason to for signing up with HideMyAss, because if you are not satisfied, you simply ask for your money back!

HideMyAss servers

HideMyAss is by far the biggest VPN provider on the market considering their amount of servers and IP addresses available. Just recently they added their a new server in nation number 200, meaning that with HideMyAss you can get IP addresses in more than 200 different nations of the world. In fact as of January 15th in 2016 they have servers in 221 nations and a total of more than 126,000 IP addresses available.

During seasons of great demand, for example during Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup we have also seen that HideMyAss is paying careful attention to their servers, and within a few days they have been able to add new servers in existing nations if they see that their current servers are heavily overloaded.

HideMyAss speeds

We have of course not been able to test all HideMyAss servers in nations worldwide, but our experience still tells us that in general we are very satisfied. Of course most users look for a VPN provider who will secure their connection and give them an IP address somewhere else in the world, and then the most frequent need is to get an American or a UK IP address. As a plus service HideMyAss also has virtual servers, meaning that the server is located in for example the Netherlands, but it will provide you with a US IP address, giving much better speeds for something in Europe, than if they actually had to connect to the server in the USA which is much further away.

We are frequently using HideMyAss to watch Netflix, and that works sweet for us! If there should be any problem, we normally just connect to another server instead, and then it is working perfectly again.

HideMyAss client

HideMyAss currently has clients available for Windows, Android, Apple and iOS. These are easy to use and you can connect to servers all around the world within only a few mouse clicks. A new function is also the chance to add servers as favorites (only available at iOS currently), making it easier to connect to your favorite nations without having to scroll the entire list showing all 221 nations in which HideMyAss has servers.  Here you can see a little screenshot from the HideMyAss client, giving a little feeling of what it looks like as you run it in Windows.

The brand new HideMyAss application as of September 2016
The brand new HideMyAss application as of September 2016

If you plan on using your VPN subscription on several devices simultaneously then that can be done with HideMyAss, who give you the chance to have two connections running at the same time with the same subscription.

HideMyAss customer support

HideMyAss has a forum at their website which is working well, and here you can ask questions and come with suggestions. In addition they have a live chat available at their website, meaning that if you are stuck somewhere, you can ask your question there and in most situations you will be helped out right away. They also have a quite large library of articles on their website answering common problems, technical topics and so on.

HideMyAss review conclusion

As you might understand reading this HideMyAss review, we are very fund of HideMyAss as a VPN provider, which is provided by the UK company Privax Ltd. They do their uttermost to reach even more people and nations all the time, but at the same time they work hard to keep their existing server park up to date and with enough IPs and good speeds for all users. They might not succeed at all times, but in general HideMyAss works great and if you should not be satisfied, they have the best money refund policy of all VPN providers, so there is really no risk in trying HideMyAss.

If you want to visit their website and maybe sign up yourself, click the HideMyAss button and get started.HideMyAss

If you have already tried HideMyAss and maybe you agree, or maybe you disagree with our review, please write a comment with a polite tone, and let us know what is on your heart and what are your thoughts on the VPN services of HideMyAss.

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8 thoughts on “HideMyAss review (updated September 2016)

    • It is unbiased, in the way that we write our thoughts and do not get paid for writing a good review. We do have an affiliate relationship with them, but so we have with lots of other VPN providers, meaning that we write our honest thoughts, and leave the rest to the customers and readers and to decide which provider they prefer.

  1. Abbie jade says:

    I have an English Netflix account and currently in turkey I want to use my account here how is this possible ??

    • Hello. You can use your English Netflix account in Turkey. Sign up for HideMyAss and download their client. Then you can connect to a server in the UK and you are ready to watch your UK Netflix account within seconds. It is easy, and with all restrictions and trouble in Turkey a VPN account is anyway recommended, so go for it!

    • Hello William,

      yes it is possible, but it is a bit more complicated using HideMyAss on a Wii to watch Netflix. In reality you can not use a VPN provider on the Wii itself, but you can use a VPN subscription to connect your router to a VPN server, and thus all your traffic going through the router will be sent through that server, meaning that you for example will get an American IP address, and thus you can also connect your Wii to Netflix, as the traffic is routed through the router to a VPN server. You can read a more thorough answer to this question at http://netflix.fromabroad.org/can-watch-netflix-xbox-playstation-wii-abroad/

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