VPN provider hide.me announces support for Netflix and other U.S. streaming services

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What you need to know

  • hide.me VPN now offers optimized support for U.S. streaming services.
  • This includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many others.
  • With many people still needing to stay at home, it's perfect timing.

VPNs have many functions and benefits, though one of the most popular reasons for using one is for streaming media from another region. Popular VPN hide.me (opens in new tab) has today announced that it is now offering optimized support for U.S. streaming services so you can enjoy a lag-free experience when accessing Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many other services.

Whether you want to catch the new series of This is Us on Amazon Prime, watch some Studio Ghibli films on Netflix, or catch up on some of your favorite shows via HBO Now, Hulu, or PlayStation Vue, you'll be able to stream while remaining safe in the knowledge you'll be safe from snoopers and avoid bandwidth throttling from your ISP.

CEO and founder of hide.me, Sebastian Schaub, said:

This global pandemic that we find ourselves in right now has meant that almost everyone on this planet has found themselves having to stay at home at some point - and for many this will continue for many weeks and months. Whilst we had planned for streaming support for many months, we felt that this was the right time to offer our users a way to keep themselves and their families entertained during this period. Our users asked for it so we made it happen. We're really excited to launch our support for US streaming services and further establish hide.me as the VPN of choice.

When trying to pick the right VPN provider for yourself there are a lot of things to consider, though hide.me is one of the best free VPNs out there. With hide.me's free plan you get 10GB of data per month, which is five times what the company was recently offering. You can only connect one device at a time with the free plan, and there are only five server options available but that includes a couple of U.S. servers — ideal for streaming.

The company promises it does not keep logs of its users, nor does it show ads. Its free plan is a great way to get started with a VPN to see if it's the right fit for you, and you can upgrade to its paid plans from just $4.99 per month if you want to gain access to a wider server availability and remove the monthly data cap entirely.

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1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service).

2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad.

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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at [@adamoram](https://twitter.com/adamoram).