If you are one of the many frustrated online TV viewers sick of getting geo-blocked and being denied access to streaming then read on. Many of us want to watch iPlayer content but do not happen to live in the UK? Hulu and Netflix in the U.S. is calling and you happen to not be in the USA? The best content is always on the American services and it’s not good enough that the rest of the world feeds on scraps. But fear not, as a solution is available.
Hola Unblocker promises you fast streaming from catch-up services from the BBC, CBC, ITV, Pandora, and Fox amongst other services. But even better, it doesn’t cause a mass slowdown of your PC like a traditional VPN or Proxy service.
In fact, the start-up company even claim there service speeds up streaming! So access to premium content unblocked and faster streaming. They explain how they achieve this (no) mean feat, “Hola accelerates HTTP using a combination of patented technologies – caching, multiple sources, compression, P2P protocols and other technologies. Hola also creates a special local cache with the Hola client (your Android phone or Windows PC) so when you reload content (like a YouTube movie) it doesn’t come from the web again, but from the local Hola cache.”
So whats the catch? Well it seems there isn’t one. The service which is available as a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome and Windows is free of charge, and after a quick install opens up the world of streaming and catch-up networks.
Hola which is also available as an app for Windows and Android explain how they speed up the web saying, “The Internet is slowed down by server response times, Internet congestion, round trip times, and poorly written communication stacks in operating systems. Hola removes these bottlenecks by securely caching content on peers as they view it, and later serving it up to other nearby peers as they need it. Hola also compresses communication and employs a patented DNS acceleration to speed the net further. As more people install and use Hola, the faster and less congested it will be!”
The networks will obviously take a dim view of the service, but while its available and works you may as well take advantage of the extended viewing it offers. The Hola Unblocker is much easier to use than other services without needing reboots or changing of settings etc. At this time Hola supports streaming services that include Hulu, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer and ITV Player amongst others.
How to use Hola
- The first thing to do is head over to the Hola Download page and choose which from the browser or OS choices such as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Android or iOS.
- lick the Hola icon which will be in the corner of your browser and choose which Country you wish to appear to be in.
- Then visit your streaming site of choice such as Netflix.
- Voila. You now have access to a whole new range of movies and TV shows.
Check out Hola here.