Hola Unblocker is a new service which enables you to access Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country. The best thing about Hola is that it is just a plugin which can be added to either Firefox or Chrome. There is also a standalone version of the software which can be used on Windows PCs.
Update: If you need more solid, 100% working method, read this post: Build your own VPN for less than $2 per month
Update 2: If you need a FREE alternative, try Media Hint which is also a browser plugin.
Update 3: Hola says: “Our service today for Hulu is unstable. We are working to fix this, and will notify on our Twitter (Follow us here) and on our Facebook (Like us here) once we are up again. We hope this service will be back in a day or two. All other services are working.”
It’s an ad-free, free service and they promise to keep it free in the future too. Since it is not a VPN or do any tunneling, there is no slowdowns and videos buffer less than usual which is good too.
As mentioned on their website, Hola cache content securely when people access them using Hola Accelerator (“using a combination of patented technologies – caching, multiple sources, compression, P2P protocols and other technologies”). It later servers the cached copy rather than the original. This means if you are a US resident who’ve watched an episode of Vampire Diaries using Hola Accelerator, Hola caches it (audio/video) and servers it to Hola Unblocker users. Since they see a cached version and not requests the original content, no restrictions would be applied whatsoever.
To test out the plugin, I’ve installed it on Chrome and visited a site I’ve always wanted to check out, which is Hulu. As promised, the plugin Hola works perfectly and I can watch everything on Hulu without the usual restrictions.
If you are interested as I was, here are the links to download Hola Unblocker. Have fun!