Hola! The browser extension that makes the TV-watching world that bit smaller

January 29th, 2013 5 Comments By Andy Dawson

Captura 300x252 Hola! The browser extension that makes the TV watching world that bit smallerIf you’re an ex-pat who misses your diet of Eastenders, Cash In The Attic and Dancing On Ice, you should probably take a long, hard look at how your life has panned out.

Then, you should take a long, hard look at Hola Unblocker, a browser extension that will allow you to watch the BBC’s iPlayer, and the ITV Player from wherever you are in the world, bypassing the traditional geographical blocks.

Likewise, UK-dwelling TV fans can use it to watch US-based services such as Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and whatever else you might be into from ‘across the pond’.

Previously, Tunnelbear seemed to be the easiest way to do this sort of thing, but Hola looks set to take the bear’s crown.

Life just got a hell of a lot better for Allo Allo fans who live in France…

(thanks to HUKD member jsty3105)

EDIT: Doesn’t seem to work on Hulu. Bah.

Comments (5) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by zeddy January 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Cheers for the heads up!
    I’ve got Pandora back. :)

  2. Posted by pop a fox January 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Is Foxy TV available ?

  3. Posted by Atilla January 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Make sure you know and understand what it’s actually doing, especially if you are on a limited data plan.

    Key Points:-
    “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 uses the idle resources of these close peers to compress the data for you”

    So even if you are not using it, you will be downloading content and then uploading it for other people to use. The biggest question here, who is liable if your internet connection is used to download and effetivley distribute content? The answer is probably you.

  4. Posted by Strawbear January 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Worked on a random hulu clip for me.

  5. Posted by KTF January 31, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Hulu works for me with this.

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