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

29 January 2013

If 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.

TOPICS:   TV   Technology


  • zeddy
    Cheers for the heads up! I've got Pandora back. :)
  • pop f.
    Is Foxy TV available ?
  • Atilla
    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.
  • Strawbear
    Worked on a random hulu clip for me.
  • KTF
    Hulu works for me with this.

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