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Hola Unblocker for Chrome Lets You Access Blocked Sites, Watch Blocked Content

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Many media streaming website are restricted to licensed countries, such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Hola Unblocker is a Chrome extension which bypasses these blocks.

‘Access Netflix outside the USA or BBC iPlayer outside of the UK’

You maybe aware of Hola, it was originally a Windows-only application which improve download speeds and unblocked restricted websites. Recently, the Hola team have released a Chrome extension which allows you to bypass website restrictions. For example, you could access Netflix outside the USA or access BBC iPlayer outside of the UK.

I personally use Hola to maximise my Netflix subscription. Living in the UK, I currently have access to the Netflix UK library, however, I now have the option to watch content on the USA library as well.

The Hola Unblocker extension will install an icon on your Chrome taskbar, click the icon and select ‘Enable’ to enable the unblocker.

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What does impress me with this extension is how quick it is. In the past a found proxy software to be slow to access websites with, but it has not been the case. Accessing Netflix USA and streaming content has just been as fast as using the unblocked Netflix UK website.

Hola Unblocker supports a wide variety of websites, and more are added regularly.

Get ‘Hola UnBlocker’ on the Chrome Web Store

  • Artem Gordinsky

    Great one, thanks!

    Would be nice to know how does it exactly work, though. Not a lot of info on their website, either.

  • http://twitter.com/ThomasBerends Thomas Berends

    And.. now my life is gone.

  • Julia Lee

    What level of security does this provide? And can I use this freely in countries like China and UAE? I’ve been using ExpressVPN because it can get through tough censorship when I travel.

  • Reika

    Yep, it’s totally free. Not even ad-supported.

    • Andrew

      No, Hola is ad-supported, see http://hola.org/faq.html#in_cost
      They are from Israel.

      • Reika

        When I posted the message 6 months ago, it wasn’t.
        Now it’s just a free service, like any other adware free service out there :(

  • Brian Cooper

    Gotta say it works very well, great for the frequent out of country traveler. I was pretty psyched to see Hola incorporated into the torch browser as well.

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  • Charlotte

    I think this is by far the best invention!

  • http://atoryblog.blogspot.com Man in a Shed

    What’s in it for Hola ?

  • Cal Waldie

    Hm. Needs improvement. I’m sitting in Beijing, and the page to set it up won’t even load. #fail #tryagain #Chinaisthestandardforvpns

    • Kenny Strawn

      Probably because it takes a lot to bypass the Great Firewall

  • jeff

    why is it saying hola unblocker has been disabled in chrome???????

    • Fox Mulder

      It’s not. I just used it to watch Netflix

      • Fox Mulder

        However, I did read that the free version only unblocks for 4 hours a day?

  • Arkham

    Free proxies and VPNs are not reliable in my
    experience. But there are good ones that are not really expensive. The best
    one for me has been PrimoVPN(http://www.primovpn.net ) because it also
    provides security and guarantees speed and no monitoring. It’s very easy to
    use. Downloading is also awesome.

  • Mickey Logan

    When I sign in to Netflix through it Netflix advises I can only stream when in the US. They got smart, unfortunately. Workaround?

    • disqus_vU1klyrdjb

      You need a DNS proxy for that, with leak protection to be safe. I use https://ironsocket.com to stream/unblock Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc. It also has a vpn service, socks 5 proxies etc.

  • Ian Lim

    Good job on the site. If you want to become anonymous online then you need to check this out. http://thebestproxyserver.com/cyberscrub

  • brian

    can anyone confirm that hola no longer works with iplayer?

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  • sarah

    I’m having trouble unlocking sites while in Dubai. Thoughts?

  • linda carter

    I have tried many ways, free and paid ways to open blocked websites, I think vpn works better than others, this is what I can recommend,try the service before you pay for it!

    I ordered my account from http://saturnvpn.com the price is great. 1Months $3.3 , 3Months $7 and 12 Months $16

    It has free test account and you can try the service for free.

    http://saturnvpn.com/free-test-account/

    It supports all protocols(PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN), And you don’t have to buy different accounts for different devices(use 1 account to connect on your computer and your mobile at the same time)