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

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