Bud's Mini Geek-out :: Media Hint
I love Songza [covered in the August 22, 2012 Songza geek-out], as do many of my friends, but I sure did enjoy Pandora before it kicked itself outta Canada due to music licensing.
I yell at my computer every time I try to watch a Comedy Central video and am told that it’s not available in my country.
And, I’ve heard great things about Hulu, but never even bothered with it due to its US-only-ness.
There are lots of ways around regional content restriction (proxy, VPN, DNS redirector, HTTP tunnelling) but, of all the methods I’ve tried, this is by far the easiest to use.
It’s an extension for Firefox or Chrome called Media Hint which masks the geographical location of your internet connection. Suddenly, these services don’t seem to know where you’re browsing from, and therefore can’t discriminate against your Canadianism.
Simply visit MediaHint.com, install the extension, and then . . . Pandora, Comedy Central, Hulu, Spotify, Twitter Music, Slacker, Netflix, Turntable.fm, BBC iPlayer, and many other services with content unavailable in Canada (or better content coming from other countries) just magically . . . work. =) Bud