Hola is a new service that claims it can let you access videos on Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, CBS, Fox, BBC iPlayer TV, and iTV from any country. To try it out, download the extension for Google Chrome or the add-on for Mozilla Firefox. Windows users who aren’t using either of those browsers can download the standalone client, which offers a bit more features.
Back in November I wrote about a service called Media Hint that lets you use Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, and Rdio from any country. In December, I heard about Hola but a quick check showed me it wasn’t anything new: it unblocked the same services minus Rdio, so I told the CEO to let me know when his company expanded to more services. Hola co-founder and CEO Ofer Vilenski got back to me today, so it’s time to put Hola to the test.
I’m based in Canada, but I’ve already used Media Hint to access Hulu. As such, I wanted Velinski to tell me when I could get access to BBC iPlayer TV, since whenever I visit the site and try to view a video,