There are several web services which are locked to particular regions. Hulu and Pandora, for instance, are available only for US residents. In order to access these sites from outside the regions they are meant for, you have to trick them into believing you reside inside those regions or countries. One way to achieve that is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
A Virtual Private Network is often faster than proxies and offer stable connections. Now, you can either go for a paid VPN service or get a free VPN service. If you decide to pay you have several options open, but free VPNs are hard to come by. Also they can’t promise you’ll always get a US IP address.
Watching Hulu from outside US
Enter HideIPVPN. This free VPN service is the only one that offers you US and UK based IP addresses, and you decide which country’s IP address you want. Want to watch Hulu? Use their US servers. Want to stream music from Spotify? Switch to a UK server. HideIPVPN is the only one I know that offers this kind of flexibility.
Using HideIPVPN you can successfully bypass the region-lock of Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, BBC iPlayer, Veoh and anything that’s available only on the US and UK. Suddenly, I feel free again.
Watching BBC iPlayer from outside UK
HideIPVPN provides fast connections allowing you to enjoy stutter free streaming videos from Hulu and other video sites. Not only that, their encrypted connections and hidden IP address offers you complete anonymity while surfing the Internet. HideIPVPN also doesn’t keep any logs.
HideIPVPN is available as a free service, but there are also Premium accounts. The only major difference between free and premium accounts is that the latter can connect using OpenVPN which is more secure and more stable than PPTP. The premium accounts are available for as low as $6 for UK IPs and $10 for US IPs per month. Again, these rates are by far the lowest I have known.
Limited accounts giveaway
In order to maintain the quality of their service and prevent users from bringing down the servers, the number of both free and premium accounts are limited. HideIPVPN opens only 100 free accounts for registration at the beginning of each month. This month’s quota is long gone. But here is some good news. I have 15 free accounts to giveaway exclusively for Instant Fundas readers.
To grab your free account, click on this link and apply the Promo code INSTANTFUNDAS. Don’t worry about the $8.99 price you see. That will go away once you checkout.
This is strictly on a first come first basis. If you miss it, you’ll have to wait till next month.
Thank you very much. 🙂
By next month, do you mean October??? 🙂
Yes. Every month they giveaway 100 accounts.
Due to problems related to server attacks and account abuses, we have decided NOT offer free accounts on January 1st 2010.
Spotify is not available at my country…
Have found http://www.tv243.com a great alternative for Music Videos.
can you give me thanks
i'd love one,please.:-)
Found a new possibility http://mcaf.ee/e53f1
As of April 2011 http://www.raptorvpn.com provides unlimited free VPN for US.
I use http://www.sunvpn.com/ to access HULU from Singapore. It`s pretty easy to use and speeds are good for streaming video.
Thanks for the article Kaushik .Why using a VPN when you can use a DNS service like UnoTelly? The DNS option is much faster and easier to use.