Both services allow you to access geo-blocked Streaming Video/TV/Music/Radio/Sport websites from any country.
About Unblock-Us – Smart VPN/DNS Proxy
Unblock-US works on a router, computer, TV, and virtually any other device you may have. Only small configuration changes are needed per device.
This service is also cheap – only $4.99 monthly and even less if you sign for 1 year. It is easy to set up, works virtually for all streaming devices, and is a great tool to use if you travel. This service is also secure. Only a very small portion of the traffic goes through the Unblock-Us servers. Therefore streaming speed doesn’t depend on the Unblock-Us servers, it only depends on your bandwidth.
The customer support is excellent. Unblock-Us allows you to stream from hundreds of content provider like Netflix , Vudu, Hulu, Pandora, NHL and many more. Unblock-us has a proven track record of great results, and it already serves thousands of customers worldwide.
About Hola – Browser Extension
If you only occasionally want to stream a movie or TV show that is not available in your region and are NOT willing to pay a monthly fee then Hola! would be a good choice for you.
Basic Hola! is free and it comes as extension for Google Chrome.
Using Hola! is very simple – when you want to see blocked content you simply click on the extension button and change the country for specific site.
We like Hola! but we have to point out some drawbacks:
- Performance is often unstable – sometimes it is excellent, at other times it is extremely slow.
- This service is only available for the Google Chrome browser, tablets, and handhelds. Hola! does not work on AppleTV or any SmartTVs, PlayStations, XBMC, embedded Android devices, etc.
- Hola! is based on a peer-to-peer network, meaning you can give access to other customers to use your connection. This raises some questions about security.
Note: Hola! does offer a premium membership for $5/month that removes connection sharing, however all the other limitations remain.