Tunlr Delivers Hulu and Netflix Programming to Blocked Countries
For years, many online TV streamers in countries other than the US have been blocked from watching TV shows and movies from various services.
Hulu and Netflix, for example, aren't accessible to viewers outside of the United States. Even listeners of Pandora, a supplier of online music, face similar challenges.
Users have been known to sneak access to these sites by hiding their true location behind a proxy server. The proxy blocks normal communication between the client and the internet, supplies the internet with a fabricated IP address, so the web host of the particular media sees the user request as coming from within the borders of the United States
There may be hope on the horizon with the help of Tunlr, that could allow consumers to stop hiding behind their proxies. Using a proxy to view an online media source usually means apply the proxy, albeit temporarily, to access to the whole internet. This often means losing access to the use of a favourite browser, or loss of some other service.
With Tunlr, internet data that isn't directly relevant to the media that needs the filter to access is left untouched. Only the minimal necessary amount of data is routed through the proxy. One of the largest benefits to doing it this way is that it greatly reduces bandwidth and thus improves loading and streaming speed. Users won't have to content with glitchy videos that take three times longer to stream than the actual length of the media itself, and it won't interfere with running other programs, or prevent online multitasking.
The free new proxy supports access to popular media sites like Netflix, Hulu (and Hulu Plus), NBC, Fox, Last.fm, Pandora, Vevo, and the History Channel, largely covering the most popular online media outlets. Tunlr does not make accessible the content from Hulu that normally requires users to pay a subscription fee. Because the site can provide content directly from the country in which it was initially written and aired, viewers can now gain access to their favourite shows in the language in which they were intended.
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