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Media Hint Brings Hulu, Netflix, and Pandora to non-U.S. Residents

Chrome: If you’re outside the United States you know all too well how irritating it can be when you’re denied access to streaming services because of your location. Stop missing out and start streaming with Chrome extension Media Hint.

So what’s the secret sauce? The extensions routes your traffic–just the traffic for the streaming service–through U.S.-based proxies so you can enjoy content unavailable in your home country. The extension requires no configuration or registration, simply install it and visit Hulu, Netflix, or Pandora to start streaming.

Media Hint is a free extension, Chrome only.

Media Hint [via Digital Inspiration]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/9/12

Comments (10)

  1. Hint
  2. anithinks

    Screenshot shows it is available on Firefox as well!

  3. tony

    Not for long, I bet.

  4. Lisa Wang

    @tony: Haha, you’re ruining the party:)
    But yes, I believe this will not last long considering the gray area of legality.

  5. MoMo

    Thank you, Hint! =)

  6. Paul

    How about letting us from USA watch streaming video of shows from other parts of the world? How can we do this?

  7. Jason

    Doesn’t appear to work in Australia running FF 16.0.2. All three sites (Hulu, Netflix, and Pandora) report that I’m in an unsupported country.

  8. Jason

    EDIT: as per developer’s suggestion, I disabled FoxyProxy and it worked ;)

  9. Delevision

    Already gone from store in UK.:(

  10. Iain

    It is still available in the UK from

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