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Some of us are constant travelers, either it be an ongoing trip around the world, traveling for business or you’re just a nomad who can’t sit still in one place for too long. Unless you are a robot, you are likely going to need a rest day or three during your travels. Nothing cures a nasty case of overstimulated brain like several hours worth of reality TV shows.
Thankfully with the Internet rapidly being accessible from almost every corner of the globe there is no need to lug DVDs and Blurays around the place. You can now get the newest TV shows and movies via streaming services such as Hulu. What is even better is that these services stream intelligently, so if you’re on a poor connection it’ll downgrade the quality of the show to accommodate. No longer do you need to wait for a video file of the latest Parks and Recreation to finish downloading when you can just stream it instantly!
The problem with streaming TV and movies is that providers will lock down their services and will only allow access to it for people in certain regions. This can be a problem when you’re on the other side of the world and all you want to do is watch the latest episode of America’s Next Top Model. In the case for Hulu, the service is only allowed in America. Sure, there is Hulu in Japan but it doesn’t offer the same catalogue as the US Hulu.
The solution? Buy several thousand kilometers of network cable and connect your home router to the computer in the hotel. Make sure its waterproof for those times you’re on an island.
Okay, perhaps that isn’t exactly cheap. You probably could use the same amount of money and pay the entire cast of Honey Boo Boo to film an episode in your hotel room. An alternative option is to trick your video provider into thinking that you haven’t left the country.
One of the cheapest options to do this is to sign up with UnoTelly. Their service costs as little as $3.99 a month which allows your computer look like its somewhere else using special techno wizardry. It is compatible with Macs, PCs, appleTVs, Rokus, X Boxes, Playstations as well as smartphones and all other fancy devices.
To make life easier, I chuck a cheap Roku player in my suitcase whenever I go. These little doohickies can a boring hotel room TV into an media entertainment hub – much more enjoyable than the small screen of your laptop.
If you would like to test the service out to see if it works for you, they have a free 8 day trial available for anyone who signs up using this link. Oh, if you aren’t a member of Hulu you can get a 2 week trial using this link. There is no obligation to pay a single cent during the trial and you’ll be helping us out at the same time.
Edit: use the code “iheartnetflix” when signing up with UnoTelly to get 50% off your first month’s service.
Oh, UnoTelly doesn’t just work with Hulu, it currently works with *deep breath* ABC, ABC iView Australia, Adult Swim, Aertv.IE, AETV, Aljazeera, Aljazeera America, Aljazeera Sport, Amazon VOD, AMC TV, Animal Planet, AOL HD Video, ARTE TV France, BBC iPlayer, BET, Bloomberg TV, Bravo TV, Canal Plus France, Cartoon Network, CBBC, CBC Canada, CBS, Channel 4od, CityTV, Comedy Central, Crackle, Crunchy Roll, CTV, CWTV, Deezer, Demand 5, Discovery Channel Canada, Discovery Channel USA, Disney Family, Disney TV, Drama Fever Korean, Eleven.com.au, Food Network, Fox, France2.fr, France3, France4.tr, France5.fr, FranceTV.fr, FX Networks, Global, Google Music, GrooveShark, HBO Go, HGTV, History Channel, iTV, La Voz Mexico, Logo TV, Lovefilm UK, Marvel, MaxGo, Mediaset Premium, Military Channel, Military History, MLB, MLS Soccer, Mog, MTV, MuchMusic Canada, MyLifeTime, National Geographic, NBA, NBC, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Canada, Netflix Ireland, Netflix Mexico, Netflix Sweden, Netflix UK, Netflix USA, NFL Gamepass, NHL, Nick.com, Oxygen TV, Pandora, PBS, PlayOn, Pluzz France, Rai TV Italy, Rdio, Rhapsody, RTE Ireland, S4C TV, Shotime, Sky Italy, SkyGo, Slacker, Smithsonian Channel, Songza, Southpark Studio, Speed, Spike, Sportsnet, Spotify, StarWars, STV, SVT Svensk, SyFy, TBS, TCM, Televisa Tvolucion Mexico, Ten.com Australia, TF1 France, TG4 Ireland, The Onion, TheWB, Tou TV Canada, TruTV, TSN, Turntable, TV.com, TV3 Ireland, TVB Hong Kong, TVLand, TVNZ, UFC, UKTV.co.uk, Universal Sports, Univision, USA Network, UTV, VH1, VUDU, Wat TV France, WETV, WWE, Zattoo… phew!
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