Not only do Americans have a new president, they also get access to the best web services around, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify and so on. Most of these or equivalents aren't available outside of the US at any price, plenty of people would be happy to pay to get streaming movies and music.
Not to mention, that plenty of free content available in the US isn't available, at all, outside of it. Obviously, this has led to plenty of people looking to access the US websites and plenty of services offering them a way to.
But proxies or VPNs are still expensive and don't always work. Not to mention, even the simplest ones are too complicated for most people to set up.
But what if all it took was a Chrome or Firefox extension. What if this extension allows you to access Netflix, Hulu and others from anywhere in the world. And what if all of this were free?
Obviously, none of this is entirely legal, or, put another way, it's not illegal, but it's against the terms of service of any of these sites. Netflix, Pandora and co. are region locked for a reason.
Media Hint is nothing more but a proxy service, like countless others. While it does work for now, who knows how long it will be around.
While a generic proxy or VPN can claim that its users can do whatever they want with the service and it's their responsibility, Media Hint specifically lists Netflix, Pandora, Hulu and Rdio on its homepage.
It's hard to see how they could have legally gotten these four companies, or technically the content companies that license the music and shows to them, to make all of the content available globally.
Still, enjoy it while it lasts. Media Hint can bypass region blocks, but you still have to pay for Netflix, Hulu+ and so on and you're going to need a US address and most likely a US credit card for that. So all the extension can do is help you access the free content.