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March 11, 2008 5:35 PM   Subscribe

I live outside the US but I'd like to watch US based content on my Mac from places like Hulu. Is there an easy Mac application that will seek out a working US proxy and make all the changes? I'm thinking of something with a big on/off I've played with the massive proxy lists- but most of them seem to not be working. I would pay for an easy solution.
posted by Dag Maggot to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
You could try Vidalia which offers a very easy Mac OS X installer. To request an exit node that is within the US, you would need to do something like the steps described in this blog post. I have not tried this with Hulu and the performance may be rather slow, but it should produce the desired result.
posted by zachlipton at 5:44 PM on March 11, 2008


Hotspot Shield has been recommended in similar situations. I just checked it out on my Mac, from outside the U.S., and it worked for me.
posted by veggieboy at 6:26 PM on March 11, 2008


Thanks, I have Vidalia - and that Blog post looks useful. I will give this a try if I can't find a nice shrink wrapped solution.
posted by Dag Maggot at 6:29 PM on March 11, 2008


Thanks Veggieboy - Hotspot Shield was exactly what I was looking for- just installed it and it works great. Ta.
posted by Dag Maggot at 6:43 PM on March 11, 2008


Hmm. So this would probably also work for people outside the UK who wanted to watch the BBC's Albion-only streaming service, eh? Hmmm.
posted by mumkin at 7:06 PM on March 11, 2008


Probably not mumkin- because the proxy service makes them thank you are in the United States. You would need one that makes your computer appear to be in the UK.
posted by Dag Maggot at 4:07 AM on March 12, 2008


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