How to Watch Internet Video Streams While Traveling

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Ever been traveling (or away from home) and hated the fact that you were missing out on all your favorite TV shows?

Thankfully, thanks to the power of the internet, you can now watch almost any TV show you might have missed online through video steaming websites/applications (such as Hulu and Netflix).

The problem is, these websites are only designed to work in the United States, so if you’re off gallivanting on the other side of the world, you won’t be able to catch up on How I Met Your Mother or Top Gear.

Or can you…?

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By using something called Hotspot Shield (here’s the link to the CNET page to download it) you can hide your location so that video streaming sites won’t know you’re outside of the United States.

An alternative to using Hotspot Shield is to go to and navigate to the video URL through their website. works pretty much the same way as Hotspot Shield, except you don’t need to download and install anything to your computer.

Hotspot Shield and are both completely free to use and will work from anywhere in the world.

Note: I am not affiliated to Hotspot Shield or in any way, and I take no responsibility for anything you may download. This is just a tip passed on from one traveler to another so that we were able to watch the latest episodes of The Office whilst traveling.

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