Living in Canada is amazing but it does have it’s downsides as well.
One downside is that there aren’t too many months per year where you get to show off your beach body.
Another downside is that your teeth are more at risk of being knocked out with a puck or hockey stick than living elsewhere in the world.
Finally, probably the biggest downside, is that you are blocked from so many different websites just because you live in Canada.
If you want to show off your beach body, search for a great deal on a Mexican all-inclusive. If you get your teeth knocked out with a hockey stick, suck it up like a true Canadian hockey player and be back for your next shift. If you want to know how to access blocked sites then just keep on reading.
In this guide I’m going to show you the exact steps that you need to take in order to access otherwise blocked sites that most Canadians don’t know they can access with one simple trick.
As you might have discovered from surfing the web, most of these sites (think: hulu, Pandora, Spotify, the US Netflix library and more) are blocked to you because you do not live in the United States.
Now, these sites are just being polite when the apologize for not allowing you to access their content but if you read between the lines you should also notice that they are giving you the solution to your problem.
Just take a look at a couple of the messages that you will see when you visit Pandora and Hulu:
If you notice, both of those messages tell you that your access has been blocked because you do not live in the Unites States.
So, now that you know your computer just needs to be located in the USA to unblock these sites, what’s a Canadian to do?!? I’m sure you don’t want to give up your “free” healthcare and move to America so I’m going to show you how you can virtually move to the USA whenever you want to access blocked sites in Canada and anywhere else around the World.
How To Access Blocked Sites: Make Sure You Have The Right Tool
Yes, that’s right… you only need one tool to access blocked sites. That tool is a great piece of software that I have been using for more than two years now and is so well loved that they have over 20,000 fans on facebook!
How Does HMA Help You Access Blocked Sites?
As we talked about earlier, the key to being able to access a website that has a geographical block placed on it is having the ability to virtually reside in another country on command.
The way that HMA accomplishes this for you is through it’s massive network of US-based servers that you can connect to through the use of a secure virtual private network, or VPN for short.
What a VPN does is it re routes your Internet connection through one of these servers in the United States so that when you then go to visit a site like hulu or Pandora it will appear to those sites that you are also located in the United States.
This, my friends and fellow Canadians, is how to access blocked sites.
HMA Setup Guide
Setting up HMA is extremely simple but I wanted to make sure that this was a comprehensive guide to accessing blocked sites so I’m leaving nothing out. Here is exactly how you will sign up for, download and connect to HMA so you too can bypass the geo-blocks that are normally placed on these sites.
The first thing you need to do is sign up for HMA:
At this point you’ll probably notice that HMA has a lot of payment options listed so if you put two and two together you have realized that HMA is not free.
Before this scares you away I wanted to tell you that is is very affordable and the value it provides is easily worth 10 times what you will pay for it. HMA has a massive rock solid network of servers and, trust me, when it comes to VPNs bigger is better and HMA has 440 severs (and counting).
Once you get signed up for HMA you will want to download the software that will work on PCs, Macs and even Linux machines. It is also possible to set up HMA on your smartphone (iOS & Android) as well as interface with most other devices like routers, gaming consoles and set top boxes.
To download HMA you will want to click the download link as shown below:
After HMA has been download and installed on your computer you will simply launch the dashboard, pick a server in the US (or let HMA pick it for you based on geographic distance) and click the green connect to VPN button.
After the connection is made between your computer and the HMA server in the United states you will be able to access blocked sites in Canada (and anywhere around the World).
Just take a look at the different sight you will see when you try to watch Hell’s Kitchen on Hulu in Canada before and after HMA:
I don’t know about you… but I like the “after” image A LOT better!
Now that you know how to access blocked sites go ahead and click here to sign up for HMA.