Let’s face it, since you live in Canada you really should know how to open blocked sites so you can access all of the sites that are otherwise blocked simply because of where you live.
I’m talking about site like Hulu, Hulu Plus, Pandora, American Netflix and so many more.
It is these sites that most Canadians think are blocked because of where we live.
But you’re not like most Canadians are you?
You had a hunch that with a little bit of effort you could learn how to open blocked sites.
Well, let me be the first to applaud your efforts because you have found the step by step guide that will show you exactly how to open blocked sites and the best part is that it’s easy as pie.
The process to open blocked websites is rather simple. If you take a look at the messages that the popular US based sites give you for blocking you from viewing their website they are all related to where you live.
When Pandora blocks you they tell you that they “are deeply, deeply sorry… we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S.”
Hulu says “we’re sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed within the United States”.
So, what does this mean to you who is trying to learn how to open these blocked websites?
You probably have guessed it by now, you need to figure out a way for it to appear that you and your computer are located within the U.S.A. rather than your actual location in Canada. I’m about to show you exactly how to virtually reside in the United States of America.
How To Open Blocked Sites Using A VPN
VPN stands for virtual private network and using a pro VPN is how you are going to get around all of those geographically based blocks that websites put on their sites.
The science behind a VPN is simple yet ingenious but aren’t most of the best ideas simple but highly effective?!?
When you connect to a virtual private network you are redirecting your Internet connection through that VPN’s server that, just so happens, is located in the United States. After the connection has been made between your computer and this US-based server it will appear that you are located in the United States when you are surfing the web.
You guessed it! Now that you are virtually residing in the United States you will be able to access otherwise blocked sites with ease.
Step 1: Sign Up For HMA
HMA is my preferred pro VPN and is the one that I have used since mid-2011. It has worked flawlessly for me, and many thousands of other happy customers.
HMA is not free, but it is extremely affordable with plans as low as 6.55 per month. When you take a look at all the content you are able to unblock you should see that 6.55 is just a small fraction of the true value HMA provides.
Step 2: Download HMA & Connect To A US Server Location
After you have signed up for HMA you will want to click the download link on the left side of the screen so you can download HMA onto your computer.
HMA works on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android smartphones and tablets and even Linux based machines. Although this guide will only cover the steps to set this up on your computer, rest assured that it can be used on virtually any device you want to consume otherwise blocked content. (For example, here is the guide on how to watch American Netflix in Canada on your PS3.)
Here is the link you are looking to click to get to the download page:
In a few minute, or so, this program will be downloaded and installed on your computer and you are just seconds away from being able to virtually reside in the Unites States so you can unblock any website that uses your location to restricts your access that you want.
Step 3: Connect To A US Server & Open The Blocked Site Of Your Choice
Go ahead and launch HMA and set the program to connect to one of the closest servers based on the distance between your computer and that US-based server. Then go ahead and click the connect to VPN button.
In just a few moments, HMA will establish a connection between your computer and their secure server stateside. Once this is done you will be able to head back over to the previously blocked sites and watch them just like you are located in the United States of America.
For example, here is what you would see when you head to watch Hell’s Kitchen on Hulu in Canada before and after HMA:
Can you believe that Chef Ramsay is actually applauding you now that you have learned how to open blocked sites?!? Okay, so maybe it’s just a well timed screen shot, but in all seriousness you have just joined learned a very powerful trick that can be used on any site that is blocked to you because you live in Canada.
Click here to sign up for HMA so you too can be opening up blocked sites as easy as 1-2-3.