There are several awesome video streaming services in the United States, which unfortunately aren’t available in Malaysia. We’re not exactly sure why these companies haven’t entered markets like Malaysia, but it does seem these video services can help tackle piracy. Even with Malaysia’s Astro being a full-fledged video service provider with powerful products, like Astro B.yond, the service still doesn’t offer as much breadth and immediacy for content as compared to the giant video streaming services in the United States. Unfortunately, it remains unclear when these video streaming services will officially come to Malaysia.
In the mean time, this is how to watch blocked and region-locked online TV shows and movies in Malaysia.
Enter Hola Unblocker. This plug-in provides you access to US-based video content websites, like Hulu and Netflix. Hola Unblocker represents an easier way to access these video streaming service websites in Malaysia rather than re-configuring your DNS or tunnelling through a VPN.
Once you activate Hola Unblocker, you can start visiting these streaming content websites. Hulu offers both free and premium content. You can immediately start watching the free content, but if you want the premium version, you’ll need to pay. For Netflix, there is no free version, so you’ll need to pay for this service. Both of these companies offer premium streaming video services priced at $US 7.99 (~ RM26.00). Additionally, both services offer a free trial before you decide to commit. Fortunately, the payment systems don’t require your billing address, so you can open accounts using a Malaysian credit card.
In addition to Hulu and Netflix, you can access other streaming services, like Pandora’s selection of music.
What sites do you recommend for streaming video or streaming music services in Malaysia? Post a thought in the comments below.
Update (February 2014): Some people have reported some issues accessing Netflix in Malaysia with Hola Unblocker. If you also encounter a problem, there are other suggestions in the comments below.
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Photo Credit: Chrome Web Store – Hola Unblocker
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