Posts Tagged ‘Hola’

I have tried a number of apps and hardware solutions to get my free HULU content on my TV. For those of you who don’t know. There is a free version of HULU out there. The problem is that unless you have a computer, Amazon Fire (HDMI connection to your TV), or Playon.tv, you are out of luck when it comes to getting the free HULU content on to your TV. That is until Roku recently added their mirroring feature on the Roku 3 box for FREE! I love those guys.

It is so easy it’s hard.

  1. Just download the Roku app (IOS & Android) to your smartphone or tablet. Make sure the mirroring feature is turned on in your Roku box (under settings) and BAM! You are ready.
  2. Next use your smartphone or tablet to go to the www.HULU.com website and pick the shows you saved when you signed up and selected the shows that interested you. Click on the show to start and then click on the share button. You will see the Roku device listed and then select it.

That’s it. It works.

For international programming, I downloaded a small app called HOLA (www.hola.org). This app gives you VPN capability to your smartphone or tablet. You can select certain apps to VPN from different countries, thus eliminating geo-locking of certain foreign content. I have a couple of browsers loaded on my tablet and one of them is set with HOLA to run from France. I use this browser to mirror my French content to my Roku box.

I can’t write anymore because that’s all there is to it. Enjoy.

By the way. I have a boost mobile smartphone I use as a remote and mirroring/casting device. I bought it on craigslist for $20 and leave it on the coffee table so I can use my regular smartphone or tablet for other things.

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Browsers are the primary tool most of us use to find what we want on the internet. Most of us use one or more of the big three, IE, Firefox or Chrome. I accidently discovered another one that I now use exclusively. It doesn’t have a lot of add-ons, but it does have the ability to provide built-in VPN services, sharing and downloading of video from web sites, for FREE.

I have included some of the features the (Hola version) browser has:

Drag & Drop (Searching and sharing have never been this fast!). Surf the web easily with Torch Browser’s new Drag & Drop feature. Whether you want to translate, search or share links and photos, all you have to do is just drag and drop the link, word or photo to the relevant tile. The options include web search, YouTube, Wikipedia, Image search, Facebook, Twitter and more. You can also add your own tiles to tailor your search options.

Built-in Torrent (Easy downloading with built-in torrent capabilities) Torch browser makes it easy to use and manage your torrent download tasks directly from the browser without having to download additional software. With Torch browser’s built-in torrent features downloading files becomes easy and simple to do.

Media Grabber (Save videos and music in a click with an embedded) Torch browser lets you not only find videos and audio, but also easily save web media from virtually any site you go to. Torch browser’s media grabber is integrated into the browser and supports a broad range of file types, so once you find a web video or a song you want to save; you can easily grab and save it without having to use external programs, converters or extensions. Saving web media onto your computer becomes simple with Torch browser.

Easy Sharing (Being social is easy with Torch’s Share button) Share the sites, videos, songs and search results with your friends on Facebook and your Twitter followers. Torch browser includes a built-in button to easily share on social networks the websites you like and the articles you find interesting.

Download Accelerator (Fire-up your media downloads with a built-in) Speed up the download rate of your media files with a powerful download accelerator that is integrated into Torch browser. Torch browser’s accelerator downloads your files in optimal speed and works directly from your browser so you don’t have to download external software. The Download Accelerator can easily be disabled by unchecking the “Use Torch Download Accelerator when downloading files” box, under the Download Accelerator section on the Torch Settings page.

Downloading this great tool from www.Hola.org also gives you my favorite feature, VPN capability with anonymity and ability to customize which country you are virtually residing for access to content. Like downloading the British broadcast of Downtown Abbey.

Hola also has PC an Android based clients that let you configure certain apps to run from specific countries. I set my Chrome browser on my tablet to run from France. This lets me watch all my French programming (which is normally geo-locked) from anywhere.

I also loaded Hola on my Ouya game console which I converted to an Android foreign focused apps platform. Now I can watch all my international programming on my 50” Samsung without paying my cable provider extra for the privilege.

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