Browser plugin lets people use U.S. music, video streaming sites
It’s called Media Hint, their slogan is “Access you deserve,” and they claim to give users access to Hulu, Pandora, Rdio and Netflix.
The site suggests users install a web browser plugin, which is available for either Firefox or Chrome.
After that’s done, just click on one of the service’s icons on the Media Hint homepage to begin consuming either your favourite TV show, movie or song, it would seem.
Sure enough, a simple test brought up the Hulu website without facing any barriers. Although to actually start watching a show or listening to music is quite possibly breaking the law.
So how does Media Hint do it? Compared to some solutions, which involve messing with your Internet connection and fiddling with proxy server settings, this solution appears as quick and easy as turning on a water tap.
Then hovering my mouse over the shortcuts to the various services, it looks like they're linking through a site...made in Latvia? If anyone understands what's going on here - let me know.
Besides, who knows how long Media Hint will last.
Would you use a site like Media Hint?
- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets