Hola Unblocker sounds amazing because it is free but what if you are concerned about security? What is the best alternative?

First, a little about Hola and why you may want to avoid it.

The main problem with Hola and why you may want to find an alternative is the technology behind it.

It runs using peer-to-peer technology similar to torrenting. That’s right, you are sharing your internet with potentially hundreds of other users and potentially hundreds of bots and illegal file sharers.

You may just want to watch a His Dark Materials stream online but once connected you run the risk of sharing your connection with undesirables.

Even if you are lucky to get a ‘clean connection from Hola to unblock content, the process may slow down your internet connection - potentially making your attempt to watch the BBC iplayer from the US buffering-ly impossible!

A more stable alternative would be to purchase a VPN package. This is a piece of software which runs in the background of your PC re-routing your ip address. The main problem with VPNs is, they too can slow down your connection, similar to Hola, because they take over your whole internet connection. Not the best if you have patchy wi-fi.

The easiest option is a Google Chrome Extension. Once installed, the add-on sits in your browser and only connects to the website you are viewing, making it lightweight, fast and easy to use.

Follow these simple steps to watch UK TV from abroad as an alternative to Hola

    1. Download Chrome Browser, if you're not already using it.

    2. Install Beebs, this nifty tool redirects all your BBC requests.

    3. Your UK TV channel choice will reload and begin to work, and you can watch from outside the UK instead of using Hola