Certain US-based websites, such as Hulu, Pandora, HBO-Go & Netflix, restrict foreign users because of media licensing issues. Download the Firefox or Chrome proxy extension from mediahint.com* for access to Hulu, Pandora and Netflix. For other websites, use a proxy (free & faster, when they work, but often get flagged and blocked by Hulu etc.) or a VPN (slower but more reliable, try Hola). All major US universities offer current students free access to a VPN - so google “Boston University proxy” or whatever and ask a friend or sibling for their password - and some universities even give free access to alumni.

*MediaHint automatically hijacks your browser’s proxy settings when visiting specifically these three websites and makes it appear that you’re in the States. However, as long as MediaHint is enabled, your browser can’t use any other proxy. For example, if you want to use the BGU proxy to access library resources, you need to disable MediaHint by going to settings and clicking “disable.” Alternatively, you can just use a different browser - like Safari or Explorer - for accessing the library.