For the past many months, I’ve been totally hooked to online video and music streaming services like Hulu+, BBC, MOG and Pandora. In fact, I don’t remember having to download any TV show episode or an mp3 to my computer for watching it later. While some of these services are totally free, it is unfortunate that you cannot access them from outside USA. However, with a proxy or a VPN connection, you can access all these services and more from Canada or from just about anywhere in the world.
Since I mentioned that I’ve personally been using premium services like Hulu+ and MOG on a regular basis, I’ve tested a bunch of VPN service providers myself, most of which claim to provide unlimited, unthrottled bandwidth which quite frankly, is not always true. Even on a 7Mbps broadband connection, which is fast enough to support HD streams, I experience periodic hiccups and video buffers especially when watching Hulu+ HD content or streaming 320kbps music on MOG using a VPN. This is most annoying when you’ve paid in advance for a 3 month VPN subscription that costs like $8 a month.
Just recently, I’ve come across SunVPN, a popular VPN service provider what offers a wide range of services at competitive prices. Best of all, you get a 30-day money back guarantee. Below is a list of services offered:
- OpenVPN/PPTP VPN available
- The safest OpenVPN encryption available (256 bit AES)
- Custom OpenVPN/PPTP installer for Windows
- Worldwide server network
- Other common VPN features: unblock all Internet restrictions (China, Oman, UAE etc), watch USA/UK TV from abroad, keep safe from Firesheep etc.
You can also get a discount by signing up for 3 or 12 months. Check out their risk-free price plans here. In case you are already using SunVPN or have used it in the past, please do share your experience with us in the following comments section.