Access the most popular streaming sites anywhere in the world
Video streaming sites are among the best sources online for video content. However, not everyone has access to these video streaming sites. This is because securing broadcasting and distribution rights are not the same across countries, which is why providers have no choice but to employ restrictions in some regions. There are many ways to circumvent geo-restrictions, though, and one of these is using a VPN.
Want to know which sites to visit when using a VPN? Below is a list of the most popular video streaming platforms that you can access with Betternet.
Amazon Video is the popular e-commerce company’s on-demand video streaming service. It provides movies and TV shows for rent for users, which can be accessed as part of the subscription package for Amazon Prime.
When Amazon Video was first launched, only the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan could avail the service. Now, Amazon Video can be accessed in 242 territories. Unfortunately for those who live in Mainland China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Crimea, Amazon Video is not yet available for access.
Crunchyroll is one of the most popular streaming sites among lovers of Eastern media. It offers mostly Japanese animation shows, but live action drama and other types of content are also available. Today, there are over 800 anime shows and 200 drama shows on the platform, accessible to more than 1 million of its subscribers.
While the platform itself is available in most territories worldwide, some shows can’t be accessed in a number of territories due to licensing and distribution issues. Many of the titles become available eventually, except for content that are deemed forbidden.
Hulu is another popular platform for streaming videos on-demand. Hulu’s video library consists mostly of television shows from channels owned by The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Comcast and Time Warner, who are also the platform’s owners. Past and current episodes are aired, and there is also an over-the-top IPTV feature called Hulu with Live TV. Hulu is available in United States territories and in Japan.
Yahoo! View is an online video streaming service that provides free broadcasts of recently aired episodes of TV shows in the US. Yahoo! View is jointly operated by Yahoo! and Hulu, and the shows that can be streamed on the platform also come from channels that are operated by Hulu’s owners. Yahoo! View can be accessed for free, although it can only be streamed in the United States.
YouTube is, without a doubt, one of the best sources of content on the World Wide Web today, which is probably among the reasons why the Google-owned website has been the reigning online source for video content for several years now. According to Statista, as of November 2016 YouTube holds the lion’s share of the online video streaming market at 78.8 percent; its nearest competitor, Netflix, is currently at 8 percent.
Not everyone on the internet can watch YouTube videos, though. In China, North Korea and Iran, access to YouTube is currently prohibited. Some countries also experienced restrictions in the past due to content that are deemed unaccepted; recent examples include Turkey, Germany and Pakistan, where bans were recently lifted.
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