It’s hard not to feel resentful while living in Canada sometimes. It’s not just the snow in May (you have my sympathy Prairies), it’s the lack of video streaming options. Yes, you squeak out better content from Netflix if you change up your DNS settings, but what about all of the other cool streaming services? Why is Hulu not in Canada? Where is Pandora in Canada? Why can’t we get our hands on these services, and if we could, are they worth it?
What’s all the hype about when it comes to Hulu and Pandora? Here’s a quick breakdown of both services:
This video streaming service taps you into what cable providers supply, and they give it to you the next day instead of making you wait weeks, months, or years for it to show up on Netflix. So, for example, if you really want to watch Glee and you don’t have cable, you can watch it on Hulu the day after it airs on cable.
There’s also different movies, old TV shows like I Love Lucy, and so many different things to watch. For $7.99 per month, Hulu is completely worth it. If you can get it that is.
I hooked up Pandora through my Samsung Smart TV this past Christmas and it’s quite amazing. It’s really easy to tap into piles of music, and I was soon streaming a customized playlist of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and a so many others. People create their own playlists, so you can just hook up to one of those and stream absolutely anything.
I’ve been in a car where someone had Pandora streaming through their iPad, and they offered passengers a selection of different tunes just by tapping the screen. Pandora, like Hulu – Completely worth it.
Want to get your hands on Hulu and Pandora while in Canada? Check out my post on How to get Netflix USA while in Canada and get re-routing for a more enjoyable viewing experience.