So a couple of years ago – in 2008 to be more precise Veoh restricted access to their site to the US only. This meant that all of us who loved the content on Veoh and found ourselves outside of the US were left out in the cold. Unless you knew about this trick I am about to tell you of course.
See the thing is that Veoh, like most other sites, will use a very simple technique to determine if you are in the US or in Europe, Asia or somewhere else outside the US borders. What they do is look at your IP address. If you don’t know what that is don’t worry – basically it is a unique number that your computer needs to communicate online. The good thing is that we can do a little trick to obtain an IP address located in the US.
How to Trick Veoh Into Thinking Your Are in The US
So in order to get a US IP address we need to do a little trick that involves VPN, which stands for Virtual Private Network. It sounds very technical but don’t worry about that – it is actually a really simple thing to use. A VPN connection will connect you to a server located in the US and this server will in turn act as a middleman between you and Veoh. Since Veoh wont “see” anything else than the middleman you can now stream away like crazy. Pretty cool huh?
How to get a VPN connection
Before you can get started streaming the tons of videos on Veoh you need to get an account with a VPN provider. Having tested most of what is on the market I can tell you that the only viable option is Unlocator. Their servers are super fast and the cost is really low. You should get the 6 or 12 months package, as they have the best discounts. Unlocator has been the market leader of VPN since 2005, so I think it is fair to say they know what they are doing.
Setting up the connection is very simple. Once you have ordered your connection you will receive a mail with all the setup instructions. Best of all they have 24/7 live chat support if you need some help – although I doubt you will need it.
As a side note this method works for unblocking other sites like , Hulu, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video and so forth. So it is money very well spend.