If you just want to watch your favourite TV shows and you’re sick of restrictions and messages that inform you you’re outside of the viewing area for the site you’re trying to stream from Picrap is a hassle-free TV streaming site.
We know how irritating it is to our international readers to be perpetually at the mercy of antiquated distribution models and have to wait around for televisions shows to eventually end up available — if ever! — in their region. (It’s partially why we rounded up these methods for accessing blocked stuff on the web.) Picrap takes the hassle out of watching your favourite shows during their current rotation instead of waiting months. Picrap doesn’t host any of the material but simply acts as a portal for various streaming outlets around the web, routing the videos to you so that even if you’re in the outback of Australia you can still watch episodes when they first air. (That said, every episode Lifehacker Australia’s episode tried out resulted in a “this video has been removed due to copyright violations” message.)
Picrap is a free service and requires no registration. Have a favourite tool or method for getting content on your terms? Let’s hear about it in the comments.