sesam is Péter Szilágyi, Engineering Manager at IBM Cloud, residing in Budapest, Hungary. This is his playground.

You can make money without doing evil

So I was going to check out a video on YouTube which turned out to be geobanned: Unfortunately this content is not available in your region because the owner has not granted the respective music publishing rights. Bla bla.

All right, I thought, this has happened before. Let’s try the phone which is on a non-proxied network. Only I was reluctant to go through the hassle of navigating to the video by hand and tried to look for an easier solution, such as sending a link directly to the Android browser.

It didn’t take long to find the Chrome to Phone extension-app pair which was just what I was looking for. Or so I thought. Because when I tried to install the app on the Nexus S I was greeted by the following error message: This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.

Really, Google? Where’s the much praised Android freedom now?