Here are 3 Easy Steps to Watch Hulu Outside US: 1. Signup HMA VPN. 2. Connect their US server. 3. Enjoy it.
There are plenty of way to watch Hulu outside US. Some methods require workaround setup in your web browser, another method require tricky setup in your DNS server to bypass the restriction. Here comes the 100% working way to watch Hulu in Canada and other countries – The VPN way.
VPN, or Virtual Private Network, helps you to hide your real identity and virtually relocate your location to a specific country. In our case, we can make use of VPN to relocate our PC, Mac, iPad to United States with VPN. You can google and find a number of VPN services. I have been using the service from HideMyAss for over 12 months. The cost is about USD 8 per month for six months contract. It comes with a software so you can make connection with a mouse click only.
VPN is being supported in Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android so you don’t need to worry about the compatibility. There are more benefits using VPN and I will leave you to discover them from their website. Once again it is HideMyAss VPN (It is a funny name, but the service is very robust).
If you want to watch Hulu in Canada, you may try the method written in my previous post. But it is kinda uncertain as it require some workaround in your Firefox to trick Hulu to bypass the restriction. So far it works on Firefox on Mac only.
Watch Hulu Outside US with iPad and iPhone
What if you want to enable other PC, or iPad to watch Hulu Plus? There is a smarter way to do it and cost a few bucks a month. I have done research and find this website with great information on how to sign up an account with Hulu Plus from Canada, and how to watch Hulu in Canada as well. The service called Unblock Us not only enable you to access Hulu from Canada, you may make use of it to unblock Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, etc. For a detail list of service, check their website for details. It cost you 5 bucks a month only.
What is Unblock US?
Unblock Us is a DNS solution that give you the address to unblock Hulu, Netflix, etc. The setup is very easy compared with the Firefox extension method. You are to simply enter the supplied DNS server address in your PC, Mac or iPad and you are ready to go. If you have multiple devices at home, you can even setup the DNS address in your internet router so all devices could be unblocked in one shot. Unblock US provide detailed setup guide on many type of devices. Click here to learn the details.
Hulu is a famous website that offer ad-supported streaming video service of famous TV shows and movies like glee, Saturday Night Live, The Office, Modern Family, Bones, etc. Most of the shows could be available at no cost, if you are physically located in United States. What if you watch Hulu in Canada or other countries outside US, you will obviously see this page.
Hulu currently checked your physical location by your IP address to determine whether you are located in United States. There are a number of ways to bypass the restriction, and here show you one method that is free of charge. But be reminded that this method MAY not work 100% and require some technical skills. It is NOT an easy approach for general user. Check the following video for demonstration.
How to Watch Hulu In Canada with no VPN
This method requires you to use Firefox, download an extension and add a custom configuration to bypass the restriction. As of writing this post, the method is still workable but we do not know when this ‘hole’ be patched by Hulu. Use it at your own risk. If you are uncomfortable with this configuration, you may check other posts in our blog How to Watch Hulu In Canada.