How to Watch Hulu Outside of the United States and Japan2 min read
Concluding our series of guides about accessing various content streaming services with VPN Unlimited, today we’re going to talk about Hulu. This service is second only to Netflix by popularity and the amount of content. Alas, Hulu is exclusively available in the US and Japan, which is a huge disappointment for all foreign viewers. What can be done to bypass this annoying barrier, what are Hulu’s plans for international expansion, and much more – read on to find out!
Of Hulu and VPNs
First of all, what makes Hulu such an attractive service? Its features, of course! It provides a lot of them to please even the most picky viewers. The variety of shows and movies (from Bridge of Spies and James Bond to South Park and all sorts of anime), partnership with major TV networks, flexible subscription system, TV shows offered as fast as within 24 hours after being broadcast on cable… What’s not to like?
Unfortunately, Hulu gets quite evasive if you’re not Japanese or American. In addition to geo-restricting its availability, Hulu is really negative towards proxy servers. In this regard, they’ve left behind even Netflix by banning VPNs use as well. They achieved this by detecting abnormal activities coming from IPs, like when dozens of viewers access from a single IP at the same time. If this happens, they forbid you access and send you a request to “disable your anonymizer” if you are in the US.
So even though the geographic restriction could easily be bypassed by a willing viewer using virtual private network, VPN ban makes this task more complicated. Fortunately, VPN Unlimited specialists have managed to circumvent this barrier to make Hulu available for anyone in the world!
How to access Hulu using VPN Unlimited
- Get VPN Unlimited.
- If you are a new user, create KeepSolid ID and try our 7 day free trial.
- If your trial period ends, take a look at our plans to buy the VPN subscription that is most suitable for you.
- Choose Streaming Netflix, Hulu in the Server list and turn it on.
- Create a Hulu account. After that, things get a little tricky, as not only your IP, but also your payments must come from the US. But we have a solution that reportedly works.
- Buy a gift card for Hulu from any seller that distributes them, like GameStop, WalMart, Amazon, eBay, Kroger, Best Buy, etc.
- Use the gift card for accessing Hulu.
Hulu’s international plans
Hulu is amazing for watching your favorite TV series and movies. No surprise it would be such a bummer to find yourself unable to use it just because you happen to live in, say, Canada or Brazil. Even though Hulu has announced in 2010 that it has plans for international growth (back when they were only present in the US), in 7 year period they’ve only reached Japan. This certainly doesn’t look like a lightning-fast expansion to us…
Luckily, now you know how to watch Hulu on any devices and how to evade their VPN block. Download VPN Unlimited and enjoy Hulu’s awesome content without hindrances!
P.S.: You can also refer to our Hulu guide for more details on accessing this streaming service.