Hulu, one of the top 5 video streaming websites, is not available to visitors outside of the USA and Japan. Do you want to watch the lasts episodes from Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural or Gossip Girl for free? We give you a simple, cheap and useful solution to be able to watch Hulu contents from everywhere.
Are you crazily waiting for the season 4 of The vampire diaries to see what happened to Elena? Cannot you wait to see the disclosure of Gossip Girl’s identity in the season 6 of Gossip Girl? What about Rachel and Kurtt finally in New York in the fourth season of Glee? Well, you can watch all these TV shows and many more at Hulu. Hulu is a website that offers streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, Nickelodeon, and many others, completely for free, although you can have a Hulu Plus service, with more features. Its great variety of shows makes it one of the best alternatives to cable. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in Japan and the United States. So, that means that when you are out of these two countries and you got to Hulu website, you will get this screen:
But don’t be upset! You actually can have access to Hulu from any country in the world! Now, how we do this?
How does Hulu know I am not in the US or Japan, you ask? Something called an IP address. An IP address is the address of your computer that allows other computers to communicate with it. Your IP address changes all of the time, but it is always recognized by Hulu as an IP address from the country you are trying to access. So how do we get around this? You need to make the Hulu server think that you are located in the US, with a US IP address!
What you can use to hide your real IP address is a VPN, or Virtual Private Network. Typically, VPN’s have been used by companies to provide remote and secure access to their computers to their employees. What happens is this:
Your computer connects to VPN through the Internet, but once you are there, when you access to the Hulu server, your IP address is not recognized any more as foreigner one. And all this is quite simple and cheap!
There are a bunch of VPN providers out there, but the one we recommend is pureVPN. Why? Because it is a good quality one with a fair number of access points in many different countries (including the US) and especially because it allows you stream HD (High Definition quality files) due to its fairly reliable access speed. The standard account cost only $9.95 a month, and that should be enough for you to watch all your favorite TV shows and many, many movies on Hulu.
Once you have signed up with pureVPN, you can use their software to connect to a location in the United States. You can also connect to Canada, Mexico, UK, Brazil, and soon Norway, and having an IP from any of those countries will allow you to sign up for a Hulu account.
Regarding the Hulu Plus service, which gives you unlimited access to stream all the contents of Hulu (the basic service has some limitations, for instance, you only can watch the last 5 episodes of TV shows) plus you can stream in TVs, consoles, tablets, smartphones and other devices, it is only available with US credit cards. If you do not possess one, there is still a way to get Hulu Plus. If you go to this site, there are prepaid gift cards with 3 months credit. After that point, you can always buy and redeem Hulu Plus subscription code to keep the account active. The card number and all the information you need to use it will be sent to you by e-mail, so you don’t need to wait for it in the mail. Quick and easy!