Thanks to the huge range of quality content that is available through Hulu, television buffs have a chance of achieving their dreams.
Unfortunately, because Hulu is only available in the US, accessing it can be difficult.
That is, of course, unless you are using a good VPN and it should come as no surprise that NordVPN is able to unblock Hulu, Netflix’s biggest rival in the US
Using NordVPN to Unblock Hulu
Without going into too much detail—NordVPN can unblock Hulu and let people outside the US access it by spoofing their location. Because of content restrictions, Hulu can only allow its selection of TV shows to be streamed within the US military installations overseas.
If, say, you are physically located in the UK and you use NordVPN to connect to one of their servers based in the US, you will be able to access Hulu because, to Hulu, it will look like you are within the country’s borders. This also works with other streaming servers such as Netflix and Prime Instant Video.
If, however, you tried to access content through Hulu without a VPN, you would be ‘geoblocked’ and prevented from streaming anything, even if you have a paid-up account.
Not all servers work with Hulu, though.
NordVPN are constantly refreshing their servers, removing older ones that have been caught out and ‘geoblocked’ by Hulu and adding new ones that will work.
Which NordVPN Servers Work with Hulu
This depends on what device you are using.
1. Windows, macOS and Linux users
You can use any of NordVPN’s US-based servers to access Hulu.
At the time of writing, there are over 1,800 servers based in the US so finding one that works best for you is an absolute breeze. All NordVPN’s servers are optimized for streaming and you will notice a very small decrease in your download speeds.
Side Note: You may need to clear your cache and reboot NordVPN if you experience problems since Hulu is a web-based service, especially if you have already accessed the hulu.com website when not connected to a VPN.
2. Other devices (Android, iOS, and routers)
To ensure that you can access and use Hulu without any problems, NordVPN recommends the following servers—
Keep in mind that these are ranges. So, 3217-3226 means server numbers 3217 through 3226. 3217-3226 is not the server number. Check the full list of servers.
How to Use NordVPN to Access Hulu
It’s very, very simple. First of all, with a valid NordVPN subscription and the native app downloaded to your device—in this case, Windows—launch the app.
You can then connect to a server by either clicking on the bubble above a country (you must know where the US is on a map, surely!) or by using the left-hand menu.
If you are using Windows, macOS, or Linux, we recommend just clicking on the bubble floating above the US because NordVPN will connect you to the most optimum US-based server for you. You can also use the left-hand menu to choose a specific server by clicking the three dots (. . .) that appear when you hover over a country.
If you are using Android or iOS, you can search for a server by its number by swiping up and tapping ‘Search’.
Once you have done this, you are free to start streaming content through Hulu no matter where in the world you are!
Paying for Hulu Outside the US
One of the biggest barriers to international viewing is the fact that you need a US-issued form of payment to subscribe, be it a credit card or PayPal registered to a US address.
Fortunately, you can get around this by purchasing a prepaid Hulu gift card and have it sent to your country. Because gift cards are not tied to an address, you can activate a Hulu subscription with it when connected to NordVPN and Hulu will be none the wiser.
There are plenty of places to get a hold of Hulu gift cards online.
All Problems Have a Solution
If you are having streaming problems with a valid Hulu account when connected to NordVPN, there may be some additional technical steps you need to take in order to bypass Hulu’s geoblocking.
If you see an error like this after doing everything correctly, we recommend contacting NordVPN customer support. Their team is available 24/7 through email and live chat. They will be able to get to the bottom of your problem and remedy it for you.
If not, you can always ask for a refund as per their 30-day money-back guarantee and try a different VPN service.
It’s all risk-free, why not give NordVPN a try and unlocked Hulu?