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How to Watch Hulu in Canada 2020 & Why Hulu Is Not Available in Canada

Do you want to set up Hulu in Canada in 2020? Wondering why Hulu is not available in Canada in 2020, even though articles have been writing about Hulu coming to Canada in 2020? We’ve written about Hulu Canada in 2019 and 2018, and while the same method still vastly applies, a few things have changed since.

And yes, we do also go through how to watch Hulu in Canada on your TV in this guide...TV shows and movies are best watched on the big screen, right?

Why Is Hulu in Canada Is Still Not Available in 2020

Hulu in Canada, just like worldwide, is not available in 2020 due to rights issues.

A lot of the content that’s on Hulu in the US is shown outside of the US on other platforms like Netflix. 

That's one of the reasons Disney+ is not available worldwide yet, even though Disney owns all the content on it. It's because Disney signed deals with platforms like Netflix in the past, and a lot of them are still in place, thus preventing Disney from streaming its content.

Those that say that Hulu Canada is happening are creating clickbait blog posts that people click on. 

Sure, Hulu is more likely to be outside of the US due to Disney acquiring it, contracts for content are still in place, and even if you own your content, other platforms have the rights to use it in other countries, and you can't do anything about it.

That's why Hulu in Canada in 2020 is not going to happen.

How to get Hulu in Canada in 2020 

Hulu in Canada requires 3 steps.

  1. Tricking Hulu so you can be seen as in a supported region for registration and use.
  2. Using the right payment card to register for Hulu as not all payment cards will work with this. (Something not everyone mentions)
  3. Changing the location of your app store to download Hulu.

Tricking Hulu (The Most Important Part of This Guide)

In order to watch Hulu in Canada in 2020, Hulu must think that you are in the US at all times.

For that to happen, you need to use a VPN.

A VPN is a Virtual Private Network that allows you to change your location to be elsewhere in the world.

The key when it comes to services like Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, and even BBC iPlayer, though?

To use a VPN service that focuses on entertainment.


As for instance, while there are services with thousands of servers, PrivateVPN with over a hundred is able to unblock the most Netflix regions on the market. And sure, American Netflix has the most Netflix content, but it doesn’t have it all.

Almost all VPN services use quantity as a selling tactic, and that’s an effective tactic as we as humans do all love quantity.

Quantity does come in useful when you use VPN services for testing and other tasks, but as far as entertainment goes, quality is far more important, and that’s where PrivateVPN comes in with support for almost every major platform.

That’s because we focus on quality, by utilizing our own hardware and using the highest quality bandwidth from tier 1 providers rather than hosting companies which don’t often tell the entire truth.

See, platforms like Hulu have to prevent people from outside of the US from watching Hulu. That you already know as we mentioned it. But they also have to make efforts to prevent VPN services from working, as otherwise due to this.

...As a result, very few VPN services are able to unblock entertainment.

And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as the best budget VPN service for 2020 (as chosen by VPNmentor) with a 7-day risk-free trial that doesn’t even ask for a card so you can try it out.

Just sign up, download the app, and connect to a Hulu server.

The Hardest Step If You Want to Set up Hulu in 2020

Every Hulu Canada guide will tell you that you need a VPN to fool Hulu so that you can watch Hulu in Canada.

What just about no other guide tells you is that regardless of what VPN you get, that you need the right payment method to sign up for Hulu, or Hulu won’t work for you.

We know that because we go through creating all the accounts we make accounts for.

If you connect with just any card, Hulu will just tell you that your payment method doesn’t come from the right region for Hulu, and Hulu, even though you connected with a VPN, won’t work.

To set up Hulu in Canada, you need to have a card issued in the US.

That’s the hardest step if you want to set up Hulu in 2020 because getting a card issued in the right country isn’t as straight forward as just getting a VPN.

We do have a few pretty straight forward solutions to the issue, though.

  1. Try your card. This tip doesn’t make sense, but for some reason, some cards from some banks, they just work with Hulu.
  2. Ask a friend that lives in the US or lived in the US in the past to help you out with account creation, or if otherwise, they can share their account with you. 
  3. Get a prepaid or virtual card issued in the US. With some searches on Google, you can find the best option for you. 

...Or get Revolut in Canada once it comes out. For some reason, Revolut works with Hulu, just like it works with ESPN+.

It’s important to have funds on whatever option you use for creating a Hulu account.


As Hulu takes a small sum which it refunds instantly, for verification purposes.

Most of the time, when using virtual/prepaid cards, people have no funds on them.

Combine the right card with the right VPN, and you will get Hulu in Canada without any issues, but it might also make sense for you to read how to get Hulu on your device as you won’t be able just to watch Hulu on any device, right away.

How to Get Hulu in Canada on Several Devices

As far as Android and Apple devices go, the easiest way to get Hulu is to download Google Chrome and to enable Desktop Site in the settings.

Otherwise, if you want the Hulu app, you’ll need to change the location of your app store.

Changing the Location of Your Apple App Store to Download Hulu

On Apple devices, you need to log out of your iCloud account, followed by creating a new one based in the US.

That will allow you to download Hulu on your iPhone or iPad.

It’s important that you don’t just change the region of your current account, as that will result in you losing everything.

However, you can, of course,  just switch between your accounts and all the apps from both of them will be available on your device at all times.

Changing the Location of Your Google Play Store to Download Hulu on Android Devices

On Android, this step differs drastically in contrast to Apple devices.

You actually need to just change the location of your account.

You do that by:

  1. First connecting to a US location with a VPN.
  2. Pressing on the 3 bars on the top-left of the screen in your Play Store.
  3. Choosing the option to switch to a US location, as suggested by Google.
  4. Updating the payment method if asked to do so.
  5. Downloading Hulu.

Using Hulu in Canada on a TV?

The TV is the hardest platform to get Hulu working on, in Canada.

That’s because even in 2020, the majority of TV platforms don’t support VPN services.

That’s whether you have a smart TV or rock a platform like Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku.

This is where you have a few options.

You either get the not so popular Android TV, install your VPN on your router which is not something we recommend due to the fact that routers can’t really handle it, or... you get an Amazon Fire TV Stick which costs around $25 and supports VPN services.

On the Amazon Fire TV Stick, we recommend you right away change your location to be in the US, but if you haven’t, here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  2. Press on Accounts & Lists, and then Manage Your Account and Content.
  3. Select for your region to be in the US.
  4. Go to your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  5. Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  6. Download Hulu on your Fire TV Stick.

That’s How to Watch Hulu in Canada in 2020

The great thing about this guide on how to watch Hulu in Canada in 2020?

That it pretty much also applies to other platforms such as ESPN+ and BBC iPlayer.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN does work with Hulu, due to the nature of services like Hulu taking measures against VPN services, PrivateVPN, just like any other VPN service, cannot guarantee that our Hulu servers will work non-stop at all given times.

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