As you are reading this, it is currently not possible to watch Hulu Live TV in Australia. And it’s not just Australia. If you are outside of the US, Hulu just doesn’t work. Why? We’ll get into that in this guide, and after that, we’ll show you how to watch Hulu Live TV, and for many, more importantly, how to create a Hulu Live TV account.
Due to the rights issue.
Hulu doesn’t have the rights to show most of its content in Australia.
And that’s where normal Hulu is concerned.
Nevermind Hulu Live TV, which also shows 3rd party content.
The result? Hulu isn’t available outside of the US.
...And that it needs to make efforts against people outside of the US so that it doesn’t get in trouble.
Will that ever change? Very doubtful. Sure, Disney does now own Hulu, but the platform itself is primarily focused on the huge US market.
Optional step 3: Make Hulu watchable on a TV
The only way you will be able to watch Hulu Live TV in Australia is if you are in the US, virtually.
For that, you will need a VPN service.
What do they allow you to do? Well, they allow you to switch your location virtually, with just 2-clicks.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that, though.
Hulu also takes measures against VPN services. Why? As it has to. If it doesn’t take measures to prevent people from watching, it can get in trouble.
That’s why most VPN services don’t unblock streaming services.
...And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service with a primary focus on entertainment, meaning fewer servers, but instead, servers that can handle live streaming, and that work with Hulu Live TV.
...But you’ll find that out when you sign up for an account.
Regarding connecting to an American server, here are the 3 simple steps for that:
That will place you into the American Hulu eco-system.
...If you already have a Hulu account, then this is pretty much it as far as what you need to do.
...If you don’t though, then here’s how to create a Huluve Live TV account in Australia.⬇️
You need an American issued card for this step. It’s another form of Hulu’s protection to make it harder to use Hulu outside of the US.
If your card isn’t American, you won’t be able to sign up.
...But there is a very simple way to create a Hulu account.
By signing up via the Hulu app on your phone.
Why? As while Hulu has a geo-payment block on their website, on your phone, it’s either Google or Apple that handles the payment on your phone.
And that makes things simpler, with the catch being that you first need to change the region of your app store, to download Hulu.
...Options here are limited.
Most smart TVs and platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku don’t support VPN services.
Leaving two great options:
The first option is the simplest but not comfortable in the long-term.
Fire TV Stick option?
It turns your TV smart while supporting VPN services.
Just got one? Sign up for a US server.
Already have one? Here’s what you need to do to change your region so that you can download the Hulu app:
Watching Hulu in Australia isn’t hard. You just need the right VPN and to know how to create a Hulu Live TV account. And the same applies to many other services that do not currently work in Australia. But you can find that out when you sign up for PrivateVPN.
Written by Michael Smolski.
Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports Hulu Live TV and has done so for a very long time, due to the nature of VPN services being constantly on the radar of streaming services, we cannot guarantee non-stop support 100% of the time. No service can.