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How to Watch Hulu in France

Want to watch Hulu in France? Just as is the case with many other streaming services in France, Hulu is also not available.

You are reading this guide because you want to unblock Hulu in France, and that’s exactly what we’ll show you, including how to create a Hulu account which isn’t as simple due to the fact that you need to have a card issued in the US to create one. Something that most guides don’t mention.

...But first...

Why You Can’t Currently Watch Hulu in France

Hulu? It’s not available worldwide outside of the US.

Why? As it doesn’t have the rights to show most of its content outside of the US.

That’s because it doesn’t own a lot of its content.

...And since Hulu’s main target audience is in the US, it doesn’t need to have the rights to show content outside of the US. 

The result?

Hulu needs to make efforts to prevent people from outside of the US from watching so that it doesn’t get in trouble for showing content it doesn’t have the rights to show outside of the US.

What’s Needed to Unblock Hulu in France in 2021.

There are two steps to it.

  1. Make Hulu think you are in the US.
  2. Create a Hulu account (if you don’t already have one.)

Step 1: Making Hulu Think You Are in the US

To make Hulu work in France, you are going to need to make it look like you are based in the US.

For that, you will need to use a VPN.

VPN services?

They allow you to be somewhere virtually.

...In this case, you can be in the US while actually being in France

Is it as simple as that?

Not quite.

The issue with VPN services is that streaming platforms like Hulu need to make efforts against them and thus prevent most of them from working. That, combined with a focus on the quantity of servers over quality, makes it hard to unblock Hulu. 

So it’s not quite as simple as connecting to a US server with a VPN.

...And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service with a focus on entertainment, meaning that it offers fewer servers, but instead, offers servers that are able to unblock platforms like Hulu, DAZN, BBC iPlayer, and much more.

  1. Sign up for PrivateVPN.
  2. Download the PrivateVPN.
  3. Connect to an American server.

...If you already have a Hulu account, that’s all you need to watch Hulu in France in 2021.

If you don’t, that’s where the next step comes in.

Creating a Hulu Account in France

Regardless of where you are, if you want to create a Hulu account, you will need an American-issued card.

It’s one of Hulu’s safety measures to prevent people from the wrong regions from signing up.

We did, however, find a solution though.

It’s to sign up for a Hulu account directly from your phone.

Why?

As both Apple and Google take care of the payment on mobile apps, meaning Hulu’s weird card requirements are not there when signing up on the phone.

The only catch?

You will need to change the region of your app store.

How to Change Your App Store Region on Apple Devices

  1. Sign out of your iCloud account, followed by creating a new one with your location set to be in the US.
  2. Download the Hulu app.
  3. While connected to a US VPN server, open the Hulu app, and create a Hulu account.

How to Change Your App Store Region on Android Devices

  1. Connect to a US VPN server.
  2. Open up your Google Play Store.
  3. Press on the 3 bars on the top-left of the screen, and then click on Account.
  4. You will see an option to change your region to be in the US. Do it and update your information.
  5. Go back to Account and confirm the change to the US.
  6. Restart your Play Store.
  7. Download and sign up for Hulu from the app.

Can You Watch Hulu in France on a TV?

Most smart TVs don’t support VPN services.

That’s because smart TVs and most smart TV platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku don’t support VPN services.

Solutions?

  1. Connect your laptop to a TV via an HDMI cable.
  2. Get an Amazon Fire TV Stick.

With the first option, you will be able to watch Hulu right away.

The second? It’s the most comfortable option in the long-term.

If you just ordered a Fire TV, sign up for an American account to be able to download the app.

Already have an Amazon Fire TV Stick and don’t have an American account?

  • Go to your current Amazon account in the web browser.
  • Click on Accounts & Lists, and then press on Manage Your Account and Content.
  • You will see an option to change your region. Change your region to be in the US.
  • Open up your Amazon Fire TV device. Press on Settings and My Account.
  • Deregister and sign back into your Amazon account.
  • Download the Hulu app.

That’s How to Watch Hulu in France

The best thing about this guide? 

That these steps work for many other streaming services which PrivateVPN supports.

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports Hulu 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.

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