Whether you ditched your standard TV subscription and joined Hulu but are now outside of the US, or are searching for how to watch live TV on Hulu outside of the US because you never lived in the US, this guide will help you watch Live TV on Hulu.
If you are from the US whether you normally live there or were born there, then it’s going to be very easy for you to watch live TV on Hulu outside of the US as you already either have a Hulu account or have access to an American card.
If you never had a Hulu account and never lived in the US but are searching for how to watch live TV on Hulu outside of the US because it seems like a great option to have instead of a regular TV subscription, then it gets slightly complicated as you need an American card to sign up. It’s not an impossible step, but it does require some patience, and most likely means that you should bookmark this post for later, as you won’t necessarily be able to complete this guide right away.
If you don’t already have one, go to Hulu’s site and sign up for the Hulu + Live TV package.
There’s a 7-day trial which is great as if you end up not like live TV on Hulu, you can cancel without an issue. Not something you can do with a typical TV subscription.
The key to signing up is to have an American card though, and for that here are some of our suggestions:
Steps 3 and 4 don’t always work which is why patience is required, but most of the people that try steps 3 and 4 often don’t have any funds on their cards, and that’s often the reason behind why most people can’t register.
Apart from that, registering on Hulu is relatively simple. It’s like on any other site. Just act like you are in the US.
Just like it would be with DAZN, you need to fool Hulu if you want to use it outside of the US as Hulu checks your location, and if it’s not in the US, you won’t be able to watch live TV on Hulu.
To make Hulu think that you are in the US, you need to use a VPN.
VPN services allow you to change your location on the internet, without moving. In this case, a VPN will allow you to be in the US.
The important thing is to get the right VPN service. And that’s where it’s easy to fall into a trap with most services advertising how many servers they have. One would assume that the more, the better, but that’s not true in the case of entertainment because services like Hulu are aware of VPN services and constantly make efforts to prevent them from working.
VPN services love to advertise how many servers they have. By all means, 3,000+ servers is great to have until none of those servers work with services that you want to access. And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in. Instead of offering thousands of servers, it offers servers that work with the services that you want to access such as Hulu, American Netflix, Disney Plus, BBC iPlayer, HBO NOW, and many more.
You just need to connect to the right American server on the PrivateVPN app on your device, and you will be able to watch live TV on Hulu outside of the US.
When it comes to live TV on Hulu, what’s even more important is speed. What happens when you invest in quality over quantity is that you end up with servers that work with platforms that you want to access, but that also work consistently.
PrivateVPN doesn’t have any speed, nor bandwidth limits like it would be the case with some of the most budget-friendly options which would prevent live TV streaming at high quality. Nor does it have packages where the most budget-friendly options are limited and don’t offer any servers that you want to access. It’s an all-in-one package. You either use it and get everything, or you don’t use it and have nothing.
And that’s what is needed if you want to watch live TV on Hulu outside of the US. However, even with the right VPN, that doesn’t mean that it will be always perfect. If your internet provider offers poor quality internet, regardless of what VPN you use, you will have issues streaming live TV on Hulu.
Provided your internet is good enough and that you have a Hulu account and PrivateVPN, you will be able to watch live TV on Hulu outside of the US, but you might also need the Hulu app which might not be available for you right away.
To make Hulu appear in your App Store, you need to sign out, out of your iCloud account on your phone or tablet followed by creating a new iCloud account with your location being in the US.
If you just change your region with your current account, you will lose everything.
Of course, you can sign back into your old account after you downloaded Hulu, and everything will be there, along with Hulu.
Google has a little guide about changing the location of your Google Play Store.
When following it, make sure to change your location to be in the US.
Unfortunately, VPN services aren’t currently supported on the likes of Apple TV and Chromecast devices.
Android TV and Amazon Fire TV devices are your only option because of that.
That will let you download Hulu on your Fire TV devices although sometimes you need to update your payment method.
We tried to explain it as simply as possible, but if for whatever reason you are having issues, do reach out to our customer support! We treat our customers like our family, and their reviews show that!
Written by Michael Smolski.