When it comes to video streaming, everyone’s first choice is Netflix as it is really popular both in the US and abroad, but it’s not so easy when you have other services like Hulu in the US which still give Netflix a run for their money.
Hulu is also a video streaming service, just like Netflix and has a lot of third party content from many different sites like Disney, ABS and Time Warner among others. And because this group of companies actually owns Hulu as well, much of their content is first and foremost released on Hulu rather than other video streaming sites.
And because Hulu is a company made of US-based broadcasters, it unfortunately, is not available outside of the US other than Japan, go figure. And it truly is such a shame because there has been some exceptional content in the recent years, so the answer to the question can you get Hulu in the UK is a miserable no.
But what can we do to get our hands on Hulu Plus UK you ask? Well, there are a number of different ways to be able to watch Hulu abroad and in this article, I will mention and hopefully answer some of the questions that will help you understand exactly what you need to do.
How to sign-up for an account
This is the first and arguably, the most important step of the process. You need to sign up for a Hulu account. It costs 7.99USD for an account with commercials and 11.99USD for one without commercials.
These prices are per month and as you might’ve noticed, in USD, because as we previously went over, it’s not available in the UK, for now at least *wink wink*. Although they mostly only accept US based payment methods, but most UK credit/debit will work perfectly fine as well.
Can I use a VPN to access Hulu?
A very good question and the simple answer is Yes!
If you don’t already have a VPN, there are some great ones that you can choose from. And the best VPN for Hulu, as most would agree with me on this, is Express VPN. Because this a streaming service we are talking about, getting fast speed is a must because you wouldn’t want to sit down to binge watch an entire season and get interrupted every 15 seconds when the video starts to buffer again and again and again.
That’s just horrible. So what do you do? Get one that has extremely fast speed so you can turn it on once and forget about it.
Express VPN is extremely easy to use and is supported on all major platforms like windows, Linux, MAC OS, android etc. has a really good referral program as well, which gives a month of free subscription if you get someone else to sign up as well.
One such Hulu VPN is NordVPN. It is also a customer favorite, when it comes to streaming services as it has above average speed, a plethora of servers to choose from and is good for a lot of other things as well, so it’s really killing two birds with one stone.
IPVanish is another good example. If not THE fastest VPN available in the market today, it’s certainly in the top 3, and as I’ve explained before, speed plays a major role in streaming services.
Any of the above mentioned are great VPN to watch Hulu on.
I don’t want to spend extra on VPN’s, what other options do I have?
Another great question and the answer is Hulu proxy! Proxies are considered to be the best option for anyone that simply wants to use region locked streaming services. They are significantly cheaper than VPN’s but also provide less security and extra features as well.
Probably the best such service is provided by Unlocator, which is a smartDNS provider, which works more or less the same way as Hulu unblocker. It hides your IP address and in-turn, your location, by rerouting your data through a source that is located somewhere in the region which is not restricted by the streaming service you are using, which in this case is the US.
It’s really easy to use and configure Unlocator, all the required information is provided in detail on their website.
There are no limits as to the number of devices that can be used simultaneously, and if you just need something to bypass the region restrictions on any website/service, you simply can’t go wrong with Unlocator.