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How to access Hulu from outside USA

Major television networks and movie studios have been providing their content to legal websites via various revenue sharing models. This is one way of fighting online piracy online. Some shows and movies can be purchased or rented from services like Apple’s iTunes or Amazon’s Unbox. Where a user pays a fee to download video files.

Update : The Hotspot Shield no longer shows Hulu videos. There are more alternatives to watch TV channels online.. Click here to know these options

The other model, common on the Web sites of the TV networks, is free, ad-supported streaming directly within a Web browser. Well lets talk about the later one.

Hulu is an online video on demand service that offers hi quality video sharing. Hulu aims to be a legal, one-stop shop for streaming of TV shows and movies from numerous networks and studios. The service is a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp. The site is organized in a clean, elegant manner. You can browse shows alphabetically, by genre or by network, or you can use an excellent search system.

The service offers full-length episodes of NBC and FOX television programs, including shows from the Bravo, Fuel TV, FX, Sci Fi, Style, Sundance, and Oxygen channels. But there is a catch to view its contents. One can view if he access the site within USA. So if you are out of the States you can not view these hi quality videos. But well we have a simple tip that could allow to view Hulu outsite USA, you could call it the Hulu trick or the Hulu hack.

To view Hulu content you would require to use a program called Hotspot Shield. This tool creates a virtual private network (VPN) between your laptop/computer and your internet router/Internet connection. The software can be freely downloaded at AnchorFree website. Once you install the application, run it and while its running just go to and the videos will work without a hitch.

What this application does is it restricts Hulu from recognizing that you are outside the US. Therefore, because Hulu doesn't know where you are from, it assumes the best and gives you full, unadulterated access to all content.

Try it out and let me know your views. Here are the links
AnchorFree to download Hotspot shield
Hulu Website

Update : The Hotspot Shield no longer shows Hulu videos. There are more alternatives to watch TV channels online.. Click here to know these options

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Anonymous said…
Thanks a lot!
really looking for that trick :)
Marius said…
This no longer works.
Unknown said…
July 2009. The Hotspot Shield no longer shows Hulu videos.
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Anonymous said…
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If you don't understand what I mean just try once and then comment back. I think then all thread about VPN's will be closed for good.
And don worry unotelly is cheap !
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Anonymous said…
Nice article,
Here the complete guide to watch online streaming of HULU outside the US: