How to register a Hulu account, pay for your Hulu account, and watch Hulu abroad? – An Illustrated Hulu Streaming Guide

Hulu is one of the best, if not the best, streaming services in the world. Not only can you stream fantastic content from the most famous TV networks in the world, but it is also the home of Hulu original series such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Little Fires Everywhere, and several other titles. But, is it possible to watch Hulu outside the United States? How can I pay for Hulu? How can I register a Hulu account? And how to actually stream content on Hulu after you have created your account? In this illustrated wiki we will show you all the steps you need to make in order to stream Hulu all across the world.

This guide will show you the steps you need to make to watch Hulu abroad. We have used a computer for this tutorial, but if you follow these steps, you will later be able to stream Hulu abroad also on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, Android device, and other platforms and devices. In other words, these are the basics for everyone who wants to stream content on Hulu outside the United States.

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Watch Hulu outside the USA – an illustrated guide

1. Visit

If you want to watch Hulu, the first thing you do is to visit You have most likely done this already, but if not, feel free to give it a try yourself.

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The Hulu website

At the front page, you will get the chance to start a free trial, and you will also be invited to buy a bundle including Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. If you decide to start a free trial, then you will be taken to the next screen. There you will need to enter your data, and later, you will be told to enter your payment details. You can decide to pay with your credit card or with PayPal. But, no matter which option you choose, you will receive an error unless your payment card or your PayPal account is issued in the USA. The error might look something like this.

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Hulu error if you try to pay with a payment card issued outside the United States.

2. How to pay for Hulu?

What can you do about this? It isn’t easy to get an American payment card, and it isn’t easy to get a PayPal account registered in the United States either. What is the solution? The best solution, by far, is to buy one or more Hulu gift cards at MyGiftCardSupply. The link will take you to their website, a place where you can buy all sorts of gift cards, including gift cards for Hulu in the United States.

There is a second solution that might be just as easy called USUnlocked. You can read more about how you can pay for American services like Hulu, PeacockTV, Paramount+, and similar services with USUnlocked in this article.

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Buy a Hulu gift card at MyGiftCardSupply

3. Buy a Hulu gift card

At MyGiftCardSupply, you can purchase Hulu gift cards easily, and you can pay with your local payment card, your local PayPal account, with cryptocurrencies, and some more options. To get started, register an account at MyGiftCardSupply, and find the Hulu gift card that you would like to purchase. If you purchase a $25 gift card it will be enough to let you watch Hulu for 4 months with the cheapest plan at the Hulu website, and in addition, you will be eligible for the 30-day free trial. In other words, it will give you 5 months of Hulu streaming (with ads).

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Here I am buying a $25 Hulu gift card on MyGiftCardSupply

Finish the checkout process, and you will receive an email quickly with the gift card details. This will be a simple code that you will later use to register and create a brand new Hulu account.

4. Redeem your Hulu gift card

Now it is time to get started. The first step to take now is to visit This is the site where you can redeem your Hulu gift card and where you can create your account.

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Here you can redeem your Hulu gift card and create a brand new Hulu account.

Copy and paste your gift card code into the form on the gift card redemption page. When you have done so, you will be taken to a new page where you will finish your registration process.

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Which Hulu plan should you buy?

The first decision you need to make is whether you want to buy the plan with no ads, or the most popular plan for Hulu, the one including ads. The decision is entirely yours. The ads can be annoying, but still, the price difference is big, so unless you really hate ads, it might be better value to purchase the plan including ads.

5. Create your Hulu account

After you have decided which package to use, it is time to enter your data.

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Enter your data, and make sure to add a ZIP code valid in the USA.

As you enter your data, the only important thing is to enter a ZIP code valid in the United States (10005 is a good option). When you have entered your data, you only need to confirm your subscription, and you will be good to go. If you have reached this step, you have successfully created a Hulu account and paid for it using a gift card. When you have drained your gift card, you can just buy a new gift card at any time and add it to your account at the bottom of your Hulu account page (check the image below).

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How to add more money to your Hulu account in the future?

Now you know the basics of how to create a Hulu account and how to pay for your Hulu account worldwide. But, you might still have trouble watching the content on Hulu abroad. Why is that?

6. You are not ready to watch Hulu abroad yet!

When you have finished the payment process, you might end up seeing the Hulu website look something like this.

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The Hulu website does not want to load properly.

What is happening to the Hulu website? Why isn’t it loading properly? This error is most likely caused by the fact that you are located outside the United States. Since Hulu is a streaming service created for people in the United States, the website will not work well if you try to load it abroad. What can be done to fix this problem?

7. Buy a VPN subscription to watch Hulu

To watch Hulu outside the USA, I recommend using the VPN services of either NordVPN or ExpressVPN. Click the links to visit their websites. I will also write some more words about the VPN services at the end of the article, but as of now, simply purchase a subscription to one of the services and follow these instructions. Both NordVPN and ExpressVPN come with 30-day full refund policies, so you are completely safe in case you do not like the service you decide to use. It is also worth knowing that they work on iOS systems, Android systems, and more, making it easy to stream Hulu on all your devices with these services later.

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Here I am purchasing a subscription to NordVPN.

When you have purchased your VPN subscription, download the VPN client to your devices, and load the program.

8. Connect to a VPN server in the United States

Here I am running NordVPN on my Windows computer with the Hulu website in the background.

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I am connecting to a server in the USA with NordVPN.

As I connect to a NordVPN server in the United States, I am given an IP address in the USA. This will make Hulu believe that I am in the United States. There are many VPN providers available, but almost all of them are blocked by Hulu. That is why it is important to use either NordVPN or ExpressVPN if you want to succeed with streaming Hulu abroad.

9. You can now watch Hulu outside the United States

It normally takes a few seconds to connect to a NordVPN server in the United States. When the connection has been made, return to your browser and reload the Hulu website. You will now see the actual homepage of Hulu and you will be invited to tell more about what kind of movies and TV shows you like. After that, you will see your home page and you can start to stream content on Hulu.

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I am ready to watch Hulu in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and elsewhere.

If you have reached this far, you are now ready to watch Hulu abroad. It is time to watch The Handmaid’s Tale, Little Fires Everywhere, and all sorts of fantastic TV series and movies on this awesome platform. Do not forget that you need to be connected with the VPN all along for Hulu to work. When you run out of credit, just visit MyGiftCardSupply once again and purchase a new gift card which you can redeem on your account settings page on Hulu.

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I am ready to watch The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu

What about those using Android and iOS systems?

If you want to watch Hulu on your iPhone, your iPad, or on your Android device, the easiest thing is still to follow the instructions above. Once you have created your Hulu account and you have purchased a VPN subscription, you can easily watch Hulu also on your mobile devices.

To watch Hulu on your iOS device

  • You need to register an Apple account in the USA. The best way to do so is by downloading the VPN application of NordVPN/ExpressVPN from the Apple Store. Enter your credentials and connect to a server in the USA.
  • Create a brand new Apple ID register with an address in the USA. You can find all sorts of fake US addresses at
  • On your Apple device, go to settings and set your new Apple ID as the one to use for Apple Store.
  • You can now visit the Apple Store and download the Hulu application (keep the VPN running).
  • Open the Hulu application, login with your credentials, and enjoy watching Hulu abroad.

You can also start the entire process by purchasing a VPN subscription to either NordVPN or ExpressVPN. After that, download the VPN application and connect to a server in the USA. Now it is time to purchase an iTunes gift card at Once you have purchased the iTunes gift card, redeem the gift card to your account (this can be done within the iTunes application). Download the Hulu application from the Apple Store, and use the funds in your Apple account (registered in the USA) to pay for your Hulu subscription!

To watch Hulu on your Android device

If you have already created your Hulu ID, purchase a VPN subscription, and paid for your Hulu subscription, simply download the Hulu application manually from You need to accept programs from unknown sources for this to work on your Android device. It is important to have the VPN running connected to a server in the USA.

When you have downloaded the Hulu application, run the program and enter your credentials. You are now ready to watch Hulu on your Android device.

If you want to do the entire process on your Android device, do as follows:

  • Purchase a VPN subscription to either NordVPN or ExpressVPN.
  • Download the VPN application and connect to a server in the USA.
  • Create a brand new Google account (Gmail).
  • Buy a Google Play gift card at
  • Visit Google Play Store and redeem your brand new gift card to your new US Google account.
  • Use this brand new Google account on your Android device and open Google Play Store.
  • Find the Hulu application and download it.
  • Use the funds in your Google wallet to pay for your Hulu subscription.
  • You can now watch Hulu on your Android device as well!

Which VPN to choose?

I have written a few words about NordVPN and ExpressVPN in this article. But, which should you choose? They are both splendid services, and they both work well with Hulu. You can also use both services to stream Netflix content in the USA and some other countries, just as well as to watch Disney+, PeacockTV, BBC, ITV, and many other streaming services and TV networks abroad.

ExpressVPN is a bit more expensive than NordVPN, so if you want the cheapest option, you should probably purchase a subscription to NordVPN. Both services come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and you can use one subscription simultaneously on five devices with ExpressVPN and on six devices with NordVPN.

You are now ready to watch Hulu abroad on all your devices!

I have tried to make this guide as thorough as possible and with lots of illustrations. I hope you have succeeded, and that you are currently busy watching all your favorite shows on Hulu. But, if you still want to share some thoughts, write a comment, or ask a question, use the comment field below.

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