How to watch Hulu from abroad? (updated September 2019)

Hulu is a great streaming service where you can watch some of the best TV series from the biggest networks online. This is how you can watch Hulu from abroad.

Hulu has a big advantage compared to streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. While subscribers to those services have to wait for months and sometimes years before an episode and season is made available, Hulu subscribers can get immediate access to new episodes just after they have been aired on big networks such as NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC and more.

Hulu also has a quite good selection of films available, so Hulu is for sure a service you will like (if you do not have a subscription yet). But, what happens if you try to watch Hulu from abroad?

Watch Hulu from abroad

As we wrote this article from Europe and tried to access to website of Hulu all we got was the following error message.

Hulu From Abroad

The message says that the video can only be seen from within the United States. Therefore to be able to enjoy Hulu from abroad, you need to make them believe that you actually reside in the United States. Since this article is based on experience and trying ourselves, we have tried the solution described, and it is working! You do not have to suffer because of the error message displayed above, or because of the error code BYA-403-007. Just take a look at the following screenshot from an episode of This Is Us that we watched as we tried the solution described in this article.

Here we are streaming This Is Us, the NBC series, on Hulu!
Here we are streaming This Is Us, the NBC series, on Hulu!

Would you like to watch Hulu from abroad, just like we are doing on the screenshot above? It is very easy, and all you need is to have a VPN subscription to one of the VPN providers that actually work with Hulu. But, which VPN providers to work with Hulu? And do they work with Hulu Live TV as well?

The best VPN providers for Hulu

If you want to watch Hulu online from abroad, the best VPN provider at the moment is PureVPN. They will let you connect to any of their servers in the USA, and they will help you unblock Hulu easily. Within the application, you also have something called streaming mode, and on the list you will find Hulu. Connect to that server, and you will be sure to use a server in the USA that will help you stream Hulu wherever you might be in the world.

What makes PureVPN a great solution for those who want to stream Hulu overseas is the fact that they have a brilliant 31-day money back guarantee. Another great bonus is how you can use your subscription at five different places at the same time. As a result, you can watch Hulu abroad with PureVPN on your computer, while you use PureVPN on four other devices or at four different locations at the same time. Isn’t that kind of great? You can read more about PureVPN in our PureVPN review.

How to watch Hulu abroad with PureVPN?

  • Visit the PureVPN website and sign up for their services.
  • Download the PureVPN application to your computer, tablet, telephone.
  • Install the application and run the application.
  • Choose “streaming mode” and connect to the server for streaming Hulu.
  • Restart your browser, or restart the Hulu application.
  • You are now ready to stream Hulu abroad with PureVPN.

How to stream Hulu with PureVPN on Xbox, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation, Fire TV and more?

If you want to stream Hulu abroad using an Xbox, your Apple TV, a Chromecast, your PlayStation or maybe your Fire TV (Stick), you will have to do some more things. On your Amazon Fire TV you simply have to download the PureVPN application and install it on the platform, and then follow the same steps. But, on the other devices, you cannot download and install PureVPN (nor any other VPN application).

The easiest way to use PureVPN with those devices is therefore by sharing your Windows VPN connection with those devices, and thus they will use that Internet connection. Does that sound complicated? It doesn’t have to be. You can read more about how you can share your VPN connection in Windows in this article.

The second best VPN for Hulu streaming

Would you rather use another VPN service instead of PureVPN. Maybe you have a special reason for this, or maybe you just don’t like the sound or the website of PureVPN? If that is so, we recommend that you use NordVPN instead. This is another great VPN provider with fantastic applications for all your platforms (including Amazon Fire TV), meaning that you can easily connect to one of their servers in the USA and stream Hulu all across the world.

Just like PureVPN, NordVPN also offers a great money back guarantee (valid for 30 days). They will also let you use your VPN subscription on 5 or 6 devices at the same time. If your goal is to watch lots of content on other streaming services as well, in addition to Hulu, you might be happy to hear that NordVPN will give you access to 6-7 different Netflix regions as well (including American Netflix).

Watching HULU from abroad
Here you can see another screenshot taken as we watched Hulu from Europe.

Can I stream Hulu Live TV abroad using a VPN?

Do you have a Hulu Live TV subscription that you would like to enjoy abroad? Can these instructions be followed to watch Hulu Live TV outside the United States? The answer to that is a very simple yes! And let me say, it is quite awesome to watch all the live shows at Hulu when abroad because it kind of gives you the feeling that you are still in the United States. You can watch the morning shows on your favorite American network, then follow up with some news to hear what’s on with Donald Trump in the United States, before you continue with a great movie or maybe a football match on NBCSN. The opportunities are many if you have a Hulu Live TV subscription and want to watch it, but you will need a VPN.

There might be some TV channels that will give you an error message as you use Hulu Live TV, even though you use a VPN. That is because they are limited to certain regions within the United States. As a consequence, you could have gotten the error message, even if you actually lived in the United States. But, this is not normal and it is happening very seldom.

I am watching Toy Story 3 live on Hulu using ExpressVPN
I am watching Toy Story 3 live on Hulu using PureVPN

How can I pay for Hulu if I live outside the United States?

That is a much tougher question as Hulu requires you to have an American issued payment card. If you know someone who can help you out, that would be the best. If not, then a solution might be to get access to an American PayPal account (even though that requires an American phone number and also a payment card in the USA). There have been some solutions that worked earlier, but they are not really good at the moment. You might want to try visiting eBay and look there to see if someone is selling Hulu subscriptions or Hulu gift cards, that might actually work out.

If you have any good tips on how to pay for Hulu outside the United States, please write a comment and let me know!

What is the price for the different Hulu subscriptions?

The basic plan for Hulu got a new price in March 2019, and the new price is 6 USD per month. This is a package that will let you watch the latest shows from the most popular networks in the USA (on demand). It is with commercials. If you want the commercial-free option the price is 12 USD per month.

If you want to have the Hulu standard plan, plus access to the Live option, the price begins at 45 USD, but if you want to keep access to the normal shows without ads, the price is 50 USD per month. It is also possible to buy extra addons that will give you access to HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and more stuff.

Are you ready to stream Hulu abroad?

It isn’t that hard to watch and have fun streaming Hulu abroad. Follow the instructions in this article, and you will be ready to stream Hulu all across the world in a few minutes from now.

Do not forget that we often write articles about Hulu here in our IP Address Guide, so place a bookmark on this page and come back frequently for more information, news and Hulu related topics.

Do you have any questions related to watching Hulu from abroad? Have you follow these instructions, but still not working (we really doubt it)?  Please write a comment and we will do our best to help!

7 thoughts on “How to watch Hulu from abroad? (updated September 2019)

  1. Sandra says:

    Can I watch 24: Legacy on Hulu? And what about Grey’s Anatomy? Is it hard to watch Hulu outside the USA? Do I need to know a lot about computers to make this work? I feel incompetent, so I am afraid that it will be too hard for me…

    • Hello there Sandra! I am not sure if you can watch all 24: Legacy episodes on Hulu, but the latest are still available at the moment. Grey’s Anatomy can also be found on Hulu, but only the most recent episodes, meaning that you can not look at all episodes from all seasons.

      We tried to write the article as easy as possible, and it should be really easy to access Hulu abroad. Sign up for the VPN provider (that is easy), download the program (that is easy), install the VPN software (easy) and then connect to a server in the United States. At the moment HideMyAss works well, and then you should connect to their Liberty Island server to stream Hulu. Once connected you visit Hulu.com and it should work perfectly!

  2. Megan says:

    How can I get the Hulu application for Android? I do not find it in the Google Play Store, but I need it in order to watch Hulu on my tablet. Is there a special way?

    • Hi Megan,
      the easiest way to get the Hulu application to your Android device is by downloading it manually. You will find the most recent version of the Hulu application at http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hulu/ . Download the most recent version, and make sure to allow your phone to install software from unknown sources (you will be asked before installing it). Once you have installed it you will find the icon on your desktop, and you can start the Hulu application and stream Hulu on your Android device all across the world. Do not forget that you still need the VPN connection, so download the HideMyAss application to your Android device as well.

  3. Rosanna says:

    Will these instructions help me to stream Hulu Live TV as well? I know it is a new service, but sounds great, so if I can use it in Europe, that would be great!

    • At the moment it is very hard to stream Hulu in Europe, mostly because it can only be used on a few devices. Within shortly Hulu plan on making Hulu Live TV available on Mac and Windows as well, and that will help a lot, and probably you will be able to stream Hulu Live in Europe as well quite easily. Will update the article when that happens.

  4. I have just updated the article to make sure that the recommended VPN provider actually works with Hulu and will help you unblock Hulu in 2019 as well! Should you have a comment or a question, write it, and I will do my best to help you out as soon as possible!

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