How to unblock Hulu with a VPN

Hulu is a popular way to stream your favourite shows, but depending on where you’re located or what you’re trying to watch, that content may be restricted. Get Hulu unblocked by downloading the best Hulu VPN, and enjoy blazing-fast streams with no buffering.

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Access your favourite shows with a Hulu VPN

There are many reasons why you might need a Hulu VPN. For example: If you travel abroad, you may not have access to your local Hulu content. A VPN will allow you to ‘spoof’ your IP address so you can access Hulu as if you were back home. Alternatively, Hulu may be blocked on certain WiFi networks and you need to get Hulu unblocked. A Hulu VPN provides the access you need.

How to unblock Hulu with a VPN

Follow these simple steps to unblock Hulu with a VPN today.

Step 1


Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app on your mobile or desktop device

Step 2


Open up the Hotspot Shield VPN app and click the “Connect” button

Step 3

Select location

Set the VPN server location to the country you want to watch Hulu from  (“United States”, for example)

Step 4

You’re all set

Head to your Hulu app and enjoy your favourite shows!

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Superfast VPN servers

Unblock Hulu with HD quality resolution. Our 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 35+ US and European cities — are optimized for a seamless streaming experience.

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Watch as much Hulu content as you want — anytime, anywhere. With unlimited data, you never have to stop.

Watch Hulu on any device

Use Hotspot Shield VPN to unblock Hulu on all your favourite devices, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Hulu streaming, and more

Don’t just stream Hulu, stream everything — from sports, live events, to Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, and more.

Stream Hulu anonymously

We do not record your VPN browsing activities in any way that can be associated back to you.

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How to stop your ISP from throttling Hulu

Throttling is where your Internet Service Provider (ISP) intentionally slows down your connection to a certain service, such as Hulu. There are a number of reasons why this may occur, but the main limitation is that you’ll be unable to stream effectively — even though you pay for internet service.

A Hulu VPN is the best way to prevent throttling. By routing your internet traffic through Hotspot Shield’s secure VPN servers, your data is encrypted so your ISP can’t see what sites you’re visiting. If they can’t see that you’re visiting Hulu, then they can’t throttle your traffic. By using Hotspot Shield to get Hulu unblocked and prevent throttling, you can be sure you’ll always enjoy the fastest streaming with no buffering.

How to watch Hulu abroad

When you travel overseas, you will find that you won’t have access to your normal library of shows on Hulu. To combat this, you need a Hulu VPN so you can assign yourself a new IP address so it looks as if you’re sat at home with your feet up, even if you’re actually 5,000 miles away on a remote beach.

You can unblock Hulu by connecting to a Hotspot Shield VPN server in the United States. This gets you a US IP address, and all of your web activity will go through our US server. Now, you can get Hulu unblocked from anywhere — even the beach.

Why watch Hulu with Hotspot Shield VPN

Fastest VPN on the market

Hotspot Shield was ranked as the fastest VPN service by leading security auditor AV-TEST. If you’re looking for seamless streaming with no buffering, even when connected to countries half the world away, you need a Hulu VPN that won’t slow down your connection. Unlike other VPN providers, which all use the same basic OpenVPN technology, our patented Hydra protocol delivers unrivaled speed and performance. Oookla’s Speedtest calls Hotspot Shield the “world’s fastest VPN.”

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Hotspot Shield VPN server locations

Hotspot Shield Premium users enjoy 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries — including 35+ U.S. and European cities — so you can unblock Hulu from practically anywhere. By switching between VPN server locations, you can select the country you want to stream Hulu through and find the content you love. 

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotspot Shield work with Hulu?

Yes, Hotspot Shield works great as a Hulu VPN. Our proprietary Hydra protocol disguises your traffic to look like regular web traffic, so it is indistinguishable as a VPN. Unlike other VPN providers, where Hulu may block access to users connected through their servers, Hotspot Shield enables unrestricted access to the Hulu content you love.

What devices can I use to watch Hulu with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Stream US Hulu with all popular devices for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. We also offer a versatile Chrome extension. When you sign up for a Premium account, you can connect up to 5 devices with the same login.

Will Hotspot Shield VPN slow me down?

While many VPN providers will dramatically slow your connection down, Hotspot Shield VPN has superior technology that is known to increase connection speeds, especially if your ISP throttles Hulu traffic. TechRadar rated Hotspot Shield as the best VPN for HD streaming.

Can I stream other content with Hotspot Shield VPN?

For sure! Streaming Hulu is just one way that you can utilize Hotspot Shield VPN. You can also watch Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming services, as well as live sporting events and access to videos on social media. Or watch unblocked movies, listen to music streams, or play games. Hotspot Shield has you covered.

What other benefits do I get with Hotspot Shield VPN?

Tired of content filters? Hotspot Shield VPN is a versatile tool you can use to gain unrestricted access to the world’s online information. All of your internet traffic is encrypted so you can browse privately and securely. As soon as you turn on Hotspot Shield VPN, hackers, identity thieves, ISPs, and other snoopers can’t see what you’re doing online or steal your personal information.

Are there any data limits?

Your Hotspot Shield Premium account gives you unlimited data to stream Hulu. Binge-watch all your favourite programming without worrying about bandwidth limitations.

What countries can I stream Hulu from?

You can stream US Hulu from almost anywhere in the world. All you have to do is connect to our Hotspot Shield USA VPN server location. Alternatively, choose a server in Japan to stream Japanese Hulu. Premium users have over 80 VPN server locations to choose from.

Do I need a separate Hulu account?

Yes. Your Hotspot Shield VPN account does not come with a subscription to Hulu, so you need to sign up separately. Hotspot Shield VPN is used in conjunction with your Hulu account to help you unblock Hulu fast, and help you get around ISP throttling and content filters. You can also watch Japanese Hulu from outside Japan by connecting to our Hulu VPN server location in Japan.

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