Hulu Plus is a great service and the great variety of shows makes it one of the best alternatives to cable. The only problem is that it is only available in the US. So if you are a traveller or US expat living abroad you are left out in the cold.
How to get a Hulu Plus Account Without a US Credit Card
Actually you still need a US credit card to sign up – the good thing is that I have found a guy who sells US Visa and Mastercard gift cards that will work for signing up with Hulu Plus. The card has enough credit for 3 months and after that point you can simply buy a Hulu Plus subscription code and redeem it BEFORE your account expires. He sends you the card info in an email so you don’t have to sit around and wait for the card in the mail – it is a perfect service. Get the credit card as you can’t use the subscription codes until you have an account. You can buy the US credit card here.
Trick Hulu into thinking you are in the US
The problem is that Hulu will check your IP-address when you connect to the service and if the servers detect that you are located outside the US you will be blocked from streaming.
What you need to do is fake your location and make the Hulu servers think that you are located in the US even though you are not. You do this by using Unlocator. The service will not change your IP but instead redirect the geo check done by Hulu to a server in the US. This way your Internet connection will work as it normally does but Hulu won’t see your location. This is really a best of both worlds scenario.
Using Unlocator to Watch Hulu Plus
Video streaming requires plenty of bandwidth in order to provide a good viewing experience. This is why you don’t want to use a VPN provider. Instead use a DNS service like Unlocator. unlikeVPN you will not see a speed reduction when using Unlocator. Besides in works on all devices.
Simply create an Unlocator account and then follow the setup guides found here.
As mentioned you need to have an American credit card in order to sign up for Hulu Plus 1-week Free Trial. Just remember that you need to have your computer setup with Unlocator first before starting the Hulu Plus account.
That is all there is to it if you want to watch Hulu Plus while abroad. This is a great way for expats to keep an eye on what is going on back home – also a great tool for the frequent business traveller.