Watch Hulu (and others) from outside the US

A few weeks ago I talked about how Brett’s Special Fancy (the internet proxy and not the biscuit) didn’t really work so well anymore and how there was a new option.

It took me a while to hunt through my notes and find what I was talking about but here is a tutorial about using proxy system Hotspot Shield to view Hulu and it may also work for other sites.

Let us know in the comments if this works for you or if you have other ways around this problem.

via Tinkernut

4 Comments

  1. Just browsing to hear what happened to Ross, and stumbled across this post… Hotspot shield is a great work around for hulu, but after months of using it for 30 Rock and The Office i’ve noticed one trick, never close the hotspot shield banner ads – your connection slows right down. this is not really that big a deal since you dont see the ads if you watch hulu in full screen.

    Actually, when i first started using hulu months ago, hulu’s own ad server would see i was using some kind of anonymous vpn thing, and i guess targeted generic geek ads to me from cisco and the like. today it always shows the stupid blank screen that tells me to disable an ad-blocker (i dont use an ad blocker!) whats annoying about this is the ‘disable your ad blocker screen’ is a full 30 seconds longs, the ads used to be much shorter. l? sigh.

  2. huludude says:

    I was browsing around for alternate ways to watch hulu. It looks like the only decent way to do it, is to purchase a private VPN account. I highly doubt hulu can ban them all. I purchased mine from http://www.hidemynet.com , they provide UK and US servers currently, so I can also login to the UK server to access online video offered in the UK :). Like, Iplayer, Channel 4 on demand, bbc, etc. And it's only 5$/month, beats having to deal with the hassles of using hotspot shield (which is now banned anyway).

  3. huludude says:

    I was browsing around for alternate ways to watch hulu. It looks like the only decent way to do it, is to purchase a private VPN account. I highly doubt hulu can ban them all. I purchased mine from http://www.hidemynet.com , they provide UK and US servers currently, so I can also login to the UK server to access online video offered in the UK :). Like, Iplayer, Channel 4 on demand, bbc, etc. And it's only 5$/month, beats having to deal with the hassles of using hotspot shield (which is now banned anyway).

  4. I've been hearing a lot about HotSpot Shield but haven't tried it. These access restrictions are an issue for a lot of people around the world, and not just when it comes to trying to view Hulu. One way around these type of restrictions is to mask your IP address which will allow you to access various content you might not otherwise be able to access and it also allows you to surf the web more safely and protect your IP from being logged.

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