Hulu is a video on-demand service similar to Netflix. Hulu Plus is only available in USA. To unblock and watch Hulu on Apple TV in UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and Germany, you have to use Smart DNS proxy or VPN. Find info and instructions about how to unblock Hulu on Apple TV abroad using Smart DNS or VPN in this help guide.
How to unlock and watch Hulu Plus on Apple TV outside USA
How to unblock Hulu Plus on Apple TV outside USA – VPN Way
VPN, short for virtual private network, creates a private tunnel and channels all your traffic through it. VPN providers have servers all around the world. The location of the VPN server you choose determines the new IP address to get. Simply choose an American VPN server to obtain a US IP address. When this is done, you’ll be able to download and watch Hulu Plus on your Apple TV overseas.
Apple TV does not support VPN natively. You need to install VPN on a VPN compatible router first. Then connect Apple to that router using Wifi or an Ethernet cable. Now, your Apple TV will share the router’s VPN connection. If this method seems too complicated for you, use Smart DNS instead.
While VPN cannot be directly set up on Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, there are apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, PC, and Mac which make installing VPN on these devices comparably easy.
An American VPN server allows you to access geoblock US apps and channels on your Apple TV. Watch Hulu Plus, American Netflix, Crackle, FoxNow, WatchESPN.
VPN will decrease you Internet speed. In return, all your traffic gets encrypted to protect it from online spies and hackers.
VPN is totally unaffected by DNS Hijacking or Transparent Proxies.
If you are searching for a reliable VPN provider, try ExpressVPN. They have 66 VPN locations including USA.
How to unblock and watch Hulu Plus on Apple TV outside USA – Smart DNS Way
US streaming services like Hulu and Netflix are able to pinpoint your location via your IP address. In order to watch Hulu Plus outside US, you need a tool that allows you to fake your location so that Hulu thinks you are in USA. That’s exactly what Smart DNS does.
Apple TV is compatible with Smart DNS. All you need to do is enter the network settings and change DNS. Then change the location of iTunes to US to download American apps like Hulu or Netflix. The DNS code you have to enter is provided by the Smart DNS proxy service you choose.
Smart DNS allows you to stream movies and TV shows via Hulu on Apple TV using your full Internet speed.
If you wish to unblock streaming channels from outside USA, you can use the same Smart DNS configuration. No need to enter different DNS codes to unblock online channels from different regions.
Smart DNS only changes the route of a part of your connection. That’s why your local IP address remains as it is.
Some ISPs (Internet service providers) deploy policies such as Transparent Proxies or DNS Hijacking for the purpose of blocking Smart DNS. Verify that your ISP does not apply these methods.
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