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Hulu #194995
05/15/2019 07:28 PM
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Can Hulu be accessed on SXM?

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Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #194996
05/15/2019 07:37 PM
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No. Tried it two weeks ago and said I couldn't access in a foreign country.

Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195035
05/16/2019 09:31 AM
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Yes, I have done it for a number of years and there are quite a few ways to do it. If you are bringing a tablet or laptop you can download a good VPN product and appear to be in the USA.

I actually bring down an Intel Compute Stick and a Logitech Wireless keyboard with built in Touchpad and hook the Compute Stick into an available HDMI port on the main tv in the unit. Again, with a VPN installed. This gives me a full blown computer attached to that tv with access to all my streaming services (ie., Netflix, HULU, VUDU, Fandango, et al., plus my premium sports services which gives me access to regional sports all over the USA). Works extremely well.

Intel Compute Stick


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Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195038
05/16/2019 10:05 AM
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I only just found out that if you download Roku onto your iPad or phone, no subscription, no membership or even logging on through email, you have a choice of free films, news, whatever. Briefly did this last night and impressed. Will try next week in SXM and see if it works.

Re: Hulu [Re: bdeeley] #195039
05/16/2019 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bdeeley
Yes, I have done it for a number of years and there are quite a few ways to do it. If you are bringing a tablet or laptop you can download a good VPN product and appear to be in the USA.

I actually bring down an Intel Compute Stick and a Logitech Wireless keyboard with built in Touchpad and hook the Compute Stick into an available HDMI port on the main tv in the unit. Again, with a VPN installed. This gives me a full blown computer attached to that tv with access to all my streaming services (ie., Netflix, HULU, VUDU, Fandango, et al., plus my premium sports services which gives me access to regional sports all over the USA). Works extremely well.

Intel Compute Stick


Not being too technically gifted, I tried this for my iPad and couldn't send out emails, it just blocked me. Any advice for a free VPN or pay for one month that is easy(real easy) to set up and doesn't have spywear? Thx. Mind you, the one thing I don't really want to do on vacation is watch TV or films but useful to know for a few sporting events especially with some big Soccer games coming up

Re: Hulu [Re: bran] #195044
05/16/2019 11:44 AM
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For soccer games, head to the bar!


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Re: Hulu [Re: bran] #195047
05/16/2019 12:15 PM
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I use Private Internet Access (PIA) and their month by month cost is $9.95 or as little as $3.49 with a two year subscription. The software is extremely easy to download, setup and use. It use very few resources on your device and allows for great data throughput. It is very very easy to switch from server to server for spoofing your location. You can load a single account on up to 10 devices simultaneously.

Link to: PIA


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Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195051
05/16/2019 12:34 PM
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thx BD...any problems with blocking emails? I will chk the apple store out and see if there is a direct download to my iPad.

Re: Hulu [Re: bran] #195053
05/16/2019 12:37 PM
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No problem with blocking emails at all. The app is readily available on the Apple App Store and I have it loaded on my iPad that I am typing this response currently.


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Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195113
05/17/2019 07:15 AM
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I use PIA and it works great BUT Netflix and Amazon Video easily detect it and either block or limit available shows. Kodi add on (Fire Stick) works in these cases....

Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195163
05/17/2019 02:48 PM
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I agree that using a VPN (virtual private network) should do the trick if you pick a server that's located in the U.S. There are several free VPNs that should work. They aren't the best VPNs but they should nevertheless work. What these VPNs do is route your internet through other servers in many different countries ( you just pick one, in this case the U.S.) and as a result fool the service you're seeking into thinking you're really in the U.S. Another benefit is that you get enhanced security because your communications is encrypted.

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Re: Hulu [Re: weeks5051] #195167
05/17/2019 03:20 PM
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"Should do the trick"...correct.... but the point is that it doesn't. We know how a VPN works but so does Netflix and Amazon (never tried Hulu) and they have adjusted

"BUT Netflix and Amazon Video easily detect it and either block or limit available shows"

Re: Hulu [Re: boucharda] #195168
05/17/2019 03:30 PM
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Express VPN and NordVPN claim to be able to get around their block. In addition Netflix just announced... https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/01/you-can-now-watch-netflix-wherever-you-travel-except-china/ But I still recommend NordVPN or Express VPN.

Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195177
05/17/2019 06:09 PM
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I just downloaded Ruko on my iPad and started watching movies and tv as a guest and it worked great, and mirrored it to the big screen! This should work anywhere!

Re: Hulu [Re: weeks5051] #195192
05/17/2019 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by weeks5051
I agree that using a VPN (virtual private network) should do the trick if you pick a server that's located in the U.S. There are several free VPNs that should work. They aren't the best VPNs but they should nevertheless work. What these VPNs do is route your internet through other servers in many different countries ( you just pick one, in this case the U.S.) and as a result fool the service you're seeking into thinking you're really in the U.S. Another benefit is that you get enhanced security because your communications is encrypted.


I tried several VPN's last year and they all got detected by Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Amazon may have changed their rules but I'm not sure.



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Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195199
05/17/2019 09:35 PM
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I was suggested to use StrongVPN. Will try next month and report back.

Re: Hulu [Re: JohnnyZ] #195201
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Using a VPN to evade geographic restrictions is a cat and mouse game. The content providers license their product based on geographic areas. The services which content end users subscribe to, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, are required to only deliver the product to the the area where they have a license. VPNs provide a way around this, allowing end users to pretend to be in their licensed area. Services which end users subscribe to are the cat in this case, and the end users who are using a VPN are the mouse. The cats are required to make a legitimate attempt to stop the mice from using a VPN to access the service outside the licensed geographic area, so they look for and block the IP addresses used by the VPNs. The VPNs routinely change their IP addresses to keep the cats from blocking them, and so that the mice can play, and then the cats detect the new IP addresses, and the cycle repeats.

Using a VPN may work most of them time, and may even work all of the time if the VPN is diligent in staying ahead of the cats. It may not work some of the time, or even most of the time, if the cats are diligent in chasing the VPNs,

I use NordVPN, but my concern is security and anonymity. I don't care about watching TV when I'm in the islands. If I did, NordVPN allows me to select several different US cities to try, which might keep me ahead of the cats. Or not, depends on the cats.

For the people who pay attention to legalities, you're probably violating your user agreement is you use a VPN to access content from outside of your geographic area.

For people who travel outside of their geographic areas a lot, or who just spend a lot of time on the road and want to record and watch their favorite content from wherever they are, look at Slingbox.


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