Hulu Blocks VPN Users… Then How?
‘Based on your IP address, we noticed you are trying to access Hulu through an anonymous proxy tool. Hulu is not currently available outside the U.S. If you’re in the U.S., you’ll need to disable your anonymizer to access videos on Hulu.’
Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to bypass Hulu’s IP restriction isn’t something new to most TV show fanatics outside the U.S. Hulu should have known it long ago I guess. Nevertheless, Hulu started blocking all VPN users recently. It’s not about any advanced IP blacklisting technology Hulu uses. It’s just what a silly move Hulu made.
Hulu is notorious for its commercial-not-free paid subscription service. I’m one of those Hulu Plus customers. I still can tolerate commercial breaks for resting my eyes while watching. But I couldn’t agree with Hulu blocking VPN if it’s for fighting against VPN pirates. Are you kidding? VPN services are not free of charge. If I’m a hardcore pirate for convenience, why shouldn’t I go with those 0day recorded torrents in HD quality and released earlier than Hulu? I feel so disappointed with it.
Never mind. There are always solutions.
One is building your own completely-private VPN. It should be fine without get blacklisted by Hulu as it’s used by you only.
And there are a few VPN providers, such as TorGuard, claiming not affected as they have a big number of dedicated IP addresses reserved for VPN. Maybe should give a try.
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