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Friday, November 7, 2008

Watch Hulu outside the US!

Hulu was launched just after NBC left iTunes and it is actually pretty great. There is a lot of free content and the ads are very short. It unfortunately only works in the US and I've looked for a solution in the past, but I hadn't found anything. The solution came this week from the podcast Command-N. It is called AnchorFree and what it does is using a VPN, it shields your IP address. It is compatible with both PC and Mac and it is much better than Web proxies, because it actually has a menubar icon and menu to control it from there. Of course, you don't want to leave it connected all the time, because it adds advertising and all your web traffic goes through this. You can learn more and the download the app here from AnchorFree.com. Thanks for the tip Command-N.

18 Comments:

Blogger Meaghan said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

November 7, 2008 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Zevie Tannenbaum said...

AWESOME TIP!

Every time I click on the mac tip widget and load a page it opens up in the RSS Reader on Safari, is there a way to change that, because it never used to be like that.

November 7, 2008 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger Flipping Heck said...

I tried using Anchor Free from the UK but it was painfully slow - so slow in fact that you couldn't watch the shows!

November 7, 2008 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger derek anson said...

I'm in the UK, works really well. Streams better than the iPlayer ever has.

November 7, 2008 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger teddymac said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much. :)

November 7, 2008 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I agree. AnchorFree seriously cripples bandwidth.

November 7, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

@Zevie Tannenbaum

The problem started a few months ago and a new version of the widget was released. You have to download the new version. Link here: http://tips4mac.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-widget.html

November 7, 2008 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Cristina said...

If you're having problems outside the US the solution is to buy a simple VPN account. They work on every operating system, so no need to worry about compatibility. I bought mine at with hidemynet at www.hidemynet.com for 5$, setup was easy 5minutes at most. Streaming hulu from the philippines with no problem. Even able to watch the HD streams on occasion when my ISP decides they want to do their jobs!

June 17, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger MariaGama said...

I got a couple of useful tips from you mostly found them through a google search. Not the point... Don't you get in trouble for some of these posts, personally I want to blog and write about things that are concidered unethical I guess, how do you deal with the issues if you have to deal with them at all :) ?
Thank you for sharing in any case

January 15, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger ัะดัƒั‰ said...

Good tips! thanks!
By the way I always use usa vpn to watch hulu while I am abroad. It works good.

July 13, 2011 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Lekan Mejigbedu said...

I use Streaming VPN ( http://www.streamingvpn.com ) and it's extremely easy to use. The customer support and pricing is unbeatable. More so you get the privilege to have top security on your account which is the most reason why I like to use. I recommend it for everyone. Thank me later.

November 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Cherry Ross said...

I've been watching the movies and TV shows outside the US with Hulu application. I find it in this link https://blockless.com/channels and I was amazed that I can use it wherever I visited other places in the world. I hope I was able to help you.

https://blockless.com/channels

September 14, 2012 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger tamara lorens said...

Here is best way to watch hulu.com outside US. With free VPN browser extension you will be able to access any site from US UK Canada Europe or any other place.

April 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Blogger said...

Good way for bypassing geo restrictions, i use purevpn it is a best VPN for streaming easy to install and use. Works for every site netflix, hulu, bbc iplayer, pandora etc with fast speed.

January 28, 2017 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger zubair hussain said...


The Very helpful article most VPN slow down but recently I Subscribe HMA VPN to watch BBC iPlayer and it gives me excellent result more than my expectation.
But for more choices, you can check out complete guide to watching Hulu outside the US.

May 27, 2017 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger Irene Chan said...

Our company bought us ExpressVPN service for one year in case the Geo-restriction issue that we can't work smoothly when went out for business.Being with it, we can watch hulu flawlessly either at leisure abroad.

June 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

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July 15, 2017 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Try Fastest VPN for best streaming performance on watching Hulu.

September 27, 2017 at 3:24 PM  

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