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How to enable location services for Hulu on Android devices

For those living outside the US, Hulu is not available. That’s because the media providers have a contract with Hulu and they have certain restrictions. So if you’re outside the states, you’re unlikely to be able to watch the show through Hulu as usual.

However isn’t there a way around this when you’re on a business trip or on vacation and don’t want to miss your favorite show? In that case, you need to understand how the Hulu geographical restrictions work. And that, in principle, it can be bypassed. In this article, you will understand how to change the location in Hulu.

How to change location in Hulu on a Smart TV

Now, in the latest smart TV models on Android, Hulu is built-in by default. However some may not have it, for this, you just need to download the app. And in order to change the location and the app will see you in the “right place”, you can use this guide:

  • Get an ExpressVPN subscription or any other VPN
  • Open your smart TV and visit the app store
  • Enter “ExpressVPN” in the search box and hit Go
  • Once you find the ExpressVPN app, click on it and select “Install”
  • After installation, open the app and enter your credentials to sign in
  • Click on “configure your VPN” and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up a VPN connection
  • Click on “Turn on”
  • Click on “Choose Location”
  • Select the city that matches your Hulu Home network location
  • Launch Hulu and enjoy the channel of your choice

How to change location on Hulu on a PC

If you have a PC, you do not have to install Hulu, but simply go to their main site through your browser and use this guide to watch your favorite show:

  • Get an ExpressVPN plan or any other VPN
  • Download and install the ExpressVPN app for Windows
  • After the installation is complete, open the app and sign in to your account
  • Click on “Turn on” and then click on the three horizontal dots next to the app’s Smart Location. This will allow you to set up a custom location
  • Choose “United States” as your preferred location and then pick the city that will serve as your server location. To make sure that you keep access to all the channels in your Hulu Home network even while being in other country, connect to a server in the city you (used to) live in

How to change location in Hulu on an iPhone

For iPhone owners on iOS 12 or later, you need to follow approximately the same instructions as above – install the Hulu app, VPN and enjoy the content from anywhere in the world where there is the Internet. Just follow these steps:

  • Open Safari
  • Visit the ExpressVPN or other VPN website and get a suitable subscription plan
  • Download the ExpressVPN app for iOS devices
  • Once the app installs, sign in to your account
  • Tap on “Connect” and select your preferred server location from the available options

How to change locations in Hulu on an Android Device

The principle is the same as above: install a VPN and download Hulu, select the desired region (server location), and voila. By default, the VPN software initially selects the region where the speed of the Internet is better, and if this region is not suitable for you, outside the states, just change it to the one you need.

How to change location on Hulu

As mentioned above, Hulu does not give access to users seen outside the states, so if you want to see content on Hulu from anywhere in the world, it makes sense to change the location in your Hulu account itself. To do this, you need to follow the guide:

  • Visit the official Hulu Live TV website and sign in or log in
  • Click on your profile avatar. This should open the account management section
  • Click on “Account”
  • Navigate to the “Privacy and Settings” section
  • Click on “Set or Change Home”. Hulu will automatically see your new location
  • Confirm the new location and save the changes

There are a few subtleties, one is that the user can only change their location four times a year and the other is that if you choose a location outside the states, it doesn’t help you to start streaming on Hulu. Additionally, you need to use a VPN if you are outside the US.



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