If you’ve been trying to watch Hulu plus in New Zealand then you’ll probably have hit a brick wall and are missing out on tons and tons of content that is actually only available on the USA version of Hulu. I’ll show you how to bypass the geo restriction and watch Hulu Plus USA in New Zealand within minutes.
Hulu is great but like movie release dates and TV licensing they can’t show the same content in every country they offer their services. This is a real pain especially for consumers in New Zealand as we miss out on the good content.
Thankfully there is a simple way to unlock this content without making any changes to your home internet subscription. Believe it or not, Hulu Plus simply looks at the IP address or the DNS address of your connection to determine which content you can or can’t see.
Fortunately for us this allows us to bypass the filter and unlock all the Hulu Plus content within New Zealand. However Hulu are catching on and blocking most VPN providers and companies that offer geo unblocking services.
It’s a game of cat and mouse with VPN providers ultimately winning as Hulu can only block so many providers before they simply change their IP or relocate to a different datacenter.
How To Watch Hulu Plus USA In New Zealand
The next step is to decide how you plan on watching Hulu Plus USA. If you’re using a smart TV or android box, Mibox or something similar then you need to purchase a VPN service. If you’re using a Roku you need to use Smart DNS or Router level VPN.
I’ve used many different VPN providers over the last few years and the best VPN for watching Hulu USA is Pure VPN.
Once you signup with Pure VPN you simply download their VPN app to your device. If you’re using a smart TV or android box like me, go to the app store and download their free app.
Alternatively if you’re using something like the Fire TV you can sideload their app into your device. If you’re using the router level service you’ll need to follow the instructions on their knowledgebase to setup your router. If you’re on a laptop, mac, desktop or tablet download the app they provide.
Next login to your account, connect to a USA server.
Now reload your Hulu Plus and you will now have full access.
Sometimes Hulu will see you are using the VPN or block the content. Unfortunately this is an ongoing issue and the VPN provider will resolve the problem within a few hours. Like I said earlier, cat and mouse game but if you really want Hulu USA it’s pretty much your only option, or a green card 😉
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Hulu available in NZ?
Hulu is not currently available in New Zealand. You cannot watch their content without a VPN which changes your geographical location to make it look like you're living in the United States. Fortunately you can use a VPN provider for only $3 per month to do so.
How can I watch Hulu in New Zealand?
You can purchase a premium VPN subscription and download the app on to your laptop or TV. Once enabled and using a US based server you can load the Hulu website. You can now purchase a Hulu subscription and start to watch your favourite TV shows.
Which is the best VPN for Hulu?
We recommend checking out our website for the best vpn provider. You can usually find the best ones cost $3 per month.
Will a VPN slow down my internet?
Using a VPN will make your connection slightly slower but most users won't notice any difference in speeds. One benefit aside from accessing Hulu is your internet connection will be much more secure.
How to watch Hulu on my smart television?
First you need to download a VPN app to the TV from the App Store. Next you connect and choose a US server. Now download the Hulu app to your TV. Login to the app and create a 30 day trial account. You can now watch Hulu in New Zealand.