How to watch Hulu in South Africa

When it comes to keeping up with the latest episodes of TV series or shows, Hulu is the best.

Although, Hulu South Africa hasn’t launched (yet) but watching Hulu in SA is just as easy as watching American Netflix in South Africa.

Hulu is a service based in the U.S. alone, and not available outside the USA unless under special circumstances.

If you do not want to miss an episode of your favourite show just because you are in South Africa for a temporary stay, consider using a VPN to bypass the restrictions.

With the VPN, you can enjoy watching shows and movies on Hulu which in turn allows you to stream on specific devices, including your PC, FireStick, Roku, PS4, Apple TV, Xbox One, Android, Mac, as well as iOS OSs.

Using a VPN to access Hulu in South Africa

The secret here is to ensure that Hulu believes you are in the USA. Since the company has the ability to trace your IP address, installing a VPN will hide the correct one and imitate a location in any of the US states. Choose the right VPN service provider and you will be good to go. Consider the following steps:

  1. Start by signing up with any of the reliable VPN service providers you know of.
  2. Next, you need to download and then install the selected VPN application to the device you will be using to stream the videos.
  3. Your next move would be to be connected to any American VPN server once the app is launched.
  4. You will then get your American IP address.
  5. Finish by launching the Hulu app.
  6. You can then proceed to watch Hulu anywhere outside the USA regardless of the time of day.

Use smart DNS proxy

Apart from using a VPN, which is probably the most convenient way, there are other ways through which one can access Hulu services in South Africa. Consider the smart DNS proxy alternative. This works by rerouting the traffic that is necessary for determining your location. As such, your exact location cannot be figured out. However, it comes with a demerit in the sense that your data is not encrypted, so people with security concerns may have a problem. Here is how it works.

  1. You must first subscribe to an Unlocator, a DNS proxy provider. You should then consider signing up for the free 7-day trial offered.
  2. Consider using video and setup tutorials as your guide.
  3. Once done, visit Hulu’s website or the app depending on which you prefer.
  4. At this point, all of Hulu’s content is available for use

Here are the tutorials to consider:

First, you can go settle for one of the 2 methods below.

Remember that changing your router means that all devices will make use of the same. For the advanced users, it is as simple as changing the Hulu South Africa zip code by changing your DNS to 185.037.037.037 & 185.037.039.039

Alternatively, use the following methods.

Method one for single devices

In case you are planning to change the DNS for a single device, you may want to look at the specific setup for each device

Methods 2 for multiple devices 

This method will affect all the devices that are connected to the router. To change it:

  1. Change the DNS by first signing up to a service provider.
  2. You will be shown the nearest servers to you.
  3. Select the one closest to you and get the IP.
  4. Log into your routers admin interface to set it as the main DNS for the entire network.
  5. You are now free to use the services as desired.

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