Watch Hulu outside US without Proxy

Hulu is the most popular online video portal for OnDemand TV Programs online in US. But Why should the rest of the world live in the dark?

Till now it wasn’t possible to Watch Hulu Videos outside USA without proxy. With proxies enabled, video streaming sucks across the seas and the result is a choppy video even on highbandwidth connections.

How to Watch Hulu Videos Outside USA without Proxy

Step 1. Install this Firefox addon that lets you modify the request headers to Hulu.com. Once installed, go to Tools > Modify Headers in Firefox and add a new filter by clicking on the drop-down menu and hitting “add”. In the first box, type X-Forwarded-For and in the second box, type in the IP adddress of any US web site. Leave the third box blank, and then save and enable the filter.

Step 2. Hulu uses TCP and UDP port 1935 to create conenctions with Flash based clients which locate your current position in the world. We will have to block these:

On Mac OS

Fireup terminal and enter these commands:

sudo ipfw add 0 deny tcp from any to any 1935
sudo ipfw add 0 deny udp from any to any 1935

On Linux

Install iptables and use these comamnds:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp –dport 1935 -j DROP
iptables -A INPUT -p udp –dport 1935 -j DROP

On Windows

Goto your network interface’s properties and enable Firewall (if not already) and add a new rule to block the specified ports.

Alternatively, you can use the guide here.

In general this method is succesful with any kind of websites that impose Restrictions for US only. However, undo these changes when visiting other flash based sites since it can block most flash videos.

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  • frustrated

    Method worked for all of 15mins and not fails.

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  • http://www.neoconsole.com iPad Case

    Nice ~ i really like Hulu but with the regional lock is a pain . Thank you so much for sharing ! cheers

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  • Stownard

    Not working for me. Anyone has an IP that will work? I believe the port blocking stops the viewing from working, because upon removing the Firewall block it showed me I cannot play this from my geographical region.

    *Sigh*

    Posted from Norway (Europe)

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    • Me

      Similar situation here. I can watch some of the commercials but when it comes to actual content I see a message that says “Sorry blah blah blah. Please check your internet connection”. If I remove the port restriction I get the out side of the U.S. message.

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  • Darkwolf80s

    Hi there. I need help with making purchases of Amazon.com or on the PS3 movies (mostly Amazon). I cannot make purchase of any music or videos off Amazon because it gives me the geographic error or it tells me that the service is not provided for residents that's outside of the US. Please I need help with this. Thank you.

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  • rick rolls

    seems vpn is still the best way to access stuff from outside the US. I guess ill have to stick with my hidemynet vpn account for awhile longer. I wish hulu would just allow worldwide viewers already. I doubt that will ever happen due to licensing restrictions.

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  • Jvhskjhgsh

    woooo thanks buddy! :) only took 3mins works perfectly !

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  • Anonymous

    Didn't work at all for me

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    • http://solitarygeek.com James

      Didn't work for me too. I think Hulu might be using more than one port number to find our location info. Or do they check it using the timezone?

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  • Jack o Jack LOL

    lol… crap u little liar -.-, go make it trought this (best way and 99% guarantee tht it works :P, never fall in such tuts like hes.): http://www.ideas2o.com/web/watch-your-favorite-tv-shows-on-hulu-outside-usa-for-free (and make it with the HOTSPOT SHIELD way!)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Moroz/1486901350 Ann Moroz

    My friend use vpn service ( http://vpn-account.com ) to watch hulu outside us.

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  • Benjamin

    Thanks for this. Everytime I reboot it resets my windows route settings :(. I ended up getting a VPN service from hidemynet so far everything working great. Have you tried a cheap VPN solution instead?

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  • slant slant

    Hi there,
    First of all I’d like to thank you for this a very useful guide :)
    I was wondering if you can tell me though how do you know that  Hulu uses TCP and UDP port 1935?
    What is the method to find out which port is being used by my VOD provider to track my location?

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  • lemcabuhat

    I have found a great solution that you can test out. It allows me to access the best US TV, video, movies.  It’s called GetUSAWebsites.TV   and if you use the code 9006 you can try it  for free.

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