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Can I Watch Hulu Outside The United States?
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Being able to watch TV while you are stationed overseas in the military sometimes means you have to miss the most current season of the Office or Law in Order or Family Guy. But wait a minute you think to yourself, I have a subscription to Hulu so I will just turn on my computer and watch it! But just as soon as you settle down to watch Survivors or maybe an episode of Bones, you notice a message that says you can’t view Hulu outside The United States.

Hulu is a service where you can stream both current and past season TV shows and selected movies. You can get some of the content free, while for even more choices, you can sign up for Hulu Plus and pay $7.99 a month. The bad thing is that the service isn’t seen if you try to view Hulu outside The United States. So, forget about keeping up to date on who’s winning on American Idol or watching an episode of your other favorite shows.

Virtual Private Networks Save the Day

There is a way to be able to view Hulu outside The United States and not miss a single episode of your shows, plus get some added security to boot. That is by getting a subscription to a virtual private network or VPN. A VPN gets your computer a static U.S. address so it appears you are logging into Hulu from your home back in the U.S.

A VPN provider has servers in the U.S., as well as in other countries. You pay a monthly fee and they give you a login and password so your computer is actually filtering all of your Internet surfing through the VPN server in the U.S., which lets you view Hulu outside The United States.

VPNs offer added security

A VPN also encrypts all of your data, so this helps keep your computer more secure if you use something like a restaurant or hotel WiFi Internet connection. You not only get to watch great U.S. TV shows like American Pickers or Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you also can rest assured that your Internet connection is being protected from identity theft or any other prying eyes. Connecting to public networks is always a risk, but especially if you're sitting there for a couple hours at a time without monitoring your computers stats - you need to make sure you're protected from things like packet sniffing or other monitoring techniques.


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