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Google Looks To Buy Hulu, Will We Be Able To Watch Hulu In Canada?
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Google Looks to Buy Hulu, Will We Be Able to Watch Hulu In Canada?

Everyone is looking at Hulu now, and big companies like Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Amazon are all rumored to be in competition for the site. While these are just rumors, it is true that Hulu is up for sale, that for users in Canada, change, may mean something good. Hulu has mentioned that they wanted to open up to Canada, but the move has yet to come. Hulu has proven itself to be a bit slow and bumbling in the past few months - problems with Xbox applications, slow to bring out Android apps, Facebook connection problems and even failed contracts with Ireland and The UK - this change could be a chance for them to get on the right track. After the Hulu buy-out, it may be possible to watch Hulu in Canada.

That's not to say that it's not possible to watch Hulu in Canada right now, it just takes a bit of effort on the part of the user. It is possible to access Hulu and Hulu plus from Canada using a virtual private network. VPNs are a common Internet tool used for changing and hiding your IP address. While a VPN is normally used for Internet security reasons, it can also be used to trick sites like Hulu and Netflix into thinking that you're somewhere you're not.

Hulu restrict their site based on the IP address of the users. This means that when you're in Canada, Hulu recognized your Canadian IP address, and gives you the "sorry but.." speech. By first connecting to a VPN, you'll be able to get an American IP address, and Hulu will allow you to access the site and stream video. Because many other IP changing tools are recognizable and easily blocked, a American IP address through a VPN is currently the only way to watch Hulu in Canada.

It has not been decided yet who exactly will buy Hulu, and what the future of this American TV watching site will be. What is sure is that American TV is popular around the world, especially in English speaking countries like Canada where culture and drama doesn't need to forego translation, and is more easily understood. It is also sure that Hulu is a constantly growing site, and in the future will continue to be one of the top competing sites for Internet television, along with Netflix and Youtube.

For American TV fans in Canada who can't wait to see the result of "Who's going to buy Hulu" and what's going to happen after that, a VPN is a convenient solution to be able to watch Hulu in Canada.


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