How To Watch Movies and Shows on Hulu & Sling from Abroad

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hulu-sling Hulu and Sling are two great websites for watching high quality movies and TV shows. Both offer plenty of movies (see here and here) and a number of currently popular TV shows to choose from. You can even get watche latest epsiodes for popular TV shows like Heroes, House and Prison Break – all without paying a dime.

There is nothing to download or install, just find what you want to watch, hit the full-screen button and enjoy. The only problem is that both sites are US-only and not available for users from outside United States. And that’s exactly what this post is all about, how to watch Hulu and Sling videos from outside United States

Hotspot Shield and UltraSurf

There are two free apps that can help you access Hulu, Sling and any other US-only website even if you’re located outside the United States. These are Hotspot Shield and UltraSurf. Both are free and very easy to setup.

I had a few problems with getting UltraSurf to work, so I will just focus on Hotspot Shield here. Although it might be different in your case, while one works for some it doesn’t work for others, so just try both of them. UltraSurf is easier to setup so better try it first. If it doesn’t work then try Hotspot Shield.

Installing Hotspot Shield

Here is what I would get when trying to watch latest episode of Heroes before installing Hotspot Shield. The message goes: “We’re sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed within the United States …”

Hulu - Video Not Available

And that’s what I got once the Hotspot Shield was up and running.

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Hulu - Video Not Available

It worked!

So, how do you set it up?

    1. Go to hotspotshield.com and download Hotspot Shield (direct download link). You might want to consider purchasing a year’s subscription.

    2. Extract the package contents and run the setup file.

    3. Once it’s finished installing, you should notice a new red icon on your Windows Taskbar.

    Hotspot Shield icon

    4. Right-click on the icon and select “Connect” option.

    5. This will open a new browser window where Hotspot will try to connect your computer to a network that it will be using to mask your location and subsequently access Hulu and alike US only sites.

    Configuring Hotspotshield

    6. If everything goes right, in about 10-20 seconds you should be connected.

    Configuring Hotspotshield

    7. Done! Direct you browser either to Hulu or Sling and check it out.

Make sure to disconnect (right click on the Hotspot shield icon in the taskbar) when you’re done watching stuff or you will see a extra banner ad on top every website you visit.

Are you aware of any other tricks or similar tools that can bypass filters on sites like Hulu, Sling or Pandora? Let us know in comments.

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Comments (68)
  • tvlinks

    Yes Almost forgot Heroes was coming on! Starting next week or so, thanks for the help.

  • Paul.M

    The serial of Heroes is entertaining and inspiring and grasps your attention immediately. No wonder it has a huge fan base. Each episode of Heroes is interconnected with the previous ones, i.e. there is a followed storyline through the entire season. So, whenever you miss an episode, the order of events gets interrupted and it might be difficult to figure out what exactly was missed, because of dynamic storytelling. This is one reason why many people want to download Heroes episodes and catch up on the missed parts. Watch Heroes

  • Anonomus

    Thanks!! Now i can watch season 9 of scrubs from the uk

  • deric

    Another way is by using G-pass. This is also one great alternative to AOL browser. If you want to know more, I have posted some details on my blog.

    http://camphd.com/change-your-ip-address-to-us-ip-address.html

  • jas

    hey. ive installed hot spot shield. i must say it works great and fast. but thers a problem. after sometime, 5 – 10mins later, it jams my system!! i have to shut down and reload my laptop. and it always happens. any idea why ?

    • Aibek

      Sorry, no idea what might be causing this. Didi you tried searching for it on Google and Hotspot Shield site.

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