HULU CANADA – The Easy 3 Step Guide To Watching Hulu in Canada

Love Hulu CanadaHulu Canada are two words that do not typically go together.

You see, just like Pandora, Spotify and other great services that are available to people living in the USA; Hulu is not available in Canada without some special ninja tricks.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to learn how to use nunchucks or throwing stars.

The three easy steps that you will need to implement are so easy that we had to make step 3 “watch Hulu” in order to be able to say “easy as 1-2-3.”

Some people have asked me, “what’s so special about Hulu anyway.”  My reply is typically “Seriously?  We can’t be friends.”  KIDDING!

Typically when a Canadian, or anyone outside of the US, tries to watch Hulu in Canada you get slapped in the face with this ugly sight:

Picture Showing You Can't Get Hulu in Canada

In case you’re comparing notes to what you see on your computer in Canada we added the sad face and big red arrow to the image above.  This is just another example of how us Canadians are getting hosed out of the best free content that the internet has to offer.

But never fear! has figured out a great way to be able to access the the hours and hours of free television content that is available to people living in the United Sates.

So, what can you do to create your own special portal to the highly desired Hulu Canada?  It really is as easy and 1-2 but that doesn’t have the same ring to it as “easy as 1-2-3” so we decided to make step 3: Watch Hulu in Canada.

Don’t worry about taking notes, just bookmark our site in case you have to reference these three steps again.

Step #1: Access Your Special Ninja Portal

We recommend a service called HMA and although HMA has a bit of an immature name, it works like a charm.  The technical name for this special ninja portal is a Pro VPN and HMA offers the most affordable pro VPN around.

WAIT!  We know that once you see the word “affordable” you know HMA isn’t free and you’re having second thoughts.  HMA is cheaper than a Starbucks latte and a cookie and you won’t have to go to the gym to work it off like you would a latte and a cookie.

We’ll also show you how a small investment in HMA can provide a massive return by being able to watch Hulu in Canada… more on that later.

Getting back to business, HMA creates a pro level VPN which stands for a virtual private network between your computer and one of HMA’s 138 (and counting) VPN servers in the USA.

This connection will allow you to route your internet data through this VPN server in the US which tricks Hulu into thinking that you too are residing in the USA and allow you to access all of their glorious free streaming content from wherever you are in Canada or around the world.

Step #2: Now That You Know About HMA, Download It To Your Computer

Unlike some other options, HMA works on both Macs and PCs.

It even works on Linux, your iPhone, Android mobile device and pretty much any smart phone.

After getting your HMA account you will then simply log into your account and click the “download software” option from the list on the left hand side of the screen, as seen in the image below:

Download HMA

It shouldn’t take too long to download so don’t worry, you’ll be watching as much Hulu as you want in Canada very soon!

Once it’s done downloading just launch HMA and let it know which of their US servers you want to connect to.  You’d be surprised with how many people ask us “but… with so many locations which one should I choose?”  No need to over think things; as this is not rocket science (it’s Ninja science remember).

The easiest way to set up your HMA is to simply select the option that will automatically select one of the 10 closest servers based on geographical location.  The exact words you’re looking for are “Random 10 closest servers based on geographical location.”

What this does is pick one of the closest servers to you but switches things up so the same IP address isn’t accessing hulu every single time you want to watch the most recent episode of Modern Family or Extreme Makeover.

Here is the visual:

HMA Control Panel

Step #3: Watch Hulu Canada

Since you’ve now earned your black belt from our VPN ninja dojo you’re ready to reap the rewards.

Go pop yourself a big bag of popcorn, grab your beverage of choice and settle in as you essentially have an endless supply of TV shows and movies to stream for free from hulu without ever needing to leave the comfort of your Canadian home.

For some strange reason the ads that Hulu displays before your show starts can sometimes load very slow and can be very choppy. But be patient, as once the starts, it streams just fine.

You too could be watching the latest episode of the office right from the very chair you’re sitting in in just a few minutes.

Watch The Office On Hulu in Canada

Click here to get HMA and start accessing the massive library of free television shows, movies, sporting events and even news coverage from!

What Does HMA Cost?

Unfortunately, unlike most good things in life, HMA is not free.  But listen, we’ve done hours of research for you and have been personally using HMA for almost two years now.

HMA is unmatched when it comes to their massive network of VPN servers all over the USA which makes your hulu Canada viewing experience that much better.

HMA literally has 16,917 unique IP address (and growing) in the USA that you can hide behind in order to access Hulu. When it comes to VPNs… bigger is better.

HMA is worth every single penny of the small investment you’re making to be able to get access to Hulu in Canada.   We’ve been using it for close to two years now and cannot be happier.

How do you know we’re not lying?  Before we even started this site we recommended HMA to our mothers and they love it by the way  🙂

We’re very confident that if you try HMA you’ll recommend it to your mother as well.  In the very rare event that you don’t think it’s for you… you’re covered by their 30-day money back guarantee.  So really, you have nothing to lose.  Head over to HMA by clicking here and give it a test drive and decided later if you want to keep it.

Another great reason why we love HMA is because we hear from our readers that they now have access to so much free content from hulu and the US television networks that they cancelled their $50 to $125 per month expensive cable service.  It you can spend $6.55 to save $50 to $125 per month… why wouldn’t you?

If for whatever reason you still think we’re virtually looking at you with shifty eyes, take a few minutes to read some of the 5,700+ reviews from actual HMA customers!  Everyone loves being able to access Hulu in the Great White North using HMA.

Pro Tip: HMA believes in their service so much that they offer you a risk free, 30-day money back guarantee. We recommend that you lock in the special discounted rated for a year long subscription, try it for the 30 days and then decided if you love HMA as much as we do!

If you found this guide on how to get Hulu Canada educational and helpful please do us, and your fellow Canadians, a favor and this on Facebook. Thanks!

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  1. Kathy says

    This is simply amazing. I have now been using HMA for about a month and had to come back to thank you for opening my eyes to the possibilities! I love Hulu, Pandora and am just about to start doing some serious shopping online now that I’ve seen the savings you can get in the USA.


  2. Sean Y says

    Thanks for opening my eyes to hulu. I came here looking for how to get Pandora in Canada but I have to say, I love hulu now too!

    • says

      We hear that a lot around here. I came here looking for “this” but love that I can get “that” and “this” and “those” and etc… haha

      Glad you’re making the most out of HMA by getting Pandora and Hulu!

      Have you checked out the much larger US Netflix library yet?

  3. Jim Stevens says

    Pandora and now you’re telling me I can get Hulu too! I’m in heaven. I also didn’t have any idea that there was so much free content on Hulu. Thanks for the TV guide!

  4. Tammy Schmitt says

    Thanks so much for this! My work schedule makes me miss Modern Family every week and I didn’t want to spend the $450 for a DVR. Now I can just log into HMA then watch Modern Family whenever on Hulu I want. I feel like I’m “sticking it to the man”!

    • says

      My girlfriend got me hooked on Modern Family too! Wait, should I be admitting that to the public? Oh well, the show is really funny.

      Glad that HMA makes your life easier and saved you $450 for a DVR!

  5. Trent Warner says

    I had been trying to figure this out on my own for a long time now. Thanks so much for showing me just how easy it actually is! Rogers is going to be making less money next month after I cancel my cable package. Thanks again!

  6. Aaron McGreggor says

    Wait?!? I can get Hulu too!!??!? Awesome.

    I might take this week off of work to listen to Pandora and watch all countless hours of free content on Hulu.

    HMA. Is. The. Best. Ever.

    • says

      Psssssst…. you can also get US Netflix, Spotify, BBC iPlayer and so much more! HMA does a lot of heavy lifting getting you into these “exclusive” clubs whenever you want. Enjoy!

  7. Trevor says

    Just wanted to let you knot that this works for me and I am not watching Hulu in Canada. I was hesitant to try it at first but finally got over my fears (haha) and wish I would have tried it the first time I read this guide.

    Seriously, give it a shot… you’ll love it.

  8. Jennifer says

    I’m a nurse and my shifts end after all of the good TV is already over. Being able to access hulu whenever I want is exactly what I needed. Thanks for sharing the guide.

    • says

      Just like we said to Tammy above, we’re glad we can help TV fit into YOUR schedule instead of the other way around. What would you do without HMA now that you know what it can do for you?

  9. Sarah says

    How can I set up a Hulu account it stops me at state for my billing address. Should I get an American prepaid credit card and use some random address in the states like a Walmart or something. I’m not sure what to do

  10. Sarah says

    Yes this is all well and good but how do you pay for the account? Do you buy an American prepaid card and then get yourself a gift membership?

  11. Gerardo Santos says

    hi! want to find out how if you can access hulu on a wii connected to a tv just like netflix. this may be just what i need to know to subscribe to HMA. by the way, is there a contract/holding period to the subscription on HMA or can we just cancel anytime?

  12. says

    Hey Gerardo, yes you can watch Hulu on your TV just like you can with Netflix. There are a few options to do this. The easiest is if you have an HDMI output on your computer you can simply turn HMA on, navigate over to Hulu and watch away!

    If you want to do this with a wireless router, then you are going to need a two things. 1. a DD-WRT enabled router and a wifi ready TV that has hulu integration. Click here and scroll down to option 4 to see how to set up the special wireless router.

    What I do at my house when I want to watch on the big screen is simply unplug the HDMI cable from my DVD player and plug it into my computer using an adapter because my laptop doesn’t have a built in HDMI output.

    As for HMA, they have three different options. You can go month-to-month, sign up for 6 months or for the year. It gets cheaper the loner you sign up. All three plans have a 30-day money back guarantee so you can try it risk free. When I first signed up for HMA almost two years ago now I tried it for a month then upgraded to the year long plan on auto-renew so I never have to worry about missing anything!

    Hopefully I have answered your question. Please let me know if you still need assistance getting all set up!

  13. joolz says

    Question: I already subscribe to Netflix in Canada, which we watch mainly from an Apple TV2 as well as a couple of ipads, ipods and even the computer (does anyone watch content from a computer anymore?). Before signing up and paying for Hulu I’d like to give it a try by accessing the US content of Netflix (which I know is great as we saw some of it while camping in the US last month, using an ipod touch). However some shows that we like in Netflix Canada is not available in the US (go figure). Hope this means we can still access both the US and Canada without issues?

    Question 2 is, if I subscribed to 1 month of HMA will I be able to access the US Netflix from my various Apple devices, especially the Apple TV?

    If this works and we get hooked, we may at some point consider trying hulu plus and possibly cancel Netflix (or hell, keep both are pretty cheap).

    Thanks. This HMA pretty neat and it’s good not feel left out

    • says

      Thanks for your questions. I’m happy to answer them.

      Question 1: You will be able to access the US version when you have HMA turned on and you will be able to access the Canadian version with HMA turned off. You will also be able to access other versions of Netflix as well, like the UK version for example, by selecting one of HMA’s United Kingdom servers.

      Question 2: You will be able to access the US Netflix library using HMA. You will need to set up VPN gateways on your iPhones, iPads & iPod touches using this guide. If you want to be able to access it through your Apple TV you will need a DD-WRT enabled router which you will set up with HMA so anything behind your router will be virtually residing in the USA.

      What most people have told me they’re doing is using Hulu, Hulu Plus and US Netflix and cancelling their Canadian cable saving them $65-$100+ per month! Remember the easiest way to get Hulu Plus in Canada is by buying a Hulu Plus Starter Pack at

      Thanks for stopping by!

  14. sam says

    This sounds great but can this work on my apple tv? I have it jailbroken and was wondering if you have instructions on how to get this to stream through my apple tv?


    • says

      Yes, you can get your Apple TV to virtually reside in the USA as well by following Option 3 in the “On TV” section How To Get US Netflix in Canada Guide.

      The just of it is that you will set up HMA on a DD-WRT enabled router. That way the point at which your internet connection gets re-routed through one of HMA’s US-based servers is at your router. Anything that is connecting to that router will also be seen as residing in the USA.

      Thanks for your question! Don’t forget to this page with your friends 🙂 Thanks!

  15. Kait says

    This service worked great for me! After many months of trying to get hulu plus the long way (iTunes USA account, foreign prepaid credit cards that were piling up and not working and various other frustrations) I stumbled upon this site and I’m so glad I did! I had already been using HMA for months so the very next day I had full access to hulu plus content! Thanks so much!!

    A quick question, though…
    I access hulu on my ipad and although I really love hulu plus’s selection, apparently they do not have everything that hulu regular has (but they’re working to make it available on the ipad also). Does anyone know a way that I can get an app or do something to access hulu regular on my ipad? It keeps recognizing that I’m on a “mobile browser” and therefore isn’t giving me all the content. I don’t have my laptop available to me and another problem is that even if I go onto another pc to put regular hulu shows on “que” I can’t even access my account because I’ve got to have HMA installed on anything I want to access content on since I’m in Canada. Can someone help me and tell me if there’s a way around this?


    • says

      Kait, thanks so much for the kind words! I’m so so soooooo glad that this guide help your access Hulu in Canada.

      Right now, as far as I know, Hulu Plus is only available on your smart phones and mobile devices.

      You are correct that HMA needs to be installed on each device that you want to access Hulu from. If you’re using a wifi network at home you can use a special DD-WRT enabled router that will move HMA from your devices to the router. That way every single device that is connecting to the wifi connection be virtually reside in the USA and therefor be able to access Hulu. Check out option #4 in this guide on how to set up the DD-WRT enabled router.

      Hope this helps!

      P.s. Have you this guide with your friends on Facebook yet? 🙂

  16. Larry says

    As a former resident of the USA who used to watch Hulu all the time, it really irks me that I can’t get it up here.
    I have a couple questions before I sign up for HMA. There were some other sites that used to do the same thing as HMA. Two of them being “HotSpot Shield’ and ‘UltraVPN’. They still apparently work for Pandora and Spotify, but Hulu has been blocked by the ‘ cyber gods’ and no longer works. Do you foresee the same thing happening to HMA once Hulu figures out how? And if so would I get a refund if I signed up for a year? Curious if I should just go the month to month route because of that.
    Second question: Harper, in his infinite wisdom just passed that silly new law for tracking internet traffic in Canada. Is that going to put the kybosh on a service like this? Thanks for your time.


    • says

      Larry, thanks for your comment. HMA 168 servers and 21,272 IP addresses in the USA and are adding new servers and IP addresses all the time. I think it would be very very very hard to figure out all of those IP addresses and block them all so I think the risk is extremely low for HMA to stop working. I have been using it for about 2 years now and have never had a problem.

      I also think the risk is low for the new Harper rules.

      I like saving the money so I always get the 12-month plan. On top of all the benefits of being able to unblock sites there is more to HMA as well. I would NEVER use a public wifi (Starbucks, McDonald’s, etc.) without having HMA turned on. It encrypts your internet traffic making it way way way safer to surf on public wifis.

      Let me know if you have anymore questions. Give HMA a try, you will not be disappointed :).

  17. Marabeth says

    Hi there,

    There has been talk above about Apple TV but what about the Boxer Box. Do the same instructions apply?

    • says

      I’ve never tested a Boxer Box but theoritically if you install HMA on a DD-WRT enabled router everything that is connected to that WiFi network will appear to be located in the USA. So… it should work. Let me know if you end up testing it 🙂 Thanks!

  18. fred says

    Do I need to have a large amount of download (unlimited) from my Internet service provider to watch tv on hulu? ( watch about 3 to 4 hours per nite)

    I have a Internet comaptible tv ( samsung 51 inch) , is the quality of the download could enough to watch on this size of a tv?

    Thanks for the help.

    • says

      Fred, there is obviously some bandwidth going through your internet connection when streaming video. As to how much you need… I’m not sure. You’ll want a reasonable amount that’s for sure.

      I was Hulu on my 50″ HDTV all the time and the quality is great. Hulu Plus lets you steam in 720p.

      You will need a DD-WRT enabled router between your cable modem and your internet ready TV in order to use the built in features in your TV. Check out option #4 in the “on TV” section of this guide to see how to set this up.

  19. says

    Hi Brent;
    1) I am from Quebec City and I was wondering when are we going to be able to watch French Canadian or French (from Europe) TV channels on the Internet, such as with Hulu (through a VPN as HMA) or any other mean?
    2) I was also wondering when we have HMA and Hulu and connect to a particular TV channel, if we are invited to pay for subscription to such channel or are the TV channels on HMA/Hulu all free to watch?
    Thank you very much for sharing your competency and experience in that new area.
    Dr. Andre Girard

    • says

      Thanks for your questions. If there is french content on Hulu then you will be able to access it for free once you have HMA and you can have your computer virtually reside in the USA.

      The majority of content available from these US sites are free. Hulu Plus and Netflix aren’t free but are both well worth it. It’s still way cheaper than cable.

      You’re very welcome. I love to these tips and tricks with fellow Canadians. Hopefully you’ll do the same 🙂

  20. sylvia says

    How do I get hulu on my tv….through my roko…I see on Hulu they are asking for my cable provider with id and password??

  21. Chris says

    Hi, Even though I have chosen a location in the US through HMA, I am still blocked from accessing Hulu on my computer (it still thinks I’m outside the US). I didn’t have any trouble earlier accessing BBC through a UK location with HMA. Any ideas?

    • says

      Anytime this happens try cleaning your cache, deleting your cookies, selecting a new HMA location, etc. and try again. I know this is still working, so a little internet browser house cleaning and you should be good to go!

      Also, it’s good to verify your new IP location and if it shows up as an “anonymous proxy” change the location until it shows that you’re in an American city.

  22. Carrie says

    We followed all your steps to watch Netflix USA and we are super thrilled. Now I’d like to get Hulu but I have a few questions. Please keep in mind that I’m the least tech savy person in the country. First question, how do I get regular Hulu on my wii? I’m not sure if I want the Hulu plus yet so I’d like to try it out first. Second, do you know if I can get itv on Hulu cause I LOVE coronation street and I miss it 🙁

    I just want to thank you again. I’ve saved over $100 a month on cable.

    • says

      Carrie, you can only watch Hulu on your computer. That’s Hulu’s rule, not mine. If you want to be able to watch on your iPad or through a set top box or gaming system you will need to follow the guide on how to get Hulu Plus in Canada.

      If you want to watch the iTV shows you simply need to log into a UK location in HMA and then enter a UK-based postal code when iTV asks you for it. Then you can watch iTV in Canada! Enjoy!

      That’s amazing you’re saving over $100 per month! If you think your friends would like to be saving money each month as well please this with them. Thanks!

  23. says

    I have to ask…is HMA really a legal thing to do in Canada? I am all about saving money, but I wanted to know if a Canadian is legally allowed to accesses Hulu and Netflix USA. I have heard both sides of the argument, but in the end I would like to know…if you were found out, would the gov’t care?

    • says

      I’ll let HMA answer this one. Here is what they say: “Yes, the use of VPN is legal. But make sure you read the terms and conditions of your Internet provider / network administrator so you don’t break any rules.” (view source).

  24. Michele says

    How is everyone able to pay for their Hulu? I have the US ip address but it doesn’t allow me to pay for the subscription???

  25. Jackie says

    We have blue ray players hooked up to all the tv’s in the house so that we can access netflix.

    How would we access hulu through the blue ray’s? I do it with a DD-WRT Wireless Router and HMA is that correct? I’ve read the instructions but just want to make sure I understood them correctly as I’m not tech savvy at all.

    • says

      Hulu is only available on a computer. If you want to be able to watch on your mobile device or through your blue ray, set top box or Internet ready TV you will need Hulu Plus.

      If you want to simply tether your computer to your TV you can use a HDMI cable and the required adapter or something like a StreamHD.

      Let me know if you have any more questions, I’m here to help.

  26. Keith says

    Hulu now requires that your account be setup with a US credit card. Also keep in mind when you mimic a US IP address, that device will no longer be able to purchase items from the iTunes store since you most likely have a Canadian account. All this content blocking is a pain, why not open it up and allow for a competitive market!

    • says

      Opening up Hulu to the world would be nice but… I wouldn’t hold your breath. For now we have to rely on HMA as our solution to watch Hulu in Canada.

      If you want to watch Hulu (not Hulu Plus) you don’t need a US credit card or US address. You don’t even need to sign up for an account. You can simple fire up HMA and head over to hulu’s website and watch your shows.

      If you want to watch Hulu Plus in Canada you will need a US based credit card and US street address to set up your account. Or (my recommended method) you can let the pros set up your Hulu Plus account over at

      The great thing about HMA is that you can turn it on and off. Also, just because you virtually residing in another country doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to purchase, as you normally would, from your Canadian iTunes account. I have a US iTunes account that I use all the time without turning HMA on.

      You will need HMA if you want to sign up for a US iTunes account in Canada for the first time, but after that you won’t need to turn it on each time you want to make a purchase.

      Hope this helps.

  27. Carmen says

    This is somewhat over my head technically. So get the router, plug my existing computer into it and then the roku will pick up ip from there.

  28. says

    Go here: and scroll down to “Option 4”.

    You will need to set up your DD-WRT enabled router to work with HMA. Then once HMA is on the router your entire WiFi network will be virtually residing in the USA.

    Here is so more info on how to get this setup:

    It looks complicated but if you follow the steps one at a time you should be able to get it working. Let me know if you need anymore help. I’m always here to help 🙂

  29. carmen says

    Thanks, I have ordered the router!
    Will see what happens when we get it. Do we need a network cable to hook it up to existing router?

  30. MArcel says


    Injust 5 min i was watching HULU and US NETFLIX !!!

    The only drawback is that you can not purchase HULU PLUS
    You need a physical address in the US … and an american credit card…

    EXCELLENTE 1-2-3


  31. Nathalie Mandine says

    Yup, yup, yup and yuppaty yup yup!!!!! Can’t believe it but I am on HULU!!! You’re awesome. Thank you for bringing us the light! Now, how do I get Pandora in Canada?? 😀

  32. SusanEBishop says

    Thank you, Brent. I have my password submitted. I have now got HMA and have downloaded the “Guide”. However, where is the guide for the 333 networks? I think I have tried everything. I am more interested in the normal programming but I have to say that I have tried to get into one or two of the programming in the Guide and it tells me “Sorry, video library only streams in the US”. I seriously am re-considering this whole venture.
    S. Bishop

  33. Shamiza says

    Hi Brent,

    Wanted to extend my thanks and appreciation for your guide. I was able to get US iTunes and Hulu plus working using vanilla MC and iTunes gift card!! Great job!! Have a lovely summer!! Cheers

    • says

      My pleasure! So happy to hear that you’re now rocking the US iTunes and watching Hulu Plus! Have a great summer as well 🙂

      Please don’t forget to the guides with your friends.

  34. Ross says

    Hi. Haven’t tried your product yet, but had a few questions. I would like to ave the Vpn service wired to by atv2 jail broken. Wireless is too slow, so am wanting ired, but I still want to have the wifi and other wired devices to come directly from my ISP. So essentially, can I control which ports on my router will use the vpn and have my wifi local, ie not using the Vpn.

    I have a long cable from the router to theatv2 and a second cable to an Xbox, but only want the vpn at at the TV, not to the Xbox



    • says

      Would a DD-WRT enabled router where you will install HMA work for what you’re looking to do? You can instal HMA directly on the router so everything behind the router will be virtually residing in another country. I’m not sure if you can have certain devices that are connected that are behind the VPN and certain that aren’t. I’ll look into see if there are any options to do that… would it work for you to just be able to turn HMA on and off when you want to be local or virtually residing in another country?

  35. says

    espn player recently cancelled canadian access. This is the site I use to watch college sports. Can I access this with GetItIn Canada?

    • says

      You will very likely be able to access the ESPN player with HMA. The only way you might not be able to is if you need a cable subscription or satellite package to link up to the ESPN player to watch.

    • says

      Charles, I assume you’re talking about HMA when you refer to the compatibility with Windows 8. If that’s right, it appears that it is compatible with Windows 8, just make sure you have the latest version installed. If you’re having any troubles check out this wiki from HMA: Thanks for reading and commenting!

  36. DaveW says

    Has something changed recently? I’m using HMA and signing in as from US locations, but HULU still thinks I’m from Canada. Have they noted the IP addresses of HMA’s servers and specifically blocked them? Or do they have some other means of determining my location?

    Thanks for any help that you can provide.

    • says

      I have not had any troubles using HMA to watch Hulu from Canada lately.

      Every now and then an HMA location will show up as an “anonymous proxy” like this which Hulu doesn’t let access their site. They also might sniff out a few of their 231, and counting, US-based servers but you should not be having any troubles if you change the HMA location.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, let me know if you need anymore help!

  37. Lesli says

    I followed your instructions for setting up my router with a US ip address which I did using a random pptp address from the list on my HMA account. I have 2 questions.
    1 – it seems to have alot of jitter and delay when watching a program, to the point of not being able to watch at all. If my ISP speed is sufficient for streaming, is there a specific IP address I should be using for my location in Ottawa? I had picked one closest to me in NY state.
    2 – I see that when using the PROVPN on a laptop you can select a VPN using random 10 closest addresses, how can I do this using my router so that I can access with all my tvs using my Roku box?

    • says

      Lesli, a VPN does slow down your connection a little bit but it should be plenty fast to stream video from Hulu and other great content providers. Every now and the HMA server you’ve connected runs a little slower than normal. At that point I’d recommend changing to a new server.

      From your computer, you can run a speed test that will compare the speeds of the different HMA servers. Choose the top 2 or 3 and load the details into your router. This should sold your speed issues.

      I do not believe that you can set your router to randomly select one of the closest servers based on geographic distance. You will just need to go through the list of server in your HMA account and choose some of the closest ones. Then load those details up into your DD-WRT enabled router.

      Thanks for reading and for stopping by!

    • says

      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. Here are a couple things to do in order to make sure that HMA works for you to watch Hulu Canada:

      1. Close your Internet browser, then re-open it and clear your Internet browser’s cookies and cache before you navigate back to
      2. Verify your HMA location does not come up as an “anonymous proxy”. You can do this by clicking the verify new IP address button on the HMA dashboard.

      Please let me know if this works for you. I just tested watching Hulu from Canada again using HMA and it worked just fine :). I’m here to help, so let me know if you need further assistance.

    • says

      You will need to have a DD-WRT enabled router where you will install HMA. By doing this your entire network will be virtually residing in the USA and when your Roku connects to this network it will think you are in the States and allow you to stream Hulu through your Roku box.

  38. Szybignew says

    Hi there Brent, enjoyed viewing your site and the content on accessing Hulu and Netflix US version…I am enrolled with HMA and have been for a while, but mostly I’ve accessed US version of Netflix as I am a Cdn member. I would love to access Hulu, but when I try to access with a US IP Address active thru HMA; I still get an error saying the zip code doesn’t match my credit card info supplied…how are others getting around this? Thanks

  39. Rob W. says

    Hi Brent,
    I live in Canada (eh…) and I have a “Smart TV” and was wondering if it’s possible to install “Hulu” on this type of TV or do I have to somehow download it on a PC first? If so, how do I get it from PC to TV?
    Also…I currently use “Netflix” everyday and heard that Hulu was much better. Is this true (in your opinion)?

    • says

      I’m not sure if your smart TV will accommodate HMA or not. Look through your settings and see if there is a way to install a VPN directly onto your smart TV.

      There are other ways to get this to work on your smart TV:

      1. Add a DD-WRT enabled router where you will be able to install HMA. Then everything that is connected to this router will be virtually residing in the USA.

      2. Tether your computer to your TV. This is very simple and very easy. It’s the method I use. It’s not the most elegant as there is the cord between the two, but it works well and works every time. Click here to see a guide on how to set this up.

      I hope one of these two options work for you. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

  40. Shelly says

    Ok I got the hma went to watch hulu and get the subscription and they ask for zip code… I’m in canada.. What do I put in there

    • says

      You don’t need to sign up to watch the regular Hulu. If you’re looking to get a subsription to Hulu Plus then you will either need a US-based credit card or, do what I do, and let the pros set up your account by buying a Hulu Plus Starter Pack.

      According to a reader, the DIY method I outline in this guide, isn’t working anymore. I will be working on an alternate DIY method next week but for now (and as I always have) I would highly recommend buying one of these.

  41. Mike says

    I have 2 issues:

    1. my HMA control panel doesn’t look like your print screen. My sidebar of options to choose from is different.

    2. I was able to sign up for Hulu Plus but now I can’t access the content. It says I’m in Canada even with HMA running. I checked my IP and it’s one in Buffalo.

    • says

      HMA has updated their user interface since my guide went live. It’s essentially the same. Connect to a US server, clear your cookies and cache and watch away!

  42. Francine says

    I’m sure that this questions has been asked in one form or another but how would this work through AppleTV, if I want to continue to have my Canadian Netflix etc? I have accessed US Netflix through PS3 but I would like HULU and want it to go directly to my TV (not a laptop or computer)

  43. Sheryl says


    Will you posting instructions on how to get DisneyAnywhereMovies? Already have US Netflix and Huluplus. Thanks

    • says

      If it’s being blocked because you are outside of the USA, then all you will need to do is turn on HMA, connect to a server in the USA and watch away!

    • says

      I’ll let HMA answer this one. Here is what they say: “Yes, the use of VPN is legal. But make sure you read the terms and conditions of your Internet provider / network administrator so you don’t break any rules.” (view source).

  44. Ian says

    I have just tried this and it works great. I have noticed that with the VPN you can actually watch the big three. The only negative is that I cannot find a user name and password for HBO GO.

  45. Larry says

    When I go to get HMA I get a yellow McAfee warning. I’m not a very trusting person so I’ll wait till hulu actually launches here in Canada.

    • says

      Larry, I’ve been personally using HMA for more than 3 years now with absolutely zero problems. It’s safe to use. If you wait for Hulu to launch in Canada you might be waiting a long long long long time. But, choice is yours.

      Click here to see more than 6800 reviews on HMA.

  46. Pat says

    We are one of BC’s “Last Mile” small, private, ISPs in the mountainous West Kootenays. No other broadband option but this community ISP using Fixed Wireless Radio BB signal on 5.8 GHz. Works well but limited DL and UL speeds and lately they seem to be throttling back hard for no good reason. I am wondering if 2.0 Mbps DL and 10 GB bandwidth /mo is going to be too limiting. The ISP is no help on topics like this, extremely limited tech-wise people running it, all tech is handled off site by guys far away who do as little as possible.

    • says

      Pat, not sure to be honest. You’re just going to have to give it a try and see how it goes. My guess is that, yes, you’re going to be just fine. The great news is that HMA has a 30-day money back guarantee so if it’s not right for you, just get a refund. Thanks for reading and for leaving a comment!

  47. says

    cannot access hulu even with us ip on hma, etc. it is showing that they know you are behind an anonymizer, any tips or is this just the newest way for them to stop us?

    • says

      It’s still working just fine for me. If that message comes up then what you should do is clear your cookies, cache, internet history and then change tour HMA location and try again. You might have to do this a couple few times but, as of right now, it’s still working like a charm.

  48. David says

    Hi – I have Hulu +, Amazon Prime, Netflix & Spotify accounts in the US and am moving to Canada. Can I keep these accounts if I use HMA? Or do I need to cancel and open new accounts once I’m in Canada?

    • says

      You should keep these accounts and then simply get an HMA account for when you come to Canada. Anytime you want to access these US-based services you can just turn on HMA and you’ll be golden! Welcome to Canada!

  49. lesli says

    Hi brent
    I have to say I love the us Netflix so much better but wondering if you have a solution for live sports, in particular NFL.

  50. Mike says

    Hi folks… I’ve used the Vanilla Mastercard method for quite some time and always had success… the last card I bought, though, has been problematic. I get an error message from Hulu when I try to purchase, and then I get a “Pending” charge on the Vanilla Mastercard, but Hulu doesn’t actually process the purchase. Is this just a problem with this particular Vanilla MC? Or is this method no longer effective? Essentially, I’m wondering whether I should go out any buy another card, or find a new way to pay.

  51. Faye says

    OK, I have my software and I can access an American ISP, but HULU wants an american email address and because my email ends in .ca it is a dead giveaway that i am in Canada. It denied me access to the site. Now what???

  52. Tanya says

    It says
    “Based on your IP Address, we noticed you are trying to access Hulu through and anonymous proxy tool. Hulu is not currently available outside the US”


    • says

      Just change your HMA location and try again. Sometimes you need to change your locations a few times until you find one that works. It’s still easier than moving to the USA!

  53. Bill says

    This is awesome! If you ever run for Mayor of Awsomeville you have my vote. Happy new year and thank you friend for showing me the way.

    • says

      This can happen from time to time. Just change your VPN server location and try again. The great news is that HMA has 326 US-based servers with 42,643 unique IP addresses and counting).

  54. mone says


    the vpn works fine, but now I want to watch hulu and it is not free! you can have a free trial, but you need to leave your payment information, and zip code, if I put a zip code from buffalo for example pay pal and my credit cards don’t work 🙁
    obviously hulu is not for free, it cost 7.99 which is still good because all the good and new shows are on, but I cant pay for it
    any suggestions?

  55. mone says

    hi there,

    it’s me again. hulu says that im trying to connect from an anonymous proxy tool. They say in order to watch videos I need to disable my anonymizer. So any suggestion to that? I bought the vpn just to watch videos and now they don’t let me.


    • says

      Just change your HMA location and try again. You might need to clear your internet history/cache as well. If you click the “verify my new IP address” HMA will show you where you are connected. If it says “anonymous proxy” then change to a new location.

      Sometimes you have to change your VPN location a few times, but this still works like a charm.

      Let me know if you need more help.

  56. WakingDisaster says

    thank you i have been using netflix for a bit now but they don’t have a lot of the shows i love but hulu did now i can watch them thank you

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