Can I watch Hulu in Asia?
September 30, 2010 1:57 AM   Subscribe

Now that I'm hooked on Hulu & Watch Instantly Netflix, will I be able to utilize them while traveling this winter? Or, are there similar websites that I can use to watch TV shows or movies on my Mac laptop from SE Asia and Australia?
posted by jsslz to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hulu is not available outside North America. Netflix streams only to US and Canada. If you wanted to use these sites you would have to subscribe to a VPN service.
posted by andendau at 3:38 AM on September 30, 2010

Hulu is US only rather.
posted by andendau at 3:42 AM on September 30, 2010

The short answer is: not legally.
posted by Silentgoldfish at 3:50 AM on September 30, 2010

Not what you're asking exactly, but in Asia you'll be able to watch pretty much anything you want just by buying pirate DVDs at bargain prices. In Australia the main TV channels have catch-up online viewing of shows they're broadcasting.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 4:54 AM on September 30, 2010

Rather than mess around trying to bypass their restrictions with a private VPN, I would suggest if possible, a SlingBox setup to your Hulu/Netflix player. . . not sure what that is . . assuming it's a desktop PC you'd have to be able to control it via IR . . or just set it to stream via SlingBox and then use a remote desktop solution to navigate the sites, etc.
posted by patrad at 9:09 AM on September 30, 2010

I've used Hotspot Shield to watch Netflix outside of the US.
posted by Bango Skank at 1:49 PM on September 30, 2010

patrad - the OP is traveling. That's a heck of a lot of bother to deal with while traveling.

OP - I'm in the same boat. As a matter of fact I'm on a two week/four city European trip right now and I'm missing my Hulu/Netflix something fierce. My best suggestion is to rip some stuff/buy some stuff from iTunes and enjoy that way.
posted by FlamingBore at 8:10 PM on September 30, 2010

I've just confirmed that Hotspot Shield will work for Hulu as well. (Thanks Bango Skank!)
posted by birdsquared at 10:54 PM on September 30, 2010

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