Do you have a Hulu subscription and an Amazing Fire TV (Stick)? Would you like to enjoy it and watch the content while abroad, but all you get is a message telling you that the content is unavailable at your current location? That is a bummer, but you are in luck – there is a solution to your problem!
The Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick are brilliant tools that you can bring with you on a travel, connect it to a TV, and suddenly you will have access to lots of fantastic content, no matter where you might be in the world. And if you have a Hulu subscription, and especially if you have a Hulu Live TV subscription, there are fantastic opportunities waiting for you. With Hulu Live TV you can stream CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, lots of sports channels, news channels and more live, meaning that you can pay attention to what is happening in the United States, even though you might be in India, in Egypt, in Brazil, or maybe in Australia.
But, what can you do about the error messages that you get because you try to watch the content outside the United States?
Watch Hulu on your Amazon Fire TV device abroad
To enjoy the content and the subscriptions you might have to streaming services in the USA while abroad, you will need to use a VPN. This is a tool that will help you drive the traffic on the Amazon Fire TV through a tunnel that is connected to a server in the USA, and thus all devices and websites will believe that you are located in the USA. In that way, you will be able to unblock all the streaming services in the USA that you have been used to enjoy.
For a long time, it was really complicated to get this to work. The first generation of Amazon Fire TV (Sticks) didn’t really support VPN services, and thus you had to setup the VPN connection directly on your router which was complicated, and almost impossible at times, especially for those in an apartment or in a hotel somewhere in which they didn’t even have access to the router.
But, now it is easy, and this is what you need to do!
Enjoy Hulu on your Amazon Fire TV abroad
To get this working, you need to sign up for the VPN services of PureVPN. This is a brilliant VPN provider, and guess what – they have an application in the App Store on your Fire TV (Stick) that you can download. Now all you have to do is to connect to a server in the USA with the PureVPN application on your Amazon Fire TV, and you will be able to stream all your favorite streaming services in the USA again, including Hulu and also Amazon Prime content.
Click the button above and sign up for the VPN services of PureVPN. You can then download their application to your Fire TV Stick and login with your credentials. After that, connect to a server in the USA and you are ready to go.
And did you know? You can use PureVPN on five devices at the same time. In other words, you can have the VPN running constantly on your Fire TV, and then at the same time use the VPN service on your mobile device, on your computer, on your iPad, and even at one more location – all at the same time. That is kind of brilliant, isn’t it? Why would you want to use PureVPN on your other devices as well?
With PureVPN you can unblock streaming services all across the world. You can, for example, watch BBC live streams in the UK using PureVPN. You can also watch ZDF in Germany, Tenplay in Australia, and popular streaming services in the USA like Fox, NBC, HBO Now, and more.
To make things even better (and safer), PureVPN has a 31-day full refund policy to make sure that you are satisfied with what you pay for. If you aren’t satisfied, you can have your money back.
Can I watch all Hulu content abroad with PureVPN?
Based on our tests, the answer is yes. You can watch all the on-demand programs, and also all live streams. There might be one or two live streams that are geographically limited to certain locations in the United States that cannot be reached, but that is unusual, and you should not really bump into this.
Troubleshooting with Hulu on Fire TV abroad
Why doesn’t the VPN connection seem to work? My IP address doesn’t change!
If you read through the article, you will notice that the oldest version of the Fire TV Stick (Generation 1) doesn’t support VPN connections. What generation do you have? Look at your remote. If it doesn’t have an on/off button and no voice recognition, then it is an old generation Fire TV controller, meaning that the VPN will not work on your Fire TV.
The Hulu Live TV content is still blocked when using a VPN
As mentioned in the article earlier, it might be that certain TV networks make their content available only in certain parts of the United States. In other words, the live stream would work, even if you were in the United States, simply because of your location. But, this is happening very seldom, so go ahead and try another live stream instead, and you should see that it is working properly.
Enjoy all the benefits of your Amazon Fire TV abroad
If you should have any trouble, a question, or maybe you just want to say thanks for the help – use the comment field beneath. I would love to hear from you!