Aye, I get so bored in Canada sometimes. I go there every summer for a month or two to see family and I just can’t help it. Sorry guys. I know there’s probably lots of things to do in Canada these days, but I’m just not into it. I just like watching TV and the truth is that Canadian TV sucks. I don’t follow any of the shows and although our cultures are very similar, there are some distinct differences that make me just not interested in Canadian TV. So what’s my point? I like to get Hulu in Canada. I’ve got quite few Canadian buddies who also like Hulu and follow American TV shows like Lost, Heroes, and House. It’s great TV wherever you’re from. Chilling out with a beer in from of the tube (ok, laptop) is great. You might be surprised to hear that I’m able to get Hulu in Canada because normally, with a Canadian computer you can’t.
Ok, it’s nothing wrong with the Canadian computer, it’s the Canadian IP address. When you try to get Hulu in Canada you be blocked because Hulu can see your Canadian IP. They require that you have a US IP address in order to stream video from their site. I just learned this trick last year, but I’ll spread the knowledge now. With something called VPN you can change you IP address and get Hulu in Canada.
Now it doesn’t permanently change your IP. When you sign into the VPN server in America, you get assigned a virtual IP address by the VPN server. This, for the time being and for all intents and purposes is your IP address. When you access the Hulu site, they don’t see your Canadian IP, they just see the American one. They think you’re in Kansas, New York, Seattle, or wherever you’ve signed into. So all I have to do when I want to get Hulu in Canada is right click the VPN icon, sign in, and then go to the Hulu site. There’s nothing like a satellite or extra stick or plug or anything. Just a little icon to put on your desktop and you can sign in any time you like.
So now that I’m able to get Hulu in Canada, I’m pretty happy. When I visit in the summer while everyone’s out doing their stuff I can just sit at home and watch old episodes of Saturday Night Live (because new one’s aren’t that funny) or I can see new episodes of Family Guy. There are lots of lifetime movies in there as well but who really likes those anyway. The point is that regardless of where you are, you can now access Hulu’s site. They may go international in the next couple of years, but who wants to wait. For the time being I can get Hulu in Canada with my VPN.