When you go to Europe this summer you might want to think about getting a VPN. If you’ve got a Hulu account, or like watching their free stuff, you’ll be disappointed to know that you can’t stream Hulu in Europe. Yes, Hulu still hasn’t gone international, and even if they had gone international, it’s likely that you wouldn’t be able to access your Hulu account in full when you travel overseas. That’s another story though – today we’re talking about how and why to get a VPN to stream Hulu in Europe.
Let’s start with “why”. Hulu is great. You don’t have to worry about bad files from torrents. You don’t have to worry about getting the right videos. You don’t have to worry about waiting three days for that “disk collection” you downloaded from the torrents site only to find it’s actually a Trojan just waiting to infect your computer. Hulu provides on-demand, high quality video, from the latest TV shows. Hulu actually posts new TV shows the morning after they air, so there’s basically no wait time to view a new show. This is why Hulu is so cool.
Why a VPN? Everything else is blocked! This is simple. VPN technology is much more advanced that proxies, and much harder to block, which means that a VPN is the preferred way to stream Hulu in Europe. If you’re going to be traveling, there is definitely going to be some down-time that you’re not going to know what to do with yourself. Hanging out in the hotel, waiting for a plane, sitting on a train or bus for several hours. I know, I travel quite a bit. Traveling in Europe is not just about beer gardens and cathedrals – there will definitely be time to check your Facebook account, upload pics to Flikr, and watch some TV on your Hulu account. This is why more and more people are turning to VPN’s to stream Hulu in Europe.
If you’re going to be traveling for just a few weeks, then a one month VPN account would be sufficient. IF you’re going for a summer, then there are also three month accounts available. IF you live there because of your job, or perhaps you’re actually from there, there are year and two year accounts available depend on what VPN service you choose.
For Hulu fans that have decided that you are going to want to invest in a VPN, are you going to be using your laptop or iPhone? Both can stream Hulu, but if you’re going to connect though a VPN to stream Hulu in Europe then you need to choose between a L2TP and SSL/OpenVPN. SSL is for laptops and L2TP is for iPhone and iPad. There are other options available, but in general, for the fastest and most secure connection, and so you don’t have to worry about all that technical jargon, these two VPN protocols are the way to go!