Why can't I use Hulu internationally?

Jan 4, 2019

A Hulu subscription is intended for use by members of a single U.S. household. Therefore, you will need a U.S.-issued form of payment when you sign up. Read on to learn more about a few other international restrictions. 

Hulu and Hulu (No Ads)

Hulu and Hulu (No Ads) subscribers are able to stream anywhere in the U.S. — including Puerto Rico and U.S. military bases.

Live TV

A Live TV subscription is intended for use by members of a single U.S. residence. At this time, Live TV subscribers are not able to stream in U.S. territories, on U.S. military bases, or internationally.  


Hulu can help military families stay connected to the shows and movies from home that they enjoy the most. While we’d love to provide access to all service members and their families living overseas, we can only offer streaming capabilities to those receiving their internet service directly from the base. If you’re unable to stream from a U.S. military base, or if our system has incorrectly determined that you are outside of the country, please contact us directly for further assistance. 

Anonymous Proxy/VPN 

Hulu doesn’t work with anonymizers or proxy services. There are a few common scenarios that can lead to you being identified as using an anonymous proxy — if you do use such a  service you’ll need to disable it in order to stream Hulu.