How to Watch Hulu in Poland

Last Updated by John Bennet on May 16, 2019

If you’re a fan of American television, there are few digital streaming services more appealing than Hulu. The US-based company, a joint endeavor of American giants Disney, Fox, Comcast and Time Warner, is a subscription-based service carrying current and past episodes of popular American television shows from both network and cable channels.

Hulu also offers discounted deals with other streaming services like HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime, and in 2018 signed a deal with streaming music service Spotify.

How to Watch Hulu in Poland Using VPN

Using a VPN to watch Hulu in Poland requires just a few easy steps to get up and running.

  1. Select the Internet-capable device you want to use to watch Hulu – i.e. a tablet, PC, laptop or smartphone.
  2. Research, download and install the VPN you wish to use to watch Hulu. You can choose from the list above or make your own choice.
  3. Open the VPN app and use it to connect to a VPN network in the US or one of its aforementioned territories.
  4. Proceed to to set up your account and begin enjoying its streaming services.

Don’t forget to use the VPN network to access an American server and IP address every time you use Hulu or your connection will be blocked from future use.

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In recent years, Hulu has started producing original work, emulating a similar trend started by competitors like Amazon TV, Netflix, and YouTube. One of these, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, won multiple Emmy awards last year.

A list of all-time favorite American TV shows available with a Hulu subscription includes, but is not limited to:

  • Seinfeld
  • South Park
  • Family Guy
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Law and Order: SVU
  • The Simpsons
  • Lost
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • The Walking Dead
  • The X-Files
  • Blackish
  • Cheers

Hulu’s Limitations

The biggest limiting factor in enjoying Hulu’s services is the extremely small area of availability. Hulu is based in the United States and its American services are only available, US territories and on-site at American military bases worldwide.

These territories include:

  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • US Virgin Islands

In 2014, Hulu launched in Japan, showcasing both American and Japanese movies along with many popular Japanese TV programs and a few American ones including “Grey’s Anatomy” and the “CSI” franchise.

The VPN Solution

Trying to subscribe to Hulu in Poland is impossible by traditional methods, but that does not make it impossible. The best way to circumvent Hulu’s geo-blocking strategy is to employ a virtual private network (VPN). VPN’s function by creating a link between your Internet-capable device with a server hosted by the VPN in another country, in this case, one located in the US or one of its territories.

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The technology behind VPNs is that the link between your computer and the VPN server is a heavily-encrypted tunnel that is virtually impossible for a third party to spy on or hack into to look at the information being sent or received.

When the VPN server receives your information and requests, it decrypts them and sends them on to the websites they are intended for. But first, it assigns your computer an IP address that corresponds to the country it is based in. Thus, when a website like Hulu receives your request to purchase a membership or begin streaming an episode of “Seinfeld,” it believes your computer is located in the United States.

The video select will begin streaming, with that data passing first to the VPN server, where it is encrypted and sent on to your actual location. Your computer decrypts it and you go on watching your favorite shows.

There are dozens of VPNs on the market to choose from, but three of the best when it comes to unlocking Hulu to watch in Poland are NordVPN, ExpressVPN and PrivateVPN. NordVPN is perennially the highest-ranked VPN by public opinion and has one of the most potent networks of servers and sites to overcome geo-restricted services. ExpressVPN takes its customer security very seriously, using its own DNS on all servers to avoid leakage and possessing more than 1,500 servers. PrivateVPN uses a kill switch and 2048-bit encryption to guarantee your safety and anonymity.

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John Bennet
John Bennet is an experienced data and communications engineer and cross-platform copy and content writer and editor with a keen interest in cybersecurity. He has been working with and researching, VPNs and other online privacy tools for many years.