We had previously written a guide on how to access Hulu outside US which essentially involved using a proxy server or a VPN service. But now, someone at Reddit has found out an alternative which doesn’t require the use of a proxy server or VPN server. All you need is a Firefox add-on and a few blocked ports!


How to] Access Hulu from Outside the U.S

1. Download Modify Headers Firefox add-on.

2. Go to Tools > Modify Headers in Firefox and add a new filter by clicking on the drop-down menu and hitting “add“.

3. In the first box type X-Forwarded-For and in the second box, type in the IP address of any US web site. Leave the third box blank, and then save and enable the filter.

4. Next, block TCP and UDP port 1935. To do so, Windows users must follow these instructions.

If you are a mac user, type the following in the Terminal window

sudo ipfw add 0 deny tcp from any to any 1935
sudo ipfw add 0 deny udp from any to any 1935

If you are on Linux, install iptables to do it through Terminal as well, with the commands:

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -j DROP
iptables -A INPUT -p udp --dport 1935 -j DROP

As you might have guessed, the above tweak is not just for Hulu, but works for many other US-only streaming sites. If Flash gets disabled, you might need to explicitly turn on flash while watching the videos.

We are not sure till when this tweak will work on Hulu in particular. Do let us know if you managed to check it out. Also, make sure you check the original thread on Reddit as the users are updating the information frequently.


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6 thoughts on “Access Hulu from Outside the U.S. Without a Proxy or VPN

  1. hey.. i have completed all the procedures but u wrote in mozilla fire fox header that>>>
    In the first box type X-Forwarded-For and in the second box, type in the IP address of any US web site. Leave the third box blank,

    but , I choose filter from left drop down menu and entered X-Forwarded-For in the first box , but the second box is gray-shaded which mean i cannot type/enter any thing in the second box while 3rd box is available .

    Please watch this image here

    and tell me how to do this ? I really want to do this.

    A waiting for your reply.

  2. Tried this, went through all the steps correctly. Works on ABC, but not CBS or HULU. Im from Canada and Hulu and CBS still manage block me. Let me know if u figured out a way to fix this

  3. I’ve been using Jumpto.com and its been fast and stable. Been able to watch Hulu.com, CBS, NBC no problem!

  4. Ok as of 5 minutes ago a good free vpn service to access hulu in canada is raptor vpn. If u have trouble getting email while using it, find out if you can secure your smtp connection, if not, you can sign up for a free email account with gmail. Gmail works with programs like outlook and windows mail. Raptor appears to be 100% free, and limitles. Any questions or comments feel free to email me at robmartin519@gmail.com.

    I tried the firefox method, it dont work now.

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