How to watch Hulu in New Zealand in 2024

Devin Bohbrink
Last updated on:
April 17, 2024

Discover how to watch Hulu in New Zealand with our simple guide. Learn to set up a US residential IP and subscribe to Hulu, bypassing geo-restrictions.

How to watch Hulu in New Zealand in 2024

Steps on How to Watch Hulu in New Zealand

The good news is that it’s easy to get set up to watch Hulu in New Zealand by following these steps. We recommend choosing a true residential IP address over a VPN due to legitimacy and showing up as a physical location. 

Step 1 - Get a Residential IP Address

First, you’ll need to find a reputable provider that offers US residential IP addresses. This means you will be getting an IP address that’s located in the US, so you’ll be able to watch Hulu. Once you find a provider, such as US IP Address, all you need to do is sign up for an account.  

After you sign up, you should have a dashboard where you can manage your IPs and configure settings. You’ll also need to install the software they provide and follow the instructions to direct your internet traffic through the IP address. 

Before you sign up for Hulu, we also recommend testing out your new IP address. You can do so with websites such as to check the location and other details. Testing will help you confirm that it’s setup correctly so you can start watching Hulu in New Zealand! 

Step 2 - Subscribe to Hulu in New Zealand

Once you’ve tested the IP address, you’ll need to subscribe to Hulu. You’ll need to head over to the Hulu website and create an account. It’s important to note that this should be done on the device that you have the US IP address connected to so you can access Hulu. 

Another thing to consider is that Hulu requires a US-based payment method, which can be an issue if you’re in NZ. Here are a few ways to get around this part of the process: 

  • Gift Cards: Purchase a Hulu gift card from a third-party vendor that is US-based. You can use this to pay for your subscription instead of your regular bank. 
  • Virtual Prepaid Cards: Use a virtual prepaid card that can be used for online purchases in the US. 

Ask a Friend: If you know someone living in the US, you could ask them to help you set up the subscription so they can use a US-based payment.

Step 3 - How to Download the Hulu App in NZ

Hulu can be used on all sorts of devices from cell phones to smart TVs. To watch Hulu in New Zealand, you’ll need to download the app on desired devices. There are two ways to do this. 

Option 1 - Switch Your Local App Store or Play Store to US

For users who already have an existing Apple ID or Google account, switching your account region to the US is a straightforward way to watch Hulu in NZ. Before you download Hulu, make sure your device is connected to the US IP address that you set up. 

On Android 

  • Open the Google Play Store and go to the menu
  • Go to Account, and find the option to switch your region to the US under “Country and Profiles.”
  • Follow the instructions to add a new country. You may need to add a payment method linked to the country you’re switching to, which is where those gift cards can come into play
  • Go to the Google Play Store and download Hulu

For iOS 

  • Go to the Apple Store App
  • Head to Settings, click your name and select “Media & Purchases”
  • Click on “View Account” and then “Country/Region”
  • Select “Change Country or Region” and click on the United States 
  • Agree to the terms and conditions, and provide a US-based payment method or address
  • Go back to the Apple Store App and download Hulu 

Note that this won’t work unless you have the US IP address or a VPN set up. 

Option 2 - Create a New US App Store or Play Store Account

Another option is to create a new account specifically for the US region. This can be more reliable for continuous access without altering your current account settings. 

For Android Users

  • Head over to the Google Accounts page and create a new account while you’re connect to your US IP address 
  • Set the US as your home country
  • Log into the Google Play Store with your new US account. You will automatically have access to the US Play Store where you can find Hulu to watch in New Zealand

For iOS Users

  • Go to the Apple ID account page 
  • Create a new Apple ID under your US IP address 
  • Select the United States as your country while you’re signing up 
  • Log out of your current Apple ID and use your new US ID. You will have access to the US Apple Store where you can download the Hulu app in NZ.


The bottom line is that while Hulu isn’t technically available in New Zealand, there are several workarounds to get you streaming. Make sure you set up a US residential IP address so that your device registers as located in the US. Once you do this, you’ll be able to subscribe and watch Hulu in NZ. 

This video breaks down how to download and use Hulu in New Zealand if you have an Android device.

If you’d like to learn more check out these video tutorials. They provide step-by-step information on how to download Hulu and use it in New Zealand.

Have an iPhone or iPad? This video covers how to watch Hulu in New Zealand on Apple devices.

Ready to start watching Hulu outside of the US? Check out our other guides, and don’t forget to set up your residential US IP address!

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Devin Bohbrink
Devin Bohbrink

Content writer interested in all things travel and entertainment. When she’s not writing, Devin is either snuggled up with her cats watching a great show, or planning her next trip.

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