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Why Does Hulu Need My Location?

By Aparna Jayan / September 30, 2021

Hulu has the best collection of the newest TV shows and movies. Its affordable packages come in all price ranges, and it also has a lot of extra premium networks and add-ons that can be added to the plans. But Hulu asks its subscribers to give access to their current location in the process of joining the streaming service, so many viewers wonder why Hulu requests their home location. Let's find out.

Hulu decides on which and how many local and regional live TV channels are made available to a specific subscriber based on their current location, so this is why the platform needs information regarding your current place.

If a user is traveling, this feature changes the content of their library based on location. Hulu + Live TV subscribers need to grant location access to Hulu so the service can provide the regional channels available in the geographical area of the users.

Hulu uses the live location to provide the channels on the Live TV platform accordingly. The availability of location helps this live TV service optimize the content and provide a better experience for its users.

However, the service offered by Hulu is sensitive to the geographic location for geo-blocking purposes as well - it is available only to people accessing the service from the US, Puerto Rico, and the US military bases. People outside these areas can get around the Hulu home location and access it only by using a VPN service (this will only offer a US IP to an already subscribed customer).

Must Read: 5 Best VPN That Works With Hulu

Providing your location details to Hulu only enhances your viewing experience. If you want to know more about how this platform works, read our Hulu review.



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