Hulu Blocking VPN Users
Earlier this year, Hulu tried to prevent many people – including its own user base – from accessing its services simply because they were coming from an IP addresses connected to a VPN service.
This discrimination is still in place, as the service doesn’t appear to want anyone without a clear cut IP address to be able to access online TV streaming through their services. This has been particularly hard on people who subscribe to the service but were accessing it through VPNs because of online privacy concerns – which, as it happens, is a large majority of people.
Fortunately, services like VPN Zoom are able to work around the issue by offering its users access to dynamic IP address pool. These help you access the sites you’ve come to love and subscribe to, like Hulu, Netflix and more.
VPN Zoom is great for this and a host of other reasons. Not only does it help protect your online activity and your identity, it can get around geographical restrictions that prevent you from accessing services you may be subscribed to, and in some cases, it can even help boost performance with those services.
Wait, what?? It’s true. Some Internet Service Providers in the past year have tried to limit bandwidth to certain services such as Netflix or Amazon. There’s even a legislative push right now in the U.S. Congress to attack Net Neutrality and let big telecoms restrict it further. While we’ll touch on the absolute importance of Net Neutrality later, we’ll talk about boosted performance now.
The throttling of bandwidth has happened with some ISPs throughout the United States, as their very own customers sought to utilize the bandwidth they paid for on the service they were subscribed to.
So, to avoid the throttling, users can easily just jump around it. By accessing Netflix through VPN Zoom you’re able to bypass the decreased bandwidth through a dynamic IP address that falls outside the limited range an ISP may have placed the throttling on. That means you’re essentially “unlocking” the rest of the bandwidth to make sure that your streaming service doesn’t get interrupted or outright stopped.
And that’s a very good thing.