Hulu and Netflix are types of providers that allow you to stream and watch videos by signing to their offered services. If you are signed up to their services, you can watch movies and TV shows through devices like laptop, Xbox or PC. If you have an Xbox 360 and is located in the US, you can sign up to the service so for you to watch Hulu or Netflix. However, if you are on vacation outside the US or a military assigned abroad, what can you do to watch Hulu and Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360?
How You Can Access Hulu or Netflix Using Your Xbox 360
One problem encountered by viewers outside the US is that they cannot watch the programs in the US due to contracts and the legality of things. When you try to access their shows, your IP address will reveal your location and whether you have a Netflix or Hulu account, it will not work if you are outside the US. Therefore, if you want so much to watch Hulu and Netflix outside the USA on Xbox 360, you are left with no other choice but to set up a VPN or a virtual private network on your device. A VPN provides IP addresses that will enable you to access Hulu and Netflix anytime you want to.
How to Setup VPN on Xbox 360
In order for Xbox 360 to work with a VPN, you will need the following:
• A wireless router
• A laptop with wireless and LAN port
• An account with a VPN provider
To access Hulu and Netflix using Xbox 360, you have to plug the device into a laptop with a cross over cable then set the Xbox 360 dashboard IP and DNS settings to automatic. Click the menu tab on your laptop then click network, choose properties, this will lead you to the network and sharing section of your laptop. Click “manage network connections” then click Local Area Connections then tick properties. After which, choose internet protocol version 4. Click Use the following IP address then type in 192.168.0.1 with 255.255.255.0 subnet mask. Click VPN properties then tick sharing tab. Choose allow other network users to connect through this computers interne connection. Under that, open the home network connections then choose Local Area Connection. Be sure that your laptop is connected to the internet through wireless connection and you are also connected to your VPN provider. Take a network test using your XboxLive to check if you are successfully connected. If all goes well, you can now access Hulu and Netflix through your Xbox 360.