Hulu recommends that you set up a home network before you sign up for a subscription. Hulu recommends that you do it within 30 days. This ensures that you can stream both local and regional channels.
Many users experience problems with the service even after they have set up their home network. The “Video is not available at this location” error.
Hulu does not work if you attempt to access the service from another location.
Instead, you receive the error message
You can only use this type of device with your Hulu subscription. Please update your Home Location on your Hulu Account if you have moved or changed your internet service provider.
Your account could be blocked if you continue to try.
But, why is the error occurring when you access the service from the same location as before? These are some possible causes
- You’re using a Wi-Fi network shared by others
- Hulu can’t identify which network you are currently using
- You have not checked into your mobile device
- A VPN is being used
If you try to view Hulu from two different locations, the error will appear. This means that you won’t be able to stream live events.
Hulu Live: Steps to avoid a home error
Here are some ways to fix Hulu’s home location error:
1. 1.Update your home network
You can update or change your home network if you’ve moved or received a new ISP.
- Log out
- Log in with a supported living-room device such as a Smart TV or Android device, Fire TV Stick, or Xbox One
When updating your home network, ensure that you are not using a mobile or residential internet connection. Alternate:
- On a computer or mobile browser, go to your Hulu Online Account Page
- Click Privacy and Settings
- To change your home’s location, click on Set or Modify Home
You should not share your Wi-Fi network with anyone else or use a mobile hotspot when updating your home network. You can only update your network four times in a 12-month period.
2. Check-in on your mobile device
If you have a mobile device, Hulu can be viewed away from your home. However, you will need to log in within 30 days. If you get an error message, you can open the app from your home.
Next, connect to your account via your home network from your mobile device. If successful, Hulu will register the network, allowing you to access its services on other living room devices.
It will also allow you to stream videos on Hulu from anywhere in the US.
3. 3. Disable your VPN
A VPN will not allow you to access Hulu from your exact location.
If you use a proxy server, videos will not be streamed. You must deactivate it before you can access any content.
4. Hulu TV in multiple homes
If you are using a Live TV plan, you cannot access Hulu TV in multiple homes. This service is only available to a single home.
You have two options: sign up for another Live TV account or use existing plans.
You must ensure that your home network is connected to Hulu to perform a Hulu Home Location Override.
To check in to your account, you can also use your smartphone to view shows. To avoid interruptions, you will need to do this every 30 days.