How to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada? [Updated 2022 Guide]

Hulu on Roku – Follow this guide to stream Hulu content on your Roku device!

Let’s face it, Netflix gets all the hype when it comes to original content, but Hulu has been churning out content for years… From award-winning hits like Normal People and The Handmaid’s Tale to underrated dramas such as Nine Perfect Strangers, these are the Hulu Originals you should stream with your family this holiday season. Since you’re here, we assume you already have this planned and looking for ways to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada.

As you know, Hulu is a US-exclusive streaming platform and is geo-restricted to other regions. This means you will require a powerful VPN technology to access Hulu in Canada.

Here’s a bummer, Roku devices don’t have native VPN support. But don’t worry! We have got this figured out. Just scroll down and learn how to get Hulu on Roku in Canada.

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How to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada – Quick Guide

Since Hulu on Roku Canada cannot be accessible due to geo-restriction, you have to rely on a VPN tool to access the service in Canada. This means you won’t be able to find Hulu on your Roku device channel list either if you’re residing in Canada. But a US Roku account can solve this problem.

With a US Roku account, you will be able to download the Hulu app and connect your VPN to stream all the content that Hulu has to offer.

But how am I supposed to do this all? Don’t worry, we will walk you through this process step-by-step. In this blog, we will address your queries related to:

How to make a US Roku Account to stream Hulu

There are two approaches for creating a US Roku account in Canada:

Let’s elaborate on each approach to see which one suits you the best:

 

Method 1: Create a US Roku account to stream Hulu using a Credit Card

Here’s how you can make a US Roku account with a credit card:

  1. Subscribe to a VPN service that works with Hulu. We strongly recommend ExpressVPN as it has plenty of US servers to offer.
  2. Install the VPN app on your device, Launch the app and enter your credentials to sign in.
  3. After logging in, connect to a US server from the list.
  4. Once the connection is established, head to Roku website and sign up for a new account by clicking on the ‘Create Account.’
  5. On the Create your Roku account page, enter all the required details.
  6. It will ask you to select your PIN preferences for any in-platform purchases. I don’t really prefer to use a PIN for in-house purchases, but you can do so if you’re comfortable with it. After that, click ‘Continue’ once you’ve selected your preferred PIN. Roku-USA-account-registration
  7. You will then be redirected to a payment method page. Choose a credit card from the list of options.
  8. Fill in all your credit card details, such as card number, expiration date, security code, and the name on your card. Roku-USA-account-using-credit-card
  9. In the billing address section, select your country as USA, and type in the street address linked with your credit card. For state and city, enter any random US city and state. For example, Illinois, Chicago, and then enter a US zip code that aligns with your chosen city and state. Once done, hit “Save and Continue.”
  10. Congratulations, you now have a new US Roku account. Just log into your Roku account and download the Hulu app from the channels list.

 

Method 2: Create US Roku Account to unblock Hulu on Roku in Canada with PayPal

This method is quite easier than the credit card one. This method doesn’t require you to provide additional details about billing address or anything, all you need is a valid PayPal account to create a US Roku account. Here’s how:

  1. After connecting to ExpressVPN, head to the Roku website and click on the “Create Account.”
  2. Choose PayPal as your preferred payment method. Roku-Canada-account-with-PayPal
  3. Fill in all the details, such as email address and mobile number linked with your PayPal account. Once done with all the details, click on “Next.”
  4. Voila! Your new US Roku account is now created. You can now log in to your Roku device and download the Hulu app.

Now that you have a new US Roku account, you will still need to connect your Roku TV to a VPN to stream Hulu in Canada.

 

How to connect to a VPN for streaming Hulu on Roku Canada

Since Roku devices don’t have built-in VPN support, you’ll have to look for another means to unblock Hulu on your Roku device. Here are the three proven methods to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada:

  1. By configuring a VPN on your wireless router
  2. Cast or mirror your VPN-connected device to your TV with Roku
  3. By setting up a Virtual VPN Hotspot

 

1. How to set up a VPN on the Wireless Router on Roku for Hulu

By setting up a VPN on your wireless router, you will have widespread protection and security across your entire network. It also lets you connect VPN on devices that don’t natively support VPN including, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, and PS4. Here’s how you can set up a VPN on the router for accessing Hulu on Roku:

  •   Subscribe to a reliable router VPN such as ExpressVPN.
  •   Download and install its app on your computer
  •   Open the Router Dashboard by entering 192.16.168.1.1 into the URL of your browser.
  •   Click on the “Services” tab and from the options click on “VPN.”
  •   Beside the “Start OpenVPN client” box, click on the “Enable” button.
  •   Configure the router setting from the ExpressVPN guide.
  •   In the server selection menu, make sure you’re connected to the US.
  •   Reset the router and connect your Roku to your Wi-Fi.
  •   Open the Hulu app on your Roku and start streaming!

 

2. How to watch Hulu on Roku via Screen Mirroring or Casting

Casting and mirroring are wireless technologies that let you stream content from your device to a TV with Roku. After connecting your device to a VPN, you can mirror it to a TV via your Roku. In this guide, we are taking an android device as an example.

  1. Subscribe and download the VPN app on your device. ExpressVPN is recommended.
  2. Connect to a US-based server.
  3. Make sure the Android and Roku devices are updated to the latest versions
  4. Most devices have a screen mirror feature with different terms. Depending on your Android device, look for a feature called AllShare Cast, HTV Connect, display mirroring, Quick Connect, SmartShare, Smart View, or wireless display.
  5. Go to your Android device’s settings menu and turn on screen mirroring. You may find this option within a submenu like connection, cast, display, or network.
  6. On the Roku device, go to settings > System > Screen mirroring and make sure “Enable screen mirroring” is checked.
  7. With screen mirror enabled, find your Roku streaming device or Roku TV from the list that appears on your Android screen and request a connection.
  8. Start screen mirroring the Android device onto the Roku.

Here are the compatible casting and mirroring options to stream from your VPN-connected device to a TV via your Roku:

Device Casting Mirroring
Android (with VPN) ✘ Not supported ✔ Supported
Chromebook (with VPN) ✘ Not supported ✔ Supported
Windows (with VPN) ✘ Not supported ✘ Not supported
Linux (with VPN) ✘ Not supported ✘ Not supported

You can also use the AirPlay feature to mirror Hulu on Apple TV.

 

3. How to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada via Virtual VPN hotspot

Another way to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada is by setting up a hotspot via Windows and then connecting with Roku. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. On your Windows 10 computer, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Hotspot.
  2. Select “Wi-Fi” under “share my Internet connection.”
  3. Go to ‘Related Settings’ and then click on “Change adapter options” to create a new Network name and password.
  4. On the ‘Network Connections,’ rename the connection you just made.
  5. Now, right-click on ‘ExpressVPN Tap Adapter’ to access its properties.
  6. Select ‘Sharing’ and mark ‘check’ on the option that says ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.’
  7. Select the connection you created earlier and click on “OK.”
  8. Hotspot has now been created. Now launch your ExpressVPN.
  9. From the list, connect to a US-based server.
  10. Once the connection is established, turn on your Roku and connect to your newly created Hotspot by navigating through these steps:
  11. Go to settings > Network > Set up Connection > Wireless > select the hotspot connection that you recently created and enter the credentials.
  12. You can now watch Hulu on Roku in Canada and stream all the shows that you have missed out on.

 

How to get Hulu App on Roku?

Here’s how you can add the Hulu app to your channel list on Roku:

  1. On your Roku remote, hit the ‘Home’ button.
  2. Select Streaming Channels from the list.
  3. Click ‘Search Channel.’
  4. Search for ‘Hulu.’ It will appear in the search results. how-to-add-Hulu-app-on-Roku
  5. Select the Hulu app and then on Add Channel. It will start installing.
  6. Once the channel is installed, select OK.
  7. From your remote control, press the Home button again.
  8. If you have a Hulu subscription, enter your credentials and sign in.
  9. You’re all set to start watching Hulu on Roku.

 

List of Roku Devices supporting Hulu

According to the Hulu Support page, the following Roku devices are compatible with Hulu streaming:

  •   Roku Ultra
  •   Roku Premiere and Premiere+
  •   Roku Express and Express+
  •   Roku 3 and 4
  •   Roku 2 (model 4210X)
  •   Roku Streaming Stick (model 3500X or later)
  •   Roku TV
  •   4k Roku TV

 

Roku Devices that support Hulu Classic app

Last year, Hulu announced that its app no longer supports outdated Roku devices. However, you can use a Hulu classic app on the following devices:

  •   Roku 1 – model 2710X
  •   Roku 2 – model 2720X
  •   Roku LT – model 2700X

Viewers using the above-listed Roku models can watch videos from the Hulu streaming library, but they will not have access to certain features such as Premium Add-ons or live TV.

Roku TV Models supporting Hulu

The following Roku TV models support Hulu:

  • TCL
  • Sharp
  • JVC
  • Element
  • Philips
  • Hisense
  • Hitachi
  • JVC
  • Magnavox
  • Philips
  • Westinghouse
  • Sanyo
  • RCA

Roku Devices with no support for Hulu

Here is the list of Roku devices that don’t support Hulu:

  •   Roku HD model 2500X
  •   Roku 2 HD models 3000X and 3050X
  •   Roku 2 XS model 3100X
  •   Roku Streaming Stick models 3400X and 3420X
  •   Roku LT model 2400X and 2450X

Alternate Streaming Options to explore on Roku

The following streaming options are available on your Roku device:

How to fix Hulu Not Working on Roku issue?

Your Hulu app might not be working for two reasons:

1. Outdated Roku device

Make sure you have an upgraded version. If you’re not sure about your Roku model, you can check it by following these steps:

  • Go to the settings menu and select System > About

Please note that model numbers 3500 and later will be able to get the latest Hulu app.

2. Update your Hulu app

Hulu has recently updated its app. So, make sure you’re using an updated Hulu app. To verify your Hulu app is updated to the latest version 6.6.3 or higher,

  • Go to the Roku home screen > Hulu app > press * on your remote.

How can I cancel Hulu on Roku?

Here’s how you can remove Hulu from your Roku channel list:

  • Navigate to the Hulu icon and press the (*) button on your Roku Home screen.
  • Select Manage Subscription.
  • Select Cancel subscription and confirm.
  • Your Hulu subscription stands canceled.

FAQs

Yes! Hulu is available on all the latest versions of Roku devices. But if you’re residing in Canada, you have to make a US Roku account first. With a US Roku account and your device connected to VPN, you can watch Hulu on Roku in Canada.


No, although you can download the Hulu app for free on Roku, you need to have its subscription to actually stream its content on Roku. Just for your info, Hulu does offer a one-month free trial to new users, so if you want to enjoy Hulu streaming for free, you know what to do…


The pricing packages of Hulu on Roku are:

–        $5.99/month (Hulu with ads)

–        $11.99/month (Hulu without ads)

You will get a free month trial with both the services.


If you can’t find Hulu on Roku, it might be because of two reasons:

–        Outdated Roku app. Any fixes? Update your Roku device to the latest version

–        Geo-restriction. Any fixes? Use a VPN!


Follow these steps to update your Hulu app on Roku:

–        On your Roku Homepage, select Settings.

–        Select System Update and press Check now, and click OK.

–        Your Hulu will now be updated.


Almost all latest Roku players support Hulu+ Live TV besides a few older versions.

Models like 2400 to 3100 and the Sticks model 2420 or later don’t support Hulu+ Live TV.


Yes, users having older Roku devices like Roku Streaming Player (2400 to 3100) and Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or older) can use the classic Hulu app. However, you won’t be able to access some of its features like Premium Add-ons or live TV.


Conclusion

So, that’s a wrapped on our guide on “how to watch Hulu on Roku in Canada”… I hope you have all your questions answered here.

Just a quick recap, you need a premium VPN subscription to access Hulu in Canada since the service is geo-restricted outside the US. And there’s no other VPN service that can provide you seamless access to Hulu than ExpressVPN. Most VPNs are not compatible with Roku devices, so you either have to screen mirror from your VPN-connected device to Roku TV or set up a VPN on a wireless router.