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Old 12-06-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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Streaming live TV and Hulu

I cut the cord about a year ago and signed up for DirecTV Now. It worked well and I enjoyed live TV at home and on our 4 month trip on our RV.
When we got home I switched to Hulu live TV which includes movies and TV series. I liked the idea of having the movies and TV series and it cost a little less than DirecTV Now. Hulu has a pretty good selection of live channels but not quite as many as DirecTV Now but with the added movies and TV shows it's a pretty good deal.

But there's one big drawback I didn't know about with Hulu. You can't stream Hulu to a TV at locations other than the location you register at. So basically you can't use it on an RV and travel. You can however use a mobile device to receive Hulu live TV and cast to any TV. Chromcast is OK but just adds another layer of complications.

I might switch back to DirecTV Now.
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I'm surprised I'm not getting any comments. Am I the only one who didn't know Hulu doesn't allow streaming to a TV not at the location you registered at.

I like it enough that I might try using Chromcast. I don't understand why Hulu applied this restriction. DirecTV Now doesn't, but I'm not sure about other streaming services.
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I'm surprised I'm not getting any comments. Am I the only one who didn't know Hulu doesn't allow streaming to a TV not at the location you registered at.

I like it enough that I might try using Chromcast. I don't understand why Hulu applied this restriction. DirecTV Now doesn't, but I'm not sure about other streaming services.

I was not aware of that, but using a vpn should fix the problem. I tried several streaming services and for me Sling is the best as it has a better interface. I signed up for 3 months of Direct at $10 a month but only used 1 month and left because they don't give an opportunity to adjust the stream rate. I used it at home and blew through a terabyte in less than a month and I have a cap.
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I also signed up for Hulu and was surprised that it wouldn't work while traveling in our RV. Has anyone found a way to get it to work while traveling? Would a VPN work?
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This from HULU, just now:

I’m getting an error stating I’m not at Home
Whether you’re actually at Home or not, there are a few scenarios where you may find yourself running into such an error message.

You’re connected to a mobile hotspot: Mobile hotspots cannot be used to set your Home Location. You’ll need to set your Home using a residential, non-mobile network.
You’ve recently moved: If you’ve recently moved, you’ll need update your Home network — using one of your four available Home changes per year — in order to access Hulu again.
You’re actually not at Home: No-brainer. Since Hulu + Live TV subscriptions are intended for single household use, you’ll need to be connected to your Home in order to stream on most devices. When you’re on-the-go, you can use a mobile device to stream — just make sure you open the mobile app at Home once every 30 days.
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Note that this applies only to Hulu Live.
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This from HULU, just now:

Iím getting an error stating Iím not at Home
Whether youíre actually at Home or not, there are a few scenarios where you may find yourself running into such an error message.

Youíre connected to a mobile hotspot: Mobile hotspots cannot be used to set your Home Location. Youíll need to set your Home using a residential, non-mobile network.
Youíve recently moved: If youíve recently moved, youíll need update your Home network ó using one of your four available Home changes per year ó in order to access Hulu again.
Youíre actually not at Home: No-brainer. Since Hulu + Live TV subscriptions are intended for single household use, youíll need to be connected to your Home in order to stream on most devices. When youíre on-the-go, you can use a mobile device to stream ó just make sure you open the mobile app at Home once every 30 days.
Thanks for the info Cpl Ed, we're going full time in June so we won't have a "home" location except for our RV.
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When youíre on-the-go, you can use a mobile device to stream ó just make sure you open the mobile app at Home once every 30 days.
I was not aware you must log onto Hulu at least once a month from your registered home address.
We're going on our summer trip soon, so I guess we'll be looking for another streaming service.

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YouTube TV is what you need. Live TV anywhere you go. We've had it for 6-7 months and it's worked everywhere.

Stop live TV, record for later and uses a TV guide style "live" page. Love it.

It's all we use at home and on the road.

I tried HULU but it did not compare to YouTubeTV.
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Can you pick up Fox News on You Tube?
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I signed up for you tube tv. Looks promising.
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I cut the cord too and installed a Channel Master DVR. I now have 3 CM DVRs. I record at home and play the recording on the road. I don't get National News which I see as another benefit.
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I can on mine
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YouTube TV is what you need. Live TV anywhere you go. We've had it for 6-7 months and it's worked everywhere.
I would love to switch from DTVN to YTTV but they are still missing several channels that the old DTVN "Live a Little" package had.

The old packages DTVN are no longer available to new customers and they are missing several channels. The new DTVN packages do include HBO, no extra charge.
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