Can I pay for Hulu with Bitcoin?

By | January 23, 2018

I would love to pay for Hulu with Bitcoin. Is that possible? 

It is a valid question, but if you are really into cryptocurrencies you will know that Bitcoin is struggling with one specific thing at the moment, transaction fees. If you have your money in any cryptocurrency exchange, you will most likely pay something like 0,001 BTC to transfer your money. That might not seem like a lot of money, but if you take a look at that amount in USD, that is 10 USD (at the moment). So, would you be willing to pay 10 Dollar in order to pay your monthly Hulu fee which might be the same? That is not very likely. And another problem is that you pay your Hulu subscription on a monthly basis, but there is no for Hulu to automatically withdraw money from your private Bitcoin wallet every month. For that reason, and probably lots of others, you can not pay for your Hulu subscription with Bitcoin at the moment.

Hulu with Bitcoin

What about other cryptocurrencies?

That is a valid question, as there are other cryptocurrencies both faster and cheaper than Bitcoin. The main problem might be dealing with the monthly subscription payment, and also the fact that cryptocurrencies aren’t widely accepted as a payment form yet. Some VPN providers accept it, but that is because they are very much into anonymity already. But, for a streaming service like Hulu that is not important, and thus they remain with the traditional payment methods.

We should not forget that Hulu is very strict with only allowing Americans subscribe to their service. For that reason, an American payment card or an American PayPal account is needed to subscribe. If they would accept cryptocurrencies, they would no longer be able to control that, and thus it can not be used.

There are ways to bypass the payment process and sign up for Hulu, also without an American payment card or without American PayPal. You can read more about how to sign up, pay for, and enjoy Hulu abroad in this article.

 

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