Multiple location question

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I have HULU in a weekend house. Really like it with Roku stick. I bought a second for my full time house and found out HULU will not allow a subscription in two locations. I'm only one guy and am looking for a nifty solution or a comparable provider that lets me use my subscription where I am.
 
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Thank you. I will see if there is an option for that. From what they are telling me in chats is that I am using different networks (Comcast and TDS) so it is not something they can control. I am not buying that and will be looking for a provider that will allow a subscription to run on Comcast and TDS at different times. Does anybody know if Sling or any of the others will do that?
 

Interesting. My sister (in Arizona) often visits my house (in California), so she added Hulu to my Roku and logged in with her subscription. We haven't had any problems with it deactivating at either location. Both of our providers are Cox. I'd always assumed Hulu was like the others and let you connect from multiple devices (most of the services limit the number of simultaneous streams, rather than the number of devices). But based on your experience it seems like it was just coincidental because we both happened to use Cox.

Hulu is supposed to support 2 simultaneous streams, so it seems odd to me they'd enforce a stream- and location-requirement. But upon a quick search, that does seem to be the case. Mobile devices can connect to Hulu from anywhere, but they location-limit "living room" devices like the Roku. That does present a possible solution though - you could stream Hulu to your phone, and have your phone cast it to your Roku. Quality will be degraded due to the casting, but if you're not picky and the WiFi router is near your viewing sofa it should be tolerable.

https://help.hulu.com/en-us/where-you-can-watch-hulu-live-tv

In my experience with the other streaming services, the streams can be in any location (to account for people using their mobile devices at hotels, Starbucks, etc), although I never considered the same-ISP aspect of it before. Sling's cheapest service is actually the worst, supporting only a single stream. Which, granted if you live alone, may be enough.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/youtube-tv-vs-cable-tv-replacements,news-24578.html

I'm on DirecTV Now which limits me to just 2 streams. However, they're set up like a cable service, so I can use my DirecTV Now login to activate a lot of stations with their own Roku channels. e.g. I can watch HBO via the DirecTV Now app, or I can start the HBO Go app and sign in to that using my DirecTV Now account. Viewing a movie on HBO Go does not count against my 2 DirecTV Now streams.

https://help.directvnow.com/hc/en-us/articles/215395423-Watch-on-network-websites-and-mobile-apps-with-your-DIRECTV-NOW-account
 
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