How To Fix Hulu Error Code P-EDU101? [2023]

Have you ever tried to stream Hulu without using VPN and encountered Hulu error code P-EDU101 stating that you’re using an anonymous proxy or VPN and need to disable it to continue? So, let's fix it quickly!

If you are trying to use a VPN that is incompatible with Hulu to access its server and watch Live TV, that is probably why you are getting the Hulu P-EDU101 Error. The problem usually lies in Hulu’s servers being down, outdated applications, slow internet connection, incorrect billing information, and corrupted cache.

When this error occurs, a message like “It looks like you’re using an anonymous proxy or VPN” is displayed in front of you.

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Hulu Proxy Error Message – Image Credit (Emopulse)

Before you jump into the solutions, try streaming Hulu on a different device to ensure the problem doesn’t lie with your device. You can also log out and into the Hulu app to resolve the problem quickly.

Key Takeaways

  • You may face an error code P-EDU101 when streaming on Hulu using a VPN or proxy. Hulu does not allow the use of a VPN to access its services.
  • If you are not using a proxy, this error may occur due to an outdated application, expired subscription, corrupted cache, and insufficient network connection.
  • Disable your VPN to continue streaming on Hulu. If trying to access from outside Japan or the United States, use ExpressVPN to connect to Hulu’s servers.

What Causes The Hulu Error P-EDU101?

I have listed many issues that could be responsible for causing this issue:

  • Trying to access its server using a VPN that is incompatible with Hulu
  • Outdated application
  • Expired subscription
  • Corrupted cache
  • Bad network connection
  • Incorrect billing information

How To Fix The Hulu Error P-EDU101?

I shall start with the most useful ones, down to the ones that may fix your issues; however, it is less likely. Here’s a list of all the fixes, and I’ll explain them all in detail further down the article:

  1. Disable VPN
  2. Run an internet speed test
  3. Reinstall Hulu
  4. Flush DNS cache
  5. Check billing status
  6. Delete cookies
  7. Reset router
  8. Update app

Firstly, you can go to DownDetector to find out if there have been any Hulu server outages in the past 24 hours. The problem may lie at the Hulu servers’ end, and the app may be undergoing an issue, or the servers may be down for maintenance.

1. Disable VPN

Disabling the VPN has fixed the error for me and many users in the Hulu community as well. So, before following the other fixes, I recommend you uninstall your VPN or turn it off before installing another one. Using free or anonymous proxies can leak your IP address to Hulu’s servers if you are trying to access them from outside Japan and the U.S. Hulu blocks your IP address, and you cannot access the app.

Here is a list of premium VPNs that are compatible with Hulu, and you can install one of them to connect to Hulu’s servers and continue streaming:

  1. SurfShark
  2. ExpressVPN
  3. CyberGhost
  4. ProtonVPN
  5. IPVanish

2. Run Internet Speed Test

A slow internet connection can lead to streaming errors on Hulu and sometimes give proxy errors. You need at least 8 Mbps for live streaming on Hulu and 16 Mbps for 4k streaming.

You should conduct an internet speed test on your device to see if your internet bandwidth falls within the required range. If it is less than 8 Mbps, I suggest you contact your internet service provider for an upgrade to continue streaming on Hulu. Remember Hulu’s internet speed recommendations to work out your new internet plan.

3. Reinstall Hulu

A quick way to fix the proxy error on Hulu is to uninstall and download it on your device again. This will install an updated app version, removing the glitch causing errors on Hulu. It has resolved innumerable errors for me, including this one.

4. Flush DNS Cache

Domain Name System (DNS) stores a list of domain names of web servers you access on the network. Sometimes, it may get corrupted, or an IP conflict can lead to VPN issues on Hulu.

I recommend flushing the DNS to resolve the error.

  1. Go to the search bar on your PC and type “Command Prompt.
  2. Then, open the Command Prompt window.
  3. Type “ipconfig/flushdns” in the command prompt.
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  4. When done, This will flush the DNS cache, and a message “Successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache” will appear.
  5. Finally, close the Command prompt.

Open Hulu to check if the error has been resolved.

5. Check Billing Status

You may face an error on Hulu because your subscription has expired. So, in my opinion, you should verify your billing information. To do so:

  1. Open the Hulu app on your device.
  2. Go to the “profile icon” in the top-left of the screen and click on it.
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  3. Select “Account” from the drop-down menu.
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  4. Click “Billing History” to see if your last payment has gone through.
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    Hulu Billing Information – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  5. You can also choose “Manage Plan” to change your plan and verify your billing status.

If your subscription has expired or there seems to be a problem with your billing information, rectify that and then try to stream on Hulu. I just wanted to let you know that your problem will be resolved.

6. Delete Cookies

Cookies save information related to a specific website you visit and are retrieved to make the experience easier for you when you revisit it. Sometimes, the cookies can get corrupted and cause proxy errors to occur. Therefore, I always recommend clearing cookies on the Hulu website to resolve the issue.

Follow these steps to delete cookies on Hulu:

  1. Open Hulu on your browser and click the “lock” icon to open site information.
  2. Select “Cookies” from the drop-down menu.
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    Cookies – Image Credits [Emopulse]
  3. You will see a list of cookies on the Hulu app.
  4. Choose “Remove” to get rid of them.
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Play your favorite title on Hulu to see if the issue persists.

7. Reset Router

One of my team members claimed to fix this error by dealing with the router, which has also been a tried fix for other Reddit users. So, if your IP address has been blocked, resetting your router will allocate you a new one from the predefined addresses and refresh the IP and TCP connection. This will get rid of the proxy problem.

8. Update App

An outdated app can lead to server and proxy errors on Hulu. You may be facing the error P-EDU101 due to a bug or glitch in the app, and Hulu may release a bug patch for it in their next release. Please ensure you have the latest version of Hulu running on your device to fix the error.

My team tests this method on every error they come across, and it works wonders on this one.

Contact Hulu Support

You can get help from Hulu Support to sort out your issue if you keep getting the proxy error even when you have disabled your VPN.

Please ensure you have tried all the possible solutions, such as updating your app, flushing DNS, and clearing your cache, before submitting a complaint to Hulu Support.

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Mention in detail the error you are facing and request a fix. They will surely get back to you with a solution.

You can also reach out to Hulu Support on Twitter if you are in a hurry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is error P-EDU101 on Hulu?

This is a proxy error you may face on Hulu if you are using a VPN or anonymous proxy to access the app. Hulu does not allow use of VPN or third-party apps.

How do I fix Hulu P-EDU101 error?

You can resolve this error by disconnecting or uninstalling your VPN or proxy. Instead, we recommend you use a VPN compatible with Hulu such as ExpressVPN to stream. If you don't use a VPN and still get this error, try updating the app or verifying your billing status to resolve the issue.

Why am I getting proxy error on Hulu?

You may get a Hulu proxy error because you are using a VPN to stream Hulu that is not compatible with the service.

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