5 Ways to watch Hulu on TV

Emma
June 2, 2022

Want to take your Hulu viewing experience to the big screen of your TV? More and more smart TVs support Hulu app now. If your TV is old and doesn’t support Hulu app, you can use streaming players or gaming consoles if you have. In this guide, we’ll explain how to gain access to Hulu on TV. Read on to find out how to watch great shows on any TV model, even offline.

1. Hulu app on smart TVs

LG TV and Blu-ray player

The Hulu app should come pre-installed on supported LG TVs and Blu-ray Players — all you need to do is log in to start streaming!

Samsung TV and Blu-ray player

  1. Press Home on your remote to access the Smart Hub
  2. Select Apps, then search for “Hulu” using the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation process

Sony TV and Blu-ray player

  1. Navigate to the Video section of your Xcross media bar  
  2. Scroll down to the green Hulu icon
  3. Select and Download the Hulu app

TiVo

Navigate to TiVo Central > Find TV, Movies, & Video > Hulu to find the app. Once you’ve opened it, just log in to start streaming.

Android TV

If the Hulu app was pre-installed on your Android TV, simply log in to start streaming. Otherwise, follow the steps below to download the app:

  1. Open the Google Play Store
  2. Search for the Hulu app using the left-side navigation panel
  3. In the overview section click the Download button
  4. Once the installation is finished, click Open to launch the app

2. Streaming players

Apple TV

Hulu app is pre-installed in 3rd generation Apple TV model, just log in to get started. On newer models (4th generation and higher), you can follow the steps below to download the app:

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Select Search and enter “Hulu”
  3. Select the Hulu app
  4. To begin downloading, select Get and enter the password for your Apple ID, if requested

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

  1. Select Search from the top of the main menu sidebar, and enter “Hulu” (by voice or text)
  2. Navigate to Apps & Games to find the Hulu app and access the Download option
  3. After the download is complete, the Hulu application will then appear on your Apps page

Roku and Roku Stick

The Hulu Channel will automatically appear on many Roku devices, but if it doesn’t you can follow the steps below to install it:

  1. Go to your Roku Home Screen by clicking the home button on your remote
  2. Navigate to the Roku Channel Store
  3. Scroll down and select the Hulu Channel

Select Add Channel to confirm

Chromecast

To cast Hulu from your iOS and Android device:

  1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
  2. Open the Hulu app and tap the show or movie you’d like to watch.
  3. Tap the Cast icon at the top of the player window and choose your Chromecast from the list.

To cast Hulu from your computer:

  1. Connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast
  2. Go to Hulu.com and click on the show or movie you’d like to watch.
  3. Click on the Cast icon at the bottom of the player window and choose your Chromecast from the list.

3. Gaming consoles

Nintendo Switch

  1. Visit the Nintendo eShop
  2. Go to Search, and enter “Hulu”
  3. Select the Hulu app from the search results
  4. Select Download
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process

PlayStation 3

  1. From your PlayStation 3 main menu, go to Games
  2. Navigate down to the PlayStation Store
  3. Go to Search, and enter “Hulu”
  4. Select the Hulu app
  5. Move your cursor and select Download
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the download

PlayStation 4

  1. Navigate to the PlayStation Store from the main menu (XMB)
  2. Go to Search, and enter “Hulu”
  3. Select the Hulu app
  4. Move your cursor and select Download
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the process. The Hulu application will then appear on your lower XMB crossbar.

Xbox 360

  1. Navigate to the Apps section
  2. Select the Hulu icon
  3. After the installation is complete, the Hulu app should launch automatically

Xbox One

  1. Navigate to the Store section
  2. Select Search, and enter “Hulu”
  3. Select the Hulu app from the search results
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process

4. Airplay

You can use AirPlay to stream Hulu to your supported Apple TV (3rd generation and later) or TVs that support AirPlay using the latest mobile app on supported iPads and iPhones.

To AirPlay Hulu from your iPhone and iPad:

  1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible smart TV.
  2. Open the Hulu app and tap the show or movie you’d like to watch.
  3. Tap the AirPlay icon at the top of the player window and choose your Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible smart TV from the list.

5. Play Hulu offline on TV

All of above ways allows you to stream Hulu shows and movies on supported TV. Quality will automatically adjust based on your available bandwidth, ensuring you always have the best picture quality possible for streaming. If you are  experiencing buffering and other playback issues due to poor internet connection, you may want to download Hulu videos and watch them on TV offline. If you’re wondering how to access Hulu offline on your TV, we’ve got your back.

Pazu Hulu Video Downloader lets users download various movies or TV shows from Hulu to MP4 or MKV format on Mac and Windows. After that, you can watch them offline on TV through USB or HDMI cable.

Step 1. Run Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows.

Download, install and launch Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Hulu account and choose hulu.com, hulu.jp or hulu.jp/store.

Select a profile.

Step 2. Search Hulu movies/TV shows to download.

Enter the movie/TV show title in the search field.

Or copy&paste the link of the movie/TV show from  Hulu website. Then click the Search icon.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click Settings icon to change:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle type: Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Step 4. Start to download Hulu videos

If your selection is a movie, click the download icon next to it and the downloading begins.

If your selection is a TV show, click download icon next to it to select episodes you want to download. Then click Download button.

After the videos are downloaded, click History button to quickly locate them. Now you can use an HDMI cable to connect your computer to TV and play the downloaded videos or transfer them to USB drive.