According to your Hulu plan, you can enjoy a huge range of on-demand content, including hit movies, TV shows, Live events, and over 60+ channels with Live TV. Certainly, a bigger screen can deliver a better watching experience. So, this full guide is going to introduce 6 workable ways to watch Hulu on TV even if your TV model is not supported by Hulu. Now, let's go over all the methods below.

Watch Hulu on Your TV by Installing Hulu App

How do I get Hulu on my TV? Actually, the Hulu app comes pre-installed on some smart TVs. In this case, you can directly log in to your Hulu account and start streaming your favorite shows. If not, you can directly download and install the Hulu app if your TV is on the support list below.

Supported TVs

Android TV (Select models)

Apple TV (4th generation or later)

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

LG TV (select models)

Samsung TV (select models)

Roku (select models)

VIZIO SmartCast TVs

Xfinity X1 TV Boxes

Xfinity Flex

Streaming TV Box

How to Install the Hulu App on TV

If you still have no idea whether your TV model is supported, you can go to the App store on your TV and see whether the Hulu app is available for download. To be more specific, check out the following tutorial to get the Hulu app on your TV.

STEP 1. Turn on your TV, and make sure it is connected to the WiFi network.

STEP 2. Press the Home button on your TV remote and call up the Smart Hub.

STEP 3. Use your remote to select the APPS to enter the app store.

STEP 4. Type Hulu into the search bar and look for the app.

STEP 5. Select the Hulu app from the results and select the Install button on the screen. When done, you'll see the Hulu app shown at the bottom of the Smart Hub.

Install Hulu on TV

How to Sign in to Hulu on TV

After installing the Hulu app on your TV, you need to sign in to your Hulu account so that you are able to stream all the content from Hulu. Now, follow the instructions to log in and activate your account.

STEP 1. Use your TV remote to open the Hulu app in the Smart Hub.

STEP 2. Choose Log in on the screen and then select Log in on this device.

STEP 3. Enter your email address and password, and select Log In.

STEP 4. If prompted to Activate on a computer, go to Hulu Activate Page on your computer or mobile phone.

STEP 5. Enter the unique code and press Activate Hulu. Now, you can start streaming.

Activate Hulu

Cast Hulu Videos to TV with Chromecast

If unluckily, the Hulu app is unavailable for your TV model. Don't be frustrated. You can cast your favorite TV show or movie on Hulu to TV from your Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, or iPad if you happen to have Google Chromecast. Or, consider paying around $60 for one.

Set up Hulu and Chromecast

Before we go any further, let's get everything prepared. Now, confirm the checklist below to prepare all the stuff before enjoying the whole video library on Hulu.

  • You'll need to subscribe to one of Hulu's plans or bundles starting at $7.99 for a month.
  • Hook up Google Chromecast to the HDMI port behind your TV, and then plug one end of the USB cable into your Chromecast while the other end into an open power outlet.
  • Connect your Chromecast to Wi-Fi connection on Android or iPhone by the following steps.

STEP 1. Download and install Google Home from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

STEP 2. Tap Get Started to log in to your Google account, and tap the Profile icon at the right corner.

STEP 3. Select Set up device, and choose New Devices. Then, tap Create another home and tap Next to proceed.

STEP 4. When your Chromecast is detected, click Next and you'll see a four-digit code on both your phone and TV screen. Tap Yes to enter the next step.

STEP 5. Choose a name for the Chromecast device and select Continue. Now, connect Google Chrome to a Wi-Fi network.

Set up Chromecast on Android

How to Cast Hulu from Your iOS and Android Device

With a Chromecast device, you can easily cast Hulu content from your Android, iPhone, or iPad to TV. Chromecast works with most mobile devices running Android 5.0 or above and iOS 11.0 and above. Now, let's learn how to cast Hulu from your mobile device to TV.

STEP 1. Make sure that both Chromecast and your Android/iOS are under the same Wi-Fi network.

STEP 2. Download and install the Hulu app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Then, open the app.

STEP 3. Stream your desired video in Hulu and tap the Cast button at the top.

STEP 4. Now, select the Chromecast device and you'll see the video cast on your TV screen.

STEP 5. If you want to stop casting, tap the Cast button again to stop it.

Cast Hulu to TV on Android

How to Cast Hulu from Your Computer

It's a bit inconvenient to cast Hulu to your TV using your phone, because you may have to reply to messages on your social apps. Therefore, you may consider casting Hulu from your Windows or Mac. You can directly cast Hulu on its web. Here's how.

STEP 1. As a rule, both your Win/Mac and the Google Chromecast device should connect to the same Wi-Fi.

STEP 2. Open Chrome or Safari on your computer and go to the official Hulu site.

STEP 3. Log in to your account and stream the video you want to cast.

STEP 4. Click the Cast button at the lower corner next to the Gear icon.

STEP 5. Now, select your Chromecast from the list and the video will be cast onto your TV display.

Cast Hulu to TV on Web

Watch Hulu on Your TV with a Laptop

If you don't have any casting device, you may ask a question - how do I watch Hulu on my TV? Actually, you can directly hook up your laptop to the TV using an HDMI cable. Then, you'll mirror the computer screen to your TV display as you're streaming TV shows or movies on Hulu. For a detailed guide, check it out below.

Heads-up: If your TV doesn't have HDMI ports, you need an HDMI-to-component or HDMI-to-composite adapter first of all.

STEP 1. Plug one end of a male-to-male HDMI cable into your laptop and the other end into the HDMI port behind your TV.

Connect TV and Laptop Using HDMI

STEP 2. Use your remote to select the Input button and choose the HDMI port to which your laptop is connected.

STEP 3. On your laptop screen, right-click and navigate to Display settings - Detect.

STEP 4. Now, click Identify to recognize your TV and choose a mode to mirror your laptop screen to TV.

  • Duplicate these displays - This mode will cast your computer screen to the TV.
  • Extend these displays - This mode will extend your TV display as part of your desktop.
  • Show only on 1 - This mode will show your laptop screen only.
  • Show only on 2 - This mode will show your TV display only.

STEP 5. Go to Hulu's website and log in to your Hulu account. Then, start streaming a video and you'll see it on your TV as well.

Mirror Hulu on Laptop to TV

Watch Hulu on Your TV with a Gaming Console

Hulu is also available on gaming consoles including Xbox models, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3/4/5, and so on. That means you can stream HD videos on Hulu within your hand. Also, it's easy to cast the screen of your console to your TV with an HDMI cable, which is similar to connecting your laptop to a TV. Now, let's go through the tutorial below.

STEP 1. Plug one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the back of your gaming console, which is the one closer to the power cord. Then, connect the other end to your TV's HDMI input port.

STEP 2. On your gaming console, tap the Computer icon to cast the screen to your TV.

STEP 3. Open the Hulu app from your console. (If not yet installed, download and install it from Game Store.)

STEP 4. Just search for the show you want to watch and stream it on your console. Then, it'll be cast on your TV, and you'll be able to enjoy Full HD videos on Hulu.

Cast Console to TV

Cast Hulu to TV with AirPlay

If you have an Apple TV or your TV models are compatible with AirPlay, then bingo. You can use AirPlay to watch Hulu on TV from your iPhone or iPad. This is probably the easiest way to cast Hulu to your TV. Moreover, the process is totally foolproof and easy to follow.

STEP 1. First off, connect both your TV and iPhone/iPad to the same Wi-Fi connection.

STEP 2. On your iPhone/iPad, download and install the Hulu app from the App Store.

STEP 3. Sign in to your Hulu account and authorize your device with an activation code.

STEP 4. Tap on an episode or movie you'd like to watch on TV, and tap the AirPlay icon at the top of the app.

STEP 5. Select your TV from the list of available AirPlay devices and you can now cast Hulu to your TV.

AirPlay Hulu to TV Using iPhone

Watch Hulu in MP4 Format on TV from USB

Hulu boasts a huge streaming library for excellent TV shows, originals, and movies. However, it comes with restrictions as follows.

  • Hulu is only available in the US, so you cannot stream Hulu videos if you go abroad or live in other countries.
  • Hulu only supports downloads for certain plans on Android mobile devices, iPhone, iPad, and Fire tablets.
  • The downloads will be available within 30 days, but narrowed down to 48 hours once you play the video. After expiring, you can renew them during the eligible time.
  • The downloads will be removed by default if the original videos are no longer unavailable.

Therefore, it's a good idea to download Hulu videos to DRM-free MP4 files and then you can enjoy flexible playback on any device and keep downloads for as long as you want. Moreover, the downloads are available even when your plan expires.

MovPilot Hulu Video Downloader is a powerful video expert that enables you to download Hulu videos to your Windows and Mac in MP4 or MKV at HD 720p. Better yet, it works on all Hulu plans, and even the 30-day free trial. If you know nothing of this excellent software, take a look at its great features as follows.

  • 5X Fast Download Speed - The program enables you to download multiple videos from Hulu at an ultra-fast downloading rate. Its brilliant acceleration technology makes the whole process quick and smooth.
  • Dolby Atmos Sound Quality - To deliver you the best offline playback, MovPilot Hulu Video Downloader can keep the best sound quality along the way with Dolby Atmos 5.1 surround sound.
  • DRM Protection Removal - MovPilot owns the world's leading online video decryption technology that can strip DRM protection of Hulu videos with ease and convert protected videos to DRM-free video files. Therefore, you'll be able to enjoy offline watching anywhere at any time.
  • Entire Hulu Streaming Library - MovPilot Hulu Video Downloader covers the whole content on Hulu, and lets you download TV shows, originals, movies, and so on to your computer with no sweat.
  • In-Built Hulu Web Player - No worries. This dedicated software requires no expertise to do the work. It comes with an in-built Hulu web player just like the way you're browsing Hulu on the web.
  • Multilingual Soundtracks & Subtitles - Before you get started, you can choose which soundtrack of a specific language to keep if available. Also, choose to embed the subtitle in the video or download it separately.

What a wonderful idea it is to download DRM-free videos from Hulu and transfer them to your USB device so that you can play the videos on TVs, computers, projectors, mobile devices, and so on. Let's see how to do it.

STEP 1. Log in to Your Hulu Account

First of all, download and install MovPilot Hulu Video Downloader on your computer. Then, launch it and you'll be prompted to choose a country. If not, go to the Gear icon and select the country/region the same as your Hulu account. Now, log in to your Hulu account with an eligible plan.

Log in to Hulu

STEP 2. Search and Download Hulu Videos

You can directly search for the desired videos with the search bar. Then, click the Download button behind the video in the results. You'll need to choose Language, Codec, and Subtitle. When done, click OK to proceed. Now, you can see the video being downloaded on the right.

Note that you can go to the Gear icon to modify more options in the settings.

Downloading Hulu Videos on Mac

STEP 3. Watch Hulu on TV with a USB

When the downloads are completed, go to the History tab and click the Folder icon to locate your downloads on Windows or Mac.

 Finished Downloading Hulu Episode

Now, hook up your USB stick to the computer and manually transfer desired Hulu videos to your USB flash drive.

Then, unplug the USB device and plug it into your TV's USB port. Now, use the remote to choose Source - USB Device on your TV screen and pick a video. Cheers! You can start enjoying your favorite movie or show with a bucket of popcorn.

Watch Hulu on TV with USB

FAQs about Watching Hulu on TV

There are two frequently asked questions listed below. If you're living outside the US or looking for a suitable plan. You may want to check out the following.

How Do I Get Hulu on my TV outside the US?

Unfortunately, due to geo-restrictions and licensing laws, Hulu content cannot be accessed outside the US. Currently, Hulu is only available within the US. If you want to watch Hulu in your country/region that is not supported by Hulu, you'll need a VPN to modify your IP address to the US and bypass Hulu's geo-restrictions. In this case, ExpressVPN can be a good choice to consider.

ExpressVPN offers over 3,000 fast, stable, and reliable servers that can change your IP address to over 94 countries. Moreover, it can connect up to 5 devices at the same time. Therefore, you can access and watch TV shows and movies on almost all your devices.


How to Watch Hulu on TV for Free?

Hulu is a premium streaming service, so you have to pay for it. However, it's now available for a free trial of its ad-free plan in 30 days. Also, Hulu rolls out various plans and bundles depending on your needs. Now, you may want to have an overview of its plans and pricing below.

Pricing Download for Offline Playback
Ad-based Plan Individual: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)
Student: $1.99/month
Ad-free Plan $14.99/month
Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) $69.99/month ×
Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) $82.99/month
Disney+ (With Ads), Hulu (With Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) $12.99/month ×
Disney+ (No Ads), Hulu (No Ads), ESPN+ (With Ads) $19.99/month
Partner Add-ons ESPN+ for $9.99/month
Disney+ (With Ads) for $2.00/month
Premium Add-ons HBO Max for $14.99/month
Cinemax for $9.99/month
SHOWTIME for $10.99/month
STARZ for $8.99/month
Live TV Add-ons Español Add-on for $4.99/month
Entertainment Add-on for $7.99/month
Sports Add-on for $9.99/month
Unlimited Screens Add-on for $9.99/month


  1. Disney+ (With Ads) is supported on certain select devices only.
  2. T-Mobile users are unable to access Disney+ and ESPN+ through our Live TV plans.
  3. Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) is no longer available for purchase or a plan switch.
  4. There are 3 available plans that allow users to download TV shows and movies from Hulu for offline playback on supported devices including iPhones, iPads, Android mobile devices, and Amazon Fire tablets.


This guide introduces detailed methods to watch Hulu on your TV. If the Hulu app is available on your TV, just go for it. Or, you can cast your favorite Hulu video from your laptop, iPhone, iPad, or gaming console. However, don't you think it's a better idea to download Hulu videos to USB? In this case, you can play Hulu videos on not only your TV but literally any device.

MovPilot Hulu Video Downloader is a powerful tool to remove DRM protection from Hulu videos, and lets you download anything you want from Hulu. Even if you're now trying the free version of Hulu, it's able to download DRM-free TV shows and movies from Hulu to your local storage on Windows and Mac. Try it out and you'll get the rope.

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