Video availability and expiration
Video availability and expiration
Summary
In some cases, videos may expire from Hulu due to contractual changes, music clearances or new syndication deals. Add shows to your Watchlist to enable expiration alerts.

Hulu's mission is to help you find and enjoy the world's premium content, when, where and how you want it. Our library includes full episodes of new and classic TV shows to full-length movies, original and exclusive programming and clips. We are always working with our content partners to deliver the most compelling selection of programming online. Click here to browse our popular TV shows.

 

It's our goal to provide as much content as possible and to keep it all on our service as long as possible. However, what videos we post and how long we're able to keep them on Hulu depends on streaming clearances granted by our content partners. We work with them constantly to try to secure more, and they've been great about reaching into their vaults on our behalf.

 

Streaming clearances can be limited by any number of legal or business agreements that differ from video to video. An episode or movie may expire due to many reasons, including music clearances, impending DVD sales and syndication deals, among others. As videos are the heart of our business, we're always working to expand streaming clearances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whenever a video is about to expire, we do our best to provide information in advance to our users. We'll let you know what's expiring in your Watchlist with an "Expiring" label on the top-right of the show picture. The number next to the label tells you how many episodes are expiring soon.

 

 

We've also added an "Expiring Soon" section to your Watchlist hub. You can still see if a video is expiring soon by hovering over the image on Hulu.com or by visiting the video’s details page in the Hulu app. If you don't any Expiring labels or an Expiring Soon section in your Watchlist hub, it means that none of your videos are expiring in the next two weeks.

 

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