Hulu subscription system requirements
Hulu subscription system requirements
Summary
To start watching Hulu, you’ll need a Hulu subscription, a broadband internet connection, and a computer or supported internet-connected device.

Before signing up for a Hulu subscription, make sure you meet the requirements found below:

 

Internet connection speed

Regardless of which device you use to watch Hulu, you’ll want to make sure that your internet connection meets our system requirements. In order to have a smooth playback experience, we recommend a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps for Standard Definition videos. For more information about what is required to stream in additional resolutions, please go to our Streaming in HD and 4K Ultra HD article.

You can test your current connection speed at http://speedof.me/m on your computer or mobile browser.

Keep in mind that wireless speeds may vary based on the distance of your streaming device from the router, among other factors. If you're not seeing the speeds you expect, you may want to contact your Internet Service Provider for more information. 
 

Computer requirements

To watch Hulu videos on your computer, you will need:

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1 or above (available here)
  • HTML5 enabled
  • Internet Explorer 10 or above, Firefox 15 or above, Safari 5 or above, Chrome, or Edge
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or above, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or above, or Linux
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled

 

The following minimum hardware configurations are recommended for an optimal playback experience:

Quality Windows Desktop/Laptop Windows Netbook Mac OS Linux
480p (SD) 2.33GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 2800+, or faster processor 

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
1.6GHz Intel Atom or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 and supported GPU/media accelerator (NVIDIA ION, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator, Intel GMA 500)
1.33GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor

256MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
2.33GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 2800+, or faster processor 

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory

720p (HD)

 

3GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, or faster processor 

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
1.6GHz Intel Atom or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 and supported GPU/media accelerator (NVIDIA ION, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator)
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor

256MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
3GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, or faster processor 

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory

 

Other supported devices

To watch Hulu on your TV or mobile device, you will need a Hulu supported device from this list

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