Getting started on the Nintendo Wii U
Getting started on the Nintendo Wii U
To get started with Hulu on your Nintendo Wii U, locate the Hulu app on your home screen, log in with your Hulu credentials, and start watching your favorite shows.

Below are some questions you may have about the Hulu channel on your Wii U:



Accessing the Hulu channel

Our channel is pre-loaded on all Wii U consoles, making it easier for you to start using Hulu. To access Hulu on your Wii U:

  1. Navigate to your Wii U Home screen
  2. You will see the Hulu channel in the second row
  3. Tap the channel on your GamePad to launch Hulu
  4. Log in with your Hulu credentials



Logging in to your Hulu account

When you first launch the Hulu Channel, you will be asked if you are already a Hulu subscriber. If you are, you can use either of the two methods below to log in to your account. If you don't have a Hulu account, please visit to get your subscription started. For help managing your Hulu subscription, please visit here


Using the On-Screen Keyboard

  1. On the Activate This Device page, select Log in to Hulu
  2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your email address and password
  3. Then move the cursor down, and select Login


Or, you can activate your Wii U on

  1. On the Activate This Device page, you will see an alphanumeric Device Activation Code (for example, 6K47J3)
  2. Using a standard web browser, navigate to (and sign in, if prompted)
  3. Enter the device activation code displayed on your TV screen and click Activate
  4. Within about 30 seconds, your Wii will be automatically logged in to your Hulu account



Logging in to your Hulu account

For new subscribers, first launch the Hulu app. You will have the ability to sign up for Hulu directly from within the Hulu app on Wii U. By signing up for Hulu on your Wii U, you will be billed each month through your payment source. For more information about Hulu billing, please visit here



Turning off/on closed captions

You can turn on and off captions in two separate locations. To edit the option for all videos, access the Account tile on the main screen of our channel. From  here, you will have the option to turn off and on captions entirely. To change this option while a video is playing, select the Caption option on your GamePad. 


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