Download the Hulu app on your device

Dec 20, 2018

Before you can get started with Hulu, you’ll want to make sure that you have the app downloaded on the supported device that you plan to stream from.

The Hulu app may come pre-installed, but if you need to manually download it, select your device from the list below for more detailed information.

Android phone and tablet

Pull out your Android phone or tablet and follow the steps below to download the Hulu app:

 

  1. Using your Android mobile device, go to the Google Play Store or tap the icon from your Home screen

  2. Go to Search and type "Hulu"

  3. Tap the green Hulu icon

  4. Tap the Install button, then confirm by tapping OK

 

Having Trouble?

Check to make sure your specific model supports our latest app.

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

 

Having Trouble?

The Hulu app can be downloaded on a variety of Android TV models, but please note that not all devices using the Android TV operating system will be supported.

Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV model (2nd or 3rd generation), the Hulu app will be pre-installed by default – 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

 

Having Trouble?

The Hulu app is available on a variety of Apple TVs — make sure that your model is supported.

Chromecast

You can cast videos using Chromecast with the Hulu app on supported mobile devices and Hulu.com. No special apps are needed if you’re using our website, but if you plan to cast with a mobile device make sure that you have both the Hulu and Google Home apps downloaded.

 

Having Trouble?

Connect your Chromecast and computer/mobile device to the same WiFi network, and make sure that the respective apps and operating systems are updated.

Echo Show

In order to stream shows and movies on Hulu using the Echo Show, you’ll need to enable the Hulu skill through the Alexa app. You can complete this process with voice commands (“Alexa, enable Hulu.”), or by following the steps below:

 

  1. Go to the Alexa app on mobile, and log in

  2. Go to Settings in the sidebar

  3. Go to TV & Video

  4. Click Hulu in the list of skills

  5. Select Enable Skill

  6. The Hulu sign in screen should appear after a few seconds

  7. Log in with your email address and password and use voice commands to start streaming

 

Having Trouble?

You can find specific troubleshooting steps for your Echo Show device on Amazon’s website.

Fire Tablet

You can download the Hulu app on your Fire tablet by following the steps outlined below:

 

  1. From the Home screen, select Apps > Store

  2. Select the Search icon, and enter “Hulu”

  3. From the App detail page, select FREE or Get App

  4. Once the download is complete, select Open

 

Having Trouble?

Check to make sure your specific model supports our latest app.If you already have the app downloaded but are running into trouble opening it, you may need to manually update it to the latest version.

Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

To download the Hulu app on your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, simply follow these steps:

 

  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

 

Having Trouble?

If you encounter an error while downloading the app, try clearing some space on your device before attempting the installation process again.

iPhone and iPad

Pull out your phone or tablet and follow the steps below to download the Hulu app:

 

  1. Using your iOS device, click this direct iTunes link or open the App Store

  2. Select Search and enter "Hulu"

  3. Select the Hulu app

  4. To begin downloading, select Get

  5. Enter the password for your Apple ID, if requested

 

Having Trouble?

In order to successfully download the Hulu app, you need to use a supported iOS device.

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!

*You may be prompted to update the app if this is your first time opening it.

Nintendo Switch

To download and install the Hulu app on your 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

 

Having Trouble?

If you are running into an error while downloading the Hulu app, clear some space on your Nintendo Switch before trying again.

PlayStation 3

If you plan to stream from your PlayStation 3, follow the steps below to download the Hulu app:

 

  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

 

Having Trouble?

Go to PlayStation’s help site to check out the most common ways to fix an issue when trying to download PlayStation Store content.

PlayStation 4

Follow these steps to download the Hulu app on your 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.

 

Having Trouble?

Check out PlayStation’s help site to learn how to solve issues related to downloading apps on the PlayStation 4.

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

  4. Select Add Channel to confirm

 

Having Trouble?

Hulu is available on a variety of current and previously-available Roku devices — make sure that your model is supported.

Samsung TV and Blu-ray player

Download the Hulu app on the latest Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players by following these steps:

  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

 

Having Trouble?

The Hulu app is available on a wide variety of current and previously-available Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players — make sure that your model is supported.

Sony TVs and Blu-ray Players

Follow the steps outlined below to download the Hulu app on your Sony TV or 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

 

Having Trouble?

The Hulu app is available on a variety of different Sony TVs and Blu-ray players — make sure that your model is supported.

TiVo

Supported TiVo devices should automatically update to receive the Hulu app — navigate to TiVo Central > Find TV, Movies, & Video > Hulu to find the app. Once you’ve opened it, just log in to start streaming.

 

Having Trouble?

If you have just recently purchased or updated your TiVo, it may take a day or two before the Hulu application will appear. In cases such as this, you will need to manually initiate a connection to the TiVo service.

Wii U

Although the Hulu app is currently supported on Wii U devices, users are no longer able to download it from the Nintendo eShop.

Xbox 360

You can download the latest Hulu app on your Xbox 360 by following these steps.

 

  1. Navigate to the Apps section

  2. Select the Hulu icon

  3. After the installation is complete, the Hulu app should launch automatically

 

Having Trouble?

If you’re unable to locate the Hulu icon, try searching for it in the Apps Marketplace.

Xbox One

To download the latest Hulu app on your 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

 

Having Trouble?

Go to Xbox’s help site to check out the most common ways to fix an issue when you are trying to download apps to your Xbox One.