What internet speed is recommended to watch Hulu?

Jun 4, 2018

We want you to always have a great experience on Hulu. To enable you to watch without interruption, we stream video in a range of different picture qualities, which will adjust based on your available internet speed.

For a consistent, quality viewing experience, we recommend that your broadband internet connection is capable of achieving at least the following sustained download speeds:*

  • 3.0 Mbps for Hulu on-demand subscribers
  • 8.0 Mbps for Hulu with Live TV subscribers

You can test your connection at speedof.me. If connected via WiFi, try running the test from the same room that you’re watching from. If the test results show that your download speeds aren’t what you expect, try power cycling your modem and router or contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.

*Viewers may be able to stream at a reduced video quality with 1.5 Mbps. Please keep in mind that watching multiple videos (or using the internet for other activities such as gaming, etc.) may require additional bandwidth.