Video quality on Hulu

Jan 4, 2019

Hulu’s streaming library and live TV programming is available to stream in various high definition (HD) video qualities, like 720p, 1080p, and 60fps high definition (HD) video qualities.

Quality will automatically adjust based on your available bandwidth, ensuring you always have the best picture quality possible for streaming

These available options may also vary on the content you’re watching and the device you’re using to stream.

Watching Hulu’s streaming library

You can stream selections from Hulu’s streaming library in the following resolutions and minimum bitrates:

  • Standard Definition (SD): 1.5 Mbps
  • High Definition (HD) 720p: 3 Mbps
  • High Definition (HD) 1080p: 6 Mbps

While Hulu’s library of HD supported content continues to grow, at this time, it’s limited to a select list of programming, like all Hulu Originals. This programming can be watched on most supported devices with the latest Hulu app.

Watching live TV

If you’re a Live TV subscriber, you can stream almost all of your favorite live TV broadcasts and Cloud DVR recordings in up to 720p/60fps HD on these compatible devices:

Having trouble?

If you're trying to stream in high definition but you’re not seeing a noticeable difference in quality, try limiting your other internet streaming activities (like gaming, playing music, etc.) to free up a little more of your network’s available bandwidth.

If that’s no help, try these additional troubleshooting steps.