What video quality options are available on Hulu?

Jun 4, 2018

Hulu offers video at a variety of different picture qualities, which will adjust based on your available bandwidth – including High Definition (HD) video. The available quality options may vary depending on the content you’re watching and the device you’re using to stream.

Watching on-demand

Depending on the content you’re watching and your device’s capabilities, you can watch the Hulu streaming library in the following resolutions and minimum bitrates:

  • SD: 1.5 Mbps
  • 720p HD: 3 Mbps
  • 1080p HD: 6 Mbps

Watching Live TV

When you subscribe to Hulu with Live TV, you’ll also be able to watch 50+ live and on-demand channels in up to 720p HD quality. Learn more about our general network speed recommendations.