So you finally cut the cord and want an on-demand streaming service. There are many options, but Hulu is among the best. Are you going to take the step? In this quick guide, we provide information on sharing Hulu accounts, plans, concurrent streams, add-ons, and more.
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How many people can watch Hulu at one time? How can you share your Hulu account? How many devices have access to Hulu? We have the answers to all these questions and more.
How many devices can stream at one time?
You can stream Hulu (with and without ads) on two devices simultaneously on all networks throughout North America.
With Hulu + Live TV, you have the option to get the Unlimited screens supplement for $ 9.99 extra per month. You will be able to stream from an unlimited number of devices simultaneously in your home network. The only exception is with the premium channels HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Stars, which have a limit of up to five screens simultaneously. If you’re on the go, you and your friends can stream Hulu on up to three mobile devices at the same time with the add-on.
How do you share a Hulu account?
There is no particular way to share your account with others. Just enter your login details and they will be ready. Public profiles have access to the account settings, but users can only see the last four digits of your payment method. Profiles for children do not have access to the account settings.
How many profiles can you create?
Up to six people can create a profile. You can create a general profile with access to everything Hulu has to offer. Profiles for children are locked to the child hub.
What are the plans?
Hulu currently offers four plans: two with on-demand content only and two with on-demand content and live TV. You can stream basic services and no ads on supported devices any network in North America. Unfortunately, Hulu is not officially offered in other countries, although there are ways to get around this, such as using a VPN.
Here are the plans:
What are the supplements?
We divide these into three groups: Premium movie channels, live TV supplements and general service improvements.
Here are the premium movie channels:
- HBO: $ 14.99
- Cinemax: $ 9.99
- Showtime: $ 10.99
- Starz: $ 8.99
- Starz + Showtime Package: $ 14.99
Here are add-ons for Hulus live TV service only:
- Enhanced Cloud DVR: $ 9.99
- Unlimited screens: $ 9.99
- Enhanced Cloud DVR + Unlimited Screens Package: $ 14.98
Here are general supplements for all services:
You can download any add-on via your account page. The live TV service includes 50 hours of basic cloud DVR storage, while the Enhanced Cloud DVR extension increases the storage space to 200 hours. The add-on includes a fast-forward feature to skip commercials in recordings.
Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus Package
There is also the Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus package. You can get all three services for only $ 12.99 per month. The Hulu plan is with the Ads level, but there are ways to add the No Ads version to the package.
What devices can you use to watch Hulu?
Hulu provides a list here (and is copied below) divided into two groups: devices that use the latest Hulu app and those that depend on the Classic app. Please note that Sony’s PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles do not support live TV due to the company’s PlayStation Vue service.
Here are the devices that support the latest app:
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple TV (4th generation or later)
- Echo Show
- Fire tablets
- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- iPhones and iPads
- LG TV (selected models)
- Nintendo Switch
- Browser for Mac and PC
- PlayStation 3 (Live TV not supported)
- PlayStation 4 (Live TV not supported)
- Roku and Roku Stick (selected models)
- Samsung TV (select models)
- VIZIO SmartCast TVs
- Windows 10
- Xbox 360
Here are the devices that support the Classic app:
- Android TV
- Apple TV (second and third generation)
- LG TV and Blu-ray player (select models)
- Roku and Roku Stick (selected models)
- Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
- Sony TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
- VIZIO TVs (selected models)
How many devices can you add to Hulu?
Hulu sets no limits on the number of devices you can use with the service. But be careful, because your device list can easily be stacked up to the point where you can see 50 gadgets accessing your account.
It contains our guide for sharing Hulu accounts and other details related to the service. We will update this post if there are any changes or improvements.