Hulu has the best back catalogs for syndicated TV shows, and also an assortment of prestigious original content.
When you first start using Hulu, there’s a lot about the service that may seem unfamiliar.
There are 13 tips below for making it harmless to watch binge on Hulu and making your experience smoother and enjoyable.
1. Search You Show By Exploring The Network Index
When I use Hulu, it feels like the algorithm is telling me what to view. But sometimes I feel trapped by its design and want to try something different.
One of the easy ways for me to get out of that trap is through browsing by network index, which allows me a full list of programs available on this service.
To make browsing TV easier on the app, select “Browse” then “Networks” and filter by “A-Z. Finally, a chance to browse even if you don’t know what A & E is.
2. Watch Hulu From Anywhere Around The World
Is Hulu not available in your country? Hulu is only available in the U.S. and cannot be accessed in any other country.
While licensing issues prevent Hulu from distributing its content across all regions of the world, you can bypass these restrictions by using a VPN.
By connecting VPN to one of the U.S. servers, you can watch Hulu in Canada or in any other country outside the U.S. where its content is geo-restricted.
3. You Can Use Your Phone As A Remote
You cannot keep the remote all the time in your hand while watching on your smart TV and once it is lost, it becomes the most frustrating thing when trying to find it.
Fortunately, there are two affordable and easy solutions: Airplay and Chromecast.
Once you’ve downloaded the Hulu app onto your phone, all you need to do is make sure your streaming device and phone are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Select what you want to watch from your phone and cast it to your TV with just a few taps—you’ll never have to leave the couch again or you will never need a remote to control your streaming.
4. Viewing In Dark Mode
According to Hulu Live TV, Night Mode minimizes eye strain and glare while watching television in low light, which may improve the viewer’s experience. It also adds a more filmy tone to things, as though you’re sitting in a movie theater.
How to Turn on dark mode
- Open your Hulu account.
- In the upper-right corner, there is your profile name.
- Go to your profile name.
- Toggle to Dark mode.
5. Get Benefits By Subscribing To A Bundle
One of the interesting bits from this article is that for Disney-owned services there are no good reasons to not subscribe.
6. Watch With Your Friends By Hosting A Watch Party
Hulu added a “watch party” feature last year which lets you and up to seven other friends jump into an impromptu movie night. If they are both subscribers, however, everyone can join in the fun.
7. Download Your Favorite Shows For Watching Offline
Hulu subscribers can download up to 25 different episodes of their favorite shows, but they expire within 30 days.
8. Add Your Favorite Shows To Your Watch-List
A watchlist is a list of all the shows and movies you watch. Watchlist remembers what you want to watch. It organizes everything based on how, when, and where you use Hulu.
If you want to add something to your Watchlist, start watching it. It will be on your list even if you stop watching it after a few minutes.
You can also manually add videos. To do so, go to the show or movie details page and click on the (+) button for Add to Watchlist or (-) button for Remove from Watchlist.
9. Clean Your “Watch History”
If your algorithm suggestions include shows that you never would have watched, don’t despair.
Just go to the “Watch History” menu and delete those episodes from your Hulu account. With any luck, your next experience on the site should be much happier.
10. Make Your Profile For Your Customization
Hulu offers personalized profiles for up to six different users so that your family, friends, and kids can all enjoy their favorite shows.
When signing up for a Hulu account, you can create one by going to my.hulu.com and entering your information under the “Profile” tab in the top right corner.
11. Watch Your Favorite Shows In 4K Quality
If you have a compatible device with 4K content such as Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV, your viewing experience is much better than HD.
To watch Hulu in 4K, a device that outputs at that level is necessary. But even if your equipment can handle it, some programs let you view the 4K programming.
12. You Can Change The Language Of Your Subtitles
Hulu offers subtitles in either English or Spanish, but not both. You can change the language by opening Settings > Subtitles and selecting a new one.
Hulu provides translation of Spanish language for some of the most popular shows, such as Desperate Housewives en Español.
Unlike Netflix, the website and software package of Hulu is only available in one language.
You can choose another subtitle language on a show-by-show basis.
13. You Can Pause, Cancel, And Change Your Subscription.
If you go away on vacation and want to keep your subscription, you can pause your account for up to 12 weeks. You won’t lose any of the programs that make you happy in the meantime!
If you want to change the Hulu package, there are a few ways it can be done.
If you sign up through the website and not the mobile app, changes should be made on the website (not the mobile application).
If you signed up for Hulu using a third-party billing application like Disney+ or Spotify, you’ll need to make adjustments on that service’s website.
You can also stop your Hulu membership. You will not have to pay the monthly fee anymore.
After more than 10 years of operation, Hulu is now one of the most popular streaming services. You can count on an excellent library with a well-designed interface that is easy to use regardless of what you want to watch.
The above tips and tricks will give you a better streaming experience. Every Hulu service comes with a free trial, which can be canceled at any time.