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Everything you need to know about Hulu account sharing

You can share it with others, but keep in mind there are certain limits.
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August 9, 2022
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So you’re finally cutting the cord and want an on-demand streaming service. There are plenty of options, but Hulu is among the best. Should you take the plunge? In this quick guide, we provide information about Hulu account sharing, the plans, simultaneous streams, add-ons, and more.

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How many people can watch Hulu at once? How can you share your Hulu account? How many devices can access Hulu? We have the answers to all of those questions and more. You can sign up for Hulu now at the link below:

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid's Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

How many devices can stream Hulu simultaneously?

At the time of this writing, you can stream Hulu (with and without ads) on one account on two devices at one time on any network throughout North America.

With Hulu + Live TV, you have the option of getting the Unlimited Screens add-on for an extra $9.99 a month. You will be able to stream from an unlimited number of devices at the same time on your home network. The only exception is with the HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz premium channels, which will have a limit of up to five screens at once. If you are on the go, you and your friends can stream Hulu on up to three mobile devices at once with the add-on.

How do you share a Hulu account?

Hulu Profiles

There’s no special way to share your account with others. Simply provide your login credentials and they’re good to go. General profiles have access to the account settings, though users can only see the last four digits of your payment method. Profiles for kids do not have access to the account settings.

How many profiles can you create?

Up to six people can create a profile on one Hulu account. You can create a general profile with access to everything Hulu has to offer. Profiles for kids are locked to the Kids 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 the basic and no-ads services on supported devices on any network in North America. Unfortunately, Hulu isn’t officially offered in other countries, though there are ways around this, such as using a VPN.

Here are the plans:

What are the add-ons?

We split these up into three groups: Premium movie channels, live TV-only add-ons, and general service enhancements.

Here are the premium movie channels:

  • HBO: $14.99
  • Cinemax: $9.99
  • Showtime: $10.99
  • Starz: $8.99
  • Starz + Showtime bundle: $14.99

Here are add-ons only for Hulu’s live TV service:

  • Enhanced Cloud DVR: $9.99
  • Unlimited screens: $9.99
  • Enhanced Cloud DVR + Unlimited Screens bundle: $14.98

Here are general add-ons for all services:

You can grab any add-on through your Account page. The Live TV service includes 50 hours of basic Cloud DVR storage, while the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on increases storage to 200 hours. The add-on includes a fast-forward function to skip commercials in recordings as well.

Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus bundle

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There is also the Disney Plus-Hulu-ESPN Plus bundle. You can get all three services for just $13.99 a month. This plan is with the Hulu With Ads tier, but you can add the No Ads version to the bundle for $19.99 a month.

What devices can you use to watch Hulu?

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Hulu provides a list here (and copied below) split into two groups: devices that use the latest Hulu app and those that rely on the Classic app. 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)
  • Chromecast
  • Echo Show
  • Fire Tablets
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • iPhones and iPads
  • LG TV (select models)
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Mac and PC browsers
  • PlayStation 3 (Live TV not supported)
  • PlayStation 4 (Live TV not supported)
  • Playstation 4 (Live TV not supported)
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TV (select models)
  • VIZIO SmartCast TVs
  • Windows 10
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S

Here are the devices that support the Classic app:

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV (2nd & 3rd generation)
  • LG TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • Sony TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • TiVo
  • VIZIO TVs (select models)

How many devices can you add to Hulu?

Hulu doesn’t place any limits on the number of devices you can use with the service. But be careful, as your device list can easily stack up to the point where you may see 50 gadgets accessing your account.

FAQs

Yes. Starting October 10, prices will go up for most Hulu plans, starting with the basic “with ads” plan which will go up $1 to $7.99. The plan without ads will go up $2 to $14.99 a month.

Yes. Just go to your Hulu account profile, then click or tap on Manage Devices. You should see a list of devices that have connected to Hulu via your account. You can select and delete a device from the list one by one, or delete every device off the list at once.

Yes. Just click or tap on your Hulu account profile icon. Then select Manage Profiles, and click the profile you want to delete. Then click or tap on the Delete Profile selection, and do the same when you see the “Are you sure?” type of popup menu.


That wraps up our guide for Hulu account sharing and other details related to the service. We will update this post if there are any changes or improvements.