Hulu has over 36 million subscribers, making it a topic of interest in the online streaming industry. Many of you are looking for better ways to enjoy the vast portfolio of content this service has to offer, which includes both on-demand video and even options for live TV content. One very convenient way to do this is using a Chromecast or Google Cast-enabled TV.
In this article, we will tell you how to watch Hulu on your Chromecast, so stick around to see if it’s the right method for you.
What is Hulu?
Hulu is a subscription-based video streaming service. Much like Netflix and other similar competitors, Hulu partners with popular content creators and networks to stream their movies and shows online. What makes Hulu special is its tendency to focus on recent TV shows and original content.
You can go to Hulu to watch recent episodes of TV shows. With Hulu, you often only have to wait a day to watch the latest episodes of main network TV shows. This waiting time is cut down significantly with the addition of live TV streaming.
Hulu is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and Comcast. The service supports all kinds of platforms, including Android, iOS, video game consoles, connected TVs, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and many others. In addition, any computer with a browser can access it.
Pricing starts at $5.99 per month, which will grant you access to on-demand content. This basic version is also offered for $59.99 a year, which would effectively save you about $12 a year. The $11.99 plan will remove ads. Those who want both live TV and on-demand content will have to pay $64.99 per month, and you can remove ads by paying $70.99 a month.
What is Chromecast?
Chromecast is a line of streaming devices developed by Google. These can be connected to any TV (or monitor) with an HDMI input, essentially turning any screen into a smart TV device.
There are currently two types of Chromecast devices. The Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra are what we are most used to. These make it possible to find content on a smartphone or tablet and simply beam it to your Chromecast-connected televisions. The concept is very simple and super user friendly, but there is something for those who want a more integrated smart TV experience.
The search giant’s latest smart TV device is the Chromecast with Google TV. This is, as its name entails, a device that has both Cast functionality and the full Google TV experience. This means you can use apps and need no other devices to operate it. It even comes with a controller and supports Google Assistant.
How do I watch Hulu on Chromecast?
Once set up, the process for viewing any Hulu content on your Chromecast or Google Cast-enabled TV is simple.
Using Android or iOS:
- Make sure the Chromecast and your smartphone/tablet are connected to the same Wi-Fi.
- Launch the Hulu app from your connected device.
- Open a supported app and select the content you want to watch.
- On the top-right corner you will see a Cast button. Simply tap it and select which TV to stream on.
The process should be similar with any Google Cast-supported app.
Using your computer:
- Make sure your Chromecast and the computer are connected to the same WiFi.
- Go to Hulu.com.
- Sign in and select the content you want to watch.
- Click the Google Cast icon and select your TV.
Watch Hulu on Chromecast with Google TV
You can always choose to do a regular cast over a Chromecast with Google TV, but many of you will want to take advantage of the Google TV user interface. Here’s how to watch Hulu on Chromecast with Google TV!
- Turn your TV on.
- Press the Google Assistant on your remote or select the search function in the home screen.
- Say or type the name of the app you want. In this case, “Hulu.”
- A page with the app will appear. Select Install.
- Open the app, log in, select your content, and enjoy!
Now you can enjoy your Hulu content using Google Cast! Hit the comments to recommend some great shows and movies to fellow Hulu fans! You can also look at the links below to see some of our recommendations.