Hulu has over 30 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 from 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. The $11.99 plan will remove ads. Those who want both live TV and on-demand content will have to pay $44.99 per 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.
What makes Chromecast unique is that it isn’t a traditional smart TV device that stores and utilizes apps. It doesn’t even have its own user interface. Instead, you stream to it by using the apps in your connected devices. This service supports Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS.
There are currently two Chromecast devices available from Google: Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra. The most notable difference is that the Chromecast Ultra supports 4K at 60fps, HDR video, while the base version only goes up to 1080p at 60fps. The Ultra iteration is also faster and comes with wired Ethernet support.
Another huge difference compared to other media streaming devices is the price. While both are considered affordable, the Chromecast costs much less at $35. Getting the Chromecast Ultra will cost you $69. Also keep in mind there are also a number of TVs and streaming boxes that have Google Cast technology built-in (too many to list), allowing them to work like Chromecast devices.
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.
- 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.
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.