Hulu is an on-demand streaming service for PCs, mobile devices, and Roku. Hulu subscribers may watch on Roku’s set-top boxes, streaming sticks, and media hubs.
The Walt Disney Company owns Hulu, which provides 1,142 movies and 1,253 TV series on demand. Castle Rock, Marvel’s Runaways, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Looming Tower are Hulu originals. Cheers, Frasier, Gray’s Anatomy, and The X-Files air there. Creed II, Palm Springs, Parasite, Rocketman, Terminator: Dark Fate, and The Lodge are among the best movies available on Hulu. Our Hulu review and packages, price, and channels guide will help you choose a plan.
Hulu on all Roku devices streams this material. This includes the entry-level Roku Express ($29.99), Roku Express+ ($39.99), and 4K-ready Roku Premiere ($39.99) and Premiere+ ($49.99). The Roku Streaming Stick ($49.99) and 4K-capable Stick+ ($59.99) are devices that connect straight into TVs. The 4K Roku Ultra media hub ($99.99) and Roku Smart Soundbar ($179.99) are the top Roku streaming devices. Element, Hisense, Hitachi, RCA, Sharp, and TCL sell Roku smart TVs (from $129.99). Read our Roku device, pricing, and more guides.
This page covers Hulu on Roku and how it works.
How to Install Hulu on Roku?
To view Hulu on a Roku device, you must first subscribe to the streaming service. More information may be found in our Hulu free trial, discounts, and packages page. Then, connect your Roku device to your TV and Wi-Fi, install the Hulu app on your Roku device, and check in to your Hulu account.
To stream Hulu on Roku, follow these five steps.
- Visit the Hulu.com/start on a mobile or web browser, sign up for an account, and choose a Hulu plan. Hulu is accessible with ad-supported programming for $5.99 per month and without advertising for $11.99 per month.
- Connect the Roku device to an HDMI connection on the TV, turn it on using the AC adapter, then put batteries into the Roku remote.
- Follow the on-screen setup steps to connect the Roku device to a Wi-Fi network, install updates, configure the display settings, activate the device, and name it.
- The Roku site will load and show a list of applications; use the remote to navigate through the apps until you locate Hulu. The device will begin the setup procedure and download the Hulu app automatically. Alternatively, use the remote to go to the Roku Channel Store and search for Hulu before selecting Add Channel.
- Start watching Hulu on Roku by opening the Hulu app, signing in using the credentials you generated in Step 1. The Roku home screen and channel list will now include the Hulu app.
Can earlier Roku models stream Hulu?
Some older Roku units support Hulu, however they may require software upgrades. The Roku Streaming Player (models 2400 to 3100) and Roku Streaming Stick (model 3420 or older) utilise the basic Hulu software, which doesn’t support Hulu + Live TV or premium add-ons. Our Hulu + Live TV review covers the live service.
The newest Hulu app is available on newer Roku units with the 8.1 firmware upgrade. Roku 2 (model 4210), Roku 3, Roku 4, Roku Express and Express+, Roku Premiere and Premiere+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3500 or later), Roku TV and Roku TV 4K, and Roku Ultra are these devices.
Hulu is accessible through web browsers as well as any device that supports the Hulu app, including all Roku streaming devices. Hulu-compatible devices include the following:
- Android TV.
- Android phones and tablets.
- Apple TV (3rd generation or later).
- Apple iPhones and iPads.
- Echo Show.
- Amazon Fire TV streaming devices.
- Amazon Fire Tablets.
- LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio SmartCast smart TVs.
- LG, Samsung, and Sony Blu-ray players.
- Mac and PC web browsers.
- Nintendo Switch.
How to Download Hulu content on Roku?
Mobile devices can download Hulu movies and TV series for offline viewing, but Roku players cannot. The ad-free Hulu ($11.99/mo) is required to download content. They also need to utilize a compatible mobile device, which include Android mobiles and tablets, Amazon Fire tablets, and Apple iPads and iPhones.
A Download symbol appears next to downloaded movies and TV shows. Users may now explore all material that’s available to download by touching the search symbol in the Hulu app and choosing the Downloadable option from the Browse menu.
Tap the Download icon on a downloaded movie or show’s information page. Download using cellular data or Wi-Fi. The Downloads button at the bottom of the programme shows all downloaded stuff, and the Trash icon deletes everything.
Hulu’s on-demand collection has over 2,400 movies and TV episodes, including Hollywood favorites, classics, and new hits. Hulu applications are easy to set up and stream on any Roku streaming devices.