How to Install and Watch Hulu on Roku

There are many online streaming services offering tons of movies and TV Shows. Hulu is one of the leading streaming services that you can count on.

The service is one of the best Roku channels and offers thousands of TV Shows, movies, live sports, Hulu originals, news, and so much more. It allows you to stream live TV from on-demand content and over 60 networks. The streaming service is subscription-based and comes with a Cloud DVR for saving your recordings. It’s available on multiple platforms including Roku streaming devices. All you need to do is to install Hulu, select your plans and start streaming free of charge.

To install and watch Hulu on Roku, go to the channel store on your Roku device and add the Hulu channel.

Hulu is offered in four different packages charged monthly. They range from Hulu only to the Hulu+Live TV package without ads. Most Roku devices come with a pre-installed Hulu app. However, if your Roku streaming device doesn’t have one already, then don’t worry since Hulu has an official app on the channel store.

Installing and watching Hulu on Roku 

The Hulu app is supported on Roku models with version 8.1 or later firmware. You can check and ensure that your Roku device is supported. Click on System and then select ‘About’. If the model number is 3500 or later, then you should be able to get the latest Hulu app version.

Click on the Home button on your remote to go to theRoku home screen and then select ‘Streaming Channels’ from the left pane. In the Roku channel store, scroll down and select ‘Search Channels’. In the search bar, enter ‘Hulu’ and then click on the Hulu app from the suggestions. On the next page, click on ‘+ Add Channel’ to install Hulu on Roku. When it’s done installing, click on ‘Go to channel’ to launch the app. Using your Hulu username and password, log in to Hulu.

Via the web

Another method that you can use to install and watch Hulu on Roku is via a web browser. Open a web browser and go to the Roku channel store. Sign in using your Roku username and password. In the main menu at the top, find the ‘What to watch’ dropdown arrow and hover over it. Form the dropdown list, click on ‘Channel Store’. Search for Hulu and on the app page, click on the ‘+Add Channel’ button to add the channel. Hulu will then be automatically added to all your Roku devices.

Activating Hulu

To activate your Hulu app after installation, first, make sure that your Roku device is linked to your hulu account. If it isn’t yet linked, press the home button on your remote and sign in to the Hulu app. You will then be asked to go to the url. When you are done with logging in online, then this screen will automatically refresh. Open a web browser and visit the Hulu activation center. Log in using your Hulu details and enter the activation code displayed on your Roku device. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the activation process.

Installation steps in pictures

Press the home button on your Roku remote and go to the Roku home screen

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Go to Settings and select System

How to Install and Watch Hulu on Roku

Click on About and check if the OS version is 8.1 or higher

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Click on Check Now and install any updates

Press Home button to go back to home screen and select Streaming Channels


Click on Search Channels and type Hulu in the search bar and click on the app from the suggestions

 Install and Watch Hulu on Roku

Click on +Add Channel to install 

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How to Install and Watch Hulu on Roku: A snap shot

Installation process
Action required
Go to the channel store, search for Hulu and click on the app from the results. Open it and log in.
–          Roku streaming device with version 8.1 or higher

–          Stable internet connection

Open a web browser, visit the Roku channel store and sign in. Search for Hulu and add the channel.
–          Web browser

–          Stable internet connection

Final Thoughts

There you have it, those are the ways to install and watch Hulu on your Roku streaming devices. Note that you need to subscribe to a Hulu package before you can start streaming movies and TV Shows. However, for on-demand streaming, you need to pay an additional cost.


What Hulu app version works on Roku?

Hulu version 6.6.3 or later is needed for you to seamlessly access Hulu content. Make sure the Hulu app you’ve installed meets this requirement. To do so, go to the Roku home screen and focus on the Hulu app, then finally press the asterisk (*) button the remote. If your app doesn’t meet this requirement, then you will need to update it first.

How much does it cost to watch Hulu on Roku?

Roku doesn’t charge for watching content on Hulu.  However, you will have to subscribe to a package to stream content from Hulu.

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