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One of the main perks of having a Samsung smart TV is downloading a variety of streaming apps to watch your favorite shows.
Here’s how you can quickly download Hulu on a Samsung smart TV.
Install or Find the Hulu App
The first step in watching Hulu on your Samsung smart TV is installing the Hulu app. Some Samsung TVs come with Hulu pre-installed, while others make you download it from the app store.
To check if Hulu is already on your TV, press the home button on your remote and select “Apps.” If you see the Hulu icon, select and open it.
If you don’t see the Hulu icon, you’ll need to download it from the app store.
- Press the home button on your Samsung smart TV remote.
- Select “Apps.”
- Press the search bar in the top-right corner and type in “Hulu.”
- Select Hulu from the search results, then download and install the app.
Now, you can open the app, login, and watch your favorite shows.
Login to Your Hulu Account
Launching the Hulu app on your Samsung smart TV will bring you to the login page. You can type all your login details on the TV screen or activate it on a computer — I recommend activating it on a computer.
- Press “Activate on a Computer” from the Hulu home screen.
- Go to hulu.com/activate on your phone or computer and log into your account (if necessary).
- When prompted, enter the code displayed on your screen.
Once you enter the code, your TV should automatically refresh to log you in.
How to Update Hulu on Samsung TV
You need to update apps on your Samsung smart TV regularly to fix bugs, glitches, and improve how they run. If Hulu tells you there’s an update available, follow these steps to update Hulu on your Samsung TV:
- Press the home button on your Samsung remote.
- Select “Apps.”
- Press the gear icon in the top-right corner.
- Toggle “Auto Update” on.
Hulu, along with all your other apps, will download any available updates and automatically update them in the future.
Benefits of Watching Hulu on a Smart TV
One of the biggest draws of a smart TV is having an all-in-one platform you can use to watch live TV and content from your favorite streaming services, including Hulu.
You will get all the live channels you would generally have access to, as well as all Hulu shows and movies.
Why Can’t I Find Hulu on My Samsung Smart TV?
The Hulu app is available on Samsung smart TVs made in 2016 or later. If your TV is older than this, you might not find Hulu in your shortcut menu or the Samsung App Store.
If you have an older TV and can’t download the Hulu app directly, you can connect any of the following streaming devices to your Samsung TV’s HDMI port and download it on that device:
If you can’t find Hulu in any app stores, even the ones on your streaming device, it may not be supported in your region. Currently, Hulu is only available in the United States.
FAQ: Watch Hulu on Samsung Smart TVs
Is Hulu Free on Samsung Smart TVs?
You can download the Hulu app for free on your Samsung smart TV. However, to watch your favorite shows on Hulu, you’ll need to sign up for a monthly subscription plan.
Can You Use a VPN to Stream Hulu?
If you live outside the US, using a VPN is the easiest way to watch Hulu on your smart TV. However, before you install a VPN, check your country’s laws regarding VPN use.
VPNs are perfectly legal in many countries, including:
- The US
- The UK
- South Korea
However, a few other countries either outlaw or heavily restrict the way you can use VPNs.