Hulu.com system requirements
Summary
To start watching on Hulu.com, you'll need a computer with Flash installed, along with a supported browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.

To watch videos on Hulu.com, you will need:

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (.53.64) or above
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, Firefox 18.0 or above, Safari 5.0 or above, or Chrome
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or above, Macintosh OS X 10.4 or above, or Linux
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled

In addition, you will need a broadband internet connection. We recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1.5 Mbps for a smooth playback experience. 

 

You can test your downstream bandwidth at www.speedtest.net. Once there, click on the green Begin Test button to initiate a speed test. Once complete, your downstream bandwidth is displayed in the "Download" box near the middle of your screen.

 

For the best possible viewing experience on Hulu, we recommend the following software updates:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, Macintosh OS X 10.6 or above, or Linux
  • The most current version of Adobe Flash Player (available here)
  • The latest version of your web browser:

Internet Explorer 11

Firefox 32

Safari 7.0

Chrome 37

 
For Hulu Plus System Requirements, please see this article.

 

The following minimum hardware configurations are recommended for an optimal playback experience:

Quality Windows Desktop/Laptop Windows Netbook Mac OS Linux
480p (SD) 2.33GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 2800+, or faster processor 

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
1.6GHz Intel Atom or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 or Windows Vista and supported GPU/media accelerator (NVIDIA ION, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator, Intel GMA 500)
1.33GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor

256MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
2.33GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 2800+, or faster processor 

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory

720p (HD)

High Definition is only available to Hulu Plus subscribers

3GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, or faster processor 

128MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
1.6GHz Intel Atom or faster processor

1GB of RAM

Windows 7 or Windows Vista and supported GPU/media accelerator (NVIDIA ION, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator)
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor

256MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
3GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 3400+, or faster processor 

512MB of RAM

64MB of graphics memory
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