Content Availability and Expiration
Summary
In some cases, videos may expire from Hulu due to contractual changes, music clearances or new syndication deals. Add shows to your Queue to enable expiration alerts.

Hulu's mission is to help you find and enjoy the world's premium content, when, where and how you want it. Our library includes full episodes of new and classic TV shows to full-length movies, original and exclusive programming and clips. We are always working with our content partners to deliver the most compelling selection of programming online. Click here to browse our lineup of TV shows.

 

 

It's our goal to provide as much content as possible and to keep it all on our service as long as possible. However, what videos we post and how long we're able to keep them on Hulu depends on streaming clearances granted by our content partners. We work with them constantly to try to secure more, and they've been great about reaching into their vaults on our behalf.

 

 

Streaming clearances can be limited by any number of legal or business agreements that differ from video to video. An episode or movie may expire due to myriad reasons, including music clearances, impending DVD sales and syndication deals, among others. As videos are the heart of our business, we're always working to expand streaming clearances.

 

 

Whenever a video is about to expire, we do our best to provide information in advance to our users. "Heads up" about expirations are posted in the video description when you hover over a video's thumbnail image five days before it is removed from our site. You may also activate expiration updates for videos in your queue; when turned on, you'll receive an email alert seven days prior to a video's expiration date. You can also find general availability notes on the main page for many shows.

 

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