Hulu Plus system requirements
Hulu Plus system requirements
Summary
To start watching Hulu Plus, you'll need a computer or supported internet-connected device, along with a Hulu Plus subscription.

Personal Computer

To watch Hulu Plus videos on your computer, 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 10.5 "Leopard" or above, or Linux
  • JavaScript and Cookies are enabled

 

 

In addition, you will need a broadband internet connection.

  • For Standard Definition videos we recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 1.5 Mbps for a smooth playback experience. 
  • For High Definition videos we recommend a downstream bandwidth of at least 3 Mbps for a smooth playback experience.

 

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

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or above, 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

 

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

  

Hulu Plus Devices

You can find additional Hulu Plus supported devices listed here. Our license agreements for our content allow for one stream per account – so you can activate your Hulu Plus subscription on as many devices as you please, but you can only stream to one of them at a time.

 

 

Mobile Devices

Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

For more information on Hulu Plus-compatible iOS devices, please visit here.

iPad

Requires an iPad Wi-Fi or iPad Wi-Fi + 3G (Running iOS 6.0 or above)

 

iPhone

Requires an iPhone 3GS or newer (Running iOS 6.0 or above).

For help identifying which iPhone model you own, visit Apple's site here

For more information about upgrading to the latest version of iOS, go here

 

iPod touch

Requires a 3rd, 4th or 5th Generation iPod touch (Running iOS 6.0 or above)

For help identifying which model iPod touch you own, visit Apple's site here

For more information about upgrading to the latest version of iOS, go here

 

Android Phones and Tablets

For more information on Hulu Plus-compatible Android devices, please visit here.

Supported models of Android phones and tablets must be running Android version 4.0.4 or higher and have access to the Google Play Store.

 

Other Devices

Is your device not listed? Learn more about other supported phones and tablets here.

 

 

TVs, Blu-ray Players, and other TV-connected Devices

Roku

Roku HD, 3, XD, XD|S & Streaming Stick

All Roku Devices must be running version 2.8 (build 1158) or above

For more information about upgrading your version, visit Roku's site here

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content.

 

Google Chromecast

Hulu Plus and Chromecast are supported on iPads and iPhones running iOS 6.0 and above and Android devices running Android OS 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above.

Learn more about Chromecast here.

 

Samsung Internet-Enabled TVs & Blu-ray Disc Players

Samsung TVs

Samsung Blu-ray Disc Players

Learn more about supported models at Samsung.

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content.

 

Sony BRAVIA Internet-Enabled Devices

2009 – 2014 BRAVIA Internet Enabled Televisions

2009 – 2014 BRAVIA Blu-ray Disc Players

Dash™ Personal Internet Viewer

Learn more about supported models at Sony.

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content.

 

VIZIO

VIZIO Internet Apps™ TVs

3D Blu-ray Players

Co-Star LT Streaming Players

Learn more about VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) and compatible devices here.

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content.

 

Other Devices

Is your device not listed? Learn more about other supported TVs and TV-connected devices here.

 

 

Gaming Consoles

Xbox

Original Xbox 360 Console 

Xbox 360 S Console

Xbox 360 KINECT

Xbox One 

An Xbox LIVE Gold or Silver membership is required to use Hulu Plus on Xbox. (Learn more and signup here)

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content.

 

 

Sony PlayStation

Sony PlayStation 3

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation Vita

Learn more about getting started on PlayStation here.

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content. 

 

 

Nintendo

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo 3DS

Learn more about getting started on Nintendo devices here.

Broadband connection of 1.5 mbps for SD content and 3 mbps for HD content. 

Back to Top

These may also help:

Related Articles
Help us improve our Help Center. Was this article helpful?
Help us improve our Help Center. Was this article helpful?
Let us know more

Let us know more:

Let us know more