Getting started on PlayStation 3
Getting started on PlayStation 3
Hulu is available to stream on your PlayStation 3 – Just download the app from the PlayStation Store, log in with your Hulu credentials and start watching your favorite shows.



Downloading the Hulu app

  1. From your PS3’s main menu, go to Games
  2. Navigate down to the PlayStation Store
  3. Go to Search, and enter Hulu
  4. Select the Hulu app
  5. Move your cursor and select Download
  6. Follow the prompts to complete the download. 

The Hulu application will appear under the TV/Video Services category in the XMB (cross media bar).  



Logging in and activating Hulu

Before you can use the Hulu app on your PS3, you must ensure you are logged into the PlayStation Network. This can be done by heading to the PlayStation Network Icon on the main menu (XMB), choosing Sign In and entering the e-mail address and password associated with your PSN account.


Once you are logged into the PSN, head to the Hulu application. There are two ways you can log in to the Hulu application on your PS3.


Using the On-Screen Keyboard

  1. On the Home screen, select Log In, then select Log in with your email address and password
  2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your email address and password
  3. Then move the cursor down, and select Log In


Or, you can activate your PS3 on

  1. On the Home screen, select Log In. You will then see an alphanumeric Device Activation Code (for example, 6K47J3)
  2. Using a standard web browser, navigate to (and sign in, if prompted)
  3. Enter the device activation code displayed on your TV screen and click Activate
  4. Within about 30 seconds, your PS3 will be automatically logged in to your Hulu account



Signing up for Hulu

For new subscribers, first launch the Hulu app. You will have the ability to sign up for Hulu directly from within the Hulu app on PlayStation 3. By signing up for Hulu on your PlayStation 3, you will be billed each month through your payment source. For more information about Hulu billing, please visit here. ​



Closed captioning

Closed Captioning can be enabled on videos that have it available. During playback, pull up the playback menu by pressing Up on the D-pad. Press Up again, then toggle over to Captions: Off and Press X to enable.

You can also turn on captions for every video when available in your settings on the PlayStation 3. To do so, navigate to Account from the main page of the Hulu application. From there, tap X to open up the settings. You should see the Captions settings at the top left. 



Streaming issues with Hulu on PS3

For troubleshooting help with your PlayStation 3, please visit this help article


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