Getting started on the Nintendo Wii U
Getting started on the Nintendo Wii U
To get started with Hulu Plus on your Nintendo Wii U, locate the Hulu Plus app on your home screen, log in with your Hulu Plus credentials, and start watching your favorite shows.

Below are some questions you may have about the Hulu Plus channel on your Wii U:



Accessing the Hulu Plus channel

Our channel is pre-loaded on all Wii U consoles, making it easier for you to start using Hulu Plus. To access Hulu Plus on your Wii U:

  1. Navigate to your Wii U Home screen
  2. You will see the Hulu Plus channel in the second row
  3. Tap the channel on your GamePad to launch Hulu Plus
  4. Log in with your Hulu Plus credentials



Logging in to your Hulu Plus account

When you first launch the Hulu Plus Channel, you will be asked if you are already a Hulu Plus subscriber. If you are, you can use either of the two methods below to log in to your account. If you don't have a Hulu Plus account, please visit to get your subscription started.


Using the On-Screen Keyboard

  1. On the Activate This Device page, select Log in to Hulu Plus
  2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your email address and password
  3. Then move the cursor down, and select Login


Or, you can activate your Wii on

  1. On the Activate This Device page, you will 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 Wii will be automatically logged in to your Hulu Plus account



Turning off/on closed captions

You can turn on and off captions in two separate locations. To edit the option for all videos, access the Settings option on the main screen of our channel. From  here, you will have the option to turn off and on captions entirely. To change this option while a video is playing, select the Caption option on your GamePad. 




Navigation and playback controls

You can fast-forward and rewind during an episode by pressing either left or right on the left analog stick or the directional pad to seek forwards and backwards through the show. Pressing A will seek to the chosen point, and B will cancel the action.



The Wii U GamePad allows you added functionality with our channel. In addition to the usual browsing ability, you can Add to Queue and Favorite shows right from the GamePad. The screen on your controller will also show more information about a specific video or show when available. 




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