Online Premium video streaming services such as Hulu have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. Nowadays, people prefer to watch Hulu or Netflix on their Smart TVs, rather than being on a walk in the evening. This is why, in this article, we are providing you with the ways on how to get Hulu on your smart tv, including TVs from the brands – Samsung, Vizio, Hisense, and Sharp.
Important Note – This information applies to the televisions of almost all brands, Including smart TVs from Samsung, Hisense and Sharp. We also mentioned – how to watch Hulu in non-smart TVs.
What is Hulu?
Hulu is the video on-demand subscription-based service from US.
It has millions of users worldwide, and also offers a wide variety of paid plans to its users.
The service is majorly owned by a business segment of the Walt Disney Company, “Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International”.
Headquartered in US, the service has more than 25 million users worldwide.
It also has the widest collection of new and old TV shows & Movies.
With over 100 million hours of TV shows and movies being watched and enjoyed by its users every day, it clearly depicts its popularity and the level of engagement.
Ways by which you can watch your favourite Hulu TV shows and movies on Smart TV or Non-Smart TV
There are typically 4 ways by which you can connect Hulu with your normal (Non-Smart) or Smart TV: –
- Watch Hulu using a Casting Device (for non-smart TV)
- Watch Hulu using a Smart TV itself
- Watch Hulu with the help of Gaming Console (for non-smart TV)
- Watch Hulu Connecting the laptop with the Normal TV
Watch Hulu using a Casting Device
Casting Devices such as Roku, Google Chromecast, and Apple Tv allow the user to play Hulu on their Normal TV.
It’s simply a hardware device, which let users to enjoy the precious moment of watching Hulu with their loved ones.
In order to use a casting device, you need to first plug it in the HDMI port of your Normal TV.
The HDMI port is mostly behind or below the HDTV (Non-smart but High-definition TV).
It has a built-in app, that let users browse other the apps directly through their tv screen.
For instance, both the mobile and desktop version of Hulu app, can be surfed over your normal TV with the help of the casting device.
Thus, users end up watching Hulu over the normal TV.
As a result, they can take over the control of Hulu from their smart Device to normal TV.
Watch Hulu using a Smart TV itself
Some Smart TVs have built-in apps for video streaming. They come already equipped with YouTube, HBO, Netflix, and Hulu.
So, if your smart TV already have the Hulu, then all you need is just to login in the app and start using it. Otherwise, you can always download the Hulu app in your smart TV over the internet.
Smart TVs have the capability to connect with internet.
They have a bunch of browsers already installed, by which a user can download various apps and games and then can play with it.
Watch Hulu with the help of Gaming Console
In case you not aware, Hulu has apps for the variety of gaming consoles.
You can surely enjoy Hulu with Live TV or Hulu on-demand with Microsoft’s Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Many people prefer watching Hulu in this way.
All you need is to simply download the Hulu app from respective game/app store.
Then sign-in with your Hulu account and start watching.
Watch Hulu Connecting the Laptop with your Normal TV
The most popular and perhaps the old-fashioned way to watch Hulu on Normal Tv, is by using the Laptop.
All you need is to Plug in the laptop directly into the Input port of your TV.
TVs these days have the VGA port in them, which means you can use your Normal TV as a big monitor.
Most new HDTVs have HDMI ports in them, meaning that you can connect the laptop using HDMI cable. You can play Hulu in your laptop and then can easily view it on your big tv screen.
This ends up in the seaming less streaming of Hulu over your Normal TV.