How many people can watch Hulu at once?

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December 12, 2023

Unlike Netflix and Max, the quantity of supported devices at a time are determined by different plans. Hulu subscribers can only stream from two different devices at one time, whether you have ad-supported($7.99/month or $79.99/year) or No Ads plan($14.99/month).

However, if you a Live TV subscriber:

  • Hulu (With Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (With Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) for $69.99/month.
  • Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (No Ads) and ESPN+ (With Ads) for $82.99/month
  • Live TV Only for $68.99/month.

You can get the Unlimited Screens Add-on($9.99/month). With the add-on, you can stream on all the devices connected to your Home network at the same time. If you’re out of the house and on the go, you can also stream from up to three different mobile devices.

1. How to get Unlimited Screens Add-on to stream Hulu on multiple devices?

  1. Go to and log in your account. 
  2. Scroll down and click “MANAGE ADD-ONS”.
  3. Find Unlimited Screens in FEATURE ADD-ONS and click the Add icon.
  4. Select Review Changes to confirm.

So to stream Hulu on more than 2 devices with Unlimited Screens Add-on you will need at least $79.98($69.99/month+9.99/month) per month. However, there are still some limits:

  • You can only stream Hulu on unlimited devices on your Home Network. When you’re outside using your phone, for example — you’re limited to three streams at once.
  • You can only stream premium content (like HBO, Cinemax, STARZ and SHOWTIME) from a total of five screens — three of which can be on out-of-home mobile devices — at one time.

Luckily, there is a much cheaper way to watch Hulu on any number of devices at the same times without any limitations. All you need to do is download Hulu TV episodes, movies, and Hulu Originals to MP4/MKV with professional Pazu Hulu Video Downloader. Then you can play Hulu downloads on any MP4/MKV supported devices at the same time. 

2. How Many Simultaneous Streams Do Competitors Offer?

Apple TV+ supports 6 simultaneous streams and Disney+ offers 4. Netflix and Max offers up to 4 simultaneous streams, but only on most expensive plans. Amazon Prime Video allows 3 streams on the same account and up to two simultaneous streams of the same content. Hulu allows 2 simultaneous streams even you subscribe to No Ads plan for $14.99/month.

Simultaneous Streams
Simultaneous Downloads
Hulu2Up to 25 downloads on 5 supported mobile devices
NetflixBasic: 1
Standard with ads: 2
Standard: 2
Premium: 4
Basic: 1
Standard: 2
Premium: 6
MaxWith Ads: 2
Ad-Free: 2
Ultimate Ad-Free: 4

Ad-Free: 30 downloads
Ultimate Ad-Free: 100 downloads
Prime Video3( 2 simultaneous streams of the same content)2
Apple TV+6

3. How to Watch Hulu on More Devices Simultaneously?

There is one way around this limit. You can download Hulu content for offline viewing; watching something offline doesn’t count towards the two different screens at one time limit. However, downloading Hulu content for offline playback requires the No Ads plan, which costs $14.99/month.

If you have Hulu ad-supported plan, you can get around the limit by downloading Hulu movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu Hulu Video Downloader and then watch them offline anywhere without Hulu app or website.

Pazu Hulu Video Downloader is available on Windows and Mac. It features a built-in Hulu web player for you to search Hulu movies and TV shows you want to download. No Hulu app is needed. After downloading, you can play the videos on any device with Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime Player or other video player without ads.

Step 1. Run Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows.

Download, install and launch Pazu Hulu Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Hulu account and choose, or

Hulu Downloader

Select a profile.

choose Hulu profile

Step 2. Search Hulu movies/TV shows to download.

Enter the movie/TV show title in the search field.

search Hulu videos

Or copy&paste the link of the movie/TV show from  Hulu website. Then click the Search icon.

search Hulu videos

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click Settings icon to change:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle type: Embedded subtitles, Independent subtitles, Hardcoded subtitles
  • Interface languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
Hulu to MP4

Step 4. Start to download Hulu videos

If your selection is a movie, click the download icon next to it and the downloading begins.

download Hulu movie to MP4

After the movie is downloaded, click History button to quickly locate it. 

download Hulu movie to MP4

If your selection is a TV show, click download icon next to it to select episodes you want to download. Then click Download button.

download Hulu TV show to MP4

After downloading, play the Hulu MP4/MKV videos on unlimited devices at the same time.