– How to activate Hulu on TV?

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December 12, 2023

Hulu app is available on a wide variety of devices like mobile devices, computers, Smart TV or TV-connected device, game consoles, streaming media players, set-top boxes, etc. You can activate a new device at any time. If you no longer use that device any more, remember to remove it rom your Hulu account.

  1. How to activate Hulu from Disney+?
  2. How to activate Hulu on smart TV?
  3. How to view all of your devices?
  4. How to watch Hulu on TV without Hulu app?

Related: 6 ways to get Hulu on TV

How to activate Hulu from Disney+?

If you sign up for a Disney package, you will need to activate your Hulu account before you can log in and start watching. You only need to activate your account once. If you do not activate your Hulu account, you will not be able to log in to Hulu.

To activate your Hulu account, follow these steps: 

  1. Visit on your mobile or web browser.
  2. Select your profile.
  3. Select Account from the drop down menu .
  4. Under “My Services”, select “Stream Now” next to Hulu.
  5. You will be automatically redirected to Hulu to complete your account setup.
  6. Enter the email address and password used to access Disney+.
  7. Fill in the rest of the fields (name, etc.).
  8. Select “Continue” to complete the activation process.

How to activate Hulu on smart TV?

The easiest way to activate your new device is to download the Hulu app and sign in with your email address and password. If you are using a Smart TV or a device connected to your TV, gaming consoles, and streaming sticks, you have two different options for login. If you’re having trouble logging in using your email address and password, as it is really annoying to type your email and password using a remote control d-pad to select single characters on a virtual keyboard, you can choose to activate the device online.

How to activate a new device using the activation code?

1. Launch the Hulu app on your TV.

2. On the Welcome screen, select Sign In and then select Activate on a computer.

3. Open your web browser on computer and navigate to, and then enter the password for your Hulu account. You’ll arrive at an Activate Your Device screen.

4. Enter the activation code displayed on the TV screen and in about 30 seconds you should be logged in.

How to view all of your devices?

Whenever you activate a new device, it will be listed on your Account page in case you want to manage your devices in the future.

To view all of the devices that have been activated on your account:

  1. Go to your Account page and log in if prompted.
  2. Look for MANAGE DEVICES and click it.
  3. On the next pop-up screen you’ll see all the devices tied to your account, including the date they were activated. You’ll also have the option to remove any devices that are no longer in use.

How to watch Hulu videos offline on TV without Hulu app?

However, many people report that they can’t log in Hulu on TV. Activation code fails to load and manual login also says can’t log you in. If you also encounter this error and and cannot resolve it, the best way is to download Hulu videos to MP4 and play them on TV from USB drive, no Hulu app needed.

Pazu Hulu Video Downloader is a master video downloader that can download any Hulu movies and TV shows in MP4 or MKV format. Pazu Hulu Video Downloader can easily download Hulu videos on the computer in high quality with multiple languages of audio tracks and subtitles kept. Plus it doesn’t require you to have a Hulu No Ads plan. Pazu Hulu Video Downloader supports downloading ad-free videos for all types of Hulu subscribers. Now we will show you how to use Pazu Hulu Video Downloader to download Hulu movies and TV shows to play them without streaming problems.

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

Select Settings (gear icon) from the top right corner to change:

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Enable hardware acceleration or not
  • 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, transfer the downloaded Hulu MP4/MKV videos to USB drive or SD card and then watch them on any TV offline without activating the device.