How to watch Hulu on Nintendo Switch

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December 12, 2023

There have been calls for more streaming services on the Nintendo Switch. You can watch Hulu on your Nintendo Switch, either via a TV using the dock, or right on the Switch’s screen in handheld mode.

It was previously released in North America on the Switch eShop back in 2017.

Hulu Video Streaming is now available on Nintendo Switch in Japan on Apr 27, 2022.


Hulu is a popular streaming service with several different plans that could fit any budget. The cheapest Hulu option is $7.99 a month and includes ads. The ad-free plan costs $14.99 a month and allows downloads. The most expensive option costs $75.99 a month and includes Disney+ streaming content, ESPN+ live sports, and the ability to watch and record live TV. You can also add premium channels like HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz to a Hulu subscription. However, you can only watch Hulu on two screens at once, unless you are a Live TV subscriber, and you buy the unlimited screens add-on for $9.99 a month. So, depending on your viewing needs, costs can add up pretty fast.

In this tutorial we will teach you how to download Hulu on Nintendo Switch and how to download Hulu videos to watch offline on Nintendo Switch.

All you need to watch Hulu on Nintendo Switch is an active subscription and installing Hulu app on your switch.

To download and install the Hulu app on your Nintendo Switch:

  1. Connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet.
  2. Visit the Nintendo eShop.
  3. Go to Search, and enter “Hulu”.
  4. Select the Hulu app from the search results.
  5. Select Download.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  7. From the Switch home screen, launch the app, then either enter your account information, create a new account, or start your free trial.
  8. Browse or search for the movie/show you want to watch.
  9. Select it and start watching.

If you are running into an error while downloading the Hulu app, clear some space on your Nintendo Switch before trying again.

Supported play modes: TV, Tabletop and Handheld.

You can easily stream Hulu movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch, but you can’t download movies an TV shows to watch offline like on mobile devices. You’ll need a decent internet connection to stream your favorite content. Hulu recommends that your internet connection is capable of achieving at least the following sustained download speeds:

  • 3.0 Mbps for Hulu’s Streaming Library
  • 8.0 Mbps for live streams
  • 16.0 Mbps for 4K content

Viewers may be able to stream at a reduced video quality with 1.5 Mbps.

How to watch Hulu on Nintendo Switch after cancelling Hulu subscription?

It’s extremely easy to stream Hulu videos on Nintendo Switch, but it requires a subscription. If you cancel Hulu subscription, you can’t stream any content on it.

Luckily, with the professional Pazu Hulu Video Downloader, you can download any Hulu movies and TV shows on Windows and Mac. What’s more, the videos are downloaded to MP4 format, which means you can watch them even after you cancelling Hulu subscription. Follow below steps and learn how to download Hulu movies and TV shows to MP4 and watch them on Nintendo Switch.

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.

download Hulu TV show to MP4

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

Click the Download icon next to Modern Family to choose the season and episodes you want to download.

download Hulu TV show

Then click Download button on the bottom right corner to start downloading Modern Family to your computer.

download Hulu TV show to MP4

Click History menu to view all downloaded videos. Click the folder icon to quickly locate the Hulu videos in MP4 or MKV format, then you can play them anywhere you want without Hulu.

download Hulu TV show to MP4

Step 5. Play Hulu Videos on Nintendo Switch Using Plex

Since you’ve downloaded Hulu movies/TV shows to your computer now, all you need to do is using the Plex Media Server to play your downloaded videos on Nintendo Switch. Just read the instructions below. Similarly, you can also play any movies on Nintendo following the operations we introduce in this post.
Step 1. Open the official website of Plex Media Server. Press the Download button to download it on your computer. Then install it properly according to the prompts from the software.

Step 2. Launch the Plex Media Server, import the videos you would like to stream following the screen wizard.

Step 3. Type the URL of your Plex in the address bar of Nintendo Switch’s web browser, you will find the videos in Plex, then just click on the video you want to start playing.