How to screen record Hulu on Mac/Windows/iOS/Android

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Emma
January 27, 2024

Hulu offers two main on-demand subscription plans: the basic Hulu for $8 and Hulu (No Ads) for $18. However, whether you have Hulu (Ad supported) or Hulu (No Ads) plan, you can’t download movies and TV shows on Mac/Windows for offline playback. Hulu (No Ads) plan subscribers are able to download videos on iPhone, iPad, Android and Amazon Fire tablets. However, the downloads are DRM-protected and can only be played within Hulu app, you can’t transfer them anywhere. So many people ask is it possible to record Hulu videos for offline-viewing. Well, the answer is yes. Here in this article we will introduce several tools to record Hulu videos on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.

However, video recording is not the perfect way to save Hulu video and watch offline. When recording a long movie, your computer will be exclusively dedicated to the recording task, preventing you from performing other work. Additionally, you need to pay attention to any network latency issues that might result in playback failures to ensure that the recording is not compromised. Here we will also introduce the best alternative to recording Hulu video – download Hulu movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu Hulu Video Downloader. Keep reading.

Contents

Part 1. Record Hulu videos on Mac/Windows

1. Free online screen recorder

Free online screen recorder is a free online screen recorder that allows you to record streaming video for free. Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera.

  • Open https://www.screencapture.com/ in supported browser.
  • Play the streaming video you want to record.
  • Click Start Recording and choose what to record: Entire screen or Window or Chrome Tab.
  • Select the video player window and start recording.

The free online tool records Hulu videos with watermark. You can also get its desktop app for Mac and Windows called Movavi Screen Recorder and purchase a license to remove watermark.

Price: $42.95/year or $59.95 for lifetime

2. EaseUS RecExperts

Price: $19.95/month, $49.95/Year, $79.95/Lifetime

With EaseUS RecExperts screen recorder for PC/Mac, you are able to capture and save any video with the original quality. EaseUS RecExperts also works as a Streaming Video Recorder to record encrypted online videos, movies, or TV shows from Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more popular video. Beyond that, it offers a free built-in media player to preview your recordings with one simple click.

How to record Hulu video with EaseUS RecExperts?

  1. Download, install and run EaseUS RecExperts on your Mac/Windows.
  2. Go to hulu.com in your browser, log in and play the video you want to record.
  3. Select the video region and click the REC button to start recording the Hulu video to MP4.

3. Movavi Screen Recorder for Chrome

Movavi Screen Recorder for Chrome is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to record streaming video.

1. Go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movavi-screen-recorder-fo/fjngbolidiommeliclbhnoifnbniclfk/ and click Add to Chrome.

2. Click the extension icon on the top right corner and choose Movavi Screen Recorder. You can also pin it.

3. Play the video you want to record in Chrome browser. Click Movavi Screen Recorder icon on the top right corner and choose Current Tab. Then click Start Recording.

4. Click the green icon again to stop recording. Then download the recorded video.

Part 2. Record Hulu videos on iOS/Android

PlayOn Cloud

PlayOn Cloud lets you record and download streaming shows and movies to watch offline. Record any video from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO, The CW and so much more with just the click of a button. It is available on iOS and Android.

Free recording credits must be used within 7 days. After 7 days, you’ll be billed $4.99 for 30 recording credits each month. Cancel anytime.

Cons: Very slow download speed.

Part 3. Alternative to Record Hulu video – Download Hulu video to MP4

Actually, screen recording is not a good choice to rip Hulu video right to your device as it is very time-consuming. The best way is to download Hulu videos to DRM-free MP4. You can resort to a professional Hulu video downloader for help in the next part.

Tool Required: Pazu Hulu Video Downloader

Luckily you can easily download tons of shows and movies from the Hulu streaming library to MP4/MKV on Mac and Windows with the third-party tool – Pazu Hulu Video Downloader. Pazu Hulu Video Downloader for Mac is developed for you to download tons of movies or TV shows or Hulu original series from Hulu to MP4 or MKV format on Mac with excellent quality and fast speed. If you want to download Hulu shows and movies on Windows, check this tip.

Hulu Video Downloader

Download Hulu movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download Hulu movies & TV shows on Mac/Windows.
  • Download Hulu videos to MP4/MKV.
  • Download Hulu videos in 1080P.
  • Preserve multilingual audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Pazu Hulu Video Downloader is able to:

  1. Download Hulu movies and TV shows on Mac and Windows without Hulu app.
  2. Download Hulu movies and TV shows with ad-supported plan.
  3. Download shows and movies from Premium Add-ons and additional on-demand content that comes with a Live TV subscription.
  4. Watch unlimited downloaded videos on as many devices as you want, including TV, computer, etc.
  5. Downloads will never expire. No 30 days/48 hours limit. Access downloads whenever you want. 
  6. Access downloads even after cancelling your subscription.
  7. Watch downloads offline on any device without Hulu app.
  8. Downloaded videos are not affected if you log out of Hulu.

Pazu Hulu Video Downloader lets users download various movies or TV shows or Hulu original series from Hulu to MP4 or MKV format with excellent quality and fast speed. The downloaded movies and TV shows are still playable even after you cancelling your Hulu account or Spotify premium student subscription.

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 hulu.com, hulu.jp or hulu.jp/store.

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