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How does Hulu work?

Hulu is among the top services for streaming worldwide. This is mainly because it has lots of original content and an extensive library. Finding your way when using this service can be challenging for amateurs, so this post is going to explain the guidelines on how to use Hulu.

This video subscription service is owned by Walt Disney and it streams live television series, channels, and movies to different devices with an internet connection. When you subscribe to Hulu, you will have access to programs from popular networks like FOX, ABC, CW, and CBS. Popular series like This is US, Handmaids Tale, Harlots, and lots more are available a day after airing.

If you are new to Hulu, then you most probably are still using it without paying. It is necessary that you learn how to use Hulu properly before you proceed to start paying for it. Whatever challenge you might be facing will be tackled below.

Benefits of Hulu

Hulu offers many benefits. As a beginner, you might not be familiar with most of them. It has a TV beta service which offers every user more than 50 Live channel. However, this is not a regular service. So if you are still using it for free, your trial period will last for 7 days instead of a month.

Another is that there are various plans for the subscription. It is now left for the subscriber to choose the one he wants considering his budget. Their plans include Hulu with ads ($5.99), without ads ($11.99), and Live TV ($54.99). The first two offers your first 30 days free while the last is free for just 7 days.

Before you learn how to use Hulu, you should also know that their libraries updates frequently. So, you are among the first people to watch when certain TV shows just release new episodes. Hulu also has original videos so there is no reason to worry about piracy.

How to use Hulu:

Logging Into Hulu Account

If you are reading this, you have no doubt created an account already. However, if you have not because you do not know how to go about it, you can set up your account.

After completing that, proceed by visiting www.hulu.com and then press Log in. You will find two options. The one you choose depends on what you used in signing up. Press Log in with Facebook if you signed up with Facebook or enter your email address if you used Email instead. After doing this, type in your password and click Log in.

Finding Movies/Series

Now that you are logged in, you are a step closer to learning how to use Hulu perfectly. Right now, you should be viewing your home page. There are lots of recommendations on videos right on the page and you can just choose one. However, if you already have a movie in mind and it is not part of the recommendations, hover your cursor at the top of your screen and click on browse for just movies or just TV shows. You can also type in the name of the film you have in mind inside the search box at the top of the screen. If you do not know the name, typing in any criteria will do just fine.  Press the enter key or click the magnifying glass to begin your search.

Once you have chosen a show, then you should be able to use it through your device. You can also press Details under your chosen player for more information (rating, air date, summary) on the show. In addition to that, you can also share links of the movie to social media by clicking on Share.  In addition to that, it is very possible to add comments in the comment section below, all you need to do is to connect your account to Facebook.

Queue, History, and Favorite

You must be probably excited that you can now stream films but learning how to use Hulu is not completed yet. There is a feature where you can keep all the series or movies you really like. Move your cursor over any show you want to keep in your favorite list and a window will pop up. After this, choose “Add to Favorites”. You can access this list when you click on your name in the top-right corner.

If you do not have time to watch a movie or show, you can move your mouse over the desired video. Then after the pop up appears, click Add to Queue. To add videos related to a particular show, just press edit settings and add it to your Queue. This will let you find them easily when you finally settle down to watch. You can also access it the same way you did with Favorites. Clicking on the bin beside a show or movie will remove it from your lists or Queue.

The last is the History feature, just like its name, all this does is to keep track of all the videos you have watched on the site. You can always access it from your account’s settings. It is also possible to view, rate, or trash a film from your History menu.

Compatibility

Knowing how to use Hulu won’t help you if you are not aware of the devices that support the streaming service. Some of these are Windows, Mobile phones including Androids, IOS, and Tablets, Xbox, Televisions, Web browsers, Xbox, and much more.

Conclusion

Finally, if you have gone through this write-up, then you undoubtedly know how to use Hulu. You can start catching up on TV series and movies at any time and anywhere. Hulu provides the best service and that is why it is among the leading streaming services worldwide.

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