Hulu has more than 36 million subscribers, making it an interesting platform in the online streaming industry. Many of you are looking for the best ways to enjoy the vast portfolio of content this service has to offer, which includes both video on demand and even live TV content options. One very convenient way to do this is to use a TV with Chromecast or Google Cast support.
Although the Hulu app is available on almost every device, sometimes you may want to use it via Chromecast to save time and avoid fiddling with setup. This also applies if you don’t have a Smart TV and the only way to use the streaming platform is with a dedicated set-top box.
This article will tell you how to watch Hulu on your Chromecast, so wait until it’s the right method for you.
What is Hulu
Hulu is a subscription-based video streaming service. Like Netflix and other similar competitors, Hulu partners with popular content creators and networks to stream their movies and shows online. What makes Hulu special is its tendency to focus on the latest TV shows and original content.
You can go to Hulu to watch recent episodes of TV shows. With Hulu, you often only have to wait a day to watch the latest episodes of mainstream network TV shows. That wait time is greatly reduced by the addition of live streaming.
Hulu is jointly owned by The Walt Disney Company and Comcast. The service supports all types of platforms, including Android, iOS, game consoles, connected TVs, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and many others. In addition, any computer with a browser can access it.
The platform offers various plans. Pricing starts at $5.99 per month, giving you access to on-demand content. This basic version is also offered for $59.99 a year, which will actually save you about $12 a year. The $11.99 plan will remove ads. Those who want live TV and on-demand content will have to pay $64.99 a month, and you can remove ads by paying $70.99 a month.
What is Chromecast
Chromecast is a line of streaming devices developed by Google. They can be connected to any TV (or monitor) with an HDMI input, essentially turning any screen into a Smart TV device.
There are currently two types of Chromecast devices. The Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra are what we’re most used to. They allow you to find content on your smartphone or tablet and simply stream it to your Chromecast-connected TVs. The concept is very simple and user-friendly, but there’s something for those who want a more integrated Smart TV experience.
The search giant’s newest Smart TV device is Chromecast with Google TV. It’s, as the name suggests, a device that has both a streaming feature and all the features of Google TV. That means you can use apps and don’t need another device to operate them. It even comes with a controller and supports Google Assistant.
How do I watch Hulu on Chromecast
Once set up, the process of watching any Hulu content on your Chromecast or Google Cast will be like just turning on your TV – it’s that simple.
On the computer
Of course, before you start using Chromecast and the TV you want to connect it to, you first need to make sure that you have a good Internet connection. If your router or Internet cable works fine, you are good to go. To use Chromecast with your computer, you need to:
- First, connect the Chromecast set-top box to the HDMI port on your TV and connect it to a power source.
- Next, once activated, make sure that the Chromecast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
- On your computer, open the Chrome browser and log in to your Hulu account. To do this:
- Open https://www.hulu.com/welcome in your browser.
- You’ll see a login icon in the upper right corner. Click on it.
- A window will appear in the middle of the screen in front of you. Enter your email and password in the appropriate fields, and then confirm your entry by clicking the “Login” button.
- Once logged in, find the video you want and select it to play.
- You will see the Chromecast icon in the lower right corner of the screen. It looks like a display with three curved lines in the corner. Click on the icon to start casting to the Chromecast device on your network.
- After you click on the icon, you will see a list of Chromecast devices. It will appear in the upper right corner of the window. If you made sure that the Chromecast device connected to your TV is connected to your Wi-Fi network before performing this method, you will see it in this list.
- Select the device and start streaming video to the TV.
Using Android or iOS
You can also use Chromecast with Android or iOS devices. It’s as easy as using a PC:
- First, install the Hulu app on your phone.
- Also, install Google Home on your phone. It’s this app that allows you to set up and control your Chromecast device from your phone.
- Then make sure that your mobile device can connect to Chromecast by opening the Google Home app. If you scroll down the page, you’ll see your device listed with the name you gave it.
- In the Hulu app on your mobile device, turn on the video you want to watch. At the top of the window, you’ll see the “Cast” app. Tap this icon to start streaming videos to your Chromecast device.
- You will see a new window with a list of Chromecast devices available for connection. Tap on the Chromecast device and the video will immediately start streaming to your TV.
If you need to stop casting, simply tap the same “Cast” icon at the top of the video on your mobile device, then tap “Stop Casting” on the next screen.
Is it possible to watch Hulu on Chromecast with Google TV
You can always choose to stream normally through Chromecast with Google TV, but many of you will want to take advantage of the Google TV UI. Here’s how to watch Hulu on Chromecast with Google TV!
- Press Google Assistant on the remote control or select Search on the Home screen.
- Say or type the name of the desired application. In this case, “Hulu“.
- The app page opens. Select “Install“.
- Open the app, sign in, select your content, and enjoy!
Now you can enjoy Hulu content with Google Cast! Write in the comments to recommend some great shows and movies to other Hulu fans!