Hulu is a streaming service owned by the Walt Disney Company. This streaming platform offers a wide range of different shows and series to watch on TV and other devices that support it. Luckily for LG fans, the latest TVs with Smart features allow you to install and use Hulu on it without additional devices or any other workarounds.
Of course, if the same can be said for the latest LG TVs, it doesn’t always apply to older TVs from the same company. Most older models don’t support the Hulu app, so below you’ll learn exactly how you can enjoy watching this app not only on newer appliances but also on older representatives of the TV from LG.
Why Hulu can be unavailable on your LG TV?
In addition to the fact that your TV may be too outdated, there is another reason why Hulu may not be available on your TV. This is because Hulu is only available for viewing on U.S. territory and U.S. military bases around the world.
This means that if you’re outside of the United States, you won’t be able to watch Hulu no matter what device you want to use their app on. To get around this ban, you can use almost any VPN app you can install on your device.
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Which LG TVs are compatible with Hulu App?
As mentioned above, older LG TV models aren’t always compatible with Hulu or other app-based streaming services. If compatibility with streaming services is critical to your purchase, look for all models with webOS 3.5, Netcast, or newer.
The thing is that LG TVs with these OS versions are compatible with the Hulu app. If you can’t afford a TV with these OSes, or you already have a TV and you want to know if it’s compatible with the app you need, then among the older models some will also load the app with webOS 3.0.
However, remember that these don’t include those in the B6, UH6350, UH6330, UH77, UH76, and UH61 model categories. Ideally, you should use a newer model TV, since all newer devices are set up to stream through the app.
In addition to the fact that not all older models support the Hulu app, even those that may have a limitation to the classic Hulu app. It only allows you to watch streaming from the library, and premium services or live-streaming isn’t possible through these TV models.
To make sure your TV is compatible with the Hulu app, use the Hulu or LG websites. They can help you quickly determine if your TV is compatible. If your TV already supports streaming through apps, it should be easy to download and stream media through the Hulu platform. To check compatibility, look on the back of the TV for the serial number and model.
If you, with an older LG TV model, still want access to premium services and live streaming then there are only two options for you: it’s either to buy a TV compatible with the Hulu app without restrictions or use special set-top boxes such as Roku for example. Read more about how to install the app on your TV and set-top boxes.
How to watch Hulu on your LG TV with a set-top box?
As mentioned above, instead of buying an LG model that accepts apps through webOS 3.5, you can add an external media delivery device. Some of the most common devices are the Roku and Fire Stick.
With such set-top boxes, you can use streaming on TV models with a USB port, even if they don’t support the Hulu app at all.
What makes this method even more attractive is that it’s much cheaper to buy a set-top box than a new TV, and installing the app is as easy as on the latest Smart TV models.
The actual download process for most Roku, Fire Stick, and other external devices is similar. To do this, do the following:
- Go to your device’s Home screen.
- Go to the Store or App Store.
- On the Store screen of your device, find the search bar.
- Enter “Hulu” and press enter to search for and find the Hulu app.
- Once you reach the app page in the store, select “Install” and wait for the process to complete.
Once you’ve finished installing the app, sign in or register for the app. If you haven’t previously signed up for a data plan, choose one of the Hulu plans offered to you. Pay attention, that with some of them you’ll see more commercials.
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How to install Hulu directly on your LG TV?
If you have a newer LG TV model in your possession, you can install the app directly. The process for Netcast and webOS 3.5 systems is similar and very easy to follow. To do it:
- Find the search function and click on it to open the search bar.
- Next, type “Hulu” into the bar and press enter to launch a search for the app.
- Once you find the Hulu app, click “Install” and it’ll load on the app’s screen.
Once the download is complete, tap to launch Hulu and set up your account or register for a new account. If the app isn’t found through a general search, use the LG Content Store. To do so:
- Press the Home button on the remote control.
- Next, select More Apps.
- After that, select LG Content Store and go to Premium options.
- Find the Hulu app and click Install to complete the process.
If you cannot find the Hulu app in the LG TV search functions or in the store, it’s probably not compatible. Only available apps will be displayed, and you may need an external media streaming tool.