How to download shows and movies from Hulu

While Hulu doesn’t offer traditional downloading of shows and movies for offline viewing, there is a way to enjoy your favorite content on the go without an internet connection. Here’s how to watch Hulu offline using the download feature (available only on select plans):

Important Note:

  • Downloading functionality on Hulu is only available for subscribers with Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu + Live TV plans. If you have the basic Hulu plan with ads, you won’t be able to download content for offline viewing.

How to Watch Hulu Offline:

  1. Check Your Plan: Ensure you have a Hulu (No Ads) or Hulu + Live TV subscription to access downloadable content.

  2. Find Downloadable Content: Not all shows and movies on Hulu are available for offline viewing. Look for the download icon (downward facing arrow) next to the title on the browse screen or episode list.

  3. Download Your Selection: Tap the download icon next to the show or movie you want to watch offline. Downloaded content will be stored on your device for later viewing.

  4. Watch Offline: Open the Hulu app and navigate to the “Downloads” section (usually found in the menu bar). You’ll see a list of your downloaded shows and movies, ready to be enjoyed without an internet connection.

Here are some additional points to keep in mind:

  • Available Storage: The amount of content you can download depends on your device’s storage capacity. Manage your downloads to ensure you have enough space for what you want to watch offline.
  • Download Restrictions: Some downloaded content might have expiration dates. You may need to reconnect to the internet periodically to refresh the downloads.
  • Content Availability: Downloaded content might not be available forever. Licensing agreements can cause shows or movies to disappear from your downloads section even if you haven’t reached the expiry date.

Alternative Offline Viewing Options:

If you don’t have a Hulu plan that allows downloads, consider these alternatives:

  • DVD or Blu-ray Purchase: Owning physical copies allows for permanent offline viewing.
  • Digital Purchase Platforms: iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, and other platforms offer digital purchases of movies and TV shows for offline viewing on compatible devices.

By understanding these methods, you can ensure you have your favorite Hulu shows and movies at your fingertips, ready to be enjoyed on the go or anywhere without an internet connection (depending on your subscription plan).