We know it can get a bit confusing trying to match up streaming services with smart TVs and other devices that support them. So we’re putting together guides to the various streaming devices, platforms, and other hardware that play nice with some of the most popular services. For this guide, we’re focusing on Hulu, which offers recent and live TV across a number of streaming options. One thing to note is that the current Hulu app supports live TV and premium add-ons, but the classic app mentioned in some instances below lacks live TV support and access to certain add-ons. Here’s a look at all the devices that work with Hulu.
Dedicated Streaming Devices and Smart TVs
- Android TV: Select Android TV devices, including NVIDIA’s Shield line, Hisense Android TV models, and Sony Bravia Android TV sets from 2015 onward are supported. Access the Google Play Store via your device to see if you can download the current Hulu app.
- Apple TV: 4th-generation Apple TVs and newer are supported.
- Chromecast: All versions are supported.
- Echo Show: Amazon’s smart home hub is supported.
- Fire TV: Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices are supported.
- LG Smart TVs: Certain LG models are supported. All LG smart TVs with webOS 3.5 or newer come with the current Hulu app pre-installed. Same goes for Roku-powered LG models, and certain webOS 3.0 TVs. Most older TVs with webOS 3.0 can still use the classic Hulu app.
- Roku: Recent Roku devices support the current app, so long as they support OS version 8.1 or newer. Older Roku device can also access the classic app.
- Samsung Smart TVs: Samsung smart TVs from 2016 onward support the current app. Older smart TVs and smart Blu-ray players (from 2013 to 2015) can access the classic app.
- Vizio Smart TVs: All Vizio SmartCast TVs are supported. Older Vizio TVs with Vizio Internet Apps Plus can run the classic app.
- Xfinity: The Flex Streaming and X1 TV boxes support the current Hulu app, however live TV is currently unavailable.
Mobile Devices and Computers
- Android: Android devices with OS version 5 (Lollipop) and newer (with a screen resolution of at least 800×480) are supported.
- Chrome OS: Chrome OS computers can access Hulu via the Chrome web browser.
- Fire: Amazon Fire Tablets that support Fire OS 5 or newer can run the current Hulu app.
- iOS: Apple iOS devices with iOS 12 and newer are supported.
- Mac: Mac computers running macOS 10.9 or newer can access Hulu via web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
- Windows: PCs running Windows 10 can access Hulu via web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
- Nintendo Switch: All versions of the Switch support the current Hulu app.
- PlayStation: The PlayStation 3 and 4 support the current app, however live TV is not available on the PS3.
- Xbox: The Xbox 360 and One lines support the current app.
Of course, we’ll keep a close eye on future developments, including new hardware and software revisions to ensure our list is up to date!
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