How do i get hulu on my smart tv?
Smart TVs come with a selection of built in applications such as Netflix, Pandora, Facebook, Hulu, etc. In order to view Huku programming you'll need to have your TV connected to the internet either via WiFi or a physical cable plugged into the network jack (if so equipped) on your TV. Once you've successfully set that up, you need to check the TV to determine *IF* they have provided Hulu connectivity inside the TV.
If Hulu does not appear as an application, you may not be able to view Hulu programs without additional work / expense or both. You should check to see if your TV accepts "updates" or "firmware updates" and if so, follow the instructions on how to obtain and install them. Most will simply download and install automatically via WiFi or network cable - yours may or may not. Check the manual if unsure. If it does accept updates - it may include Hulu connectivity - and you can skip ahead.
If it does not - your TV manufacturer may not have reached an agreement with Hulu to offer their programming - yet. Check back form time to time to see if an update addresses this for you. If you don't feel like waiting for an update that *may* provide Hulu access, you can purchase an external device such as Roku or Chromecast (there are probably others, too) to provide access right away. Check all available devices to see which services / apps they provide - not all devices support all apps. Once you have a device capable and successfully installed or otherwise have an option for Hulu on your TV screen you can move on.
Next, activate a new Hulu subscription on the TV by following the instructions on the screen. Some hardware may require that you complete a registration before you can do that - so follow the instructions of the hardware first if needed. If you already have an account, you may use your existing Hulu login credentials to log in as opposed to creating an new / additional account - unless you want to take advantage of some of the free 30 day trials offered by many of the applications for "new" users.
Hopefully, you'll be watching in no time! Good luck!
Dec 10, 2014 |
Televison & Video