If you're wanting to watch content from the streaming service Hulu on your Vizio TV, you might be having issues. While Vizio's sets have great visual quality, their operating systems can often be a little bit complicated.
That can be the case for streaming services too, with some having trouble running on Vizio TVs. So is that the case for Hulu too?
Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services out there. Not only does it offer a library full of fan-favorite TV shows and movies, but it has its own original titles like Only Murders in the Building, The Handmaid's Tale, Good Luck to You Leo Grande and more. There's also Hulu with Live TV which adds more than 80 lives channels of broadcast TV for anyone who may want it, though it does cost a little.
With all that available through a Hulu account, here is what Vizio TV owners need to know if they are interested in accessing Hulu through their TV.
Is Hulu available on Vizio TVs?
Good news, Hulu is available through Vizio TVs. The latest Hulu app, including the latest version of Hulu with Live TV as well as add-ons and other features, are all supported by Vizio SmartCast TVs.
You can check to make sure that your Vizio TV model can support Hulu on the Vizio website.
How to get Hulu on Vizio TVs
Vizio tries to make it as easy as possible for TV owners to be able to access Hulu. On some of their devices, Vizio even has a quick access button or app for Hulu. But here is a general step by step process of how to get to Hulu on a Vizio TV:
- Press the VIA button on the Vizio remote; you can also use the "quick launch" button on applicable remotes
- The Hulu app is available in the VIA dock; if the app is not present, you can add it through the Yahoo Connected Store or the App store (depending on your TV model)
- Select the Hulu app and sign up or login to your Hulu account
- Username and password will be remembered by the Vizio TV unless you log out of Hulu
Now that it's installed and you're logged in, you're ready to enjoy your movies or shows. You can also use your Vizio TV with a built-in Chromecast to cast Hulu on your TV as well. With all this information, you should be all set to start enjoying the best that is offered to you with your Hulu service.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.
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