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How to Download Shows, Episodes, and Movies on Hulu to Computer and Mobile

Streamers love Hulu, but unfortunately Hulu does not give you the option to watch shows and movies offline. According to a recent survey, majority audiences and families have subscribed a video streaming service, such as Hulu.

Stream platforms are designed to watch contents through an internet connection. It means that you can enjoy them without a Wi-Fi network. Plus, you cannot save Hulu shows, episodes or movies once they have expired. So, how can you download them on Hulu for watching offline? This article will answer this question in detail.

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Part 1: Can You Download Hulu Videos?

Can I download episodes, shows, and movies on Hulu? The answer is yes, Hulu has introduced the download option finally. This feature allows a part of users to download thousands of shows, episodes, and movies on Hulu for watching offline. The stream service has promised the offline download feature in January 2017. In May 2018, it formally announced the feature for the 2018 to 2019 upfront season.

However, there are some limitations. Firstly, the download feature is only available to Hulu premium subscribers. The premium plan costs $11.99 per month. In contrast, the standard plan subscribers will be left without the download option. Even though you have pay for the premium plan, you can only download up to 25 titles one time. Since then, you have to watch them in 30 days. Once you hit the Play button, you only have two days to watch the shows.

Part 2: The Easiest Way to Download Hulu Videos on PC

You may wonder whether you can download shows on Hulu without premium subscription. In fact, Apeaksoft Screen Recorder can meet your need if you just want to watch Hulu videos on your computer offline.

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How to Download Hulu Shows

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Step 1 Install Screen Recorder

When you find some movies on Hulu that you want to download, install Screen Recorder to your computer and launch it. Pick up Video Recorder in the main interface to move on.

Video recorder feature

Step 2 Download shows from Hulu

There are four sections on the window, Display, Webcam, System Sound, and Microphone. To download shows on Hulu, enable Display and System Sound, while disable Webcam and Microphone. Set the recording area based on the video player. Then adjust the volume of system sound.

Once settings are ready, start playing the Hulu show and press the REC button to initiate downloading it. During the process, you can draw on the video with the Painting tool.

Tips : If you want to set output format, hotkeys and other options, click the Settings button with a gear icon.
Video recorder interface

Step 3 Save Hulu shows to computer

Wait for the Hulu show playback to finish, click the Stop button to open it in the Preview window. Here you can view the show, trim it by resetting start and end points, or make screenshots. If you are satisfied, click the Save button. Otherwise, hit the Re-Record option to download again. When prompted, click the Folder icon to select a specific folder for storing the downloaded Hulu show. Then, hit the Next button to save the Hulu show to your hard drive.

Preview video

In this way, you can save videos from Netflix, YouTube, etc., easily.

Part 3: Download Hulu Show on iPhone and Android

In order to download shows on Hulu app for iOS or Android, you have to pay for the premium plan. Most video downloader apps are not available to streaming services, such as Hulu.

How to Download Hulu Shows on Mobile with Premium Plan

Downloading episodes from Hulu app requires a good network, so you'd better connect your iPhone or Android device to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 1 Open your Hulu app and sign in the premium account. Now, you should be able to find shows and movies to download to your device.

Step 2 Then navigate to the search bar and select Downloadable from the menu. Bear in mind that not all contents are downloadable.

Downloadable Hulu

Step 3 The movies and shows keep their downloading icon right next to themselves. The episodes offer a list in each one that can be downloaded.

Step 4 After downloading videos from Hulu app, you can find them in the Downloads tab at the bottom. They are available to watch offline in 30 days. Once you play a downloaded show, it is only available in 2 days.

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Note : The Downloads tab can only store up to 25 titles. Moreover, all downloaded Hulu shows, episodes and movies are encrypted and can only play in your Hulu app.

You can also use the Android screen recorder to save the videos to your Android phone.

How to Download Videos from Hulu without Premium Subscription

PlayOn Cloud is a streaming video downloader app. It can help you to record videos from Hulu platform. You can download this app from App Store or Play Store for free, but some features need to purchase in app. Anyway, if you do not have the premium subscription, it is worth to try.

Playon cloud

Step 1 Run the Hulu show downloader app from your app tray.

Step 2 Go to the Channels tab from the bottom and select hulu to open the platform.

Step 3 Search for the show or movie that you want to watch offline and tap it. Then press the Record button to start downloading show from Hulu on mobile device.

Part 4: FAQs of Downloading Hulu Videos

How do I download Hulu to watch offline?

According to Hulu, when you subscribe to one of ad-free plans, you also get to download tons of TV shows and movies for on-the-go streaming. Then you can watch downloaded Hulu episodes without using Wi-Fi or data. However, these downloaded contents are only available in 30 days.

Can you download Hulu shows on Switch?

The good news is that Hulu is one of the first official streaming services available on this portable game console. It brings not just the original shows and movie library, as well as the Live TV functionality. You can download Hulu app from Nintendo eShop for free. Of course, Hulu shows can be downloaded if you have subscribed the premium plan.

What OS does Hulu need?

Now, Hulu has release apps for both iPhone and Android. However, not all mobile devices are compatible. For iPhone, you have to run Hulu app on iOS 12 or later now. When it comes to Android phone, the operating system should be at least Android 5.0. If your device is not compatible, you have to download Hulu shows and movies and then transfer them to your handset.


This article has shared the best ways to download shows and moves from Hulu to Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. You can pick up the right option based on your situation and follow our guide to get your favorite episodes offline. For beginners, we suggest you to try Apeaksoft Screen Recorder, which is not only easy to use, but also can produce high quality videos. More questions related to Hulu? Please leave your message below.

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