In this guide, I will show you how to sign up for, install, and watch Hulu on FireStick. The instructions in this guide apply to all Fire TV devices. This includes Amazon FireStick, FireStick 4K, FireStick Lite, and Fire TV Cube.
Hulu is one of the most popular on-demand, subscription-based services in the United States. It is majority-owned and fully controlled by Disney. Hulu is known for tons of original programs and a wide range of copyright-acquired content from other media services and production houses.
You can now download the Hulu app on FireStick officially from the Amazon Store. You will find everything you need to know in this guide.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
How to Sign Up for Hulu for FireStick and Other Devices
Even though the Hulu FireStick app is free to download, to watch your favorite content, you need to sign up for a paid subscription.
Hulu currently offers the following 3 plans and a bundle:
- Hulu for $5.99 per month with ads (1st month free)
- Hulu (No Ads) for $11.99 per month with (1st month free)
- Hulu + Live TV for $64.99 per month (1st week free)
- Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ bundle for $12.99 per month (no free trial)
Once you have decided which plan you want to buy, click SELECT
If you didn’t choose the bundled plan, the webpage will prompt you to reconsider. Click LET’S BUNDLE if you want to buy the bundled plan. Click NOT NOW if you wish to continue with the initial selection.
Provide your personal information, email address, and password to create a Hulu account. This is the account you will use to log into Hulu on FireStick.
You now need to choose the payment mode. You may use a credit card or the PayPal payment mode. Only US credit cards or PayPal accounts are accepted.
Since Hulu offers a free trial on select plans, if you are a new user, you are not charged during the checkout. You are charged once the free trial ends depending upon the plan you chose.
This is how you sign up for Hulu to use on FireStick or any other compatible device.
How to Install Hulu on FireStick
Hulu is officially available via the Amazon App Store from where you can get it directly. Therefore, you do not need to sideload it on FireStick.
Follow the steps below to install Hulu on FireStick within a few minutes:
1. Select the Find option in the middle bar on the home screen of FireStick
Note: If you still have the old version of FireStick OS, select the Search option (or lens icon) in the top-left corner of your home screen
2. Now, click Search
Note: If you have the old FireStick OS, skip this step
3. Type in Hulu using the onscreen keyboard
Click Hulu when it appears in the search results
4. Click the Hulu tile on the following screen in the Apps & Games section
If you don’t see it, scroll down to the Apps & Games section
5. Click GET on the next screen if this is the first time you are downloading Hulu
If you are reinstalling the app, click the Download button instead (as you see in the image below)
6. The Hulu FireStick app will now begin to download and install. It may take a couple of minutes.
7. When the download has finished, you may click Open to start using the app
In the next part, I will show you how to access the app from your Apps section
Installation of Hulu on FireStick is complete.
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How to Stream on FireStick Anonymously
As soon as you install the right apps, your FireStick is all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
How to Access and Use Hulu on FireStick
Follow these steps to start the Hulu app on FireStick. You will also learn how to reposition the app to bring it to the home screen.
Click the 3-dot icon in the middle bar on the home screen of FireStick
Or, if you still have the old version of the Fire TV OS, press and hold the Home key on your remote for approximately 5 seconds. This popup is displayed. Click Apps.
You should see the Hulu FireStick app tile here. Select and click the app icon to open it.
Note: If you still can’t see the Hulu app icon, click All Your Apps
You can reposition the Hulu app so that it appears on the home screen of FireStick. This will allow you quick access to the app without having to follow the multi-step process.
Press the 3-line button on your FireStick remote. You should see a popup menu on your TV on the right.
Now, all you need to do is place the Hulu app icon anywhere in the first row. It will start appearing on the FireStick home screen.
I am now going to quickly tell you how to get started with the Hulu app on FireStick.
The Hulu app did not allow me to take the screenshots. Therefore, from here on, you will not find any images in this guide.
When you first start the Hulu app, it offers two options:
- Start Your Free Trial
- Log In
If you haven’t already signed up, choose the first option Start Your Free Trial. You may follow the onscreen instructions and choose the desired plan to sign up. However, the app does not feature the bundled plan. If you want that, follow the browser sign up method I have provided earlier in the guide.
If you have already signed up, click Log In to sign in to the Hulu FireStick app.
When you click Log In, you are again provided with two options:
- Activate on a computer
- Log in on this device
If you choose option 1, a code is displayed on the FireStick screen. You enter this code by going to hulu.com/activate in any web browser on a computer or mobile
If you chose option 2, you could sign in with your email address and password you chose during the Hulu signup process.
Hulu is one of the most popular on-demand streaming services. You can now watch Hulu on FireStick by following this step-by-step guide. The Hulu app is available on the Amazon Store. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know via the comments section below.
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