Hulu has finally introduced Downloads . The function allows some users (but not all) to download thousands of programs and movies to watch them offline. Hulu may be late for the party, and there are some additional caveats to keep in mind, but users should still accept the function.
In January 2017, Hulu promised that he was working to offer offline downloadswith a timeline of “a few months.” Then, in May 2018, Hulu formally announced its intention to begin offering downloads “during the initial season 2018-19”.
How to download Hulu programs to watch offline
Now, as announced in a publication in Hulu Press, Hulu is finally keeping its promises. Which means that some Hulu users will be able to watch Hulu on the fly by downloading programs and movies to watch offline. Unfortunately, there are some limitations.
For starters, Downloads are only available to viewers who pay for the Hulu plan (No Ads). This is the premium plan that costs $ 11.99 / month compared to the standard plan that costs $ 5.99 / month. And anyone in the standard plan will run out of Downloads .
Jumping on a flight? Take your TV with you! Hulu subscribers (no ads) can now download videos on selected devices and watch them later without the need for Wi-Fi or data.
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– Hulu Support (@hulu_support) October 7, 2019
There are also limitations on the number of titles you can download at the same time and for how long you will have to watch them. You can download up to 25 titles at once, and you will have 30 days to see them. However, once you press Play you will only have two days.
Hulu states that there are “thousands of programs and movies” available for download. This includes Family Guy and Desperate Housewives, as well as Hulu Originals as The Handmaid’s Tale. You can see more by clicking “See what you can download” in the application.
Start by exploring the download tab
Hulu downloads are available on iOS at this time. You just need to update the Hulu application on iOS and then explore the Downloads tab at the bottom of the screen. Hulu promises that it will soon offer downloads to Android users. Which is adequately vague.
After several years lagging behind rivals such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hulu finally seems to be acting together. Even now you can stream Hulu programs in 4K. We cannot help thinking that the imminent arrival of Disney + is behind this sense of urgency.