How to Install Hulu on Firestick: Your Complete Guide in 2022

by
Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 31 Dec 2021

Introduction:

Hulu is among the best on-demand streaming apps in the US. Just like other services, it’s subscription-based. Hulu offers a huge amount of content, including movies, TV shows, and live TV channels (Golf, NFL, and more). But, more importantly, how exactly do you get Hulu on Amazon Firestick so that you can stream all your favorite shows?

In this tutorial, we’ll run you through steps to install, sign up, and watch Hulu on your Firestick. The guide is not only for the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can also use it for Fire TV Cube, Firestick Lite, and Firestick 4K.

Hulu Screen

How to Sign Up For Hulu

Even though Hulu is free to download, you still need to subscribe to enjoy and watch your preferred content. 

Right now, Hulu offers the following plans.

  • Hulu for $5.99 (per month with ads). The first month is free.
  • Hulu for $11.99 (per month without ads). Free for the first month.
  • Hulu + Live TV included for $64.99 (per month). You get the first month for free.
  • Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+ bundle for $12.99 (per month). There is no free trial.

Step 1: Head over to the official Hulu site (hulu.com) on your web browser. 

Hulu app interface

Step 2: Choose your desired plan and click Select.

Hulu Plan

Step 3: If you didn’t choose the bundle plan, the interface will suggest you reconsider it. 

If you want to buy the bundle plan, click Let’s Bundle.

Click “Not Now” if you want to continue with your initially chosen plan. 

Step 4: Now, you need to enter your personal information, email ID, and password. Hit Continue when you’re done.

Hulu Sign up

Continue highlighted hulu

 

Step 5: Choose the payment method. You can only use a US credit card or your PayPal account.

hulu payment page

Hulu offers a free trial on selected plans. If you’re a new user, you won’t get charged. The payment comes after the free first month.

How to Download and Install Hulu on Your Firestick

There are two ways to download and install Hulu on your Firestick. 

  • The first method includes downloading it directly from the Amazon Store.
  • The second method is for users who live outside the United States. It involves downloading the APK file. 

If your Amazon account’s location is in the United States, you can install Hulu using the Amazon store.

Method 1: Downloading Directly from the Amazon Store

Step 1: Go to the home menu on your Firestick. Select Find. It’s located in the middle. 

Firestick Homescreen

 

Step 2: Click Search.

Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons

Step 3: Type “Hulu” in the search box. 

Click “Hulu” when it appears in the search results.

search hulu

Step 4: In the Apps & Games section, click Hulu.

Select Hulu Icon

You can scroll down until you find it if it doesn’t appear.

Step 5: Choose Get or Download to install the app on your Firestick. 

Download Highlighted Hulu

The app will start downloading. 

Hulu App Downloading

Hulu app installing

Step 6: You’ll get a notification saying that the app is now installed on your Firestick. Select Open if you wish to start using the app. 

Open Highlighted Hulu

Method 2: Downloading the APK File

Step 1: Head over to your Firestick home menu.

Step 2: Click Settings, which cog icon. You’ll find it located on the right side. 

Firestick’s home screen, Setting highlighted

Step 3: Open My Fire TV.

Select My Fire TV

Step 4: Select Developer Options, then click Apps from Unknown Sources.

Developer options highlighted in the My Fire TV menu, find Developer options.

Step 5: Turn on the Install Unknown Apps option. 

Apps from Unknown Sources categorized under Developer Options in My Fire TV settings

Step 6: Go back to the home screen, and open the Find menu. 

Step 7: Click Search and type Downloader in the search box.

Firestick home page with prominent Find and Search buttons

Choose Downloader when it appears in the search results.

Type Downloader

Step 8: In the Apps & Games section, click the Downloader app. 

Amazon app menu with Downloader highlighted

Step 9: Hit Get or Download.

Clickable option to install Downloader on Firestick

Step 10: When the installation is over, open the app. 

Step 11: When Downloader opens, allow the prompts and then click Allow seen on the prompt that appears.

Permission dialog asking to allow Downloader to access photos, media and files on your device with Allow and Deny options

Step 12: The home screen will open by default. You’ll see a search box on the right. 

Downloader Home menu

Enter the following URL:

https://vpnch.ec/hulu 

Select Go.

Type Hulu Url

Hulu download progress dialog

Step 12: Once the download is completed, choose Install and then Done.

Install button highlighted Hulu

app installed hulu

If you want to instantly use Hulu, you can select Open after the installation. But if you want to save up some storage, you can press “Done” and then Delete the APK. 

Delete Hulu apk

Delete confirmation dialog hulu apk

How to Access and Use Hulu on Your Firestick

You can follow these steps to open Hulu. 

Step 1: Go to your Firestick home screen. Click the 3-dot icon. You’ll see it in the middle bar. 

Firestick select the + icon just before Settings

Step 2: Look for the Hulu app icon. Select it.

Select Hulu App

This will launch the application. 

Hulu Screen

If you cannot find the Hulu app, go to All Apps and scroll till you see it. 

You can move the app to the first or second row if necessary.

Move highlighted Hulu app

Doing so enables you to easily access the app.

If you’re using the app outside of the United States, make sure to use a VPN before opening Hulu. It will help you hide your real location from the application.

Simply click Login. You’ll see two options: 

  • Activate on a Computer. 

A code will get displayed on the screen. Go to hulu.com/activate in any browser on your phone or computer and enter the code. 

Activate Your Device Screen Hulu

  • Log in on this device. 

Put in your email id and password to log in. 

Login screen Hulu

You can now enjoy the unlimited content that Hulu offers.

Conclusion

Firestick is among the few streaming devices which can run Hulu. The only drawback is that its content is limited to US users. Still, you can bypass it by using a VPN to unblock the geo-blocked content. With a top-tier Firestick VPN, you won’t have any problem accessing Hulu. Just follow our step-by-step guide and enjoy streaming on Hulu.

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