How Many Screens Can You Use Simultaneously on Hulu?

September 5, 2023 • Devin Partida


If you have a big family, you may be wondering how many screens Hulu allows you to use at the same time. A basic Hulu subscription lets you stream on two different screens simultaneously. However, if you add Unlimited Screens to your TV subscription for an additional $9.99 per month, you can stream on an unlimited number of devices connected to your Home network. Plus, while you’re away from home, you can stream on up to three different mobile devices. 

Do All Networks Support Unlimited Screens?

Most networks support Hulu’s Unlimited Screens add-on. However, four networks — STARZ, SHOWTIME, Cinemax and Max — only support streaming from up to five screens, three of which can be out-of-the-home mobile devices. Going over the limit will prompt an error message about the number of streams. 

Can Two Households Share Hulu Live TV?

Only one household at a time can use Hulu Live TV. That’s because all devices have to connect to the same Home network, which you designate within a month of signing up for Hulu Live TV, to stream at the same time. If one of your devices is connected to a different network, you might get an error message when trying to stream. 

Can You Watch Hulu Live TV From Multiple Locations?

You can only set one place as your Hulu Live TV location. However, you can access your Live TV account from anywhere.

Can You Use Hulu While Traveling?

Hulu allows you to stream on multiple screens while traveling within the U.S. However, you have to check in on your Home network every 30 days to ensure you stay connected. Otherwise, Hulu will not allow your device to stream while you’re away. 

How Much Does Hulu Cost?

The cheapest Hulu plan is $7.99 a month with ads or $14.99 a month without them. However, students can get Hulu with ads for only $1.99 a month. You can also get a discount by paying a lump sum of $79.99 for the year, which shaves off almost $16 from the price if you paid monthly.

Hulu’s Live TV Only plan costs $68.99 a month. It only includes live content, so users can’t access the Hulu streaming library. Hulu also offers two Live TV bundles that both include Disney+ and ESPN+. The ad-free version is $82.99 a month, while the plan with ads is $69.99 monthly. 

To watch Hulu on an unlimited number of screens, get the Unlimited Screens Add-on for $9.99 a month. The ​​​​Español Add-on gives you access to a number of Spanish shows for $4.99 a month. 

How Many People Can Be on One Hulu Account?

A single Hulu account can support up to six profiles. You create the first profile when you establish your account. After that, you can add up to five more. 

Having separate profiles for different users allows you all to get personalized recommendations, such as which shows and movies you might want to watch based on your viewing history. You can also change the settings for each profile. For example, parents can create kids’ profiles to set up parental controls that only allow age-appropriate content. You can also turn on PIN protection so kids can’t access their parents’ profiles.

It’s important to note that although Hulu only allows six profiles, you can have several people share a profile. It can even be an easier way to organize your account. For example, you can have one profile for kids and one for adults, and have people share the profiles that way. 

How to Remove Profiles

To delete a profile on Hulu — which is a permanent action — go to the Hulu website on a web browser. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Manage Profiles. 
  3. Under Edit Profile, click Delete Profile.
  4. Finally, confirm your selection. 

You can also choose to delete all profiles besides your primary one. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Hulu website on a web browser.
  2. Navigate to your account page.
  3. Under Privacy and Settings, select California Privacy Rights.
  4. Select the Profiles option under Manage Activity.
  5. Finally, click Clear Selected. 

Doing this clears all the profiles, along with their watch history, settings and individual preferences, from your account. It will keep the main profile intact.

How to Add Profiles

You can create a new Hulu profile on your account by going to the Hulu website on a web browser. Then, simply follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the name in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Next, click on Manage Profiles. 
  3. Then, click Add Profile.
  4. Fill out the required information.
  5. Finally, select Create Profile. 

How Many Devices Can Use to Watch Hulu?

Although the basic Hulu plan only allows you to watch on two screens at one time, you can use as many supported devices as you like to stream Hulu. For example, you can log in on your desktop computer, laptop and mobile phone to watch Hulu at different times. You can switch between these devices whenever you like.

How Many Devices Can You Be Logged Into Simultaneously?

You can stay logged into your Hulu account on as many devices as you like — Hulu doesn’t limit you in that regard. However, if you are using multiple devices to watch Hulu, it’s a good idea to log out after each session. 

Staying logged in on multiple devices makes you more vulnerable to cyberattacks. You should also log out of your Hulu account when you’re done watching if you’re using a public network, such as a library computer.

Making the Most of Your Hulu Account

Overall, Hulu is a great streaming service for families and large households. If you get the Unlimited Screens Add-on, you can steam on as many screens as you want as long as they’re all connected to your Home network. While you’re away from home, the add-on lets you watch Hulu on up to three screens. It’s a fairly inexpensive feature that can be very useful if multiple people want to share an account.