Set up and use the Hulu Plus app

Overview of Hulu Plus on Xbox Live

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Overview

To use the Xbox Hulu Plus app, you need the following:

  • An Xbox Live Gold Membership
  • At least 5 megabytes (MB) of available space
  • A Hulu Plus account
  • High-speed Internet access
Watch the following video to learn how to use the Hulu Plus app.

Hulu Plus app

Set up and stream Hulu Plus on Xbox 360

  1. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to apps and select Browse Apps.
  2. Browse or search for Hulu Plus.
  3. Select Hulu Plus to download the app.
  4. When the download is complete, go back to apps.
  5. Select My Apps and then Hulu Plus. You can also start Hulu Plus from video, My Video Apps.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • Select Log in.
    • Follow the instructions to set up a free Hulu Plus trial.

Your Xbox 360 console can now instantly stream TV and movies from Hulu Plus.

Watch Hulu Plus movies and TV shows

The Hulu Plus app offers thousands of movies and TV shows that you can watch instantly on your Xbox 360 console.

To watch Hulu Plus

  1. Sign in by using your Xbox Live gamertag.
  2. Go to video, My Video Apps, and then Hulu Plus.
  3. Browse or search the Hulu Plus library or your queue.
  4. Select a program to watch, and then select Play.

You can also add and remove items from your Hulu Plus queue …

To add an item to your Hulu Plus queue

  1. Go to video, My Video Apps, and then Hulu Plus.
  2. Select the item that you want to watch.
  3. Select Add to Queue.

To remove an item from your queue

  1. In Hulu Plus, go to Queue.
  2. Select the item that you want to remove.
  3. Select Remove from Queue.

Use Family Safety settings to control Hulu Plus access

If you use Family Settings to control what kinds of movies and TV shows can be watched through Xbox Live on your console, the Hulu Plus app will follow those settings. For example, if you use parental controls to restrict some kinds of programs, those programs will be marked with a "restricted video" icon in the Hulu Plus app. To play a restricted item, an adult must enter the Family Settings pass code.

For more information about how to control access to movies and TV shows on Xbox Live by using a pass code, see Xbox 360 console parental controls.

Troubleshoot Hulu Plus

If Hulu Plus content is not playing smoothly, try the solutions at Issues with connection speed or disconnects.

Hulu Plus doesn't respond

If the Hulu Plus app doesn’t respond, delete and reinstall the app:

  1. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to the Settings and select System.
  2. Select Storage.
  3. Select your primary storage device (most likely Xbox Hard Drive).
  4. Select Games and Apps.
  5. Find and select any items that refer to Hulu Plus.
  6. Select Delete.
  7. Return to the Xbox Dashboard.
  8. Go to Apps and select Browse Apps.
  9. Browse or search for Hulu Plus.
  10. Select Hulu Plus to download the app.

Get support

Both Hulu and Microsoft provide support for Hulu Plus on Xbox Live. The following information summarizes the areas of support covered by each company:

Hulu Plus Support
Contact Hulu Support for help with the following topics:
  • Your Hulu Plus account and billing
  • Hulu Plus streaming, programming, and queue
Xbox Support
Contact Xbox Support for help with the following topics:
  • Using the Hulu Plus app
  • Xbox Live account problems
  • Xbox Live billing and service

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