How to Install Hulu on TCL Smart TV Models

In this guide, we will discover: How to Install Hulu on TCL Smart TV Models – Easy Beginners Guide 2023
So, let’s begin!

Are you a TCL TV user and looking for ways to install Hulu on your TV? Then you’ve landed in the right place. It’s not a big deal to install and watch Hulu on your TCL device. On the other hand, TCL offers more than a couple of operating systems in its lineup. Meanwhile, the installation and activation process will vary for each device. So, you will get all the specifications for installing Hulu on Oses like Android OS, Roku OS, Fire OS, and Google OS.

Hulu is a streaming application that allows users to stream over 85+ Live TV and VOD content under different subscription packages. You can find movies, series, TV shows, and critically acclaimed Hulu Originals. Meanwhile, you can also avail of a 30-day free trial on Hulu to access the media content for free within a limited time period.

Subscription Plans

Hulu offers different subscription plans for their users to access live and on-demand content at different prices.

Hulu (With Ads) $7.99/ month
Hulu (No Ads) $14.99/ month
Hulu + Live TV (75+ live TV channels without) $69.99/ month
Disney Bundle Trio Basic (Hulu with ads + ESPN+ + Disney Plus) $12.99/ month
Disney Bundle Trio Premium (Hulu no ads + ESPN+ + Disney Plus) $19.99/ month
Hulu No Ads + Live TV $82.99/ month

How to Get Hulu on TCL Android TV

[1] Turn on your TCL Android TV and connect it to a stable WiFi network.

[2] Press the Home button on your remote control and navigate the home screen.

[3] From there, select the Apps section.

[3] Scroll to the right and select Google Play Store from the available apps.

[4] After that, navigate the search bar and input Hulu using the virtual keyboard.

[5] Pick the app from the search result and hit the Install button to download the app.

[6] Once installed, open the app and sign in to Hulu with the required credentials to access the app.

How to Get Hulu on TCL Roku TV

[1] Launch your TCL Roku TV and connect with a reliable internet connection.

[2] Press the Home button on Roku’s remote control and select Streaming Channels.

Click Streaming Channels

[3] Further, click Search Channels and enter Hulu using the on-screen keyboard.

[4] Click Add Channel to download the app on your TCL Roku TV.

[5] Tap Go to Channel to launch the app.

[6] After that, sign in from your Hulu account to stream your favorite shows.

How to Access Hulu on TCL Fire TV

[1] Initially, connect your TCL Fire TV to a stable WiFi network and navigate the Home screen.

Navigate the Home screen

[2] Once the home screen appears, click Find → Search.

[3] In the search field, input Hulu and pick the app from the search results.

[4] After that, hit the Get/Download button to install the app.

[5] Once the app gets installed, launch it and sign in to your Hulu account with proper credentials to stream your favorite content.

How to Get Hulu on TCL Google TV

[1] Power on your TCL Google TV and connect it to a WiFi network.

[2] From the home screen, navigate to the Search option at the top.

Navigate Search bar

[3] Enter Hulu and click the Install button to download the app.

[4] After the installation, launch the app and sign into your Hulu account to access the content.

How to Sign in to Hulu on TCL Smart TV

[1] Launch the Hulu app and note the Activation Code displayed on your TCL TV.

[2] After that, visit Hulu’s Activation Website to activate the app.


[3] Enter the Code in the required field and click Activate.

[4] Now, navigate back to your TCL smart TV and refresh the page to access Hulu content on your TCL smart TV.

Alternate Ways to Watch Hulu on TCL TV

Alternatively, you can use the screen mirroring feature to cast Hulu content from your Android or iOS devices to your TCL smart TV with ease. The casting can be done on TCL Android TV and TCL Google TV.

Cast Hulu on TCL TV With a Smartphone

[1] Power on your smartphone and install the Hulu app via App Store or Play Store.

[2] Launch the app and log in with your Hulu credentials.

[3] After that, play any content and click on the Cast icon at the top.

Click the Cast icon to watch Hulu on TCL Smart TV

[4] Now, choose your TCL Smart TV from the list of available devices to screen mirror the Hulu content.

Cast Hulu on TCL TV With a PC

[1] On your PC, launch the Chrome browser. Go to and log in to your Hulu account.

[2] Click on the menu icon in the browser and choose the Cast option.

Hulu on TCL

[3] From the cast tab, select your TCL Smart TV among available devices.

[4] Play your favorite shows and stream on your TCL smart TV.

Note: Remember to enable the screen mirroring feature on Roku and Fire TV before mirroring Hulu content from your smartphone. After that, click the Cast feature built-in on your smartphones to screen mirror the Hulu content.

Why is Hulu Not Working on TCL Smart TV?

The TCL TV users have faced issues with Hulu not working on Roku, Fire, or Android TV OS. The possible reasons for Hulu not working are outdated apps, improper internet connection, invalid login credentials, cache files, and more. You may also face issues like freezing, crashing, buffering, and not loading on the Hulu app. If you have any issues installing or accessing the Hulu app on TCL smart TV, then try the following troubleshooting methods to fix the issue.

  • Make sure to connect your TCL Smart TV to a stable WiFi network before installing the app.
  • You can also proceed with a simple restart to clear all the bugs and glitches that affect the device’s performance.
  • You can’t install Hulu on outdated firmware. So, update your TCL Smart TV to its latest version to fix the issue.
  • Cache files might cause freezing, crashing, and not loading issues on TCL TV. You can clear the cache on the TV as well as on the app to resolve this.
  • Hulu may not work properly if the app is outdated. Update the Hulu app in order to access the content reliably.
  • Finally, if none of the above-mentioned steps help, you can try to uninstall and re-install the Hulu app on your TCL TV.

Frequently Asked Question

1. How to watch Hulu + Live TV?

To watch Hulu + Live TV, you don’t need any standalone app. Just purchase the Hulu + Live TV package ($69.99/month) and configure it on the existing Hulu app to watch the Live TV content.

2. Why I can’t find the Hulu app on TCL smart TV

If your TCL Smart TV doesn’t have the Hulu app, you need to update your TCL TV to the latest version.

3. Can I turn on TCL TV without a remote?

Yes. Just press and hold the Power button located at the side or bottom of your TCL smart TV until it turns on.

4. How to update Hulu on TCL Roku TV?

Connect your Smart TV to a stable WiFi network and navigate to Home and press the * (Asterisk) button highlighting Hulu to check the app version. After that, navigate to Settings  System  System Update  Check Now  Update Now to update the firmware along with Hulu.

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