Ah yes, sharing your video streaming accounts with your family and friends is a new past time in this internet age. After all, when was the last time you logged into your Netflix account, even if you’ve owned it? Hulu is another popular streaming service where you’ll be able to find favorite TV shows the day after they air, almost as if Hulu is an exact replacement for Tivo. In fact, our theory suggests Hulu was a Tivo killer, but that’s neither here nor there.
The question we ask these days is how many people can watch their Hulu account at once if you have shared it with family?
The Brief History of Hulu’s Rise
Let’s first take a brief look at the company’s rise within the streaming world. (or if you prefer, scroll to the bottom bozo!) Hulu first started out as a free alternative with loads of commercials and advertising, but still offered the day after TV shows, like the Bachelor and Hell’s Kitchen. Not all channels are (or were) included in Hulu’s TV programming. You won’t find older seasons of famous shows like Married with Children and such; you will, however, see the full portfolio of Seinfeld episodes, one of the deals that made Hulu famous.
Rumors of a Disney and Netflix purchase commenced in the mid-2010s because of it’s popularity and potential, but nothing ever happened. Today, you’ll still find those TV shows, but also Original Programming including several Marvel shows. The shows aren’t ranked very high, and to be honest, not sure if they are worth a look. The Handmaiden’s Tale seems to be a hit that Hulu has produced so if that’s something up your alley give Hulu a try!
Because Hulu is a digital product, without any significant overhead, it’s no wonder they can afford to send you this service for under $15. Here are the three types of services offered by Hulu
- Hulu Live TV $49.99/mo
- Hulu Commercial Free (without Live TV) Approx. ~$14
- Hulu w/ Commercials ~$8
The Hulu Live TV part is something that is still new, and they are trying out. YouTube TV is the main competitor here, but you’ll also find that Sling TV is also a worthy option for streaming live TV.
So…How Many People Can Watch Hulu at Once?
Because you can connect to the service and Huluwill know if there’s more than one device connected you are indeed limited to TWO (2) devices at once. It’s not bad for those who have children in the house and want to watch Hulu on multiple TVs at the same time, but for others who wish to spread the Hulu love, you may find that to be a bit more limiting than Netflix.