How to Activate Hulu on Your Devices in Simple Steps at

Hey, friends! Activating your Hulu account can seem tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ll walk you through it step-by-step. My goal is to help you start streaming your favorite shows as easily as possible.

What is Hulu?

For those new to Hulu – it’s an streaming service that offers thousands of TV episodes, movies and Hulu originals. Think Netflix or Disney+ specifically for TV shows and movies.

What I love about Hulu is how often they add new content across lots of networks like ABC, NBC, FX and more. And you can watch shows from the current season instead of waiting for them to only appear on Netflix!

Activating Your Hulu Account

The most important website for Hulu customers is This is where you’ll enter in your activation code anytime you want to connect a new device to your Hulu subscription.

Here are the basic steps to activate your Hulu account:

  1. Get your activation code from the Hulu app on your device
  2. Visit on your computer
  3. Sign into your Hulu account
  4. Enter the activation code from your device
  5. Click “Activate device” and you’re all set!

Below are more details on how activation works for the most popular streaming devices and consoles.

Activating Hulu on Roku

  • Download the Hulu app from the Roku store
  • Open the app and select to sign-in or create a new account
  • Write down the activation code shown on your TV
  • Go to and sign-in
  • Enter the code and your Roku will be added to your devices list

Activating Hulu on Xbox

  • Find the Hulu app and install it
  • Launch the app and sign-in with your Hulu account info
  • An activation code will display – write this down
  • Use any computer to browse to
  • Sign-in and input the code from your Xbox
  • And you’re all set to start streaming!

Rinse and repeat these steps anytime you want to activate a new device. It’s pretty straightforward once you’ve done it once.

Troubleshooting Hulu Activation

Of course nothing ever goes perfectly smooth with technology! Here are some quick troubleshooting tips if you run into any issues activating Hulu:

  • Double check your internet connection is running well on all devices
  • Make sure you are entering the code correctly – check for similar letters like “O” vs “0”
  • Try restarting the device/console and starting the activation process over
  • Visit Hulu’s help site for device-specific instructions
  • Use their live online chat support if you need a hand – they are super helpful!

That covers the basics for getting up and running with Hulu activation. The benefits once you’re streaming are 100% worth any trouble.

I hope this walkthrough has been helpful! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions. Stay tuned for my next posts on getting the most out of your Hulu subscription.

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