Hulu offers its subscribers optional subtitles for their titles which are customizable in a number of ways. You can easily edit many subtitle attributes including font, text size and opacity. Subscribers can also apply these settings through Hulu on desktop, smart TV or mobile streaming devices.

How to Turn Subtitles On or Off on Hulu (Desktop)

To turn subtitles on or off through the Hulu website on desktop, follow these steps.

If you want to add more detail to your viewing experience, try enabling audio subscriptions on Hulu.

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How to Format and Customize Hulu Subtitles (Desktop)

Using subtitles is one thing. But Hulu lets you change different elements of the subtitles’ appearance depending on the device you’re using. These format customizations include the font, style, color, and size of closed captions that can enhance the user experience.

You can still convert and format your subtitles using the Hulu app, but the steps will change depending on the operating system you use.

Once you save these closed caption preferences, they will automatically take effect when watching Hulu on your iOS device.

How to Format and Customize Hulu Subtitles on Android

If you’re using an Android or Fire tablet device, you’ll only be able to edit the text size or caption style.

Customize Your Hulu Experience With Subtitles

Hulu’s customizable subtitles allow for greater reach as well as implementing a personal preference within your streaming experience. While many streaming services let you enable or disable subtitles, Hulu goes a step further by allowing subscribers to customize a number of formatting settings for subtitles.

You can now download Hulu shows to watch offline. The feature allows some users (but not all) to download thousands of movies and TV shows for offline viewing. This means that Hulu users can watch content even when they are not connected to the Internet.

Hulu finally delivers on its promises

In January 2017, Hulu promised that it was working on offering offline downloads, with a timeline of “a few months”. Then, in May 2018, Hulu formally announced its intention to begin offering downloads “during the 2018–19 upfront season”.

Finally, in October 2019, Hulu delivered on its promises, with the company announcing downloads in a post on Hulu Press. The feature means that some Hulu users will be able to watch Hulu on the go by downloading shows and movies for offline viewing.

how to download hulu shows to watch offline

To download movies and shows on Hulu, simply look for the download icon next to the video. Click on it, and the content will be downloaded to the device you are currently using. To find content to download, simply tap on the search icon and select the downloadable one.

You can download up to 25 movies or television episodes at a time. This is per account, and each account can download content on up to five devices. You can access downloads for 30 days, but must finish watching them within 48 hours after clicking Play.

Downloads are only available on the Hulu (no commercials) and Hulu (no commercials) + Live TV plans. These are premium plans which cost much more than the standard plan. And anyone on the standard plan will still need to stream content once they get going.

Hulu claims that there are “thousands of shows and movies” available to download. This includes Family Guy and Desperate Housewives as well as Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale. You can see more by clicking “See what’s downloadable” in the Hulu app.

Start by exploring Hulu’s Downloads tab

Hulu downloads are available on Android (running 5.0 and up), iOS (running 12.0 and up), and selected Amazon Fire tablets (running Fire OS 5.0 and up). If you keep the Hulu app up to date, you should see a Downloads tab at the bottom of the screen.

After years of lagging behind its rivals like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hulu is finally getting its act together. You can still stream Hulu shows in 4K and host a Hulu watch party. It’s almost as if the added competition is forcing Hulu to improve its service.

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