Before you can stream Hulu content on a TV-connected device, you are required to log in first. Logging in entails entering an email address and a password. That can be rather cumbersome — especially when you have to painstakingly key in the email address and password using the on-screen keyboard! Thankfully, there is a more convenient option: that of ‘activating on a computer’. So this is how it works: when you are trying to stream Hulu content on a TV-connected device, and you get to the login stage, you are given 2 options: to either login on the device or to ‘activate on a computer’. The latter is the more convenient option and if you opt for it, an activation code is presented to you. What you are then supposed to do is visit the device activation page on the Hulu website, sign in to your account there, and enter the activation code. After doing so, you are able to stream Hulu content on the TV-connected device, without having to type your email address and password into the TV-connected device (which would have been rather cumbersome).
Hulu activation page
To access the webpage where you can activate your TV-connected device for Hulu streaming, you simply need to enter that page’s address (hulu.com/activate) into your browser. The browser will then take you to the said activation page – though you will be required to sign in to Hulu first, before you access the actual page where you can enter the activation code.
Hulu activation code
To obtain the Hulu activation code, you will need to follow these 5 steps:
- Put your TV-connected device on. (The TV connected device can be anything from a Roku stick, Apple TV, a gaming console, a smart TV… or anything else along those lines).
- Once your device is on, launch the Hulu app.
- After launching the Hulu app, select ‘Log In’.
- From the login options, specify that you wish to ‘activate on a computer’ (as opposed to ‘logging in on that device’).
- Once you indicate that you wish to activate on a computer, an activation code will appear. So it is this activation code you are supposed to enter on your computer, into the Hulu activation page, in order to complete the device activation.
Can you watch Hulu without entering activation code?
As long as you have signed up/subscribed for Hulu, you can watch without entering activation code. The only challenge here is in that you will have to log into the Hulu app by entering the login credentials directly into the TV-connected device (and that can be quite cumbersome). But it is possible. You just put the TV-connected device on, launch the Hulu app, and click to indicate that you wish to log in. From the login options, you click to indicate that you wish to ‘Log in On This Device’ as opposed to the other option of ‘activating on a computer’. Once you click to indicate that you wish to log in on this device, spaces will appear where, using the on-screen keyboard/controller you are supposed to key in your email address and password. At the end of it all, after entering the right login credentials, you should be able to finally access Hulu content.
Hulu activation page: https://www.hulu.com/activate