If you want to watch Hulu videos with VLC Media Player, you can follow this article to find out the best solution to easily transfer and play Hulu videos through VLC Media Player on a Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android devices.

VLC Media Player is a free and well-known media player to play videos, music, audios and even edit media files on your desktop or mobile. However, it is not supported to read and play streaming videos such as Hulu. Hulu is a popular streaming service that offers a wide variety of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and original programming, etc. It also enables download features to Ad-free subscribers. But all downloaded Hulu video titles are only allowed to be played within its mobile app. You are unable to transfer or open Hulu downloads on VLC or other media players. If you are looking for a way to play Hulu videos on VLC Media Player, you are in luck.

In this article, we’ve figured out an effective method to help you download Hulu videos to MP4 with a professional Hulu video downloader. Thus, you can freely open and watch Hulu videos with VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, iTunes and all kinds of players/devices you want. Let’s explore!

Advantages of Playing Hulu Video on VLC Media Player

There are many advantages of playing Hulu videos on VLC. Remember you need to download or convert Hulu videos to MP4 before importing them into VLC media player.

Free to Use. VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player to play almost all file formats. By downloading Hulu to MP4, You can play Hulu videos on VLC Media Player with ease.

More Compatible. Not most devices support Hulu app. Hulu app is only available on iOS, Android or Fire tablet. While VLC Media Player supports Windows, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Apple TV.

Forever Collection. Your downloaded videos titles on Hulu video will be removed after 30 days. And you can’t keep Hulu videos playable after canceling your subscription. Once you open and play Hulu videos through VLC, it will save videos by default, the videos will never expire.

Convenient Library Management. VLC can help you store your downloaded Hulu movies and videos, making it much easier to organize and manage. You can even edit the video metadata tags of Hulu videos in VLC media player.

Tool Requirement: TunesBank Hulu Video Downloader

TunesBank Hulu Video Downloader is a powerful and video downloader for Mac and Windows users. It is capable of downloading unlimited Hulu movies and TV shows to computer in HD 1080p or 720p resolution. With its help, either ad-supported users or ad-free users can download and save Hulu videos as local MP4/MKV files, which can be opened and played through other players, including VLC, WMP, iTunes, QuickTime, etc.

With the built-in web browser, it supports searching Hulu videos with their names or URLs directly, no Hulu app needed. Apart from this, TunesBank allows you to download and save multilingual audio tracks and subtitles based on your preferences. In order to satisfy global users, the subtitles can be saved as three types: Soft subtitles, External subtitles, or Hard subtitles.

Highlight Features of TunesBank Hulu Video Downloader:

  • Download Hulu videos with ad-supported plan.
  • Download Hulu movies & TV shows on Mac, Windows.
  • Download Hulu videos to MP4/MKV in HD 1080p, 720p.
  • Preserve multilingual subtitle and audio track.
  • Search Hulu videos using keyword, name, URLs.
  • Keep Dolby 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio.
  • Batch download Hulu videos at a super fast speed.
  • Hulu downloads never expire, keep them forever.
  • Transfer and play Hulu videos on any player, device.

Tutorial: How to Play Hulu Videos on VLC Media Player?

By downloading Hulu videos to MP4 or MKV file, users can easily open and watch Hulu videos with VLC Media Player without restrictions. Follow the detailed steps to download Hulu videos with TunesBank Hulu Video Downloader, and then open the Hulu videos through VLC on your Mac or PC.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Hulu Video Downloader
After installation, launch the TunesBank Hulu Video Downloader on your computer. Sign in with your Hulu account.

sign in hulu account

TunesBank supports to download videos from Hulu, Hulu Store, Hulu JP Store, choose a country to go on.

select hulu profile

Step 2. Add Hulu Videos TunesBank
Way 1. Go to Hulu, and find the movie or video you want to download. Copy the URL of the video, then paste the URL into the search field of TunesBank.

paste hulu video url

Way 2. Directly enter the keyword or name of the movie/show in the search field. TunesBank will list all related videos immediately.

search hulu video

Step 3. Choose Output Settings
Click “Gear” icon to adjust the download settings according to your preferences. TunesBank offers multiple options for video format, video quality, video codec, languages and other settings. Select the MP4 format for the Hulu videos.

customize output settings

Step 4. Start Downloading Hulu Videos to MP4
Click on the “Download” next to the movie title to start the downloading process. TunesBank will fetch and download the movie from Hulu web browser to your computer in MP4 format.

start downloading hulu movies to computer

For downloading Hulu TV shows, when you click the “Download” icon, it will pop up a new window. Please select your wanted seasons and episodes, then click on “Download” button.

start downloading hulu shows to computer

Step 5. Locate Downloaded MP4 Hulu Video Files
Once the download is complete, go to “History” and click the “Blue Folder” icon to locate the downloaded MP4 Hulu video files on your computer.

find output hulu videos

Step 6. Play Hulu Videos Through VLC on Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, Android
Way 1. Open the output folder where the downloaded Hulu videos are stored. Right-click on the Hulu video and then select “Open with” followed by “VLC media player”.

play videos with vlc

Way 2. Launch VLC Media Player on desktop, go to “Media” and select “Open File…”, then select the Hulu video folder.

open hulu videos through vlc

Way 3. You can open the VLC Media Player on your Mac, Windows, Linux, drag the downloaded MP4 Hulu video files to its interface.

Way 4. To play Hulu videos through VLC on iOS and Android, first you need to transfer the MP4 Hulu videos to your device, and then you could open these Hulu videos on your device using the VLC.

Play Hulu Videos on VLC
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