How to screen record Hulu for free

How to screen record Hulu for free

With a Hulu subscription, you can enjoy a vast selection of movies, TV shows, documentaries and cartoons. In addition, users who are subscribed to Hulu’s premium subscriptions, such as Hulu (No Ads) and Hulu (No Ads) plus Live TV, can also download content and enjoy it offline. This comes with some rather unhelpful restrictions, however, and is, of course, limited to those subscribers that are paying a premium fee for the service.
Fortunately, there is a simple way to navigate these issues. With Audials’ Hulu recorder, you can download your favourite content in a variety of formats straight onto your PC, so you can enjoy it offline, hassle-free. Keep on reading for an easy, step-by-step guide on how to use Audials’ Hulu recorder.

Important note

The US Copyright Act (DMCA) outlines in Article 1201 that any measures taken to protect copyright-protected content may not be circumvented. The tools presented in this article, namely “Audials Movie” and “Audials One”, meet these requirements to their full extent.

How to record Hulu on a Windows 10 / 11 PC

Step 1 – Download and install Audials Movie

Start by downloading and installing the Audials Movie software onto your Windows PC. It’s free to download and doesn’t require any kind of registration.
After starting the software, navigate to the “Video Streaming” section. Click “Format” to specify the format that you require.

Step 2 – Start recording from Hulu

Click the Hulu button on Audials Movie. Next, open in your internet browser (Chrome or Firefox) before selecting the movie or TV show that you’d like to record. Audial Movie will start recording the stream immediately once you start playing the video. To achieve optimal video quality, remember to play your chosen video in its original size. Audials Movie has a control panel which will display the progress of your Hulu recording.

Step 3 – Audials Movie will record from Hulu and save to your computer

When the recording of your video stream is complete, it will be transferred to the Audials playlist on the right-hand side of your screen. Audials Movie allows you to record and save Hulu streaming in various video files formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI and 3GP. After recording the video, Audials Movie will automatically tag the file. To enjoy the video, you can play it with Audials Movie or drag and drop it into another application or Windows Explorer to export it.

Why Audials Movie is the best tool for screen recording Hulu

Audials Movie has built-in, preconfigured settings that are optimal for recording and saving video files from any streaming platform. For example, Audials Movie will automatically choose the optimal frame rate for your recording, ensuring that you won’t lose out on any video quality.
The Audials Movie software also comes equipped with some useful tools for adding subtitles to your recordings in the language of your choice, as well as an editor tool that will assist users in removing any trailers, advertisements, or recap segments from their recordings.

Downloading videos from Hulu on an iOS or Android device

As mentioned in the introduction, users who are subscribed to Hulu’s premium services, Hulu (No Ads) and Hulu (No Ads), plus Live TV, can download content from Hulu and enjoy it offline. This is not the case for all content available on Hulu, however, and this function also comes with further restrictions:

  • Downloads are not available on all mobile devices.
  • If you do not watch your downloaded content, it will expire after 30 days. If you start watching your downloaded content, it will expire after 48 hours.
  • If you cancel your Hulu subscription, you will lose your downloaded content.

All recordings made with Audials Movie are yours to keep, which means that you can avoid these restrictions altogether. Furthermore, once you have downloaded your favourite content onto your PC, you can transfer them to your mobile device, allowing you to enjoy your downloaded content on the go.

Please remember

The videos available on Hulu™ are subject to copyright protection and may not be redistributed without permission from the copyright owners. Audials AG has no affiliation with Hulu™ or its associated trademark rights holder. This page is provided for compatibility purposes and should in no way be interpreted as an endorsement of Audials Software products by any associated third party.