Streaming services make life so much easier. You can easily catch up on whatever show or movie you missed and watch it at any given time. Out of all the streaming services out there, Hulu is an extremely popular streaming service because of shows like Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. While the plans on Hulu are good enough, not everyone wants to purchase a Hulu subscription. There are a lot of people who wish to share a friend’s or family’s account.
So now, the big question arises. How many people can simultaneously stream from one Hulu account? Most streaming services, depending on the plan will limit you to either one or two screens for simultaneous streaming. So, if you want to know how many people can watch Hulu at once, you’ve come to the right place.
How Many People Can Simultaneously Watch Hulu at Once
In all fairness, the answer to this question depends on the type of plan you are currently subscribed to. There are currently two main plans that you can choose to subscribe to. Let’s take a look at each plan and see how many people can watch Hulu at once.
Basic Hulu Plan
There are two Hulu Basic plans to choose from. The plan with ads will cost you $7.99 per month and the ad-free version will cost you $14.99 per month. Hulu allows you to login into the same account on any number of devices, However, when it comes to the number of simultaneous streams, only two screens can stream anything at a given time. With any of the basic plans, when you try to screen on more than two devices, Hulu will display an error message.
So, yes, at most two people can watch content on Hulu at the same time when subscribed to the basic Hulu plan whether you choose the plan with ads or with no ads.
Hulu + Live TV Plans
Just like the Hulu Basic plans, the Hulu + Live TV plans are available with and without ads. Here are what the plans are and what their pricing is.
- Hulu + Live TV (with ads) including Disny+(with Ads) and ESPN+ (with Ads): $69.99 per month
- Hulu + Live TV (With ads) including Disney+ (No ads) and ESPN+ (with ads) $69.99 per month
- Hulu + Live TV (no ads) Disney+ (no ads) and ESPN+ (with ads): $79.99 per month
So, with whichever of these plans you pick, you will still be getting two screens. Meaning two people on two different devices will be able to stream Hulu + Live TV on their devices. However, if you plan to get more screens, you can purchase the Unlimited Screens add-on. This is available only for any of the Hulu + Live TV plans. This add-on will cost you $9.99 per month. You will get up to 3 additional screens on separate mobile devices only.
Unlimited Screens with Premium Add-Ons
If you have any of the above Hulu + Live TV plans, you can also subscribe to premium ads. Here is what the add-ons will cost you per month.
- HBO Max: $14.99
- Cinemax: $9.99
- Showtime: $10.99
- STARZ: $8.99
Now, when you purchase the Hulu + Live TV plan and then add any of the above-mentioned premium add-ons, you will be getting up to 5 screens in total. So, yes a total of 5 people will be able to watch Hulu at the same time
Now that you know how many screens are exactly available with each plan and how many you can get when you purchase the unlimited screens add-on or purchase the premium add-on package with Hulu + Live TV. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.