Hulu Now Offers Offline Downloads but there’s a Big Catch (Hint: It involves Money)

Hulu finally introduces digital downloads for thousands of television shows and movies but the option comes at a price…

Streaming service Hulu is now offering downloads. But, the option comes with a couple of caveats users really need to consider before taking advantage.

Hulu Offline Downloads Debut

The new Hulu offline downloads option is only available on the $11.99 no-ads plan. Moreover, it doesn’t work with all devices. Right now, it’s available only through iOS and iPad OS devices. However, the company states Android support is coming soon.

There’s also some limitations. Subscribers can download a total of 25 titles across five devices. Also, any unwatched downloads expire after 30 days.

Although, it is a welcome feature that’s really overdue. Jim Denney, VP, Product Management and Helena Cerna, Director, Product Management write:

“Available today on iOS for viewers on our Hulu (No Ads) plan, you’ll now be able to download thousands of shows and movies — like past seasons of hit series including Family Guy, Desperate Housewives, This is Us, How I Met Your Mother, and ER, as well as Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, Shrill and The Act — to take with you on the go. Now, with Hulu, you can watch what you want, when you want…even when you don’t have an internet connection.”

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.